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East Asian Plants to View in the Region

The Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden
Located in downtown Lawrence, just north of the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. It contains an assortment of plantings, including Japanese maples, yoshino cherry trees, yews, and bamboo. Dedicated in October 2000 as a gift from Hiratsuka, Japan, Lawrence's Sister City, the downtown garden is an oasis of solitude and simplicity.
Local article on this location.

Tree Peonies at the Linda Hall Library
Located at 5109 Cherry St. in Kansas City, Missouri, the Linda Hall Library is an independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology. The library's tree peony garden was started in the early 1970s; some shrubs are as tall as 5 feet.
An article on this location.

Bartlett Arboretum
The Bartlett Arboretum of Belle Plaine, Kansas, is home to the largest Japanese maples in the state, as well as other Asian plants such as magnolias, ginkgo biloba, crapemyrtle, beautybush, Chinese pistache, and Japanese kerria.
An article on this location.

 


Events
SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

Follow this link for more information.

Follow this link for registration.

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

The University of Kansas recently participated in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10-day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

The KU School of Arts has a few photos from a course this summer on Papermaking & Printmaking in Japan. Take a look!
KU School Of The Arts
I love wandering the halls of the KU Department of Visual Art in the Art & Design Building. There's always so many interesting things to see. Here are a few gems to see now from the summer class, Papermaking & Printmaking in Japan.

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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