University of Pittsburgh
September 9, 2010

Pitt’s Asian Studies Center to Present Fall 2010 Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center will present the Fall 2010 Asia Over Lunch lecture series at noon on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 30. The lectures will be held in 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Asian Studies is part of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies. 

The dates, presenters, and titles of the lectures are as follows: 

Sept. 30

Stewart Gordon, senior research scholar in South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, “Asian ‘Trade’ Routes: Commodities, Networks, and Intangibles”; 

Oct. 7

Hiroyuki Good, Japanese bibliographer, Pitt’s East Asian Library, “An Update of Japanese Databases and Effective Methods to Find Articles”; 

Oct. 21

Jennifer McDowell, Pitt PhD student in anthropology, “Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: Shifting Signifiers and Wooden Tradition”; 

Oct. 28

Cecile Chu-Chin Sun, Pitt associate professor of East Asian languages and literatures, “The Paradox of Poetic Representation”; 

Nov. 4

Liangyu Fu, Pitt PhD student in communications, “The Visual Presentation of Western Music in China During the Nineteenth Century”; 

Nov. 11

Gyewon Kim, postdoctoral fellow in Asian studies/history of art and architecture at Pitt, “Unpacking the Archive: Ichthyology, Photography, and the Archival Record in Colonial Korea”; 

Nov. 18

A.S.M. Ali Ashraf, Pitt PhD student in public and international affairs,  “U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Three Myths Versus Three Realities”; and 

Dec. 2

Pei Liu, visiting scholar at Pitt in economics from Jinan University, China, “The Sino-American Dispute Over the Renminbi Exchange Rate.” 




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