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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.

Kyaw Hsan Hlaing publishes in ISEAS

Kyaw Hsan Hlaing publishes in ISEAS

Congratulations to our Asian Studies BA student Kyaw Hsan Hlaing! His latest piece, “Responses to Humanitarian Needs in Western Myanmar after Cyclone Mocha” was published in ISEAS Perspectives, a publication of the Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS), a leading Singapore-based research…

Pop Pacific blog with a photo of a group of women dancing

The Pop Pacific Blog

The Pop Pacific is based on Asian Studies summer classes on J-pop, K-pop, anime and manga. University of Hawai‘i professors Dr. Jayson Chun and Dr. Patrick Patterson have created a blog for general audiences. This blog is written in a non-academic style for undergraduates and non-native English…

Book cover of Marcos Era Reader

Dr. Abinales – The Marcos Era: A Reader

A Reader Analyzing Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr.’s Regime Book cover for the forthcoming work UH Manoa professor, Dr. Patricio Abinales of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies co-edited a forthcoming work with Dr. Leia Castañeda Anastacio (Harvard University). To be…

Stevie Suan: Alumni Spotlight

Stevie Suan (MA Asian Studies, 2012) is now Assistant Professor of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies at Hosei University in Tokyo. He recently guest-edited an issue of the Asian popular culture journal Mechademia (University of Minnesota Press). The theme of this…

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