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East Asian Plants to View in the Region

The Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden
Located in downtown Lawrence, just north of the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. It contains an assortment of plantings, including Japanese maples, yoshino cherry trees, yews, and bamboo. Dedicated in October 2000 as a gift from Hiratsuka, Japan, Lawrence's Sister City, the downtown garden is an oasis of solitude and simplicity.
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Tree Peonies at the Linda Hall Library
Located at 5109 Cherry St. in Kansas City, Missouri, the Linda Hall Library is an independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology. The library's tree peony garden was started in the early 1970s; some shrubs are as tall as 5 feet.
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Bartlett Arboretum
The Bartlett Arboretum of Belle Plaine, Kansas, is home to the largest Japanese maples in the state, as well as other Asian plants such as magnolias, ginkgo biloba, crapemyrtle, beautybush, Chinese pistache, and Japanese kerria.
An article on this location.


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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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