Congratulations to Asian Studies Alum, Julian Tash, who won a Fulbright to study in Taiwan at National Chengchi University for 2019-2020!!

Attention Students: Apply for a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

Application Deadline December 30, 2020

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation has awarded over $20 million in grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and young/mid-career professionals to fund an academic...

Posted: September 17, 2020, 2:01 PM

New Course - Fall 2019 with Dr. Constantine Vaporis -

Wolves, Whales, & ‘Black Swans’: Environ Hist of Japan

We are excited to share that Dr. Constantine Vaporis, Founding Director of the Asian Studies Program, will be offering a new course for Fall 2019. Wolves, Whales, and ‘Black Swans’: An...

Posted: May 3, 2019, 2:10 PM

Sharp like a ninja?

Presentation on cultural appropriation of the term "ninja"

Come see the results of Crysshelda's fieldwork in Japan! Ninja: Japan’s Soft Power And American Appropriation Crysshelda Kosasih,  Asian Studies Mentor: Meredith Oyen Poster, 1-2:30pm, UC...

Posted: April 3, 2019, 3:31 PM

URGENT - Please sign up for an advising appointment NOW

We have plenty of appointments available

Even though you may not be able to register for a few weeks, it's important to be advised now while we have advising appointments plentiful and available. Please do not wait until the last...

Posted: April 2, 2019, 2:06 PM

Congratulations to Dr. Nianshen Song

On the publication of his new book!

 "Making Borders in Modern East Asia: The Tumen River Demarcation, 1881–1919".

Posted: July 19, 2018, 11:25 AM

Congratulations to Dr. Constantine Vaporis!

CAHSS Research Fellow

Congratulations to former Asian Studies Program Director, Dr. Constantine Vaporis, on his being named a CAHSS Research Fellow for 2018-2019 to work on his project, "The Samurai: An Encyclopedia of...

Posted: February 6, 2018, 9:17 AM

Asian Studies Recognized by Forbes Magazine

In a recent article that listed UMBC as one of “America’s Best Value Colleges,” Forbes magazine recognized the Asian Studies Program as one of the “unique” programs that our university offers....

Posted: August 1, 2017, 3:35 PM