Asian Studies Center to Present Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series

Issue Date: 
September 24, 2007


The University’s Asian Studies Center will present its “Asia Over Lunch” lecture series at noon on Thursdays from Sept. 27 to Nov. 15 in 4130 Posvar Hall.

Pizza will be served, but attendees are asked to bring their own beverages. Asian Studies is part of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies.

Information on the lectures follows.

Sept. 27  Minwoo Yun, assistant professor of criminal justice, Wheeling Jesuit University, “Human Trafficking and International Migration into South Korea.”

Oct. 4   Mike Roman, Pitt PhD candidate in anthropology, “Youth Perceptions of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Kirkbati and Social Projects to Educate People About the Virus.”

Oct. 11  Martha Chaiklin, Pitt assistant professor of history, “Unseasonal Winds of Love: Prostitution in Early Modern Nagasaki.”

Oct. 18  Rashmi D. Bhatnagar, Pitt assistant professor of English, “Literary Traditions of Protest for the Girl Child: Brajbha a in Meera’s Medieval Poetry, Mahadevi Verma’s Prose Sketches (1941), and Mrinal Pande’s Novel Daughter’s Daughter (1993).”

Oct. 25  Julia H. Kaufman, postdoctoral research associate, Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center, “Schools in Shanghai.”

Nov. 1  Eun-Young Jung, Japan-Korea postdoctoral fellow at Pitt, “Transnational Popular Cultural Traffic Between Japan and Korea.”

Nov. 8  Mark Metzler, associate professor of history and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, “Globalization, East Asia, and the First Great Depression, 1873-1896.”

Nov. 15  Hao-li Lin, Pitt postdoctoral student in anthropology, “Conservation and Conflict: Ecotourism in a Fijian Village.”
For more information, call the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or visit