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Patterns as Poetic Practice: A Global Conversation Through Textil Cartographies

Please come by the Asian Centre foyer to view “Patterns as Poetic Practice: A Global Conversation Through Textile Cartographies.” The exhibition will run from May 7 to July 3, 2024. This collaboration between the Art Education Program, The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy and the Asian Library offers an enriching experience that transcends cultural boundaries […]

EDI in Asia display

We invite all our users to come and view our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Asia display, located on the upper floor of the Asian Library. The display underscores how EDI challenges and developments are not universal. Asia is home to a vast plethora of countries and therefore diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions, languages, and […]

Book Display: Exploring Sikh Heritage and Vaisakhi Celebrations

April is Sikh Heritage Month in B.C. and is a special time for celebrating Sikh culture, art, and history, as well as honoring the invaluable contributions of the Sikh community to Canada. It carries great significance for Sikhs as it was during this auspicious month that Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last human Sikh […]

Hina Matsuri and Koinobori Display

The Asian Library is currently hosting a display featuring hina ningyō and koinobori in celebration of Girl’s Day and Children’s Day.   Hina ningyō are a set of dolls that represent the emperor, empress, attendants, and musicians in ancient court dress. They are set up on a tiered platform in celebration of hina matsuri (doll festival), […]

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, […]

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 […]