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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.

Flyer for Asia Past & Present: Okinawa, Spring 2022 course at UH Manoa. Tuesday-Thursday 3:00-4:15 pm.

Study Okinawa with Dr. Gregory Smits

ASAN 320O: Asia Past and Present: Okinawa Dr. Gregory Smits is the visiting Andrews Chair at UH Manoa this semester, Spring 2022. He will be teaching the course Asia Past and Present: Okinawa (ASAN 320O; see course listings or access…

Kim Sluchansky

Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sluchansky

Kim Sluchansky Hometown: Maryland, USA Degree & Year: BA, 2017 Area Focus: Japan Current Employment:  Coordinator for International Relations, JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme (Japan)  What was the best part of the Asian Studies program for you? I had incredibly…

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…

Christina Geisse Asian Studies alumna

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…

Stevie Suan: Alumni Spotlight

Stevie Suan (MA Asian Studies, 2012) is now Assistant Professor of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies at Hosei University in Tokyo. He recently guest-edited an issue of the Asian popular culture journal Mechademia (University of Minnesota Press). The theme of this…

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