University of Pittsburgh
January 13, 2011

Pitt’s Asian Studies Center to Present Spring 2011 “Asia Over Lunch” Lecture Series

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH— The University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center will present the Spring 2011 “Asia Over Lunch” lecture series at noon on Thursdays beginning Feb. 3 in 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Asian Studies is part of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies (UCIS). For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or 

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

Feb. 3

Bell Yung, Pitt professor of music, “Teahouse, Brothel, and Street Corner: Venues and Songs of a Hong Kong Blind Singer”; 

Feb. 10

Xiuying Zou, public services librarian, Pitt East Asian Library, and Ho Nam Choi, principle researcher, Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information, “An Update on Korean Studies Resources at the University of Pittsburgh”; 

Feb. 17

Neepa Majumdar, Pitt associate professor of English, “Audible Traces: Documenting Indian Prisoners of War in World War I Europe”; 

Feb. 24

Armen Bakalian, Pitt graduate student in East Asian studies, “‘Edo Era Robots?!’ The Art of Karakuri-ningyo”; 

March 3

Greg de St. Maurice, Pitt PhD student in anthropology, “The Real of the Real: Kyoto Vegetables and Discourses of Authenticity”; 

March 17

Astri Ferdiana, Pitt PhD student in epidemiology, “Comparative Health Status of Women and Children in Indonesia, the Maldives, and Solomon Islands”;

March 24

Annemie Maertens, Pitt assistant professor of international affairs, “High Returns, Low Aspirations? Social Norms and Education in Village India”; 

March 31

Sara Bularzik, Pitt graduate student in education, “Teaching and Learning English in China and Indonesia”; and 

April 7

Sopheada Phy, Heinz Fellow, UCIS, “The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Justice vs. Impunity.”




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