Asian and Asian American Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies

Dr. Linda Maram and Dr. Barbara Kim introduce the event Mountain Movers with Dr. Karen Umemoto  Dr. Barbara Kim introduces Lian Cheun, Executive Director of Khmer Girls in Action and Ivy Daulo, Partnership Specialist LA Regional Center U.S. Census Bureau.   Japanese Heritage Language Workshop which took place May 5, 2019. JAPN Faculty and Guest Speakers for the Japanese Heritage Language Workshop on May 5, 2019. 2019 AAAS Scholarship Award Recipients        AAPI Heritage Month 2019 Events        Karen Umemoto Keynote Address Taking Place May 1, 2019        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 supports study abroad programs, 03.10.15                                                                                     AAAS @ The Beach
Dr. Linda Maram and Dr. Barbara Kim introduce the event Mountain Movers with Dr. Karen Umemoto


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 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.