Published: July 29, 2020

Help us celebrate our students as they prepare for careers in the global marketplace.

2019 Asian Studies Graduates

The interdisciplinary major and minor in Asian Studies allow students to study the astonishing diversity of the Asian region. Information is available on the Academics tab of our website.

Asian Studies BA

Matthew Arellano
Jackson Barnett
Aleksander Joga
Clayton Konikson
Anna Price
Amelia Spann
Huaixuan Zhu

Asian Studies Minor 

Jacob Clausen
Hayley Tomkiewicz
Samantha Walisundara

Asia Internship Program 

In addition to continuing our Tokyo program, we sent our first group of students to Shanghai in summer 2019. We are excited to continue expanding both programs in coming years.


Yukine Colclasure, CIEE Japan
Kate Wexler, Tokyo Global Gateway


Alex Hebner, American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (ACCJ)
Sean McDonough, dunhumby
Emily Rumsey, ACCJ
Bella Stephens, ACCJ

Japanese Studies Fellowships

This endowment allows us to provide graduate student support to recognize and encourage the study of Japanese history, literature, and language.

Alana Brack
Cameron Lea
Dean Leininger
Lulu Lu
Catherine Otachime
Ji Shouse
Mikhail Skovoronskikh
Tanya Topolian
Alyssa Williams
Cassidy Younggreen

Colorado Journal of Asian Studies

As always, the summer 2019 issue of the Colorado Journal of Asian Studies features excellent work on a wide variety of topics, with papers written by students for the Urban China class held in China in Summer 2018 (Renee GagneSean Jones, and Sousheel Vunnam), a student in a Media and Popular Culture class (Brenna Faricy), and a student from Colorado College (Ziyu Zhao). These papers cover a wide range of topics and cultures: K-Pop (Faricy), public art in China (Gagne), Chinese consumerism (Jones), Chinese music in communities (Vunnam), and Tibetan cultural preservation and state-sponsored tourism (Zhao). 

CJAS is published annually. We publish original, quality undergraduate research on nearly any aspect of Asia or Asian culture and welcome submissions of original scholarly work from any undergraduate student at CU Boulder or another Colorado university.