College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Postcards from Asia/Postcards from Abroad

On the Air

For nine years it's been possible to travel to East Asia without leaving your radio thanks to the Center for East Asian Studies' radio series Postcards from Asia. The 60-second program is a collaboration between KPR and the Center. Altogether we’ve broadcast more than 300 glimpses of the quirkier aspects of life in China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.

Recently, we've decided it's time to broaden our horizons – and yours. To that end, we've transformed "Postcards from Asia" into "Postcards from Abroad." In addition to the Center for East Asia Studies, this series will now also feature content provided by the Center for Global and International Studies, the Center of Latin American Studies, the Kansas African Studies Center and the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.

Never fear! You can still listen to all the past episodes of Postcards from Asia and also view transcripts of the program. But we hope you'll also choose to check out our newest content by listening to Postcards from Abroad. The theme music for Postcards from Abroad was written and recorded by Chubby Smith, local musician and sound engineer for the Postcards series.

You can also hear us live on the air by tuning in to KPR on Wednesdays at 8:58 PM and on Saturdays at 1:04 PM.

 

JET Program

Applications for the 2015 JET Program are now available at this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/. The deadline is Friday, November 14th.

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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