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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.

In Memoriam: Dru Gladney

With heavy hearts, we remember our colleague Dr. Dru Gladney (1956-2022). Professor Gladney taught in the UHM Department of Asian Studies for more than ten years before moving to Pomona College in 2006. His contributions to Asian Studies and the…

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Study Okinawa with Dr. Gregory Smits

ASAN 320O: Asia Past and Present: Okinawa Dr. Gregory Smits is the visiting Andrews Chair at UH Manoa this semester, Spring 2022. He will be teaching the course Asia Past and Present: Okinawa (ASAN 320O; see course listings or access…

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Congratulations December 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates! All of us in the Department of Asian Studies are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of the following students who will graduate from our programs this December: Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies Joanne Jia An Lum Dorian…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sluchansky

Kim Sluchansky Hometown: Maryland, USA Degree & Year: BA, 2017 Area Focus: Japan Current Employment:  Coordinator for International Relations, JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme (Japan)  What was the best part of the Asian Studies program for you? I had incredibly…

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SPAS Graduate Conference 2022: Call for Abstracts

“Technologies and Adaptations: Celebrating Innovations in Human Knowledge Across Asia” The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) welcome proposals for papers, performances, and panels for…

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