Fri, 05/10/2024

China’s ‘puzzling’ sanctions approach decoded using new data

Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political science, introduces both a new dataset on sanctions involving China and a research framework for expanding knowledge about non-Western economic sanctions more generally.
Tue, 04/23/2024

US-China vaccines collaboration leads to partisan distrust, study finds

In a new study, John James Kennedy, a professor of political science at the University of Kansas, examines the influence of international collaboration and vaccine developments.
Wed, 04/03/2024

KU Center for East Asian Studies to host Migration Symposium

Members of the KU community and the public are invited to attend the upcoming interdisciplinary symposium on migration organized by the KU Center for East Asian Studies. The free symposium will take place April 5-6.
Tue, 03/26/2024

Study finds clear instruction, parental support predict students' sense of school belonging

A new study from the University of Kansas has analyzed the roles classroom interaction and parental support play in school connectedness, finding clearly communicated instruction in class and support from parents are closely linked with belonging.
Fri, 03/22/2024

KU centers to host conference: When Global East Meets Global South

Members of the KU community and the public are invited to an interdisciplinary East-Asian and Latin America conference March 29 that will bring together scholars from a variety of fields to explore the historical and contemporary links between the regions.
Thu, 02/08/2024

CEAS hosts Lunar New Year Festival

students, home is thousands of miles away, and the Lunar New Year Festival hosted by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) on Feb. 7 at the Burge Union is a reminder of their culture and home. ...

Thu, 02/01/2024

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the KU Center for East Asian Studies

Several KU organizations will host a family-friendly Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 7 at the Burge Union.
Mon, 01/29/2024

Yoonmi Nam: Generally Meant to be Discarded

Meant to be Discarded,” Yoonmi Nam fixates her attention on “the presence of objects that we handle, consume, display and discard.” The consumption patterns of Nam and her husband during the COVID-19 pandemic inspired these works in her Studios Inc. exhibition. ...

Mon, 01/22/2024

Scholar argues India has had inconsistent trade policy, economic ties with world since 1947 partition

Although India is the world’s largest democracy, it has been greatly understudied, especially its approach to trade. A University of Kansas legal expert argues in a new analysis of Indian trade law and policy that its defining characteristic has been inconsistency. ...

Mon, 12/04/2023

Research, new recordings bring works of 20th century Ecuadorian composer to light

Ecuadorian composer Luis Humberto Salgado was so far ahead of his time that neither he nor the public in Quito, where he lived, heard most of his orchestral and chamber music works performed during his life (1903-1977). ...

Fri, 11/03/2023

Podcast: Interview with Akiko Takeyama

Akiko Takeyama talks with New Books Network about her recently published, "Involuntary Consent:The Illusion of Choice in Japan’s Adult Video Industry." ...

Fri, 10/27/2023

Environmental activist Aileen Mioko Smith to give talks in Lawrence

The University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies will host environmental activist and writer Aileen Mioko Smith for a series of private and public events next week, including a film screening and artist talk. ...

Mon, 10/16/2023

New Book, "Trade War," from Raj Bhala Examines History of U.S.-China Conflict

book from a University of Kansas international trade law expert examines where the conflict may lead and its consequences thus far while also providing a critical historical and legal analysis of how it started. ...

Thu, 10/12/2023

Scroll depicting rat wedding banquet provides important insight about cooking in medieval Japan

Rats in the kitchen. ...

Sat, 09/30/2023

Harvest Moon Festival, an Evening of Dance, Song, and Mooncakes

full moon looming, a red dragon dancing and a variety of performances, an estimated 500 attendees spent their evening at the Harvest Moon Festival, hosted by the KU Center for East Asian Studies. ...

Thu, 09/07/2023

Center for East Asian Studies opens Year of Migration programming with speaker and film series

The Center for East Asian Studies’ (CEAS) 2023-2024 programming, which focuses on migration, kicks off with two Global Asia speakers and a film series. All CEAS events are free and open to the public. ...

Mon, 08/07/2023

Kansas Program Helps Women Transitioning Out of Incarceration Learn Technology

Science Foundation gave KU a three-year, $1.6 million grant to help women transitioning out of incarceration learn about technology. The program aims to help former inmates by offering resume building, Google and Microsoft Office classes. ...

Thu, 07/20/2023

'Understanding Islamic Law' book thoroughly updates text on changing legal world

The world has changed radically since 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic, Trump presidency, dissolution of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, re-emergence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and continued Iran nuclear showdown are among several happenings that have profoundly influenced the Islamic legal world. A University of Kansas international trade law expert has written...

Tue, 07/18/2023

Shanhe University Is the Perfect Chinese College. Except It Doesn't Exist.

Mon, 06/26/2023

KU professor curates summer show in Seoul to create space for mother-artists

Here’s how hard it is to be a mother and artist in South Korea these days: Two of the 14 artists Sunyoung Cheong had lined up for a show there this summer had to drop out. ...

Tue, 04/25/2023

Complex motivations of Chinese wartime scientists revealed in new research

When countries are at war, they often require and expect the support of scientists in their efforts. When those countries are simultaneously engaged in their own nation-building efforts, as was the case in Nationalist China during World War II, they become even more dependent on those scientists to conduct applied...

Thu, 04/20/2023

The Blame-China Game (Podcast)

gets scapegoated for any crisis involving the economy, security or global health in the U.S. Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas, studies how a nation that has at times been allied with the U.S. has turned into its major geostrategic rival. ...

Tue, 03/28/2023

KU pianist will perform world premiere of 'Song of Spring Outing'

The Asian Classical Music Initiative (ACMI) and the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies will present the world premiere of "Song of Spring Outing," a solo piano piece composed by Chen Yi, a distinguished professor of composition at UMKC Conservatory. The performance, to take place at 7:30 p.m. ...

Tue, 03/07/2023

New study reveals steady rise in multiple funding methods needed to pay for college

Few costs have ballooned more than those of earning a college education. As such, the methods students pursue to fund college have also expanded. ...

Thu, 02/09/2023

Trade, Tensions Between US-China Reaching New Levels

trade with China reached a record level of $690.6 billion last year. Meanwhile, political tensions with America’s third-largest trade partner have never been higher, according to an expert in trade and U.S.-China relations. ...

Wed, 02/08/2023

Center for East Asian Studies resumes public health series programming

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) will soon launch the second phase of its 2022-23 public health series. Last fall, the center presented a film series addressing diverse public health-related issues. CEAS will continue its series with two Global Asia Speaker events and a two-day symposium in spring 2023. ...

Thu, 01/26/2023

KU scholars strive to advance racial equity through newly funded projects

Promoting health equity through culturally competent pharmacy care, dismantling anti-Black linguistic racism, documenting the unique contributions of diverse composers and celebrating living Indigenous cultures while repairing relationships with Native communities are among the goals of four projects selected for the 2022 KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards. ...

Wed, 01/11/2023

'Improbable Probabilities' tells unlikely story of education scholar Yong Zhao's journey from poverty to international acclaim

It is improbable that a child born in a remote village in 1960s China to a family of illiterate parents whose main concern in life was to find the next meal would grow up to become an internationally known scholar and educational leader. Yet, just as unlikely as that idea...

Mon, 12/12/2022

Study analyzes how fact-checkers from four different countries assess climate change claims

In this era of rampant misinformation, the role of fact-checkers is becoming increasingly important. Yet, the practice is relatively understudied. Research from the University of Kansas has analyzed how fact-checkers in four countries practice the craft in relation to the contentious issue of climate change. In addition to finding that...

Thu, 12/08/2022

Research-intensive courses are on the rise at KU

In an effort to provide research opportunities to more students, 18 University of Kansas faculty members are working with the Center for Undergraduate Research this fall and spring to redesign portions of their courses to include a larger research or creative component. Recipients of the Research-Intensive Course Grants participate in...