skip to Main Content

For specific information related to your program or area of interest

Including how to apply, please visit the following pages:

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.

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…

Roads Less Taken: Emiko Saraswati Susilo

Online Talk with Emiko Saraswati Susilo UHM alumna and Cultural Consultant for Raya and the Last Dragon Event Flyer for "Roads Less Taken" with speaker Emiko Saraswati Susilo Curious about animation and using your degree for cultural consulting? Join us…

Chinese Settlement in the Mekong River Delta

1400-1700: A New Interpretation Chinese Settlement in the Mekong River Delta Flyer Join us September 21st from 12-1:30pm (online) for a talk on "Chinese Settlement in the Mekong River Delta, 1400-1700: A New Interpretation" with Dr. Xing Hang and Dr.…

Materiality Matters in the Mekong Region Talk

Materiality Matters Event Flyer Join us and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) in support of Dr. Kevin Woods and Dr. Ming Li Yong's talk on "Materiality Matters: Nature, Commodification, and Resistance in the Mekong Region." The Mekong region…

Fall 2022 Courses

Undergraduate Graduate Learn more about our Fall Courses! Visit STAR ( for more information. Note that ASAN 407, ASAN 484, and ASAN 654 are only offered in the Fall semester. Fall 2022 Asian Studies Courses Undergraduate Courses ASAN 202 -…

Summer 2022 Courses

Still thinking about summer classes? Here is some more info on what we have available! Visit STAR ( for more information. Summer 2022 Asian Studies Courses ASAN 310 Dr. Surojit Gupta ( ) MTWRF | 9:00am-10:15am | Online (7/5-8/12)…

In Memoriam: Dru Gladney

With heavy hearts, we remember our colleague Dr. Dru Gladney (1956-2022). Professor Gladney taught in the UHM Department of Asian Studies for more than ten years before moving to Pomona College in 2006. His contributions to Asian Studies and the…

Back To Top