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Margaret H. Childs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Associate Professor
Department Chair, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Ph.D., Japanese, University of Pennsylvania
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2105
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590

Pre-modern Japanese literature, Japanese language pedagogy


Ph.D., Japanese, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Japanese, Columbia University

B.A., History, Gettysburg College

Teaching Interests

  • Elementary Japanese
  • Premodern Japanese Literature

Research Interests

  • Heian and Kamakura narrative fiction
  • Buddhist Narratives

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: or 785-864-1478.

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