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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.  

News & Announcements

OPEN HOUSE: October 19, 2022  at 1:00 pm in HUMANITIES 1003.  Meet our faculty to learn about our major and minor programs, and your peers to hear about their experience with us!

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!

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 2022!2022graduates

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)


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