Pitt’s Asian Studies Center Sets Spring 2010 Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series

Issue Date: 
January 25, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center will present the Spring 2010 Asia Over Lunch lecture series on Thursdays at noon, beginning Feb. 4, in 4130 Posvar Hall.

The dates, presenters, and titles of the lectures follow.

Feb. 4
Shih-Hsiang Sung, Pitt PhD student in anthropology, “Fate, Fortune, and Risk Control: A New Interpretation to the High Rate of Cesarean Section in Taiwan”;

Feb. 11
Armen Mihran Bakalian, Pitt graduate student in East Asian studies, “‘Number-One’ Lord: The Unlikely Life of Hayashi Tadataka, 1848-1941”;

Feb. 18
Karen Gerhart, Pitt professor of the history of art and architecture, “The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan”;

Feb. 25
Yexia Zhang, 2009-10 Heinz Fellow, Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, “Children’s Birth Registration in China: Practice, Problems, and Policies”;

March 4
Jesook Song, a professor of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, “South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The Creation of a Neoliberal Welfare Society”;

March 18
Eun-Kyung Lee, Pitt PhD student in education, “Effect of Higher Education on the Economic Growth in East Asian Countries”;

March 25
Usha Iyer, Pitt PhD student in English, “Finding the Past in Pastiche: The Politics of Intertextuality in Bollywood Cinema”; and

April 1
Xiuying Zou, public services librarian, Pitt East Asian Library, “Introduction to Library Resources and Services on Chinese Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.”