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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
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.

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with our annual Moon Viewing Party on Monday September 8 from 7:30 pm -9:00 pm in the Lied Center Courtyard. We'll enjoy poetry, mooncakes and a performance from the Kansas City Chinese Music Ensemble. In case of rain, the event will move inside to the Lied Center Pavilion. This event is free and open to the public. KU Students: This event can earn you 5 GAP points.

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 8 with the CEAS Moon Viewing Party! http://t.co/hHbnw9UIbU http://t.co/xjNA7B5IvO
Poet offers insights to Jayhawk experience through wordplay "Welcome to KU. Where questions rest, in stacks of answers from the past. …" Listen to Topher Enneking, a spoken word poet and former KU football player, as he weaves the experience of KU and its traditions through this storytelling and wordplay performance. Learn more about KU traditions at http://www.ku.edu/about/traditions/. Welcome to KU. Where questions rest in stacks of answers from the past. Where dreams crawl out of bed And learn to walk Uphill both ways. Where freshmen stand on stilts And hang from the rafters, While the wheat waves In a fieldhouse Where the Phog rolls in Helping us to see Through the past into the future. Haunting hosts giving handouts in a heritage Too heavy to grasp til you add to it. So it may be born anew, Allowing our boots to stand in the ash of oppression’s hate But shine bright as the sun While war cries of warriors past Ring in our ears long after their battles are won. Memorials telling time, “you don’t have to stand still.” Because the top of the world Is just up that Hill. Where our natural history is an awe-struck echo Of world’s fair and equal Past, present and future, prelude and sequel. Where our flags fly above planes. Where we build in chalks that can’t be erased. Stone edifices made to last So you would walk Past their doors, down their halls And let your voice fill their room. Because only in empty silence can destruction loom. So stand tall. Wrap your arms around this crowd Sing our alma mater and sing it out loud. Let your voice sing in chorus and reach other nations Beckoning new Jayhawks to spark new collaborations Because you are the mortar that will hold these walls upright. Your future Your dreams are why Jayhawks did fight For the tradition before you Was merely prelude For what will come next now that you’re at KU.


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