Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

Removed by Force Screening flyer Mask painting in Taiwan 2023  2023 CSULB Study Abroad in Taiwan  Congratulations 2023 Global Seal of Biliteracy Recipients  AAAS Dept at CLA Convocation    Dr. Barbara Kim introducing Dr. Ann Thuy-Ling Tran at CLA Convocation    AAAS students waiting to walk at Commencement       AAAS students waving at Commencement 2023       Bunheng Kaing's Graduation Cap       AAAS MA Students, Janet Chen & Yedda Zhang at Commencement 2023           AAAS Graduating Students                 AAAS Students and Faculty                     Best Paper in Asian Studies recipient, Kimberly Gonzalez                    Best Paper in Asian American Studies Recipient, Demetrius Tien             Best Paper in Asian American Studies recipient, Madison San Luis.MP             Lloyd T. Inui Prize recipient, Danielle Bahia                     Lloyd T. Inui Prize recipient, Alexis Monsivais                     Professor Emeritus, Dr. San-Pao Li, presenting the scholarship award                     San-Pao Li Scholarship recipient, Alysia Lu                     Taiwan Essay Scholarship Recipient, Premita Pradhan                     Taiwan Essay Scholarship Recipient, Lauren Ribancos                   Franklin Cole Scholarship recipient, Chi Yu Shih                 Atsuko Hayashi Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Bunheng Kaing           Distinguished Graduate Award, Janet Chen              Franklin Cole Scholarship recipient, Michael Mizuno                   Distinguished Undergraduate Award, Kelli Nakamura                 Distinguished Graduate Award, Yedda Zhang              Dr. Hiroko Kataoka presented a gift by Dr. Masako Douglas              Dr. Linda Maram & Dr. Barbara Kim announcing the upcoming Alan Nishio Scholarship                 Dr. Dean Toji receives a gift from Dr. Barbara Kim               Celebrating AAAS Graduating Students.MP                 Dr. Hiroko Kataoka being recognized               Kelli Nakamura at the University Honors Program Senior Thesis Symposium with Dr. Barbara Kim (May 5, 2023).               CSULB students Kelli Nakamura, Demetrius Tien, and Brian Tran present at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference in Long Beach (April 7, 2023).               AAAS @ The Beach
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Summer 2024 AAAS Advising:

Summer 2024 AAAS advising hours are Wednesday, July 17 & 24, August 7 & 14 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and by appointment. (Click on the link for drop-in Zoom advising or email for an appointment). 

*For advising questions, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor & Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Kim at

Department Office Hours:

The Department of Asian & Asian American Studies will be working in a hybrid format (online & in-person) for the Sp 2024 semester.

Spring 2024 Department Office Schedule will be as follows:

Department Office Hours:

Mon & Fri, online: please contact Ami Nguyen for assistance.

Tues: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wed: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thurs: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


For advising questions, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor and Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Kim (

Additional Information:

CSULB Employment: To see current opportunities for the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, please refer to the College of Liberal Art’s website for details.

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) offers cutting edge language courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other Asian languages.  Our four BA programs train students to research and explore Asian civilizations, both here and abroad, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our MA program in Asian Studies focuses on training experts in Asia and globalization as well as Chinese or Japanese language pedagogy.


We have four minors in AAAS:  Chinese Language and Culture , Japanese Language and Culture, Korean Language and Culture, and Cambodian (Khmer) Language and Culture.

For the most competitive training at CSU Long Beach while aiming to graduate in four years, AAAS advocates combining our BA programs with a minor or certificate in another discipline.  Asian languages are strategically important to business and government; bilingual fluency increases competitiveness and income.  We suggest using the Sophomore year to study abroad in Asia.

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