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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.

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2021 Graduate Assistantship Applications Open

APPLY HERE at the NeoGov Recruitment Website. SALARY:$1,577.50 Semi-Monthly OPENING DATE:12/16/20CLOSING DATE:01/31/21 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION: Title: Graduate AssistantPosition #: 0088201, 0088225Hiring Unit: College of Arts, Languages and Letters, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Department of Asian StudiesDate Posted: December 16, 2020Closing Date:  January 31,…

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Congratulations Graduates!

Adeline Ruiz, B.A. December 2020 Asian Studies is proud to announce the graduation of Adeline Ruiz, BA in Asian Studies, December 2020. Adeline started her college coursework one day shy of her 15th birthday, taking classes at Honolulu Community College as…

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Alumni Spotlight: Annie Reynolds

Annie Reynolds graduated from the Asian Studies program with an MA focusing on Southeast Asia, and continued on to complete a PhD in Asian Theatre here at UH Mānoa. Now the curator of the East-West Center Gallery, in this video she welcomes new students to the Asian Studies program, and talks about how the program helped shape her career trajectory.

Stevie Suan: Alumni Spotlight

Stevie Suan (MA Asian Studies, 2012) is now Assistant Professor of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies at Hosei University in Tokyo. He recently guest-edited an issue of the Asian popular culture journal Mechademia (University of Minnesota Press). The theme of this…

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