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About Lawrence

Lawrence, KS is a lovely college town located in Northeastern Kansas, not far from Kansas City. It boasts one of the best downtown areas in the region, with many locally owned restaurants and shops, a lively arts scene, and a pleasant atmosphere. The campus of the University of Kansas is located about a mile from downtown, and sits atop Mount Oread, which has lovely views of town and the surrounding countryside.  Conference events will all be held on campus.

While you are in Lawrence, you may wish to make use of KU’s excellent library, which houses an especially good collection of East Asian language books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as English language materials on the region. The library is still building its South Asian collection, which was not a region of emphasis on campus until recent years.

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CEAS M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas now offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies. 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, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email ( 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.

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