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Artifacts in Action

That's what the Culture Trunks are all about. The Center for East Asian Studies offers teachers the opportunity to check out a Culture Trunk from any or all of three countries: Japan, China, and Korea. Trunks are packed with various items that reflect that country's unique culture, from receipts to hats, maps, books and shoes. Each trunk comes with a Teacher's Guide to help make the artifact experience more meaningful to both students and teachers.


To check out a trunk, contact Randi Hacker, Outreach Coordinator, at

To get an idea of what you will find in a Culture Trunk, please click on the name of the country whose culture you are curious about.

Japan  [PDF]

Korea  [PDF]

China  [PDF]



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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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