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

As part of International Women's Day, the Asian Center would like to showcase the various articles on women, gender, and sexuality that it has published since 1963. All the PDFs of the article are available for FREE.
The status of women in the People's Republic of China  
Sybilla G. DORROS • ASJ 16 (1978)
The status of women in Japan: Yesterday and today
Soon Man RHIIM • ASJ 16 (1978)
The thoretical basis of sexual equality and marriage reform in China
Sybilla DORROS • ASJ 13:2 (1975)
Women of North Korea—yesterday and today 
Soon Man RHIM • ASJ 13:1 (1975)
Virtual Spaces for Imaginable Marriages: A Discursive Analysis of Structured Powers for Foreign Brides in Taiwan 
Yeong-Shyang CHEN • ASJ 40:1 (2004)
The changing female labour force in Singapore 
Siok-Hwa CHENG
Keeping Tradition, Accepting Transformation: Interviews of Korean Women in the Philippines
Marian GONGORA (2015)
Maria Clara and the market: Women and changein the 19th century Philippines 
Norman OWEN • ASJ 36:1 (2000)
Ilocano masculinities  
Alicia T. PINGOL • ASJ 36:1 (2000)
Private lives, public passions: The history and representation of motherhood in Juan Luna's art 
Raquel A. REYES • ASJ 36:1 (2000)
The power of discourse: NGOs, gender and National Democratic politics 
Dorothea HILHORST • ASJ 37:1-2 (2001)
State Policies and Practices around Transnational Marriages in the Philippines 
Joseph Ryan INDON • ASJ 40:1 (2004)
Metropolis and its others: Reading women's speech and silence in the Naxalbari Movement (1967-1975) 
Sinha Mallarika ROY (2003)
Performative Spaces: Babylon and Farose Gay Saunas 
Nikos DACANAY (2004)
The morality and economics of prostitution in Indonesia 
Rosalia SCIORTINO (1999)
Myths and realities about women in Israeli society 
Elizabeth T. URGEL (1999)
Avenging the Entertainer and the Comfort Woman: Japanese Theatrical Forms in Anton Juan Jr.’s Tuko! Tuko!
Melissa Vera MARAMARA (2020)
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