The Asian Studies Center will hold its 2014 Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 18, 3-5 p.m. in 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall. Come learn about the Asia-related programming we offer and connect with students, faculty, and Asia-related community organizations!


The Asian Studies Center is Western Pennsylvania’s regional resource for research, teaching, learning and building connections about Asia.  Through 106 affiliated faculty with expertise spanning the academic disciplines, we foster multidisciplinary academic programming and community engagement.  Founded in 1969, the Center is widely recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive in the country for programs in Chinese and Japanese language and culture studies, with growing strengths in Indian and Korean studies.


Sunday, October 5

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Celebration
Gandhi - Nonviolent Methods to Save the Planet
Dr. Pankaj Jain
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heinz chapel

Tuesday, October 7

2014 IAIN Walisongo Academic Writing Workshop
Welcoming Reception for the Indonesian Delegations
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 5701, Posvar Hall

Friday, October 10

Constructing Chinese Cosmpolitanism
Southeast Asia, Overseas Chinese, and Xiamen, 1842-1937
Dr. James A. Cook
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
4130 Posvar Hall

Saturday, October 11

Music and Dance of West Java
The Past, Present, and Future of Sundanese Performing Arts
8:00 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

Wednesday, October 15

India: Democracy = Human Rights?
Dr. Robert M. Hayden, Pavithra Tantrigoda
7:00 pm
Allen Hall, Room 321 3941 O'Hara St

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