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This student club is for KU undergraduates majoring in area studies (including East Asian Languages & Cultures, Global and International Studies, African Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies).

Here are a number of other clubs or organizations with an East Asia focus.

  • Anime Club, KU
    Purpose: To educate students on cultures and lifestyles through Japanese Animation. To provide an active and informative method of discussion and viewing Anime.
  • Asian American Student Union (AASU)
    Purpose: AASU strives to promote Asian American awareness and education, we also aspire to create a social network for anyone interested in Asian American and Asian cultural, last we collaborate with other Asian and minority groups to create a more diverse campus.
  • Asian Law Student Organization (ALSO)
    Purpose: To celebrate and advocate the interests of diverse law students and the legal profession.
  • Chinese Culture Club
    Purpose: Provides a fun and immersive environment to learn about Chinese traditions, cooking, society, modern culture and more.
  • Chinese Scholar Club, KU
    Purpose: Communication, interaction, and organization of KU Chinese scholars.
    President: Judy Wu
  • Chinese Student Scholars & Friendship Association (CSSFA)
    Purpose: In the past several years, CSSFA has organized many large events, including the mid-Autumn festival, the Chinese New Year, Culture Night, etc. Besides these large events, the main focus of CSSFA has always been to serve the KU Chinese community.
  • Hong Kong & Macau Student Association (HKMSA)
    Purpose: Through regular activities, tightening the bond between the students from Hong Kong and Macau. Sharing of the specific cultures from Hong Kong and Macau with fellow Americans. 
  • Japanese Student Association (JSA)
    Purpose: JSA is the organization which promotes Japanese awareness between Japanese and all KU students, also our purpose is to promote diversity in KU.
  • Judo Club, KU
    Purpose: The purpose of the KU Judo Club is to teach Judo in a fun and safe manner, where participants have the opportunity to compete or strictly practice to strengthen and improve their skills. However, although physical ability is important, it is learning how to coordinate strength, technique and power that is the important aspect.
  • Kendo/Kumdo Club, KU
    Purpose: The purpose of practicing kendo is: to mold the mind and body, cultivate a vigorous spirit, and through correct and rigid training to strive for improvement in the art of kendo.
  • Korean School Student Organization
    Purpose: To provide Korean language and culture programs for KU students and children of students, faculty and staff at the University of Kansas.
  • Korean Student Association
    Purpose: Assist and help Korean Students adapt to their environment and nurture camaraderie with other communities in the University.
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
    Purpose: Promote academic achievement, provide philanthropy for worthy causes, develop leadership abilities in young men, provide an insight into the Asian-American culture for people of non-Asian decent, and to develop a sense of identity for Asian-American men on campus.
  • Lawrence Chinese Evangelical Church
    Purpose: Introduce God's gospel to KU students and improve their spiritual progress. Provide fellowship and Sunday worship service. Support Midwest American Summer retreat, winter conference and discipleship training. Bible study and group activities.
    President: Sheng-Xue Xie
  • Malaysian Students Association at KU (M'Sia KU)
    Purpose: To help Malaysian students with social and living adjustments at KU and the Lawrence area, and to promote and support interaction, cultural exchange, and education among international students and the greater University community.
  • Tae Kwon Do Club, KU
    Purpose: To give all students and faculty the opportunity to study Tae Kwon Do.
  • Taiwanese Student Association, KU (KU TSA)
    Purpose: We help new Taiwan students to be used to new environment and also help to solve their problems.
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
    Purpose: VSA takes great pride in spreading awareness of Vietnamese culture and ethnic issues to help improve the multicultural diversity of KU and other institutions to create a more educated community.

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