Resources

WE ARE HUMAN!: Film Discussion Event Recap

On Tuesday, February 6, approximately sixty-two in person participants and twenty-seven online participants attended a hybrid panel discussion featuring a documentary film on human rights violations in Japan. The event, which was hosted by UBC Asian Library and the Department of Asian Studies, centered around the film Watashitachi wa Ningen da! ワタシタチハニンゲンダ! (We are Human!) […]

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, […]

七夕 – Evening of Sevens in China, Japan, and Korea

This year the Evening of Sevens, or the Double Seventh Festival (meaning, a celebration on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month), will fall on the 22nd of August. Double Seventh is being celebrated throughout East Asia though each country has its own origin stories and has developed unique and distinctive ways of observing […]

Asian Library Research Lens Event Recap

On Thursday, June 8th, UBC Asian Library was thrilled to host presentations highlighting how our users engage with Asian Library’s collections and services for their research. Each presenter discussed their topic of interest and how Asian Library’s resources were relevant to the topic, with time for shared Q&A afterwards. Justin Chun-Yin Cheng presented a summary […]

Kids Take Over UBC at Asian Library

Almost 300 kids and their family members took over Asian Library on Sunday, February 19, as part of Kids Take Over UBC, creating crafts using discarded book covers and other recycled materials, learning origami, enjoying the pop-up library featuring books from X̱wi7x̱wa Library and Education Library, and listening to storytimes in Korean, Japanese and Mandarin. […]