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The Center for East Asian Studies

Founded in 1959, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Kansas is the only East Asian resource center in the Great Plains region. CEAS supports East Asian language instruction and promotes East Asian studies across the curriculum. About 70 affiliated faculty members teach in 26 departments and 8 professional schools at KU, offering over 250 courses fully or partially devoted to East Asia.

Seventy affiliated faculty members teach in 26 departments and 8 professional schools at KU, offering over 250 courses fully or partially devoted to East Asia. CEAS faculty are well known for their research in international scholarly circles and have extensive experience living and working in East Asia.

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Apply for FLAS Scholarships!

FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies) Fellowships are available through CEAS for the study of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Uyghur. Learn more at Deadline for application is February 15. Find more information at http://flas.ku.edu/. 

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