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Date: May 1 – 31, 2017
Location: UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 2 Foyer (1961 East Mall) (map)
Hours: same as the IKBLC building hours (see hours)

This exhibition honours the special significance that written forms hold across the many unique cultures of Asia – a vast geographical area boasting an enormous diversity of languages and writing systems.

Each case features rare texts and diverse forms of bookmaking that highlight the prominent role of writing and calligraphy found across Asia. Encompassing Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Farsi, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Gujarati scripts, the works invite you to explore a range of cultural or sacred practices that find expression in the written word. These works provide a glimpse of the ingenious ways in which Asian writers have blurred the boundaries between the textual and the visual realms, creatively deploying script to communicate deeper layers of meaning that go beyond words themselves. All of the extraordinary texts on display belong to the collections of the UBC’s Asian Library and Rare Books and Special Collections.

This satellite exhibit is co-curated by April Liu (Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Asia, MOA) and Fuyubi Nakamura (MOA Curator, Asia), in collaboration with the UBC’s Asian Library and UBC Rare Books and Special Collections. It is held in conjunction with Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia, a larger exhibit on view at the Museum of Anthropology, from May 11 to October 9, 2017.




DS917.35 .Y4686 2015
박 정희, 김 대중, 김 일성 의 한반도 삼국지 : 세 개 의 혁명 과 세 개 의 유훈 통치 / 이 충렬 지음.

PL992.62 S53 A6 2016
흐르는 쉐난도우 강물 위 에 단풍잎 질 때 = When an autumn leaves fall down on the flowing Shenandoah River / 박 시정 단편 소설집

PL994.18 C47 A6 2016
지극히 내성적 인 : 최 정화 소설집  Short stories. Selections.


DS486.C2 G37 2016
Kalaktte de Pañjābī āzādī ghulātīe : wārataka = Punjabi freedom fighters of Calcutta / Haradewa Siṅgha Garewāla

PK2099.15.R35 A6 2016
Short stories. Selections Vaha bhūlā bisarā taṭa / by Mohanalāla Brajamohana.

PK2659.S174 H35 2016
Hamazāda : lahinde Pañjāba diam̄ Pañjābī kahāṇiāṃ / Sābira Alī Sābira


BL2225 I82 I8236 2013
お伊勢参りと熊野詣= The pilgrimage to Ise and Kumano / [編著者池田雅之, 辻林浩]

PL850 R76 K55 2015
君死に給ふことなかれ : 神風特攻龍虎隊 / 古川薰


B128 H84 L544 2016
容忍即自由 : 胡适的政治思想历程 / 李建军著

PL2886 O1684 Z623 2016
来自东方的视角 : 莫言小说研究文集 / 蒋林, 金骆彬主编 ; 蒋林, 李艳译.

Z4 Y364 2016
品味书香 : 书香文化研究 / 杨东铭著

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