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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.

President’s Statement Against Racism

Our program’s mission statement emphasizes our interconnectedness. All of our futures are bound together. In this spirit, we endorse President Lassner's remarks against racism and all forms of discrimination, and commit to doing our part toward a world of greater equity.

UH Summer Courses to be held Online

In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, UH Manoa Outreach College is committed to ensuring the safety of our students while continuing to offer a robust schedule of courses during Summer Sessions 2020. Accordingly, Summer Session classes that are held between May…

What’s so scary about Huawei?

Smartphones, sanctions and death sentences: what's going on with Huawei? Faculty member Eric Harwit of University of Hawaii at Manoa's Asian Studies department weighs in on Huawei Technologies with BBC News! The tech giant has had a meteoric rise over the last ten years. It…

Exhibit: Taiwans Journey to Democracy

Opening Ceremony The Taiwanese Student Association at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and the East-West Center cordially invite you to an Aloha Ceremony and Reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Beautiful Island: Taiwan's Journey to Democracy”. We…

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