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 Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Program, University of the Philippines Diliman is now accepting applications for the January 2021 intake (Second semester, Academic Year 2020–2021).
The PhD program aims to impart holistic, multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to Philippine issues, from politics and history to literature, culture and society.
Students will complete the following requirements:
    • Core Courses: 9 units (3 courses)
    • Major Area: 12 units (4 courses)
    • Cognates: 9 units (3 courses)
    • Electives: 6 units (2 courses)
    • Dissertation: 12 units (4 courses)
View a list of recent dissertations produced under the program.
The PhD program is jointly offered by the Asian Center, the College of Arts and Letters, and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman. Students can take a variety of courses in these colleges.
Visit the website to learn about course and application requirements, application procedures, and the like. The deadline of online application is on 7 November 2020.
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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.