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The University of Kansas offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees with East Asian content in numerous departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as in professional schools.  M.A. degrees in Contemporary East Asian Studies are offered by Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS). B.A. and M.A. degrees in East Asian languages and literatures are offered through KU’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC). B.A. degrees with an East Asian concentration can be earned in other departments, such as History. East Asian M.A. degrees are offered in Religious Studies and EALC and the Law School share a joint J.D.-M.A. program. A Ph.D. with an East Asian emphasis can be earned in 9 or more departments (Anthropology, Communications Studies, Economics, Geography, History, History of Art, Political Science, Sociology, and Film and Media Studies) and the School of Education.

Undergraduates interested in learning more about East Asia should consider the following options:


Above: Graduate student Junfu Gao presents at the East Asian Studies Graduate Research Forum held in Watson Library in April 2016.


Congratulations to Faculty

Congratulations to the following CEAS affiliated faculty who have received promotions at KU! Find the full list of KU promotions here.

Christopher Anderson, business, full professor
Sherry Fowler, history of art, full professor
Virginia Harper Ho, law, with tenure, full professor
Tat-Kei “Alfred” Ho, public affairs & administration, full professor
Jie Zhang, linguistics, full professor
Hyunjin Seo, journalism, associate professor with tenure
Kris Ercums, Spencer Museum of Art, to associate curator

 
CEAS M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas 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, or Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies.

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. Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.


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