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CEAS M.A. Program in Contemporary East Asian Studies

Contemporary East Asian Faculty

Maya Stiller
Assistant Professor, Art History

Specializes in Korean Art and Visual Culture; Research interests include traditional and contemporary Korean Buddhist art and culture and Korean ceramics.

Uchiyama, Benjamin T.
Assistant Professor, History

Modern Japan, Japanese colonialism, history and memory of World War II in East Asia, and urban legends in interwar Japan

Mizumura, Ayako
Lecturer and Assistant Director, Center for East Asian Studies

Research interests are interracial marriage, sociology of Japan, Asian military wives and globalization in East Asia.

Baskett, Michael
Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies

Asian films, particularly Japanese, silent and early world cinema, colonial and diasporic cinemas, film/media history and criticism, and postcolonial film studies

Canda, Edward R.
Professor, Social Welfare

Spiritual diversity in social work theory and practice; philosophy of social work; qualitative research methods; international social work; Korean social welfare in relation to Korean philosophy and religions; East Asian and international perspectives on social welfare.

Cheong, So-Min
Associate Professor, Geography

Environment, marine policy, economic geography, tourism, East Asia

Chi, Tailan
Professor, International Business

International business, the global regime of international business, and business in China.

Chong, Kelly H.
Associate Professor, Sociology

Gender, religion, race and ethnicity, and East Asian studies; politics of gender and conversion in contemporary South Korean evangelicalism

Dwyer, Arienne M.
Professor, Anthropology and Linguistics

Linguistic anthropology, typology, field methods, media archives; endangered-language documentation; China and Central Asia.

Megan Greene
Associate Professor, History; Director, Center for East Asian Studies

Modern Chinese history, Republican Chinese history, especially ROC science policy on Taiwan

Ho, Harper Virginia
Associate Professor, Law

Comparative corporate governance, corporate finance, and modern Chinese law

Kaneko, Maki
Associate Professor, History of Art

20th-century and contemporary Japanese art history

Kennedy, John
Associate Professor, Political Science, Director, Center for Global & International Studies

Comparative politics, Chinese politics, rural political development

Kim, Changhwan
Associate Professor, Sociology

Specialized in the areas of work and organizations, race and ethnicity, Korea studies, and quantitative methodology

Kim, Dongbin
Assistant Professor, School of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Lee, Karen Kyeunghae
Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare

Mental health treatment outcomes for adults with serious mental illness; improving care for people with serious mental illness through collaboration with community-based agencies; Asian and Asian American mental health.

Li, Yan
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures


 Chinese linguistics and second language acquisition

Mitsugi, Sanako
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Japanese language acquisition, adult second language processing (L2) of Japanese

Xiao, Hui (Faye)
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Specialization: Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature and film
 

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cutltures

Specialization: Korean folklore, Korean language teaching, popular culture in East Asia
 

Nam, Yoonmi
Associate Professor, Art

Drawing, printmaking, painting, and installation art; Japanese woodblock printing methods

Takeyama, Akiko
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Commercialization of feelings, emotions, and romantic relationships

Yoon, Jiso
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Comparative public policy, political communication and media, East Asian politics and public policy in Korea and Japan

Zhang, Jie
Associate Professor, Linguistics

Phonology, phonetics, phonology-phonetics relations, tone languages, Chinese languages

Zhang, Yan Bing
Associate Professor, Communications Studies

Intercultural/intergenerational/mass communication in regard to cultural values, age stereotypes, conflict management, and media effects; expertise in China

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration

Performance budgeting and management

Zhao, Jane
Associate Professor Professor, School of Business

Strategic management, corporate strategy; expertise in China


Events
Sep 10
Study Abroad Fair
10:30 am
Oct 09
Tea and Talk Lecture: Benjamin Uchiyama
04:00 pm
View events: Upcoming
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

Please click here for registration, or follow this link for more information.

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.

KU students grow algae for biofuel, cleaner water KU's "Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative" (see http://www.cebc.ku.edu/RET-2014) is working on a project that starts with algae. Researchers are demonstrating how community wastewater operations can add a large-scale, algae-growing facility that will not only return cleaner air and water back to nature, but also provide a sustainable source for biodiesel fuel.


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