University of Pittsburgh
University Center for International Studies
Asian Studies Center
Emily Rook-Koepsel, Undergraduate & Graduate Advisor and Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
4109 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh is widely recognized as being among the best and most comprehensive in the country in research, public service, and teaching about East Asia. The center’s mandate is to promote an enhanced understanding of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands through exceptional undergraduate and graduate academic programs, strong interdisciplinary faculty development, and energetic community outreach. ASC has nationally recognized programs in Chinese and Japanese language and culture studies, with growing strengths in Indian and Korean studies. Its affiliated faculty spans the disciplines. Typically more than 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students enroll each year in Asia-related courses. Undergraduate students from any field or school interested in Asia can supplement and strengthen their major field of study by enrolling in the Asian Studies certificate program.
The East Asian Library (EAL)
Located in Hillman Library, the EAL contains significant collections of books and periodicals in both the Chinese and Japanese languages, in addition to materials in English and other Western languages housed in the general collections. Those pursuing research on current topics concerned with Japan can make use of the Japan Information Center (JIC), which gives users direct access to a wide array of government documents, economic reports, and a wide range of data related to social and economic issues.
Asian Studies Certificate students may be eligible for a variety of scholarships and research awards. For information, visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/funding/graduate