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

An issue of Asian Studies  was published several years after February 1986. The articles therein reflect on that events and its immediate aftermath just a few years later, and offer contemporaneous of views of EDSA 1986, and make for interesting reflections on how such analyses, hopes, fears, and dreams fare more than three decades years later.


A Critique of the Aquino Government's Economic Program, and a Proposal for an Alternative Development Strategy
     Manuel F. MONTES
Land Reform: Behind the Rhetoric of Aquino's Davao Promises
     Sabino G. PADILLA
Patterns of Political Changes and their Social Impact in Mindanao and Sulu after the February 1986 Elections : A perspective
     Artemio D. PALONGPALONG
Towards a Democratic Peace and People's Security
     Francisco NEMENZO, Jr. and Teresa S. ENCARNACION
Internal Armed Conflict in the Philippines and the Quest for Peace in the Period of Democratic Transition
     Edmundo O. GARCIA
Rediscovering National Purpose (State of the Nation Address, July 1988)

     Corazon C. AQUINO
The Persistence of Crisis in the Democratic Space: Notes on the Politics of Non-Structural Change in the Post-Marcos Period

     Edgar B. MARANAN
The Turning Point that Never Was (A Military Perspective on the "February Revolution")

     Candido P. FILIO

Cory's People Power

     Benito LIM

Book Review: Gareth Porter and Walden Bello

     Armando S. MALAY, Jr.
Asian Studies has been published since 1963 by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. It is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that accepts full-length articles, essays and commentaries, reviews of books, films, TV shows, novels; poems; and travel narratives. View submission guidelines and send your manuscripts via ScholarOne.

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