Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

2022 AAAS Spring Reception Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Kim Dr. Sophea Seng announcing Best Paper in Asian Studies Dr. May Lin with Best Paper in Asian American Studies recipient, Kyle Ando Dr. May Lin with Lloyd T. Inui Prize Recipient, Ivan Morales Dr. Haiping Wu with San-Pao Li Scholarship Recipient, Yedda Zhang Dr. Haiping Wu with Taiwan Essay Scholarship 1st Place Recipient, Christie Chen Dr. Haiping Wu with Taiwan Essay Scholarship 2nd Place Recipient, Amanda Van Sickle Japanese Faculty with Atsuko Hayashi Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Shelby Smith Japanese Faculty with Franklin Cole Scholarship Runner-ups, Christopher Sheu & Vivian Takla Japanese Faculty with Franklin Cole Scholarship Recipient, Bianca Salazar Department of AAAS Graduating Seniors 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                              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
2022 AAAS Spring Reception

 

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Summer 2022 AAAS Advising:

Advising by email & appointment only.
For advising questions, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor and Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Kim at barbara.kim@csulb.edu.

Department Office Hours:

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

The Summer 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 michelle.okawa@csulb.edu

Most of our faculty are off-campus for the summer and checking campus emails periodically. For advising questions, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor and Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Kim (barbara.kim@csulb.edu). To contact staff, please email Michelle Okawa (michelle.okawa@csulb.edu).

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.

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.

MORE IN FOUR!

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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