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Undergraduate Programs Information

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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.

Dr. Ricardo Trimillos is a Living Treasure

Dr. Ricardo Trimillos is a Living Treasure

Former Asian Studies department chair Dr. Ricardo D Trimillos (Emeritus) was selected as a 2024 Hompa Hongwanji Living Treasures of Hawai’i awardee. Living Treasures of Hawai’i recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence and high achievement in their field…

Alumnus Dr. Anthony Medrano will present at UH

Alumnus Dr. Anthony Medrano will present at UH

On Thursday, November 9, UH Mānoa Asian Studies Alumnus Dr. Anthony Medrano of Yale-NUS College will present his research, “Fish…pay no attention to political boundaries”: tilapia and travel in the making of today’s Indo-Pacific. This talk follows fish in a…

Nor Ismah (MAAS 2012) Receives Ph.D.

Nor Ismah (MAAS 2012) Receives Ph.D.

Nor Ismah, who received her MA degree in Asian Studies in 2012, successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at Leiden University (Netherlands) on 12 January 2023. The thesis is entitled “Women Issuing Fatwas: Female Islamic Scholars and Community-based Authority in Java,…

Congratulations December 2022 Asian Studies Graduates. People in graduation attire against a setting sun.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations graduates in the Department of Asian Studies December Class of ’22! It has been a delight to work with all of you. We honor all of your accomplishments during your time here, and we wish you the very best…

Flyer for Emiko Susilo talk

Roads Less Taken: Emiko Saraswati Susilo

Online Talk with Emiko Saraswati Susilo UHM alumna and Cultural Consultant for Raya and the Last Dragon Event Flyer for “Roads Less Taken” with speaker Emiko Saraswati Susilo Curious about animation and using your degree for cultural consulting? Join us…

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