Events

The Asian Studies Center sponsors, announces, or otherwise supports a number of Asia-related events throughout the year. Keep an eye on this space for more information! If there's an event you would like advertised, please contact Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu.

Faculty members or student organizations who wish to request ASC sponsorship or support for their events should fill out the and submit it to Rachel at rej16@pitt.edu.

DATE:
Wednesday, April 14
TIME:
6:30 pm
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom

Although video culture can be traced to earlier periods, its surge in the digital age marks the arrival of a new era in which anywhere can be a performance stage, and anybody can become
a social celebrity. The blurring boundaries between public and private, between...

DATE:
Thursday, April 15
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

In the last decade, technological advancements have enabled a boom in the use of computer assisted language learning (CALL) for Japanese language learning. Recent research (Zimmerman and McMeekin, 2019) shows how new directions are breaking ground, moving beyond the...

DATE:
Friday, April 16
TIME:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

This is a professional development workshop aimed primarily at faculty and instructors who are interested in teaching on global geopolitics. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.
REGISTER:...

DATE:
Tuesday, April 27
TIME:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom

Mass protests have been seen across Myanmar since the military seized power in February. As an extension of Dr. Will Womack's March 30th lecture about how the political coup and protests have affected the peace process in Myanmar, please join us on April 27th from 5:00-...

DATE:
Thursday, April 29
TIME:
6:00 pm
LOCATION:
via Zoom

On Thursday April 29 at 6:00 pm EDT, please join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Brenda Jordan on the relationship of ikebana to the practice of tea as well as to daily life from the 1600s to today. Following the lecture, we will be screening the short film Ikebana...

DATE:
Tuesday, May 18 to Thursday, May 20
TIME:
8:00 am to 9:30 am
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom

Join us for virtual sessions over the course of three days in May that will consider the structure, reach, and impact of China’s Belt & Road Initiative and its implications for commercial relations, dispute resolution, and the future of legal developments in Asia...

DATE:
Monday, June 7
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

The Shahrashub (city disturber) and / Ekphrases genre of Persian poetry provides a window into the urban spaces of early modern Eurasia, revealing the relationship between people, their imaginaries, and the built environment around them. This workshop provides an...

DATE:
Saturday, June 12
TIME:
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual - Register Online!

A professional development workshop for educators offered by the Alliance for Learning in World History (ALWH). This virtual event will be held on June 12 from 9:00am- 2:30 pm. All accepted participants will receive a $200 stipend. To apply, please submit a resume,...

DATE:
Thursday, June 24
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

Among the abundant paperwork of 17th century Posol'skii prikaz, there were two main forms of record-keeping known as posol'skie knigi and stolptsy, which stand out due to their functionality. Apart from the sheer linguistic complexity, the records were bound together in...