East Asian Collection

The East Asian collection at the University of Kansas primarily supports the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) programs at KU, and the teaching and study of East Asia in the mid-America region. KU CEAS is one of the National Resource Centers funded by the Education Department Title VI grant. For 50 years, the Center has advanced the quality and dissemination of knowledge about East Asia. The library collection supports B.A. and M.A. programs in East Asian Languages and Cultures and Ph.D. programs in anthropology, art history, communications, fine arts, geography, government and policy, history, linguistics, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, theatre and film, and women’s studies. East Asian courses are offered in the Business, Education, Engineering, Journalism, Law and Social Welfare professional schools.

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