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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.

Yuan-Yu Kuan

Dr. Yuan-Yu Kuan Joins Academia Sinica

Former Asian Studies Lecturer Dr. Yuan-Yu Kuan has been appointed Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Academia Sinica, the premier research institution of Taiwan. This prestigious and highly competitive award supports research and publication for emerging young scholars. The appointment (July 2021-June…

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Kristi Govella wins Teaching Award

Congratulations Dr. Govella! Dr. Kristi Govella, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, is a 2021 recipient of a Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching at UH Mānoa from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. This award "recognizes faculty members who have made significant…

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Celebrating Ric Trimillos, Professor Emeritus

More than 100 former colleagues and students from around the world gathered virtually to surprise ethnomusicology leader Ricardo Trimillos, professor emeritus in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Music and former Department of Asian Studies chair, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. One of…

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Manoa Asian Studies at AAS 2021

Asian Studies faculty and affiliates participating in this year's online meeting of the Association for Asian Studies include Chizuko Allen, Sai Bhatawadekar, Cathy Clayton, and Anna Stirr. Asian Studies Faculty Particpants Dr. Chizuko Allen Chizuko Allen will present a paper…

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Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence

The UH Manoa Department of Asian Studies condemns the murders of Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and Yong Ae Yue. We express our deepest sympathy to their…

Asian Studies summer courses list

Take an Asian Studies Course this Summer!

UH Manoa's Summer 2021 courses are now available. Join us this summer to explore Asian media cultures and more! Summer courses at UH Manoa are offered through Outreach College. Anyone with the equivalent of a US high school diploma is…

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