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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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APSIA Diversity Forum Week July 19-23

Undergraduate students and recent graduates are invited to join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for the Fifth Annual Diversity Forum for Students & Young Professionals, taking place virtually July 19-24, 2021. This free event is intended…

Yuan-Yu Kuan

Dr. Yuan-Yu Kuan Joins Academia Sinica

Former Asian Studies Lecturer Dr. Yuan-Yu Kuan has been appointed Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Academia Sinica, the premier research institution of Taiwan. This prestigious and highly competitive award supports research and publication for emerging young scholars. The appointment (July 2021-June…

Man with short black hair and glasses wearing a red and yellow collared shirt, Ricardo Trimillos, smiling and placing his heads on top of hands which are on top of one another. Left side has gray bird statue.

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…

Aaron Clark: Alumni Spotlight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azi5nvayj8g&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3OBxOASD-1wsJj-zCT3GlTKrNb8lMWRtT0ON9nOaidjqUOyKA4cehoqLM 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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