Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) for donating 9 boxes of books to the Asian Center Library, UP Diliman. This is the latest addition to the China Book Center, which was launched at the GT-Toyota Hall of Wisdom last 18 March 2019. The collection covers a wide range of themes on Chinese history, politics, literature, culture, philosophy, economy, and science and technology.
About the China Book Center
The China Book Center helps enrich the China Studies Program of the UP Asian Center. It aims to raise awareness of Filipino students on Chinese history, politics, society and culture, and help foster dialogue and goodwill between the Philippines and China.
Access and Inquiries
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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.