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 UP Asian Center has curated a short and far-from-exhaustive list of websites that offer open-access content—books and journal articles—on Asian Studies.
Covering the humanities and the social sciences, the list is divided into sources offered by the UP Asian Center and by  organizations such as university presses and academic institutions both in the Philippines and abroad.
In using and downloading these materials, please comply with the terms and conditions of each website

Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives

Published since 1963 by the UP Asian Center, Asian Studies has compiled articles per country, per region, and on the following themes:
Politics and Regionalism in Southeast Asia
China-Philippines Relations
Japan-Philippines Relations
Islam and Muslims in the Philippines
Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea
Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Asia
Religion and Spirituality in Asia
Buddhism in Asia
Asian Linguistics
Asian and Philippine Literature
Migration and Transnationalism in Asia
India and the Philippines: The Writings of Dr. Juan Francisco

Four UP Asian Center Monographs

Regional Security in East Asia: Challenges to Cooperation and Community Building (2008)
The West Philippine Sea: The Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes from a Filipino Perspective (2013)
East Asian Popular Culture: Philippine Perspectives (2013)
Philippine-Iran Relations: 50 Years and Beyond (2017)


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Southeast Asian Studies (Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University)
Working Papers Series: Institute of Asian Studies (University of Brunei Darussalam)
Kritika Kultura (Ateneo de Manila University)


Australian National University Press
University of California Press Luminos
Cornell Open
University of Michigan Press
JSTOR (Books and Journals)
Brill Open Access
Project Muse (Books and Journals)

Directory of Open Access Books

Cambridge Open Access (Books and Journals)

In using and downloading these materials, please comply with the terms and conditions of use of each website.

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.