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

Eustaquia Landa

Ms. Landa has served in the UP library services for over 29 years. As head librarian, she is in charge of the Asian Center library's main activities and operations, including the management of the collection, and the acquisition and cataloguing of books.

Alessandra Guimba

Ms. Guimba is taking up her MA in Library Science at the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of the Philippines. She obtained her librarian's license in 2008.

Miccah Frayna

A BA Art Studies major, Ms. Frayna is helping in the general services of the Asian Center library.

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The 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.