The latest issue of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia — Volume 56, Issue 1, Year 2020 — is now available. Visit the Asian Studies website (link below) to download the articles for free. The theme of the issue is "Othering in Asia: Peansats, Women, Migrants, and Tourists. "
Othering in Asia: An Introduction
Janus Isaac NOLASCO and Michelle PALUMBARIT
Receiving a New Kind of Others: Korean Tourism in the Philippines
Local History from Below: The Pulahanes of Masbate, Philippines (1898–1905)
Symbolic Vengence for the Japayuki and Filipino Comfort Woman: The Appropriation of Japanese Theatrical Forms in Anton Juan Jr.’s Tuko! Tuko!
Melissa Vera MARAMARA
Aileen Baviera (1959–2020): A Multilateral Life
Janus Isaac NOLASCO
Insurgencies in Northeast India: Analyzing the Vicious Cycle of Underdevelopment, Poverty and Ethnic Conflicts
Debajit DATTA and Chandreyi SENGUPTA
A Lauriat of Chinese Filipino Dishes
Performing the Traditional Fiesta in Batanes: Pistang Chavayan in Sabtang, Island, Philippines
Sir Anril TIATCO
Border-crossing as a Latin American Scholar of Asia: A Year Back in an (Un)Likely City for Asian and Southeast Asian Studies
No Storm "Shall Return" Without a Promise of Safety: Reflections on a Visit Six Years after Yolanda
An Introduction to Yōkai Culture: Monsters, Ghosts, and Outsiders in Japanese History
Reviewed by Alona GUEVARRA
Genocide on the Mongolian Steppe: First-hand Accounts of Genocide in Southern Mongolia during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Vol. I
Reviewed by Jason MORGAN
The State Department Boys: Philippine Diplomacy and its American Heritage
Reviewed by Wogie TABU-PACALA
A Morning in Pratunam
Eunice Barbara NOVIO
Pinoy Patriot no. 1
Noel Christian MORATILLA
The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.
Beyond ASEAN: Global and Local Impacts of Balancing Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities | A Zoom Forum (13 Jan 2021)
The UP Asian Center will hold a virtual research conference, “Beyond ASEAN: Global and Local Impacts of Balancing Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities,” on 13 January 2021, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Philippine time via Zoom.
Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-Building | Lecture and Book Launch (17 Dec 2020)
The UP Asian Center will be holding “Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-Building | Lecture and Book Launch” on 17 December 2020, 2-4 pm (Philippine time) via Zoom.
Bap Meogeureo Gaja! Tara, Kain Tayo! : A Korean and Filipino (Fusion) Cuisine Demonstration (2 Dec 2020)
The UP Asian Center will be holding the "Bap Meogeureo Gaja! Tara, Kain Tayo! : A Korean and Filipino (Fusion) Cuisine Demonstration" on 2 December 2020, 10 am - 12 nn, Philippine time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.
The UP Asian Center will hold a webinar, “Recent Developments in Inter-Korea Relations,” on 2 December 2020, 2 pm, Philippine time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but interested participants are required to register using an authenticated Zoom account.