All posts by Cathy Clayton

New Master’s in Asian International Affairs Now Accepting Applications!

The Asian Studies Program is thrilled to announce the opening of a new Master’s in Asian International Affairs (MAIA) degree program!

This program is designed for working professionals who have no background in Asian studies but whose careers would be enhanced by a deeper understanding of contemporary Asia. Classes will be held in the evenings, on weekends or online, and there is no Asian language proficiency requirement.

We are now accepting applications until July 19 for Fall 2019 (classes start August 26).

Applications for Spring 2020 (classes start January 13) will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of September 1, 2019.

For more details about the program and how to apply, please see the Academics–>Graduate section of this website, or contact Asian Studies Graduate Chair Dr. Young-a Park at yapark@hawaii.edu.

Dr. Kristi Govella on Trump in Japan

The Washington Post published an article by Dr. Kristi Govella published about US President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Japan. She argues that the visit sent mixed signals about key issues affecting the future of the US-Japan relationship.

Check it out at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/29/trumps-trip-japan-reveals-some-mixed-signals/?utm_term=.ff149cb96f10

Dr Patrick Patterson on Asian Beauty

Click the link below to hear Honolulu Community College professor Dr Patrick Patterson talk to KTUH host Crystal Kwok about concepts of Beauty in Asia!

http://stream.ktuh.org/archives/2.tuesday/12-3pm.mp3
(Dr Patterson’s interview begins at 6 minutes 30 seconds)

Like this topic? Enroll now for Dr. Patterson’s summer online course at UHM, ASAN 320Z (602), Advertising, Beauty and Desire in East Asia!!
Enrollment period ends at noon on Friday May 10.

Dr. Jojo Abinales Comments on Chinese Investments in the Philippines

Stars & Stripes quotes Asian Studies faculty member Dr. Jojo Abinales about Chinese plans to invest in a shipping company and an industrial park on the grounds of the former US military bases at Subic Bay and Clark Air Base.
For the full text of the article, please see https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/chinese-firms-could-gain-footholds-at-both-subic-and-clark-in-the-philippines-1.579955

Asian Studies Student Jeremiah Bonilla wins for research presentation

At the Spring Undergraduate Showcase hosted by the UH-Manoa Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Asian Studies student Jeremiah Bonilla took first place for his research presentation titled “Guns, Art, and Empathy: How Filipinos Opposed the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945)”.

For details, see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/showcase/recognition/19sus/

Congratulations, Jeremiah!!