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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

Asian Popular Culture study group starting in March!

Interested in K-pop, anime, K-dramas, manga, video culture like Tiktok/Douyin, or video games? Dr. Jayson Chun and Dr. Pat Patterson have organized an Asian Popular Culture study group that will be meeting for the first time on March 1 in the Tokioka Room (Moore 319) at 4:30 PM. There will be food, and non-alcoholic beverages. Most important is that this is a chance for interested faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and members of the general public to share work and ideas, and provide useful critiques and discussion on Asian popular culture.

There will be an open podium for any attendees who are presenting at AAS or another conference this year and would like to do a dress rehearsal with the chance for feedback. Dr. Chun will be presenting on “The Kohaku of 2011: When K-Pop and J-Pop Culture Exchanges Go Awry,” which is about a performance by three K-Pop artists in Japan on New Year’s Eve of 2011 that led to a right-wing backlash. There may be other presentations as well.

If there is enough interest, we may have more Asian Popular Culture study group meetings in the future!

If you are interested, please sign up here so we have an idea of how much food to bring.

Please contact Jayson Chun ( or Dr. Patrick Patterson ( if you have any questions.

Stop by the Tokioka Room, March 1, 4:30pm to meet with your peers and faculty!

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