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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.

In Memoriam: Dru Gladney

In Memoriam: Dru Gladney

With heavy hearts, we remember our colleague Dr. Dru Gladney (1956-2022). Professor Gladney taught in the UHM Department of Asian Studies for more than ten years before moving to Pomona College in 2006. His contributions to Asian Studies and the…

Remembering Michael Aung-Thwin

Remembering Michael Aung-Thwin

Memorial Page for Michael Aung-Thwin Our colleague Michael Aung-Thwin, Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, passed away on August 14, 2021 after a long illness. In his memory, we have set up a We Remember online memorial page where colleagues and…

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