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:
Thursday, February 9
TIME:
7:30 pm
LOCATION:
Harris Theater

Free Chol Soo Lee tells the story of a Korean American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco. and the activists who led a pan-Asian American movement to free him.

DATE:
Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12
TIME:
(All day)

The revolutionary prospect of socialism inspired homosexual emancipation and the growth of toleration toward same-sex relations in the first quarter of the twentieth century in many countries, including the UK, US, Hungary, and USSR. However, the development of LGBTQ+...

DATE:
Saturday, February 11
TIME:
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
LOCATION:
online via Zoom

Organized under the auspices of The Journal of Asian Studies to help increase the range, breadth and quality of journal article manuscripts, the theme for this workshop is "Boundary Pushing." Significant new work in Asian Studies often runs counter to or across...

DATE:
Thursday, February 16
TIME:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall

In the fourth installment of the Global Issues Through Literature Series (GILS), educators will convene to discuss George Takei's They Called Us Enemy, a full-graphic novel about Japanese individuals in relocation centers after President Roosevelt's 1942 order. They...

DATE:
Friday, February 17
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

In her poem, Perhaps the World Ends Here, Joy Harjo uses the “kitchen table” as a central metaphor of life and living. The world ends here or begins here because many a history of colonialism, and botany has been told through spices and the spice trade. If spices are...

DATE:
Tuesday, February 21
TIME:
6:00 pm
LOCATION:
5201 W.W. Posvar Hall

Want to learn about fan cultures of East Asia? Interested in the online culture of k-pop fans? What is Otaku and how does it help define Japanese fandom? This semester's lecture series will explore the fan cultures of East Asia and their influence on contemporary fan...

DATE:
Friday, February 24 to Saturday, February 25
TIME:
9:30 am to 6:00 pm
LOCATION:
Gold Room, University Club

This program is subject to change.
All papers will be pre-circulated and there will be no presentations. Audience members are strongly urged to read the papers by the members of the panel that they plan on attending in advance. To request access to papers, please...

DATE:
Friday, February 24
TIME:
2:00 pm
LOCATION:
Basement, Cathedral of Learning

Do you like books? Do you like boba? Join the Asian American Futures Collective's Books and Boba Reading Group. We're reading "Afterparties" by Anthony Veasna So. Free books available in limited quantities. RSVP at bit.ly/booksandboba1 to reserve a copy of the book and...

DATE:
Saturday, February 25
TIME:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

The Undergraduate Asian Studies Research Conference will be an opportunity for undergraduates at any level to meet with other students interested in Asian Studies from around the northeast U.S. Students interested in presenting will participate in panels, with speaking...

DATE:
Friday, March 3
TIME:
2:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall or via Zoom

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Carla Nappi, Andrew W. Mellon Chair, Department of History, in which she discusses her book, "Translating Early Modern China: Illegible Cities". Nappi's book presents a significant new interpretation of the history of translation in...

DATE:
Tuesday, March 28
TIME:
6:00 pm
LOCATION:
5201 W. W. Posvar Hall

Want to learn about fan cultures of East Asia? Interested in the online culture of k-pop fans? What is Otaku and how does it help define Japanese fandom? This semester's lecture series will explore the fan cultures of East Asia and their influence on contemporary fan...

DATE:
Friday, March 31
TIME:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:
5404 WW Posvar Hall

Jain faith and practice has flourished for more than 2800 years in the midst of a host of different faiths. Haribhadra Virahanka (6th century C.E.) provided a template for what in modern times is called interfaith understanding: acknowledge differences and find...

DATE:
Tuesday, April 4
TIME:
6:00 pm

Want to learn about fan cultures of East Asia? Interested in the online culture of k-pop fans? What is Otaku and how does it help define Japanese fandom? This semester's lecture series will explore the fan cultures of East Asia and their influence on contemporary fan...

DATE:
Friday, June 23 to Saturday, June 24
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
TBD

The Alliance for Learning in World History is accepting applications for a Workshop for Educators to be held during the World History Association’s Annual Conference at the University of Pittsburgh. The two-day professional development workshop is sponsored by the...