Skip to 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.

Flyer for Gamelan, Dance and Puppetry Event.

UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

Date and Time: Saturday April 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m

WHERE: UHM Music Department, Barbara Smith Amphitheater

Ticket: Click here for concert tickets

UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble (Byron Moon, director) performs on Gamelan Kyai Gandrung, a complete gamelan set from Central Java. The set is around one hundred years old and has been part of the UHM Music Department’s instrument collection since 1970. The ensemble consists of university students and community members.

Free Presentations & Workshops
Space is limited, please contact the event coordinators

Tuesday Mar 28
Beginning vocal technique for Javanese gamelan by Heni Savitri with Ki Midiyanto
12:30-1:30 p.m. Music Building 113 (gamelan room)

Wednesday Mar 29
“Roads Less Traveled” series presents Ki Midiyanto & Heni Savitri
10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, Moore Hall 258 & live-streamed

Register in advance for this webinar via Zoom webinar [new window]

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more info, contact

Thursday Mar 30
An introduction to appreciating wayang kulit (Javanese shadow puppet theater) by Ki Midiyanto
12:30-1:30 p.m. Music Building 113 (gamelan room)

Fri Mar 31
Introductory Javanese dance workshop by Heni Savitri
12:30 – 1:50 p.m. UHM Dance Building

This residency is sponsored by the Hawaii Gamelan Society, the UHM Music Department and UHM Asian Studies, with support from UH Lyon Arboretum and UH Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Back To Top