College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Sheree Willis

Executive Director, KU Confucius Institute
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Sheree Willis was named the new director of the Confucius Institute during the summer of 2008.

Before joining CEAS, she worked on China projects for the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and for the Office of Study Abroad. Sheree has also worked as a consultant and freelance Chinese-English interpreter and translator for over ten years. She was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 1984 to 1992, serving primarily in Asia. She has M.A. and B.A. degrees from KU in East Asian Languages and Cultures and has studied in Zhengzhou and Taipei.

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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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