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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.

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…

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Manoa Asian Studies at AAS 2021

Asian Studies faculty and affiliates participating in this year's online meeting of the Association for Asian Studies include Chizuko Allen, Sai Bhatawadekar, Cathy Clayton, and Anna Stirr. Asian Studies Faculty Particpants Dr. Chizuko Allen Chizuko Allen will present a paper…

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