College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Postcards from Asia/Postcards from Abroad

On the Air

For nine years it's been possible to travel to East Asia without leaving your radio thanks to the Center for East Asian Studies' radio series Postcards from Asia. The 60-second program is a collaboration between KPR and the Center. Altogether we’ve broadcast more than 300 glimpses of the quirkier aspects of life in China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.

Recently, we've decided it's time to broaden our horizons – and yours. To that end, we've transformed "Postcards from Asia" into "Postcards from Abroad." In addition to the Center for East Asia Studies, this series will now also feature content provided by the Center for Global and International Studies, the Center of Latin American Studies, the Kansas African Studies Center and the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.

Never fear! You can still listen to all the past episodes of Postcards from Asia and also view transcripts of the program. But we hope you'll also choose to check out our newest content by listening to Postcards from Abroad. The theme music for Postcards from Abroad was written and recorded by Chubby Smith, local musician and sound engineer for the Postcards series.

You can also hear us live on the air by tuning in to KPR on Wednesdays at 8:58 PM and on Saturdays at 1:04 PM.

 

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

Check out the current program (pdf), register for the conference, 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.

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 ODYSSEY team digs for clues to ancient Pleistocene people Searching for evidence of early people living on the plains in the late Pleistocene age, (see http://bit.ly/1li6uYX) Rolfe Mandel, a KU distinguished professor of anthropology, led an excavation in July 2014 in the “Coffey Site” along the Big Blue River bank in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Mandel says artifacts from Pleistocene period sediments could provide more clues about the Clovis and pre-Clovis people, who were the founding inhabitants of the Americas.


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