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.


Monday, December 1

Excrement as a Commodity?
Excrement in the City: Tokyo, 1868-1920
David Howell
12:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall

Thursday, April 2

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers' Series: Peter Hessler
Peter Heslsler, 2014/15 William Block Sr. Award Winner
8:30 pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Pitt’s Asian Studies Center has received funding from the US Department of Education for...

A memorandum of understanding will be signed Oct. 10 between the University of Pittsburgh and...

Please welcome Dr. June Hee Kwon, the new Korea-Japan Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asian Studies...

The University of Pittsburgh partners with the Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University...

Zeba Ahmed has been awarded a Fulbright Research Assistantship to conduct ethnographic research...