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Mission Statement

Founded in 1959, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Kansas (KU), remains the only such center in the Great Plains region. The excellence of our faculty, depth of our East Asian Library, and strong institutional support, combined with the long-term stability of our program, make CEAS an invaluable regional and national resource.

Mission Statement
The mission of CEAS is to produce specialists in East Asian languages and cultures and provide expertise on these cultures to the state, region, and nation. The Center supports teaching, faculty and student research, and the development of library and media resources. It offers an array of programs to enhance the educational experience of students at KU and share our resources with the community, K-12 and post-secondary educators, civic groups, government, and business.

 


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.  

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Kyoto International Manga Museum: Mecca of Manga Culture
Let me ask you, do you like Manga? Have you ever felt excitement or moved by reading manga? If yes, Kyoto International Manga Museum is the place that

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