Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

STOP AAPI Hate: Wednesday, April 14 @ 4:00pm 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  Welcome Dr. Nana Suzumura, Assistant Professor of Japanese (Japanese Language & Pedagogy)!   Best Paper in Asian Studies, Kayla Hathaway     Best Paper in Asian Studies, Selene Huang     Best Paper in Asian American Studies, Millissa Tran     Lloyd T. Inui Prize, Megan Maeda     San-Pao Li Scholarship, Dana Zhang     Taiwan Essay Contest, Aaron Chiu     Frank Cole Scholarship, James Johnson-Parker     Frank Cole Scholarship, Richard Diu     Frank Cole Recipient, Emily Hara    Teresa Zimmerman-Liu, AAAS lecturer in Asian Studies         AAAS commencement department photo with banner.               Smiling AAAS graduates lined up for commencement.                AAAS supports study abroad programs, 03.10.15                                                                                                           AAAS @ The Beach
STOP AAPI Hate: Wednesday, April 14 @ 4:00pm



**CSULB has temporarily suspended all non-essential on-campus functions.
Our faculty and staff are now working remotely, and Asian & Asian American Studies classes will be offered remotely during the Fall 2020 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 2020!

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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