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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.

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…

Remembering Michael Aung-Thwin, 1946-2021

Michael Arthur Aung-Thwin, Emeritus Professor of Asian History, died peacefully after a long illness on 14th August 2021, surrounded by his family in his Hawaii home.  Born in Yangon, Myanmar, in 1946, Michael attended high school at Kodaikanal International School…

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Alumni Spotlight: Annie Reynolds

Annie Reynolds graduated from the Asian Studies program with an MA focusing on Southeast Asia, and continued on to complete a PhD in Asian Theatre here at UH Mānoa. Now the curator of the East-West Center Gallery, in this video she welcomes new students to the Asian Studies program, and talks about how the program helped shape her career trajectory.
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