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 (email@example.com) 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.
Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with our annual Moon Viewing Party on Monday September 8 from 7:30 pm -9:00 pm in the
Lied Center Courtyard.
We'll enjoy poetry, mooncakes and a performance from the Kansas City Chinese Music Ensemble. In case of rain, the event will move inside to the Lied Center Pavilion.
This event is free and open to the public. KU Students: This event can earn you 5 GAP points.
"Welcome to KU. Where questions rest, in stacks of answers from the past. …" Listen to Topher Enneking, a spoken word poet and former KU football player, as he weaves the experience of KU and its traditions through this storytelling and wordplay performance. Learn more about KU traditions at http://www.ku.edu/about/traditions/.
Welcome to KU.
Where questions rest
in stacks of answers from the past.
Where dreams crawl out of bed
And learn to walk
Uphill both ways.
Where freshmen stand on stilts
And hang from the rafters,
While the wheat waves
In a fieldhouse
Where the Phog rolls in
Helping us to see
Through the past into the future.
Haunting hosts giving handouts
in a heritage
Too heavy to grasp til you add to it.
So it may be born anew,
Allowing our boots to stand in the ash of oppression’s hate
But shine bright as the sun
While war cries of warriors past
Ring in our ears long after their battles are won.
Memorials telling time, “you don’t have to stand still.”
Because the top of the world
Is just up that Hill.
Where our natural history is an awe-struck echo
Of world’s fair and equal
Past, present and future, prelude and sequel.
Where our flags fly above planes.
Where we build in chalks that can’t be erased.
Stone edifices made to last
So you would walk
Past their doors, down their halls
And let your voice fill their room.
Because only in empty silence can destruction loom.
So stand tall.
Wrap your arms around this crowd
Sing our alma mater and sing it out loud.
Let your voice sing in chorus and reach other nations
Beckoning new Jayhawks to spark new collaborations
Because you are the mortar that will hold these walls upright.
are why Jayhawks did fight
For the tradition before you
Was merely prelude
For what will come next now that you’re at KU.