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Founded in 1959, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Kansas is the only East Asian resource center in the Great Plains region. CEAS supports East Asian language instruction and promotes East Asian studies across the curriculum. Seventy affiliated faculty members teach in 29 departments and 10 professional schools at KU, offering over 250 courses fully or partially devoted to East Asia.


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Upcoming Events
Apr 17
The Other Shore
07:30 pm
Apr 25
East Asian Graduate Student Research Forum
04:00 pm
Apr 26
Joint Area Studies Workshop
09:30 am
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New CEAS Study Abroad Program

CEAS is very pleased to announce that the University of Kansas has been selected to participate 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.

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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

Panel and Individual Paper Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2014
Call for Papers

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

Japanese immigrants in Dominican Republic recall half-century of hardship - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
AGUA NEGRA, Dominican Republic--Between 1956 and 1959, 1,319 Japanese immigrated to this Caribbean country in response to their government’s offer of free fertile farmland to each household.

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