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*The information on this page applies to students already admitted to and/or enrolled in the CEAS MA program. While we are no longer admitting students through the Center for East Asian Studies, the program will be moving to Global & International Studies program as a concentration in East Asian Studies.*

There are 2 tracks of our M.A. Program. One in Contemporary East Asian Studies and one specifically for Foreign Area Officers. Click the links below to find out more information on both!


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M.A. Program in Contemporary East Asian Studies

The M.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia. This program 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.Two concentrations are available, 1) Contemporary East Asia  2) Foreign Affairs Studies (FASt): Contemporary East Asia in Global Content.

Foreign Area Officers (FAOs)

A special track is available for foreign area officers. 


Degrees offered:

East Asia Events

During Spring 2022, there will be a mix of virtual and in-person events. Please check our events page & follow us on social media @KUEastAsia for updates. 


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Apply for FLAS Scholarships!

FLAS Fellowships are available through CEAS for the study of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Uyghur. Learn more at Deadline for application is December 20. Find more information here.

CEAS Faculty Travel or Development Funds Application

Applications for 2022-23 are closed. 

Applications for 2023-24 open on December 15, 2022.

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