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

HAINAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY, China recently published the 2018 Philippine Development Report, which was edited by Dean Joefe B. Santarita and Dr. Noel Moratilla, and which features two chapters from Dr. Jocelyn Celero, Assistant Professor, and Professor Rolando Talampas, as well as seven other essays on different aspects of development.

About the Book

Suggesting that development should not be viewed through a reductive lens of economic progress, the book sees it instead, following Amartya Sen’s Human Development Theory, as a fluid and multilayered concept that is fissured by contradictions.
Written by reputable scholars from institutions within and outside the Philippines, the essays examine overlapping development indices, and revolve around the following themes: migration and socio-economic development, culture and society, and foreign and national affairs.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Problematizing Philippine Development
Joefe B. Santarita and Noel Christian Moratilla
Migration and Socio-economic Development
Philippine Overseas Migration
Rolando G. Talampas
Mitzie Irene P. Conchada and Won Hee Cho
Culture and Society
Maricris Bandiola Acido-Muega
Culture and the Arts
Steven P.C. Fernandez
Communication and Media
Fernando A. Paragas
Foreign and National Affairs
Foreign Relations
Jocelyn O. Celero
Domestic Politics
Herman T. Laurel
Military and National Security
Eugene Louie P. Gonzalez
Sino-Philippines Relations
Dai Fan and Li Jiao

 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.