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

  • 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
  • Dr. Vaporis' Article in The Conversation was also published

    in Newsweek as well as UMBC Magazine
    Here's the link:
    Posted: April 25, 2019 3:46 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
  • Alum Julian Tash is a Fulbright Receipient!

    Julian will be studying in Taiwan at National Chengchi Univ.
    Congratulations Julian!!  We are so proud of you!!
    Posted: April 3, 2019 10:11 AM
  • 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
  • Dr. Amy Bhatt's Article in the Huffington Post

    Why the Tech Industry Needs a “Day Without Immigrants”
    Posted: February 17, 2017 11:55 AM
  • Dr. Preminda Jacob published in Economic Times of India
    Posted: December 12, 2016 9:55 AM