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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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Congratulations December 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates! All of us in the Department of Asian Studies are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of the following students who will graduate from our programs this December: Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies Joanne Jia An Lum Dorian…

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SPAS Graduate Conference 2022: Call for Abstracts

“Technologies and Adaptations: Celebrating Innovations in Human Knowledge Across Asia” The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) welcome proposals for papers, performances, and panels for…

Spring 2022 Asian Studies Courses

Undergraduate Courses Graduate Courses Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Course Flyer ASAN 101 - Intro to Asian Studies Introductory course focuses on change and continuity in the history, culture, values, and political institutions of South, East, and Southeast Asia, and the region’s…

Alumni Spotlight: Joanna Fagin

Joanna Fagin Hometown: Clearwater, Florida Degree & Year: BA, 2015  Area focus: Japan (Honors thesis: “Image and Identity:  Japan's Adoption of ‘Little Black Sambo’”) Current employment: Student in the MS in Psychology program at the University of Texas at San Antonio What…

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Talk on Economic Statecraft in Asia

Economic Statecraft in the Asia-Pacific Region (Oct 15, '21) Come join us for a talk with University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) Professors Dr. Vinod "Vinnie" Aggarwal and Dr. Andrew Reddie. They will present their recent work, the UC-Berkeley Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation…

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Alumni Spotlight: Christina Geisse

Christina Geisse (Kiki Leinch) Hometown: Santiago, Chile  Degree & Year: BA, 2013 Area focus: Japan  Current employment: I work for the first ever “nomadic hotel,” as cultural advisor for their Japan project, 2020. The hotel is currently based in Cambodia, and…

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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…

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