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 new catalog of the Asian Studies Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia (ASJ) is now available for download. The redesigned catalog contains the list of articles included in all issues released since the journal’s first publication in 1963. Visit the journal's website or view the catalog below



Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia  (ASJ) is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal published since 1963 by the UP Asian Center. It offers novel and alternative interpretations of Asian experiences, helps deepen the understanding of the region, and enlivens debates on issues affecting Asian peoples and societies. Published twice a year, it features research articles, commentaries, reviews, literary works, and travel narratives.


                ASJ welcomes original submissions of the following throughout the year.
        • Full-length research articles
        • Commentaries
        • Reviews (Book, Movie, Play)
        • Travel Narrative
        • Poetry and short fiction
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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.