Asian Studies Center

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.

Services Offered: 
Cultural Festivals
Internships
Professional Development Workshops
Resource Lending Library

Resources

Here is a sample of materials generated by the Asian Studies Center or as a result of programming in which they participated.

Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

Intended Audience:
K-5

Children's book author and Nationality Rooms scholarship recipient Amy Alznauer provides K-5 math and humanities educators with creative ways to incorporate interdisciplinary learning into their classroom through the story of the renowned mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, who is depicted in her children's book, The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity.
 

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

Outline describing Pink Tide movements in Venezuela.

Presentation Slides (e.g PowerPoint)

Intended Audience:
9-12

Chinese culture, politics, and economics underwent enormous changes during several pivotal eras from the 1940s through present-day. This powerpoint, ideal for teaching grades 9-12, provides historical context for these distinct eras, and uses the art produced during them as a lens through which to view the dramatic historical shifts the nation experienced. Primary source document analysis...

Outreach at Asian Studies Center

Catherine Fratto
Engagement Coordinator
Asian Studies Center
Patrick Hughes
Assistant Director, University of Pittsburgh coordinating site for the NCTA
Asian Studies Center, National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Brenda G. Jordan
Director, University of Pittsburgh coordinating site for the NCTA
Asian Studies Center, National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Lynn Kawaratani
Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs
Asian Studies Center
Asian Studies Center