University of Pittsburgh
September 9, 2009

Pitt's Asian Studies Center to Present Fall 2009 "Asia Over Lunch" Lecture Series

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will present the Fall 2009 "Asia Over Lunch" lecture series at noon on Thursdays beginning Oct. 8 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:

Oct. 8

Young Rae Oum, Pitt postdoctoral student studying Japanese and Korean cultures, "Skewed Sex Ratio at Birth and Women's Roles and Status in South Korea";

Oct. 15

Benjamin Pachter, Pitt PhD candidate in music, "Performing Past and Present: Tradition and Modernity in Japanese Group Taiko Performance";

Oct. 22

Eric C. Shiner, Milton Fine Curator of Art, Andy Warhol Museum, "Reading Warhol into Asian Contemporary Art";

Oct. 29

Chenchen Tang, Pitt graduate student, Graduate School of Pubic and International Affairs (GSPIA), TBA;

Nov. 4

Xiuying Zou, public services librarian, East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh, "Introduction to Library Resources and Services on Korean Studies at the University of Pittsburgh";


William W. Keller, Pitt professor, GSPIA, "Will the Ecosystem for Information Technology Implode? The Case of Semiconductors in India"; and

Nov. 19

John C. Camillus, Donald R. Beall Professor of Strategic Management, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, "Humanity, Innovation, and Business Strategy: Lessons From the Indian Experience."

For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or visit