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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The Google Group will facilitate the sending of emails to members of the mailing list, but it was created to help comply with a recommendation from Google for sending bulk emails


Your names/email addresses are stored within a Google Forms/Sheets file within the official Google Drive account of the UP Asian Center. If you subscribe to the mailing list, you will receive an email, one informing you of the inclusion of your email address in the group.


In compliance with the Data Privacy Act of the Philippines, this Google Group will only be used to send you email invitations; it WILL NOT/CANNOT be used by fellow members to communicate with each other. The Google Group is also in a private domain, and can only be seen by the UP Asian Center Information Office, and by default, the eUP Database administrators. Needless to say, your names and email addresses WILL NOT/CANNOT be seen by fellow members. 
At the same time, kindly note that the Google Group cannot be used to contact the UP Asian Center. All inquiries thereto are to be sent by phone or email to our various offices (VIEW DIRECTORY).


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If you did activate it, you can simply go to your “Promotions” or "Forums" tab regularly to see our emails. But if you’d like to get them straight into your Primary Tab (which would be highly appreciated), you may do the following: 

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First created 17 January 2017
Last updated 12 March 2019

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. Get an overview of these graduate programs. The Asian Center also publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia.