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2014 Photo Contest

To all students, faculty and other friends of CEAS:

We’re looking for a few good photographs representing East Asian cultures. Enter our 2014 photo contest and be eligible to win prizes!

Photos may either be taken in East Asia, or be somehow related to East Asian culture (China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, or Taiwan). For example, you may have photos from a study abroad trip or other travel experience, from a local party or festival, or from your own home or kitchen.

The details:

  • All photos must be digital, and no more than three per person please. Just send us your absolute favorites!
  • Email all photos to mephelps@ku.edu. Please put the words “Photo Contest” in the subject line.
  • For each photo you submit, please include a brief description of where and when you took the photo. If it’s not obvious, please also explain how this photo is related to East Asia.
  • Photos may be submitted during September, October, and November. The deadline for submissions is December 1. We’ll announce finalists in January, and the winning photographs at our Lunar New Year party in February.
  • PLEASE NOTE: We want to share your photos, so by submitting images you are telling us that you took these photos, and giving us permission to use them in print, on the web, and for other display purposes.

We look forward to hearing from you!


JET Program

Applications for the 2015 JET Program are now available at this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/. The deadline is Friday, November 14th.

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.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

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