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

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Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, a peer-reviewed journal published since 1963 by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, welcomes original contributions in the form of full-length research articles, reviews, commentaries and documents, literary writings, and travel narratives.

The China Book Center was launched at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. The China Book Center holds over 500 English publications on China, which will be made available to the public via the Asian Center library.

The book, East Asian Popular Culture: Philippine Perspectives, is now available for download. Edited by Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes, it contains analyses of topics—such as books, films, television and personalities—that occupy a prominent place in the cultural production of countries in East Asia. The book was published in 2013 by the UP Asian Center.

The Consortium of the Southeast Asian Studies in Asia welcomes paper and panels for the biennial Southeast Asian Studies in Asia Conference (SEASIA 2019), with the theme “Change and Resistance: Future Directions of Southeast Asia,” on 5 to 7 December 2019 at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

This is the directory of the UP Asian Center as of March 2019.