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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.

Affiliate Faculty

Asian Studies Affiliate Faculty

Headshot of Dr. Vinod Aggarwal
Affiliate Faculty

Vinod AGGARWAL, Ph.D.

(Stanford, Political Science), UC Berkeley Professor and Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow, Political Science and Director, Berkeley APEC Study Center. Affiliate Graduate Faculty .

Headshot of Dr. Chizuko Allen
Affiliate Faculty

Chizuko ALLEN, Ph.D.

(UHM, History), Fellowship Coordinator. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Korea, Japan.

Headshot of Dr. Fred Magdalena
Affiliate Faculty

Federico V. MAGDALENA, Ph.D.

(UHM, Sociology), Faculty Specialist. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Philippines (Mindanao), Islam, Conflict.

Headshot of Dr. Cyndy Ning
Affiliate Faculty

Cynthia NING, Ph.D.

(Michigan, Literature/Linguistics), Associate Director, Center for Chinese Studies. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: China.

Headshot of Dr. Gay Satsuma
Affiliate Faculty

Gay SATSUMA, Ph.D.

(UHM, Japanese History), Associate Director, Center for Japanese Studies. Special Area/Expertise: Japan.

Headshot of Dr. Tae-Ung Baik
Affiliate Faculty

Tae-Ung BAIK, Ph.D

(Notre Dame, Law), Director, Center for Korean Studies, and Professor of Law. International criminal law; human rights in Asia; criminal procedure; Korean law.

Headshot of Dr. Miriam Stark
Affiliate Faculty

Miriam STARK, Ph.D.

(Arizona, Archaeology), Professor. Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Special Area/Expertise: Field-based Research, Anthropology and Archaeology.

Collaborating Graduate Faculty

Collaborating Graduate Faculty are faculty in other departments who teach Asia-related classes and are available to serve on MA committees for Asian Studies students.

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