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CEAS M.A. Program in Contemporary East Asian Studies

Why Study at KU?

The M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies at KU will provide students with high quality academic training on the region and on their country of specialization within East Asia. Our superb faculty and library resources and our situation in the wonderful college town of Lawrence Kansas, all make KU a great place to do an M.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies.

CEAS has 66 core and affiliated faculty members teaching in 19 departments and seven professional schools at KU. We offer a wide variety of courses fully or partially devoted to East Asia, particularly China, Japan and Korea. All faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields; most have Ph.Ds. CEAS faculty members are established scholars known for their research, publications, and other academic activities. Many have considerable experience living and researching in East Asia.

The East Asian Library collection has supported the learning of Chinese, Japanese and Korean and teaching and research on East Asian studies at the University of Kansas for more than 50 years. The holdings of KU’s East Asian collection are ranked 11th among North America public funded East Asian collections, and 21st among all North America East Asian collections according to 2012 statistics compiled by the Council on East Asian Libraries Statistics. These collections support B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs with East Asian concentrations in numerous departments and professional schools in the humanities and social sciences.

KU attracts students from throughout the U.S. not only for its excellent academic programs, but also because of the low cost of living combined with high quality of life. Located in Lawrence, a college community with a population of 90,000, only 25 miles from Kansas City, KU offers a wide variety of cultural events and academic activities throughout the year. According to the American Institute for Economic Research’s 75 Best College Towns and Cities for 2012-2013, Lawrence has been recognized as the eighth best college town in the nation.


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.

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 student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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