The Asian Studies is excited to share its first annual newsletter. This issue highlights new programs, events and accomplishments of our Asian Studies ‘ohana over the past year. Please click the link below to enjoy. And please keep in touch!
Dr. Belinda Aquino, emeritus professor of Asian Studies and founding director of the Center for Philippine Studies at UHM, was quoted in a New York Times article about Filipina food writer Doreen Gamboa Fernandez and the newfound popularity of Filipino cuisine in the US.
Check it out here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/dining/filipino-food-doreen-fernandez.html
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 email@example.com.
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.
These courses come but once a year – don’t miss out!
Enroll before May 10 at noon to ensure a seat.
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!
(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.
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
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/
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Dr. Patrick Patterson will be interviewed on KTUH (90.1 FM) about his exciting new summer online course “Beauty, Advertising and Desire in East Asia.” Tune in between 12:30 and 1 pm to learn more about this course and the business of beauty and marketing in Japan, Korea and China!
Dr. Patterson has PhD in Modern Japanese History from UH-Mānoa. He is Professor of History at Honolulu Community College, where he was a 2013 recipient of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching. His first book, Music and Words: Producing Popular Songs in Modern Japan, 1887-1952, was published in Nov. 2018 by Lexington Books.