Calligraphy brushes with Chinese character and Japanese newspaper

Resource Overview

Our Center has numerous resources to help students, academics and the general public learn more about East Asia. To get started, check out our online resources below, which include scholarly publications, audio recordings, and collections of materials organized by topic.


The Center has been publishing the scholarly works of KU faculty and other scholars since 1962. All scholarly publication have been digitized and are available on KU ScholarWorks, an open access site maintained by the KU Libraries.

The Center publishes a monthly email newsletter that highlights the activities of the Center, its faculty, its students, and KU study abroad programs in Asia. It also lists events, funding, and other opportunities to teach, research, and study in East Asian Studies.

KU Collections

The Watson Library East Asian collection at the University of Kansas primarily supports the Center for East Asian Studies programs at KU, and the teaching and study of East Asia in the mid-America region.

The Spencer Museum of Art’s collection of more than 7,500 Asian art objects ranges from the Neolithic period to the 21st century. As home to the majority of the world’s population, the continent of Asia encompasses a diverse range of visual arts and culture that the Museum’s collection highlights through a variety of holdings.

Postcards from Abroad

Since 2004, it's been possible to travel to East Asia and beyond without leaving your radio thanks to the radio series Postcards from Abroad. The 60-second program is a collaboration between Kansas Public Radio, the KU Office of International Affairs, and the KU Area Studies Centers. Altogether, CEAS has broadcast more than 300 glimpses of the quirkier aspects of life in China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.

Career Resources

If you're a KU student interested in living abroad, or working in an internationally oriented career, there are lots of resources to help you plan. Here are a few good places to start:

  • Sign up for a free account with My World Abroad. This website has numerous resources for planning an international career, starting as early as your freshman year. Includes resources for exploring career options, finding jobs, polishing your resume, and planning to go abroad.
  • Check out resources available from the KU Career Center. The Center has a wide range of services for students, including online resources and in-person help by appointment. Whether you're in your first year at KU, or are about to graduate, the Career Center has resources that can help you with career planning.
  • Find out about internship opportunities with this helpful list from the KU Center for Global and International Studies. These listings include both international experiences, and opportunities to work on international issues close to home.