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AAAS Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and Racism (Update: 3/22/21)

The Faculty of the Department of Asian & Asian American Studies shares the grief of the loss of the eight lives in the deadly attacks in Atlanta on Tuesday. Of the victims who lost their lives in this tragedy, six of them were of Asian descent. We are deeply saddened and troubled by the recent surge in violence against members of Asian American communities nationwide. Furthermore, we grieve with all Asian and Asian Americans who have experienced racial and gendered violence since this pandemic. These acts of terror and discrimination remind us of the struggles for racial equality and justice fought for by Asian Americans, as well as the violence of systemic racism that Asian Americans have endured throughout U.S. history. As researchers and educators of Asian and Asian American languages and cultures, we denounce these acts of hate in the strongest terms possible.  The AAAS Department stands in solidarity with other departments and communities against all forms of discrimination, racism, white supremacy, xenophobia, and violence. We also recognize our responsibilities to bridge gaps between cultures and communities, to respect and support multilingualism, and to cultivate an institutional as well as intellectual appreciation for the contributions of Asian immigrant communities throughout history. To our students and colleagues, whether or not you are of Asian descent, we are here to support you personally and professionally in this difficult time.  

In The Spotlight

Watch Prof. Ruf talks about "Sweet & Sour Work: The Pains and Gains of Studying China"

MBA Fast Track Program for AAAS Majors

Fast Facts about our Department

Publications by our Faculty

Research  Project on Intercultural Engagement Funded  by a Federal Grant ($179k, 2020-2023) 

Apply for MA in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies (CAAAS)

Apply for MA in History of Philosophies East and West (HPEW)

Prof. Andrew Nicholson participated in a webinar on the history of yoga, "Yoga Past and Present", sponsored by SOAS University of London. on February 8, 2023.

Prof. Nicholson speaks about the History of Yoga on NPR.

Emily CarllEmily Carll (Class of 2020)  Selected for Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

NickNick Staffa (Class of 2009) featured in America the Bilingual! 

Ashley BrownAshley Brown (Class of 2013) pursued her Ph.D. in China! Learn Mandarin with Ashley Brown through "Mandarin on that Beat"


About Our Department


News & Announcements

Harsh BhasinIN MEMORIAM: We mourn the loss of a friend and colleague, Ambassador Harsh Bhasin

CKS: June 21, 2023 - July 21, 2023:2023 Joint Faculty-led Summer Study Abroad

18th Japan Center Essay Competition sponsored by Canon USA has been announced!

Agnes He was elected to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Executive Board.  

Testimonials from our graduates!

CKS: Congratulations to our 7th Korean Speech Contest winners, Derek NgAnna Liang, 
Shiori SaitoCrystal Huang and Chandrika Joshi!

Shuning Lin (class of 2022, a double major in AAS-TE & Psychology) was accepted to the MA program in Teaching Asian Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))! 

Siyu Wei (Class of 2021, AAS major and double minor in JNH/KOR) was accepted to the MA program in Education at University College London (UCL)!

We created Anti Racist Resources (with AAPI Focus) !

AAAS has launched its Twitter and Instagram  pages!  Please follow us and share the news!  

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For Students

Congratulations Class of 2023!
2023 Graduation Group picture

Graduation 2023

Graduates 2023

Pathway to Major/Minor in Asian and Asian American Studies, China Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Religious Studies, and South Asian Studies

Frequently Asked Questions (UG students) 

NYS Teacher Certification: Chinese, Japanese and Korean

Achievements by our Students   

Hear from our  AAS Students (video)


External Scholarships

SBU Scholarship Universe

Study Abroad in Asia (over 40 programs)  

Challenge Exams and Placement Exams  for Asian languages 

Multilingual Flashcards10  developed by our faculty members with the US federal grant for promoting language learning

University Resources for Students

Covid Support 

Directions to Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University