LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3791 .R66 2015
Christa Roodt, Private International Law, Art and Cultural Heritage (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD606 .I48 2015
Nancy E. Johnson, ed., Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature, and Emotion, 1760-1848 (Lanham: Bucknell University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE4454 .I43 2015
Sharryn J. Aiken, Catherine Dauvergne, Donald Galloway, & Colin Grey, Audrey Macklin, Immigration and Refugee Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary, 2d ed. (Toronto: Emond, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF3319 .R468 2015
American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law, Employment Law: As Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute at Washington D.C., May 21, 2014 (St. Paul: American Law Institute Publishers, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KQC567 .A347 2015
Iris Berger et al., eds., African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights (Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2015

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ4080 .M374 2015
Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, The Financial Obligation in International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Watch this interactive short teaser of a lecture by Culinary historian Robert Sung. This is a talk in which foodies will take delight. As part of the current exhibition in the Chung Collection room, highlighting historical food menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Sung’s talk highlights the historical period of the menus in Canadian history.

Please visit: to watch this lecture webcast!

About the Speaker
Bobby Hot Pot color 2-1Robert (Bob) Sung is currently the President of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia.  A Fourth-­Generation Canadian, Bob has a passion for culinary arts & history. He was educated at the University of Hawaii for Business Administration and at the Dubrulle Culinary Institute for Professional Culinary Training. For over twenty-­‐five years, his personal & business life have revolved around the Food & Hospitality Industry. Bob’s purpose is to educate and entertain from a culinary & cultural approach. In terms of outreach, he is a member of both the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee, and serves as an advisor to the Asian Heritage Month Society.

UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections teamed up with local historian Larry Wong to create the exhibit. Wong, author of Dim Sum Stories, curated a series of menus for the exhibition, “Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit: Menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Ships, Trains, Planes, and Hotels.”

UBC Library’s Chung Collection contains more than 1,000 menus, ranging from the 1890s to 1980s.  The majority of the menus are in English, but there are a few unique menus in Chinese, Japanese, French and even German. Featuring unique historical delicacies, these menus offer a glimpse of “the elegance of dining” in the early days, says Wong.

The exhibition features CPR menus exclusively, but local foodies can also enjoy a few digitized menus from Vancouver’s Chinatown. Six menus are currently online and there are plans to add more over the summer.  The exhibition is currently on display in the Chung Collection exhibition room until the end of 2014.

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Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M–y W—y M—-e

We have a real book blog treat for you this Monday morning. A well-researched, stylish blog about the incomparable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (also know as “Lady President”) and her Turkish Embassy Letters.

This is the eight in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s “The History of the Book” course during the spring 2015 term. For this assignment, students in the class were asked to choose an item (book or otherwise) from RBSC, research its history, and introduce it to a public audience through a blog or wiki.

Fatima Hamado has done a beautiful job with her book blog, providing biographical background on Lady Mary and thoughtfully discussing the Turkish Embassy Letters and their place within the social and cultural contexts surrounding them, as well as taking a close look at RBSC’s particular copy.

I hope you enjoy this terrific read!

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