Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

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        Ethnic Studies Media Exhibit for ESI Conference, May 5, 2018        Personal Narratives displayed at the ESI Conference, May 5, 2018        2018 Spring Awards Reception Dinner            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)            San-Pao Li Scholarship, Nina Kim (Undergraduate)            2018 TECO Scholarship Recipients            Atsuko Hayashi Memorial Scholarship, Colin Keiko Mullen            Franklin Cole Scholarship, David Van              AAAS Distinguished Undergraduate, Zach Brown (Japanese)              AAAS Distinguished Undergraduate, Yuki Itakura (Chinese Studies)              Teaching English Abroad Workshop with Prof. Zeiser, Apr 11, 2018               Prof. Bautista & LBESI High School Students at the Ethnic Studies Conference, Dec 9, 2017                         AAAS LBESI Faculty, Coordinator & Dept Chair at the Ethnic Studies Conference, Dec 9, 2017                         Guest Speaker Nancy Wang Yuen presents on the Whitewashing of Asian Americans in Hollywood, Nov 6, 2017                            Filipina American author Marivi Soliven Blanco with FIL 101 students, Oct 23, 2017                            AAAS supports study abroad programs, 03.10.15                                                                      AAAS @ The Beach
AAAS 2018 Graduating Students


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AAAS Newsletter: Highlights of 2016/17

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.