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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.

Flyer for Gamelan, Dance and Puppetry Event.

UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

Date and Time: Saturday April 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m WHERE: UHM Music Department, Barbara Smith Amphitheater Ticket: Click here for concert tickets UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble (Byron Moon, director) performs on Gamelan Kyai Gandrung, a complete gamelan set from Central Java.…

Headshot of Dr. Ricardo Trimillos

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…

short statement against anti-Asian violence

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…

Aaron Clark: Alumni Spotlight Aaron Clark (BA Asian Studies, 2008), Global Operations Director and Managing Partner at NEXSTEP Thailand, shares his appreciation for UH Manoa and the Asian Studies program. He shares how the amazing professors and staff and extra curriculars provided enormous…

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