Displays

A Guide to the Asian Library New Exhibit, “Hidden Gems at Asian Library”

UBC Asian Library is known for its collection of Asian-language scholarly resources to support the research, teaching, and learning activities of scholars, students, and community members at UBC. Have you ever wondered what odd, unique, or wonderful items we have accumulated in the course of building our library collections for over 60 years? We are […]

E for Energy: Asian language Reads for the Science Literacy Week 2023

Asian Library is happy to participate in the Science Literacy Week again this year, September 18 to 24! The Science Literacy Week is a Canada-wide annual celebration to highlight the ways to explore and enjoy the diversity of Canadian science. This year’s theme is energy. Check out the list of great reads in Chinese, Japanese, […]

Leslie Cheung 張國榮 – Hong Kong Icon (1956-2003): Bibliography

Between February and April of this year, UBC Asian Studies and the Asian Library collaborated to host an exhibition in memory of Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing, the revered Hong Kong singer, actor, performer, and queer icon. This captivating showcase featured an array of publications, recordings, film posters, and other memorabilia from Leslie’s multi-faceted and transpacific life […]

Asian Library book display: Sikh Heritage Month and Vaisakhi

April is observed as Sikh Heritage Month to celebrate Sikh culture, art and history and to appreciate the contributions that the Sikh community has made in Canada. The month of April carries great significance for Sikhs as it was in this month that the Khalsa order was established by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and […]

Exhibition: Leslie Cheung 張國榮 – Hong Kong Icon (1956-2003)

Date: February 15 to April 6, 2023 Hours: Asian Library open hours Location: Asian Centre foyer & Asian Library ground and upper floors (1871 West Mall) (map) Co-presented by UBC Asian Library and the Department of Asian Studies, Leslie Cheung 張國榮: Hong Kong Icon (1956-2003) commemorates the 20th anniversary of the passing of the legendary Hong Kong actor, singer, […]

Women, Life, Freedom – Iran: Past & Present

Women, Life, Freedom provides a glimpse into the historical movements leading up to today’s protests in Iran. From the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the subsequent introduction of the morality police, to the death of Jina (Mahsa) Amini, learn about the human rights concerns and the culture of resistance that have put Iranian women at the […]