Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

Dr. Yamada serves as panel moderator for the Brahmaputra Literary Festival in Assam, India on Feb. 9, 2019. Asia Study Abroad Workshop hosted by AAAS & CIE. September 17, 2018     Group Photo with Meiji University students from Japan & CSULB students, September 10, 2018          Meiji University Exchange Event, September 10, 2018          Dr. Barbara Kim introduces new Assistant Professor Dr. Kyoungmi Ha during CLA Convocation              AAAS 2018 Graduating Students                2018 Graduating MA Students                Graduating 2018 JAPN Students                2018 Graduating ASAM Students with Dr. Barbara Kim                AAAS Graduating Students Walking to Commencement                Excited AAAS Students Walking to Commencement                JAPN Faculty Masako Douglas, Hiroko Kataoka, and Kiyomi Chinen                AAAS Professors Sam Coleman and Chuc Bui at Commencement                A/ST & CHIN Pedagogy MA Students with Acting Dept Chair, Barbara Kim, during the Spring 2018 semester                   LBESI High School Students at the Ethnic Studies Conference, May 5, 2018                       Koto Performance by Emily Kinaga Wong                           Best Essay in Asian Studies, Yuanjing Zhou (Graduate)                           2018 Best Essay in Asian American Studies, Calvin Thach                           San-Pao Li Scholarship, Liya Ao (Graduate)                           Atsuko Hayashi Memorial Scholarship, Colin Keiko Mullen                           San-Pao Li Scholarship, Nina Kim (Undergraduate)                        Franklin Cole Scholarship, David Van                        2018 TECO Scholarship Recipients                      AAAS Distinguished Undergraduate, Zach Brown (Japanese)                        AAAS Distinguished Undergraduate, Yuki Itakura (Chinese Studies)                        AAAS supports study abroad programs, 03.10.15                                                                                AAAS @ The Beach
Dr. Yamada serves as panel moderator for the Brahmaputra Literary Festival in Assam, India on Feb. 9, 2019.


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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 new 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.