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Mission Statement

Founded in 1959, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Kansas (KU), remains the only such center in the Great Plains region. The excellence of our faculty, depth of our East Asian Library, and strong institutional support, combined with the long-term stability of our program, make CEAS an invaluable regional and national resource.

Mission Statement
The mission of CEAS is to produce specialists in East Asian languages and cultures and provide expertise on these cultures to the state, region, and nation. The Center supports teaching, faculty and student research, and the development of library and media resources. It offers an array of programs to enhance the educational experience of students at KU and share our resources with the community, K-12 and post-secondary educators, civic groups, government, and business.

 


August 2014
August 03, 2014 | 03:00 pm | Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St
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 more information.

Panel and Individual Paper Proposal Deadline:     June 15, 2014
 

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

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.

Here's another great KU Student job: Come work with KASC in our shared office in Bailey Hall!
Inside KU: Military language training, bullying, arthritis and KU's Panorama "Inside KU" explains how a Department of Defense grant is helping to provide real-world language training to military personnel soon to be deployed around the world. Learn more about KU Graduate Military Programs at (http://bit.ly/1rZHgAh). Also: KU researchers are working with Kansas schools to develop policies to stop bullying (See http://bit.ly/1jvhpxL). Bioengineering students at KU work on a potential treatment for arthritis (See KU-BERC at http://bit.ly/W1zAR5). The historic Panorama in KU's Natural History Museum is being expertly preserved (See http://bit.ly/1mPqJNd). The Time Warner Cable Sports Network's "Inside KU" is hosted by Jeannie Hodes.


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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined