Chinese-language materials

CT3990 R36 R36 2016
饒學與華學 : 第二届饒宗頤與華學暨香港大學饒宗頤學術館成立十周年慶典國際學術研討會論文集

DS777.53 .Z46 2016
中国抗战大后方中间党派文献资料选编 / 杨力编

HD8708.5.C6 Z38 2016
“猪仔”华工访问录 / 刘玉遵等编

JQ1519 A5 Z4935 2015
中央革命根据地历史资料文库. 军事系统 / 中共江西省委党史研究室, 中共赣州市委党史工作办公室, 中共龙岩市委党史研究室编

PL1735 C555 2015
随身应急情景粤语 / 陈铭恩编著

PL2274.2.C3 L52 2015
中外文学交流史. 中国-加拿大卷 / 梁丽芳, 马佳, 张裕禾, 蒲雅竹著 ; 钱林森, 周宁编

PL2754.S5 Z655535 2016
恋爱中的鲁迅 : 鲁迅在厦门的135天 / 房向东著

PL2801.N18 Z885 2015
诚人笃行 : 沈从文的人生交游 / 王力著

PL2922 C49 Z846 2016
岁月历练的优雅 : 杨绛传 / 文方著

PL2924 Y85 D66 2016
东方华尔街 : 新 “上海滩” 的阴谋与爱情 / 叶永烈著

PN2875.F84 Z46 2016
中国戏曲活化石 : 政和四平戏 / 罗小成主编 ; 政和县文化体育新闻出版局编

PN5369.P43 J4365 2016
京報副刊 / 孫伏園主編

Korean-language materials

BS315.K89 P96 2015
한글 개역 성경 의 우리 말 오류 / 변 이주 지음

DS793.Y4835 A675 2015
중국 길림성 조선족 학교 교가 와 그 연구 / 안 병삼 지음

DS917.35 .H379 2015
한국 의 정치 70년 / 이 완범 외 지음

PL912 .C49 2015
한국어 연구 와 유추 / 최 형용, 박 민희, 김 혜지, 이 찬영, 김 현아, 오 윤경, 방 유정

PL941.A1 K56 2015
한국 방언 의 지리적 분포 와 변화 / 김 경숙

PL945.P96 C46 2015
평창 방언 성조 와 언어 분화 / 최 영미 지음

PL991.613.S587 Z846 2016
홍진 난세 에서 쓸쓸하게 헤매는 ‘모던 보이’ : 백 석 의 ‘만주’ 체험 과 시편 / 왕 염려 지음

PL991.9.S4 Z76 2015
저항 시인 이 상화 시 연구 / 김 계화 지음


Indic-language materials

BL2017.9.H28 R36 2016
Bābā Haradāsa Siṅgha : jīwana britānta / Rāṇā, Raṇajīta Siṅgha

D923 .R37 2016
Yaurapa dī yātarā : safaranāmā  = Europe di yatra / B. S. Rattan

PK2098.13.A372 B44 2016
Be gaḍḍī caṛha gaī : kahāṇīāṃ = Be gaddi chadh gayi : short stories / by Kamlesh Bakhshi

PK2658 .A36 2016
Āhaṭa : sāla 2015 dīāṃ behatarīna Pañjābī kahāṇīāṃ / by Baldev Singh Dhaliwal

PK2659.S268 A47 2016
Akattha kathā : Srī Gurū Amaradāsa Jī dī jīwanī te ādhārata nāwala = Akath katha : a historical novel / by Harnam Dass Sehrai

Our collection of BC Historical Newspapers brings a lot of traffic to our website—and it feeds a lot of our blog posts, too! We get lost flipping through the pages of time, but the papers always find a way to bring us back to the present.

For instance, the way newspapers were totally the precursor to Facebook.

The Abbotsford Post, July 1, 1910.

 

And there’s the way something written conversationally really can be impossible to read. Honestly, we have no idea where or what the motherlode is, or to whom it belongs.

The Bennett Sun, August 5, 1899.

 

Reading Rooms and Circulating Libraries! We just can’t get enough of them in the RBSC Bookplates digital collection.

The Cariboo Sentinel, October 14, 1865.

 

Paying for school: it’s a real pickle now, too. We all know one of those entrepreneurial Doris-types.

Preston Review, November 24, 1933

 

Newspaper ads, foreshadowing texting since the 1910s. No idea what this is supposed to stand for, but we definitely LOL’ed when we saw it.

The Hedley Gazette, August 29, 1912

 

Before The Magic School Bus there was the family meat market.

Queen Charlotte Islander, April 25, 1914.

 

A now-ancient predecessor to live tweeting.

Nelson Daily Miner, January 20, 1901

 

When scrapbooking meets graphic design in the news world: the result sure feels like a graphic novel.

The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist, April 27, 1923

 

And, finally, those things you just don’t get to do anymore, like shopping for an upholstered chaise while waiting for your embalming to be finished.

The Boundary Creek Times, March 8, 1899

LAW LIBRARY level 3: JX1 .H34 v. 27 2014
Hague Academy of International Law, Hague Yearbook of International Law 2014 (Dordrecht: M. Nijhoff, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K720 .P54 2013
Christopher Pierson, Just Property: Volume Two: Enlightenment, Revolution, and History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8634538

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD313 .S77 2016
Daniel Greenberg & Yisroel Greenberg, eds., Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases, 9th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE339 .P76 2015
David Layton & Michel Proulx, Ethics and Criminal Law, 2d ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015).
Online access: Ebook

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3247 .H37 2016
David Harris & Peter Israel, eds., The Written Contract of Employment (Toronto: Emond, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE7709 .H36 2017
Darwin Hanna, Legal Issues on Indigenous Economic Development (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2017).

Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures is a public symposium bringing together scholars from across Canada, the US and Australia to consider the future of cosmopolitanism as a critical approach to scholarship and praxis. The program will feature an interview with Dr. Sneja Gunew (UBC) and a launch of her book, Post-multicultural Writers as Neo-cosmopolitan Mediators (Anthem Press), a keynote address by Dr. Pheng Cheah (UC Berkeley) and more.

Speakers: Shani Mootoo, Lydia Kwa, Larissa Lai (University of Calgary) 


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Bradley, A., & Bradley, A. (10/01/2010). International journal of refugee law: Beyond borders; cosmopolitanism and family reunification for refugees in canada Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ijrl/eeq025 [Link]

Breckenridge, C. A. (2002). Cosmopolitanism Duke University Press. [Link]

Gunew, S. M., & Rizvi, F. (1994). Culture, difference and the arts. St Leonards, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. [Available at Koerner Library Stacks DU120 .C85 1994]


UBC Library Research Guides

Anthropology

Education

 

In collaboration with the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), the IKBLC Community Engagement & Programs division presents the “PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series,” which showcases doctoral students telling their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes.

In “Explorations in Culture and Diversity,” eight PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative engage the public by using the Pecha Kucha format to present on how their research is contributing to the public good, and making a change in the world.  This year’s PSI themes include education, environment, culture, social justice, and health.

This event happened on Thursday, March 23, 2017.


Speakers

Ashli Akins (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Eury Chang (Theatre)

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Anthroplogy)

Claire Fogal (Theatre)

Gregory Gan (Anthropology)

Lily Ivanova (Sociology)

Stephanie Nakagawa (Opera)

Teilhard Paradela (History)


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Chang, E. C. (01/01/2015). Theatre research in canada: Towards reconciliation: Immigration in marty chan’s the forbidden phoenix and david yee’s lady in the red dress Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. [Link]

Cullis-Suzuki, S. (2007). Notes from canada’s young activists : A generation stands up for change Greystone Books. [Link]

Gan, G. (2015). Soaring to dizzying heights: Christ the saviour cathedral as a historical arena for the persecution of pussy riot. Critique of Anthropology, 35(2), 166-186. doi:10.1177/0308275X15569852 [Link]

Ivanova, L. (2014). The cultural transmission of morals : A case study of western visitors to cambodia’s genocide museums [Link]


UBC Library Research Guides

Anthropology

Education

Sociology

Theatre

John Cooper Robinson was an Anglican missionary who lived and worked in Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Cooper Robinson collection consisting of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards is one of the most valuable photographic records of this era.

The exhibition, Double Exposure Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan, on display at Rare Books and Special Collections was curated by Professor Allen Hockley and Naoko Kato, Japanese Language Librarian. The exhibit highlights four major themes: Robinson and the Economies of Japanese Photography, Robinson and the M.S.C.C. Mission in Japan, Robinson and Japanese Religions, and Robinson’s Photographic Practices. This exhibit features original photographs as well as glass lantern slides and glass negatives that were used by Robinson.

In addition, the Asian Center at UBC features a selection from The Making of History and Artifacts (1888-1926): The Photographs of John Cooper Robinson from Meiji-Taisho Japan exhibit, curated by Robert Bean with an introduction by Bill Sewell.

Check out the John Cooper Robinson Collection Finding Aid to learn more about this extensive photo collection.

Double Exposure Japan-Canada is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on the first floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from March 13–May 31, 2017, and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-5 p.m. until April 8. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Naoko Kato at naoko.kato@ubc.ca.

WenziBase databases, 中国方志库 Erudition and Complete Siku (Erudition) 全四庫, are both down.

From WenziBase:

“We suffered an outage due to technical issues beyond our control that caused data loss, and we are trying to restore service as quickly as possible, but unfortunately it will likely take a few days.  We will send another update when we have a better estimate on when the service will be restored.  We apologize for this interruption.”

Stay tuned for updates.

Digitizing content for our digital collections happens five days a week in the basement of the Irving K Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) on UBC’s Vancouver campus. While we pass many hours in the Digitization Centre (here’s a bit about our work space from 2014), most of the digitization crew also spends a lot of time in IKBLC in general: the building includes the Music, Art, and Architecture Library, University Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Plus, there’s a cafe. And gorgeous study spaces. And this building includes the Main Library, one of the first buildings on campus.

This is all to say, we pass our days in a pretty cool place, and this post is dedicated to our home away from home.

 

The library began as a concept for the Point Grey campus, and its construction was the result of student demonstrations in 1922 (now known as the Great Trek).

1923 Sharp and Thompson plan for the Main Library.

 

The building opened with the inauguration of the new campus in 1925. There are some interesting stories behind the library’s development leading to this point, including WWI spies and a public stand for the theory of evolution. There’s also a faked photo of the early library that was published in 1970s.

Point Grey campus, 1925.

 

The exterior gained landscaping, including a pond, in its early years. There’s still a water feature today.

The original entrance, pictured here in 1931, remains a popular place for photos.

 

The interior included study spaces and stacks.

A rather captivating capture of angles in the library in 1929.

 

It appears this reading room did not change much in the first 20 years, although some artwork was later added to the walls. Today known as the Chapman Learning Commons, the long tables, stacks (the far right, dark area) and card catalogues (left, along the wall) are replaced by cozy chairs and computer terminals. The alcove room in the background (now called the Dodson room) holds many speakers and events.

Reading room when the library opened in 1925.

 

The Library gained a wing in 1947. The second wing was added in the 1960s.

Sunnin’ on the lawn in March 1957.

 

There are a lot of technological advances in the history of this building, too, from the card catalogue and the bindery to the computer circulation terminal in 1965 (topt row), to the microfiche catalogue, the listening room, and the army of now-dated looking desktop computers in 2003 (bottom row).

From 2004 – 2008 the wings, as well as much of the interior of the Main Library, were replaced with more modern architecture and amenities (this can be seen on the IKBLC website) to become the space we know and love today.

If you’re as into this building as we are, there’s plenty more to see and read! We shared some highlights of its 94-year life pulled from the rich histories produced on campus: UBC Archives provides photos and renderings and information about the development of the building itself in the Building the Main Library 1923-1925  and the Main Library Architectural Drawings (1923-1964) collection, and the UBC Library also has an in-depth historical timeline for all the details of the Main Library and other branches. You can even take a virtual tour of the building.

View of building before the original wings were demolished, taken in 2002 from the Walter C. Koerner Library.

 

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