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.


Saturday, November 1

The Memory Project and New Voices in Chinese Documentary
Knocking on Memory’s Door with a Video Camera
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Langley Hall A224

Thursday, November 6

Let's Talk Africa!- Dr. Howard French
Placing China's Booming Relations with Africa in a Historical Context
Dr. Howard French Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union

Thursday, November 13

The Challenges and Promise of Democratic Governance in Asia
The Discussions on Governance Lecture Series
David D. Arnold, President of the Asia Foundation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
William Pitt Union Building/Lower Lobby

Friday, November 14

The Politics of Migration Control in Asia
Dr. Erin Chung, Johns Hopkins University
3:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, November 21

Making Mosques in America and Japan; or, How Islam Went Truly Global
World History Center Speaker Series: East Asia, Eurasia, and the World
Nile Green, University of California, Los Angeles
12:00 pm
3703 Posvar Hall

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...

Robert Drennan has concluded a five-year field research project in northeastern China, funded by...