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 Japan Foundation offers travel support for participants of the AAS in Asia Conference in New Delhi, India this 2018. 

The Japan Foundation is now calling for application for travel grant. This grant is for the Japanese studies scholars in the Philippines who has master’s degree or higher to attend the AAS-in-Asia Conference to be held in New Delhi from July 05 to 08, 2018. By doing so, the Japan Foundation hopes to see stronger working relationship cultivated among Japan scholars in Asia, North America, and Japan.

Applicant does not have to be a Japan-specialist and can be from various disciplines in humanities and social sciences. However, his/her research theme must be Japan-related. Likewise, Applicant MUST participate the full duration, from July 05 to 08, 2018 and attend at least FIVE Japan-related sessions at the conference.

For more details, please visit their website here.


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. Get an overview of these programs. The Asian Center also houses a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. It has published several books and monographs, and hosts or organizes various lectures and conferences