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CEAS M.A. Program in Contemporary East Asian Studies

KU’s FAO Program has a long history. The M.A. program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REES) is one of the nation’s oldest.  Since 1990, more than 60 FAOs (both 48Es and 48Cs focusing on Eastern Europe) have completed their M.A.s in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies.  With the creation of the FASt M.A. concentration on Contemporary East Asia in a Global Context , KU will be one of the few universities in the United States to offer a 12-month FAO M.A. program focusing on East Asia.

This 12-month interdisciplinary area studies program focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia will provide students with

1. in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of the modern history, politics, economy, and society of one East Asian country;
2. broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and
3. social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies.

A wide range of course options across academic disciplines will enable students to earn expertise in their target country while also enhancing their regional knowledge and global perspectives. With the creation of this program, KU will be one of the few universities in the United States to offer an M.A. program focusing on contemporary East Asia that can be completed in 12 months by students with prior language preparation.

All candidates for the M.A. degree are required to complete 30 semester hours of graduate credit, including an introductory course, a social science research methods course, and a research seminar, at a satisfactory level, and to demonstrate proficiency in an East Asian Language at either the second or third level, depending on the concentration.

FAO MA Track

FAOs interested in the CEAS M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies will apply for Foreign Affairs Studies (FASt): Contemporary East Asia in a Global Context. The FASt concentration will require FAOs to complete 30 credit hours (10 courses): four required core courses and six elective courses including at least three courses on the FAO’s East Asian countries of concentration and at least two courses on a separate East Asian country. A wide range of course options across academic disciplines will enable FAOs to earn expertise in their target country while also enhancing their regional knowledge and global perspectives.

If you wish to learn more about the coming M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas, please contact:

Randy Masten, Assistant Director
Office of Graduate Military Programs
randymasten@ku.edu

Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director
Center for East Asian Studies
mizu@ku.edu

To learn more about the admission criteria and application process, please go to How to Apply.

 


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.

This Sunday, August 3 at 3 p.m., come watch "The Invisible Red Thread" a free documentary at the Lawrence Arts Center that compares the lives of two adopted Chinese daughters: one who was raised in Canada, and the other who was raised in China. The film will be followed by a panel of young women from Lawrence who were adopted from China. http://lawrenceartscenter.org/calendar/ Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies.

Come see a documentary about adoption and China on Sunday at 3 at the Lawrence Arts Center. http://t.co/iVacaG9XmF http://t.co/pmkapKvEZJ
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