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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

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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.

Shuxian LUO, PhD

Educational Background

  • Ph.D, International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2021
  • M.A., China Studies, International Economics, and Japan Studies (minor), Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2016
  • M.A., Political Science, Columbia University, 2008
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Peking University, 2007

Shuxian Luo is an Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.


ASAN 320Z: Asia Past and Present
ASAN 688: China: International Relations.


Dr. Shuxian Luo is an Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. her research interests include maritime security in the Indo-Pacific, Chinese foreign policy, and U.S.-China relations, especially crisis management. Her current book project, tentatively titled Taking it to the Sea: Escalation Decisions and Strategies in China’s Maritime Disputes, develops an analytical framework to explain when, why, and how China escalates incidents at sea arising from its maritime territorial and boundary disputes in the 21st century. Dr. Luo’s other ongoing research projects look at China’s growing hydrocarbon standoffs in the South China Sea, Sino-Russian relations in the context of China’s territorial disputes with Vietnam and India, the grassroots movement in Hong Kong for defending the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (Baodiao), and Asian countries’ expanding geo-economic interests in the Arctic.

Selected Publications

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