University of Pittsburgh
January 25, 2013

Spring 2013 “Asia Over Lunch” Lecture Series Presented by Pitt’s Asian Studies Center

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center will present the Spring 2013 “Asia Over Lunch” lecture series at noon on Wednesdays in Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland.

The brown bag series is free and open to the public. The dates, room locations, presenters, and titles of the lectures are as follows.

February 6
Room 4130  
Laura C. Brown, Pitt assistant professor of anthropology, “Negotiating Decay, Delay, and Debt: Speculation and Time-Travel in South India's Grocery Trade”;

February 13
Room 4130  
Elisabeth Kaske, associate professor of Chinese studies, Carnegie Mellon University, “Gentry Power and Accountability: Negotiating Tax Hikes in Nineteenth-Century Sichuan”;

February 20
Room 4130  
Daniel Asen, Pitt visiting assistant professor of history, “The Birth of the Modern Expert Witness in Early Twentieth-Century China”;

February 27
Room 4130  
Zhongxin “Cindy” Sun, Pitt Asian Studies Center associate and sociologist, “Redefining Urban Chinese Women’s Identity Via the Global Workplace in Shanghai”; 

March 6
Room 3703
Vincent Leung, Pitt assistant professor of history, “The Confucian Analects and the Invention of the Human in Early China”;

March 20
Room 4130  
Kaitlyn Myers, graduate student in Pitt’s Department of Music, “Gamelan and Musical Healing”;

March 27
Room 4130  
Jody Garcia, graduate student in Pitt’s Department of Linguistics, "Reassessing Language Contact in the South Pacific: Taking a Second Look at the Linguistic Outcomes of Imperialism in Austronesia"; and

April 3
Room 4130  
Clark Chilson, Pitt assistant professor of religious studies, "The Rise of a New Buddhist Leader: How Ikeda Daisaku Became One of Japan's Most Powerful Men.”

The Asian Studies Center is part of the University Center for International Studies. Contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or for more information.