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:
Monday, October 3
TIME:
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
LOCATION:
211 David Lawrence Hall or via Zoom

To attend this lecture via Zoom, please register here.

DATE:
Monday, October 10
TIME:
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
LOCATION:
211 David Lawrence Hall or via Zoom

To attend this lecture via Zoom, please register here.

DATE:
Wednesday, October 12
TIME:
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom

To attend this remote lecture, please register here.

DATE:
Monday, October 17
TIME:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Since the opening of Japan’s borders to the West in the late nineteenth century, the kimono has become a dynamic and evolving source of inspiration for global fashion design, particularly in the West. It has had an impact on early haute couture and influenced the “...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 18
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
LOCATION:
630 William Pitt Union

Info session for potential Pitt to You Ambassadors to learn about the program. Join us over free lunch (pizza!) to find out what you can gain from the Pitt to You program.

DATE:
Wednesday, October 19
TIME:
6:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 W. Wesley Posvar Hall

Please join us at this information session to learn more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program in room 4130 Posvar Hall, on the 4th floor of W. Wesley Posvar Hall.

DATE:
Saturday, October 22
TIME:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
Korean Heritage Room CL 304

Commentators:
Teemu Ruskola (University of Pittsburgh)
Carla Nappi (University of Pittsburgh)
Shayne Clarke (McMaster)
Xin Wen (Princeton)
Faculty and graduate students interested in attending please email cul3...

DATE:
Wednesday, October 26
TIME:
7:30 am to 3:00 pm
LOCATION:
William Pitt Union, Pitt-Oakland Campus

Through experiential learning, high school students engage directly with global issues by assuming the role of world leaders and negotiating responses to timely topics.

DATE:
Wednesday, November 9
TIME:
11:00 am to 12:15 pm
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom

Calvin Hui's research focuses on fashion, media, and consumer culture in contemporary China. In this talk, Dr. Hui presents an aspiring Chinese fashion designer Ma Ke and her fashion exhibit Useless (2007). Calvin Hui is a Class of 1952 Distinguished Associate Professor...

DATE:
Saturday, November 12
TIME:
1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Cathedral of Learning, CL 324

Mira Nakashima is the daughter of the acclaimed architect, furniture designer, and craftsman George Nakashima. She will speak about her father's legacy and how his cultural ties to Japan affected his method of design in both furniture and architecture.
Mira...

DATE:
Monday, November 28
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom

To register to attend this remote lecture, please click here.

DATE:
Wednesday, November 30
TIME:
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
LOCATION:
211 David Lawrence Hall or online via Zoom

To register to attend this lecture remotely via Zoom, please click here.

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+...