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On June 28, 2013 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, a historic summit of two groups of WWII veterans that faced discrimination: the Tuskegee Airmen and Chinese-Canadian soldiers was held. Meeting for the first time ever, these aging veterans will share their stories with the public on how they overcame prejudice to serve their countries with courage and distinction. The Tuskegee Airmen are African-American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps (United States Army Air Forces after 20 June 1941).

While most of their ranks have passed away, a few remaining veterans, now mostly in their late 80s and 90s, will meet to share their stories.  During WWII, the Tuskegee airmen were the first group of African-American aviators to fly in combat for the US armed forces. At the time, the American military was still racially segregated. Many felt African-Americans lacked the intelligence and skill to perform anything beyond basic, menial tasks in military duty. Despite this segregation and prejudice, the Tuskegee Airmen went on to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups in the war. They were dubbed “the Red Tails” after one fighter group painted their P47s and later P51s with a red tail.  Please join us for this historic occasion.  This UBC opening symposium took place on June 28, 2013, 2013 at the Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 182), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre as part of the Chapman Discussion Series.

Panelists include:  Col. Charles McGee, Lt. Robert Ashby, Bill Norwood, Col. Dick Tolliver (Tuskegee Airmen); Col. Howe Lee, George Chow, Neil Chen, Frank Wong (Chinese-Canadian Veterans); Moderated by Don Chapman


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC for more research

Horn, B. (2008). Show No Fear: Daring Actions in Canadian Military History. Dundurn. [Link]

Moye, J. T. (2010). Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. OUP USA. [Link]

Percy, W. A. (2003). Jim Crow and Uncle Sam: The Tuskegee Flying Units and the US Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II. The Journal of Military History67(3), 773-810. [Link]


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The July issue of LibFOCUS, UBC Library’s e-Newsletter, highlights the third annual Community Report. The report features stories related to our five key strategic directions; video introductions from David Farrar, Provost and VP Academic, and Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; as well as significant achievements and headlines from the past year.

 

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A new exhibition of photographs and small sculptural works from Vancouver artist Clare Yow focuses on the politics of identity and location.

“[They] are inexplicably tied to the ways in which the space and the self are mutually constitutive,” says Yow. “The self as a site, is one of continuous splitting, doubling, and grafting, of histories, markings, and vulnerabilities.” 

As a Chinese-Canadian, a woman, an immigrant, and an artist, Clare Yow begins, “not with a continent or a house, but with the geography closest in.”

Exploring the symbolic borders of East and West, and the notions of ‘home’ and the fluidity of ‘here,’ Yow’s exhibit is thought-provoking.

The exhibit runs the month of July, on the Level 2 foyer in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. 

About the Artist

Clare Yow is a Vancouver-based artist who holds a Master in Fine Arts in Visual Art from UBC and an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photographic Studies from Ryerson University. With ongoing interests in navigating what it means to be located within the hyphenated and triple bind homeland of Chinese-Canadian femininity, Clare’s work is foregrounded in the everyday and seemingly unremarkable as subject matter, material and process.

For more, please visit the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s website.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1327 .B78 2013
Christopher M. Bruner, Corporate Governance in the Common-Law World: The Political Foundations of Shareholder Power (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3246.2 .U55 2013
William A. Schabas, ed., The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The Travaux Préparatoires (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1238 .S63 2013
Marcus Smith & Nico Leslie, The Law of Assignment, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE2799 .C664 2013
Michael Geist, ed., The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2013).
Online access: http://www.press.uottawa.ca/sites/default/files/9780776620848.pdf

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UBC Library’s Summer Update in the BCLA Browser highlights the release of the Senate Report and the Community Report, the inaugural winner of the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia, the launch of the B.C. Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program, and more.

A round-up of UBC Library staff presentations given at the recent British Columbia Library Conference in Richmond is provided, and the issue also includes a “Conference Reports” section, which features contributions from various Library staff.

The BCLA Browser is the online, open access publication of the British Columbia Library Association. 

 

 

ClareYow_ChinoThe politics of identity and location are inexplicably tied to the ways in which space and the self are mutually constitutive. The self as a site, is one of continuous splitting, doubling, and grafting, of histories, markings, and vulnerabilities. In this exhibition of new photographs and small sculptural works, artist Clare Yow focuses on the mobile and malleable body as material for interrogating personal, political lived experience. Togetherness-in-difference is an imperative issue for 21st century cultural and identity politics. Holding a doubled relationship or dual loyalty to the idea of places, is for Clare, at once invigorating and troubling, rewarding and tiring.

Biography

Clare Yow is a Vancouver-based artist, holding a Master in Fine Arts in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia and an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photographic Studies from Ryerson University. Her art practice is foregrounded in the everyday and seemingly unremarkable as subject matter, material and process. With ongoing interests that lie in navigating what it means to be located within the triple bind, hyphenated existence, and imaginary homeland of Chinese-Canadian femininity, Clare’s work seeks to explore how conditions of in-between-ness come to exist in relation to her particular subjectivities.

It is of note that Clare was born in Singapore 100 years after the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885, and that on Canada Day this year, it was 90 years ago that the Chinese Exclusion Act first came into effect.

For more works, please visit clareyow.com.


Reading List

*These are some books that helped guide Clare’s research and work.

On not speaking Chinese : living between Asia and the West / Ien Ang.
Koerner Library / DS732 .A585 2001

Art on my mind : visual politics / bell hooks.
Irving K. Barber / N6537.585 A2 1995

Woman, native, other : writing postcoloniality and feminism / Trinh T. Minh-ha.
XWI7XWA Library / YC T75 W66 1989

Race, space, and the law : unmapping a white settler society / edited by Sherene H. Razack.
Koerner Library / FC104 .R313 2002

Displacement, diaspora, and geographies of identity / edited by Smadar Lavie and Ted Swedenburg.
Koerner Library / GN357 .D57 1996

Mappings : feminism and the cultural geographies of encounter / Susan Stanford Friedman.
Koerner Library / HQ1190 .F77 1998

China, transnational visuality, global postmodernity / Sheldon H. Lu.
Koerner Library / DS779.23 .L82 2001

Black skin, white masks / Frantz Fanon ; translated from French by Richard Philcox.
Koerner Library / GN645 .F313 2008

Black looks : race and representation / bell hooks.
Okanagan Library / E185.86 .H734 1992

The writing on the wall : Chinese and Japanese immigration to BC, 1920 / Hilda Glynn-Ward.
Koerner Library / PR9217.O89 W8 1921 A

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