University of Pittsburgh
January 10, 2008

Pitt's Asian Studies Center to Present Spring 2008 "Asia Over Lunch" Lecture Series

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will present the Spring 2008 "Asia Over Lunch" lecture series at noon on Thursdays beginning Jan. 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Pizza will be served; participants are asked to bring their own beverages. Asian Studies is part of Pitt's University Center for International Studies.

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

January 24

Nancy Guy, associate professor of music, University of California at San Diego, "Farewell to Rational Actors: Music, Emotion, and Social Movement in Taiwan";

January 31

Hiro Good, Pitt's East Asian Library, "Making the Fullest Use of Japanese Databases: How to Get Articles, How to Find Information";

February 7

Mike Roman, Pitt doctoral student of anthropology, "Youth Perceptions of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Kiribati and Social Projects to Educate People about the Virus";

February 14

Xiaofei Kang, assistant professor of modern languages, Carnegie Mellon University, "Cooking in the Temples: Elderly Rural Women and Religious Revival in Contemporary China";

February 21

Yasuhiro Shirai, Pitt associate professor of linguistics, "Is Resultative Meaning More Difficult Than Progressive Meaning in the Acquisition of the Imperfective Aspect -te i-ru in Japanese?";

February 28

Ying Peng, Heinz Fellow, Pitt Global Studies Program, TBA;

March 6

Mimi Terano, Pitt, graduate student in the School of Education, TBA;

March 20

Yujie Li, Heinz Fellow, Pitt Global Studies Program, TBA; and

(Date TBA)

Ellen Motohashi, Pitt Teaching Fellow, School of Education, TBA.

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