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:
Four UP Asian Center Monographs
The West Philippine Sea: The Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes from a Filipino Perspective (2013)
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)
JSTOR (Books and Journals)
Project Muse (Books and Journals)
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.
The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar—via Zoom— “A Century of Struggle: Women’s Movements and Rights in Turkey” on 22 October 2021, 7 PM – 9 PM, Philippine Standard Time.
The UP Asian Center in partnership with the Global Korea Scholarship Philippines Alumni Association (GKS-PHAA) will be hosting a webinar, via Zoom, “Afghan Refugees and Multiculturalism in Korea” on 25 October 2021, 9:30 a.m – 12 noon, Philippine Standard Time.
The UP Asian Center is holding—via Zoom—a virtual book launch and art exhibit, “The Battle of Marawi: Special Edition” on October 19, Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm, Philippine Standard Time. The event is free and open to the public, but sign-in to a basic Zoom account is required.
The UP Asian Center will be holding via Zoom a "Special Lecture on Philippines-Japan Relations" on 5 October 2021, 1–5 pm, Philippine Standard Time. The event is free and welcome to the public, but signing in to a Zoom account is required.