College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

J. Megan Greene

Director, Associate Professor of History
Primary office:
785-864-3887

Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 1997; M.A. University of Chicago, 1988; B.A. Cornell University, 1984). Professor Greene's field of study is the history of the Republic of China under the KMT both in China and on Taiwan. Specific research interests include nation and state-building projects in the areas of science and the economy, academia, and ideology. She teaches courses on modern China and East Asia.

She is currently working on a book on contemporary narratives of Taiwan's history. She is the author of The Origins of the Developmental State in Taiwan: Science Policy and the Quest for Modernization (Harvard, 2008), a study of industrial science policy under the KMT, and co-editor with Robert Ash of Taiwan in the 21st Century: Aspects and Limitations of a Development Model (Routledge, 2007). She also collaborated with William Bowman and Frank Chiteji on Imperialism in the Modern World: Sources and Interpretations (Prentice Hall, 2006).

 

Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 1997; M.A. University of Chicago, 1988; B.A. Cornell University, 1984). Professor Greene's field of study is the history of the Republic of China under the KMT both in China and on Taiwan. Specific research interests include nation and state-building projects in the areas of science and the economy, academia, and ideology. She teaches courses on modern China and East Asia.

She is currently working on a book on contemporary narratives of Taiwan's history. She is the author of The Origins of the Developmental State in Taiwan: Science Policy and the Quest for Modernization (Harvard, 2008), a study of industrial science policy under the KMT, and co-editor with Robert Ash of Taiwan in the 21st Century: Aspects and Limitations of a Development Model (Routledge, 2007). She also collaborated with William Bowman and Frank Chiteji on Imperialism in the Modern World: Sources and Interpretations (Prentice Hall, 2006).


New M.A. Program

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 (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.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

KU Students: Are you thinking about applying for scholarships over winter break? Find information on University scholarships at the link shared below. For scholarships specific to East Asia, follow this link: http://ceas.ku.edu/scholarships.
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