Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

Fall 2022 CLA 492: ASAM Internship Course taught by Prof. May Lin Asian Pacific Islander Women & Wellness at the Beach   AAPI Support Space, Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm     Student Workshop on Racial Justice in Long Beach, presented by Khmer Girls in Action (KGA)        Inaugural Issue of CLA Magazine, Aspire         Welcome to our new Assistant Professors in Asian American Studies, Dr. May Lin & Dr. Sophea Seng!          AAPI Fall 2021 Virtual Drop-In Space Provided by CAPS                 Prof. Chuc Bui organized the Online Vietnamese Language Methodology Course in July 2021                 2020 - 2021 Scholarship Recipients                           Shengzi Liu, Best Paper in Asian Studies (Graduate)                         Casie Bacani, Best Paper in Asian Studies (Undergrad)                         Alfred Pallarca, Lloyd T. Inui Prize                       Kelli Nakamura, Best Paper in Asian American Studies                       Blossom Adanike, Taiwan Essay Contest                    Kaitlyn Yu, Taiwan Essay Contest                       Yushan Li, San-Pao Li Scholarship                         Casie Bacani, Atsuko Hayashi Memorial Scholarship                          Fall 2020 Zines Created by Students from Prof. Lan Nguyen's ASAM 121 Course                                        ASAM 121 Zine Created by Students from Prof. Lan Nguyen's Fall 2020 ESI Course                                        AAAS commencement department photo with banner.                                                     Smiling AAAS graduates lined up for commencement.                                                     AAAS supports study abroad programs, 03.10.15                                                                                                                                             AAAS @ The Beach
Fall 2022 CLA 492: ASAM Internship Course taught by Prof. May Lin

Notice on Spring 2022:

As of Monday, February 7, CSULB has returned to face-to-face instruction. For the latest information on CSULB’s response to COVID-19, visit this webpage.

Spring 2022 AAAS Drop-In Advising:

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00pm & by appointment
CLICK HERE to access Zoom Advising Link.

Department Office Hours:

The Department of Asian & Asian American Studies will be working in a hybrid format (online & in-person) for the Spring 2022 semester.

The Spring 2022 Department Office Schedule will be as follows:
MON thru FRI: 8:30am – 4:30pm 
Tues, Wed, Thurs – In-Person
Mon & Fri – Online. Please contact us via email at

Most of our faculty will be working remotely, and Asian & Asian American Studies classes will be offered both online and in-person during the Spring 2022 semester. For advising questions, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor and Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Kim ( To contact staff, please email Michelle Okawa ( Stay safe and well!


Congratulations Class of 2021!

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.

AAAS Newsletter: Fall 2018

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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