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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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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…

Flyer for Gamelan, Dance and Puppetry Event.

UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

Date and Time: Saturday April 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m WHERE: UHM Music Department, Barbara Smith Amphitheater Ticket: Click here for concert tickets UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble (Byron Moon, director) performs on Gamelan Kyai Gandrung, a complete gamelan set from Central Java.…

Congratulations December 2022 Asian Studies Graduates. People in graduation attire against a setting sun.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations graduates in the Department of Asian Studies December Class of ’22! It has been a delight to work with all of you. We honor all of your accomplishments during your time here, and we wish you the very best…

Jordan Antonio with Barbara Andaya

Congratulations Jordan Antonio!

Congratulations to Jordan Miller Antonio who has successfully defended his MA thesis in Asian Studies!  Jordan Miller Antonio joined the Master of Arts in the Asian Studies program in 2017 and his studies have focused on Southeast Asia, but specifically…

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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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