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

This page features select publications of Asian Center faculty and staff that are available for free. These include journal articles in open-access journals, and various opinion pieces, review essays, and commentaries that tackle politics, international relations, foreign policy, migration, cinema, and others. Please note that many of these links are not maintained by the Asian Center, and may thus become inaccessible at some point if and when they are moved or deleted. The Asian Center also publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, where you can download articles on a variety of topics. 

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Year: 2015

Year: 2014

  • Baviera, Aileen. "Implications of the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement." Asia-Pacific Bulletin 262. Download.

  • Baviera, Aileen. "Growing Strategic Rivalry Among East Asia's Great Powers: Implications for Southeast Asia and the South China Sea." Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia 15 (March). Download.

  • Natividad, Maria Dulce. "Women's Month: Keeping up with Princess Nemenzo." Rappler.com, 9 March. Read.
  • Nolasco, Janus Isaac. "All in the Family: Maids, Migrants, and 'Mango Brides." The Manila Review, Issue 4. Read
  • Sevilla, Henelito Jr. "Nationalization Scheme (Nitaqat) in Saudi Arabia and the Condition of Filipino Migrant Workers." Journal of Identity and Migration 8 (2):7–23. Available for download here.  

  • Tadem, Eduardo. "ASEAN's Elusive Integration." Talk of the Town,  May 4. Philippine Daily Inquirer, A15. Available here

Year: 2013

  • "The West Philippine Sea: The Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes from a Filipino Perspective." Download

  • Cañete, Reuben Ramas. "A Preliminary Study of Five Ceiling Murals from Five Southeastern Cebu Churches." Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 49 (1): 69–104. READ.
  • Nolasco, Janus Isaac. "Between Heaven and Hell: Philippine Cultural Diplomacy after Dan Brown's 'Inferno'". READ.
  • Sevilla, Henelito, Jr. "The role of the military and the rulers of the Gulf States in stabalizing or de-stabalizing Egypt." Islamic Societies Review, 17 July. Available here

  • Sevilla, Henelito, Jr. "Breaking Tough Diplomacy." Jakarta Post, 10 July.
  • Sevilla, Henelito, Jr. "Attack on Syria, multilateral approach to resolving this crisis remains a crucial instrument." Islamic Societies Review, 27 August. Available here

  • Sevilla, Henelito, Jr. "Armed Forces: What’s Next for Morsi’s Egypt?" Islamic Societies Review, 8 July. Available here


Last updated: 16 January 2018.