Faculty Publications

Faculty associated with the Asian Studies Center conduct research and publish on a wide variety of subjects. Some of their recent publications are listed below!

If you would like to list a publication here, please contact Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu.


Raja Adal, Department of History

Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt, and the Global History of Aesthetic Education. Columbia Studies in International and Global History.  Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019 


Clark Chilson, Department of Religious Studies

“Naikan’s Path,” in Pure Lands in Asian Texts and Context, edited by Richard Payne and Georgios Halkias, pp. 396–419. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2019.

“Kūya,” in Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Volume II: Lives, edited by Richard Bowring, Vincent Eltschinger, Michael Radich, pp. 1036–1040. Leiden: Brill, 2019

Gabriella Lukács

 Invisibility by Design: Women and Labor in Japan’s Digital Economy (forthcoming from Duke University Press, 2019).


Carla Nappi, Department of History

Metagestures. with Domonic Pettma. Goleta, CA: Punctum Books, 2019.


Hiroshi Nara, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

“An Adoring Gaze: The Idea of Greece in Modern Japan” in Reception of Greek and Roman Culture in East Asia, edited by Almut-Barbara Renger and Xin Fan. Amsterdam: Brill.


Thomas G. Rawski, Faculty Emeritus

Policy, Regulation, and Innovation in China's Electricty and Telecom Industries. With Loren Brandt. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019.


Emily Rook-Kopesel, Asian Studies Center

Democracy and Unity in India: Understanding the All India Phenomenon, 1940 – 1960.  New York:  Routledge, 2019


Mae Smethurst, Faculty Emerita

“Greek Tragedy Produced in Japan” in the program for Satoshi Miyagi’s Antigone, Park Avenue Armory, NY, September 26-Oct 6, 2019.


Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern, Department of Anthropology

Sacred Revenge in Oceania. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Language and Culture in Dialogue. London, U.K.: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, 2019.