Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

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                              Welcome Dr. Nana Suzumura, Assistant Professor of Japanese (Japanese Language & Pedagogy)!                               AAAS commencement department photo with banner.                                           Smiling AAAS graduates lined up for commencement.                                            AAAS supports study abroad programs, 03.10.15                                                                                                                                       AAAS @ The Beach
Welcome to our new Assistant Professors in Asian American Studies, Dr. May Lin & Dr. Sophea Seng!

Fall 2021 AAAS Drop-In Advising:

Tuesdays 3:30pm – 6:30pm; Wednesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm & by appointment
(click on the link for Zoom advising or email for an appointment)

Notice on Fall 2021 Department Office Hours:

The Department of Asian & Asian American Studies will be working in a hybrid format (online & in-person) for the Fall 2021 semester.

The Fall 2021 Department Office Schedule will be as follows:
MON, TUES, FRI: Online. Please contact us via email at
TUES & WED: In-person. The AAAS Department Office (FO3-340) will be open from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Most of our faculty will be working remotely, and Asian & Asian American Studies classes will be offered both online and in-person during the Fall 2021 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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