Resources for students
EALL's own YouTube channel features digital projects by EALL students and faculty as well as links that will be useful for learning about East Asia.
Japan: Places, Images, Times, and Transformations (Japan: PITT) is a large electronic resource for teaching and learning many aspects of Japanese people, culture, and history. It includes hyperlinked essays augmented with maps, images, and videos.
Interested in a searchable text database? Go to the Japanese Text Initiative that will give your access to more than 300 premodern and Meiji texts for research.
Very active Japan Studies at Pitt is also a great resource that supports EALL's programs and initiatives. The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia helps teachers to become more informed about Asia through workshops, talks, and study tours.
The East Asian Library of the University Library system is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of East Asian material in the nation. It holds more than 440,000 volumes on China, Japan, and Korea, in addition to videos, journals, newspapers. It is the home to a collection of rare materials on North Korea. Among its resources is the Japanese Text Initiative that was developed jointly with the University of Virginia library. It is an electronic, searchable database of more than 300 pre-modern and Meiji texts that students and researchers can use research and teaching.
The University of Pittsburgh is one of the leading centers of study relating to East Asia. Our Asian Studies Center (ASC) promotes, coordinates, and supports a variety of activities, including conferences, workshops, cultural events, research, financial aid, and teaching on campus and in the region. The award-winning Confucius Institute, part of ASC, informs us about culture of China. The ASC is part of the University Center for International Studies—Pitt's global arm. The Japan Studies group conducts research on and disseminates information about Japan as well as host a number of cultural and scholarly activities.
The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania, located in the city, is an educational, business, and arts outreach organization. It also hosts the region's largest High School Speech Contest annually in the spring. Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh is a civic association that holds a number of cultural events, including shinenkai and o-hanami.
The Pittsburgh Asia Consortium, a collaborative initiative of Pitt, Carlow University, Slippery Rock University, and Saint Vincent College, fosters research and educates resident, students, and academics in the area. PAC hosts an annual undergraduate research conference on Asia in the spring.