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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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News and Updates

Congratulations to Kyoim Yun, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, who has received a Korea Foundation Field Research Grant for the coming academic year! Her project is entitled “The Temple Stay in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times.”

We would also like to congratulate Yao Li, a Lecturer with the Center for East Asian Studies, who is heading to Harvard Kennedy School this fall for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation! Li's research examines the political outcomes of social protests in China.

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. This interdisciplinary area studies program provides students with high quality academic training on the region and on their country of specialization within East Asia. 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.

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