Celebrating East Asian Studies
Area Studies emerged in the context of the Cold War as an interdisciplinary strategy to educate students and scholars who could help make policy and contribute to our knowledge of parts of the world of strategic concern to the United States Government. To carry out this mission, the government provided funding to well-placed universities across the nation to support area studies research and instruction through the establishment of area studies centers.
The first such center to be established at the University of Kansas was the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), established in 1959 with the support of a federal grant that also supported library acquisitions that were critical to the mission of the center. KU's East Asian Library was formally established in 1965. Since that time, CEAS and the East Asia library have continuously collaborated and supported each other, and this exhibit represents yet another example of this successful, ongoing collaboration.
Director, Associate Professor
Center for East Asian Studies
KU Libraries is honored to showcase the work of KU scholars. This exhibition has been created to illustrate the breadth of East Asian resources, support and scholarship found across the University of Kansas community.
Celebrating East Asian Scholarship: an Interdisciplinary Showcase
February 16 through April 13, 2012