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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. Seventy-three affiliated faculty members teach in sixteen departments and eight professional schools at KU, offering over 250 courses fully or partially devoted to East Asia.

CEAS provides curricular initiatives, faculty development, student support, conferences, symposia, exhibitions, performances, and electronic publication. The Center supports interdisciplinary teaching and the creation of new East Asian courses. To students, it offers advising, recognition, and scholarships, as well as an annual East Asian careers day. In addition to frequent special events, such as lectures and films, CEAS provides an East Asian reading table, monthly News notes, an annual "update" conference, and internet resources.

Upcoming Spring 2014 Events: 

Chinese History Lecture: 

" 'Believing' in Song Dynasty China " 
Robert Hymes, Professor of Chinese History, Columbia University
Thursday, March 6, 2014; 4 p.m.
Malott Room, Kansas Union

Tea and Talk Lecture: 
"The Future is the Past: Memory, Nostalgia, and Youth Crisis in Chinese Cinema" 
H. Faye Xiao, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Tuesday, March 25, 2014; 4 p.m.
Malott Room, Kansas Union

Grant Goodman Lecture: 
"Japan's Ongoing 3.11 Nuclear Disaster: Recovery and Resilience" 
Daniel Aldrich, Political Science, Purdue University
Wednesday, April 2, 2014; 7:30 p.m.
Malott Room, Kansas Union

Wallace Johnson Memorial Lecture: 
"The Song Emperor Huizong: Daoist, Painter, Poet, Captive" 
Patricia Ebrey, History, University of Washington
Thursday, April 10, 2014; 4:30 p.m.
Centennial Room, Kansas Union

Tea and Talk Lecture: 
“Sex and Sea Bream: Food and Prostitution in Hishikawa Moronobu’s Visit to Yoshiwara” 
Eric C. Rath, Professor, History
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pine Room, Kansas Union


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