JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BQ988 U887 M38 2017
大拙と松ケ岡文庫 : 鈴木大拙没後五十年記念

DK266 M365 2017
ソ連という実験 : 国家が管理する民主主義は可能か / 松戶清裕

DS881.2 W57 2017
幕末維新素描紀行 / チャールズ・ワーグマン ; 山本秀峰編訳

E184 J3 T35 2017
日系アメリカ人のエスニシティ : 強制収容と補償運動による変遷

FC76 U34 2017
カナダ歴史街道をゆく / 上原善広

HQ77.95 J3 K6 2017
性別に違和感がある子どもたち : トランスジェンダー・SOGI・性の多様性 / 康純編著

LA1138.7 Z446163 2017
躍動する青春 : 日本統治下台湾の学生生活 / 鄭麗玲著 ; 河本尚枝訳

PL755.87 S542 N64 2017
遺すことば : 作家たちのがん闘病記 / 青山文平等

PL856 I74 Z88 2017
夢をのみ : 日本SFの金字塔・光瀬竜 / 立川ゆかり

PN1995.9 L6 S27 2017
恋愛映画小史 / 佐藤忠男

PN2928 I78 I86 2017
石原裕次郎太陽の男 / 編集岸川真, 山田隆幸


CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

HD6072.2 H78 S8 2015 (Great Reads)
外傭 : 住在家中的陌生人 / 作者蘇美智 ; 攝影Robert Godden

PL2837 M22 D36 2017
當我提筆寫下你 : 你就來到我面前 / 張曼娟

PL2929.5 N4184 S59 2017
死著 : 張翎中篇小說集 / 張翎


KOREAN-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

PL992.62 W34 K58 2017
꿈을 찍는 사진사 : 박완서 소설집

PL994.415 S225 T6 2017
더 나쁜 쪽 으로 : 김 사과 소설

PL994.46 R5 P65 2017
폭식 광대 / 권 리 소설집

PL994.545 C45 N8 2017
눈 의 황홀 : 명 지현 소설집

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K235 .T64 2017
Benjamin L. Berger, Emma Cunliffe & James Stribopoulos, eds., To Ensure that Justice is Done: Essays in Memory of Marc Rosenberg (Toronto: Thomson Reuters Canada Limited, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE450.S6 M55 2018
David Mikelberg, Law and Legislation for Social Service Workers (Toronto: Emond Publishing, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE5875 .T63 2017
Norman C. Tobias, Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships and Trusts, 5th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF705.Z9 B83 2018
Barlow Burke, Personal Property in a Nutshell (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KU120 .N49 2017
Ron Levy et al, eds., New Directions for Law in Australia Essays in Contemporary Law Reform (Acton: ANU Press, 2017)
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8957718

WWII Japanese Canadian lettersRare Book and Special Collections at UBC Library is thrilled to have acquired an extraordinary collection of letters that provide unique insight into the devastating effects of the Japanese Canadian internment during World War II.

The collection of 147 letters, written to donor Joan Gillis in 1942 by a group of young Japanese Canadians she met while attending Queen Elizabeth Secondary School in Surrey, talk of daily life and the challenges faced by these young people after being ordered out of the “Security Zone” on the B.C. coast, and are filled with frequent references to acute homesickness and sadness at being removed from their homes. The writers range in age from 13 to 18.

RBSC is pleased to be able to add this unique acquisition to its robust Japanese Canadian Research collection that includes materials on business and commerce, mining, farming, fishing, forestry, religious activities, education, community, reminiscences and biographies in addition to materials on the Japanese Canadian evacuation.

You can learn more about the collection of letters by reading the full press release. If you’d like to see the letters in person, feel free to visit Rare Books and Special Collections and join a tour!

Summer Hours 2016

Date: April 23 – June 30, 2018
Location: Asian Centre (1871 West Mall) (map)
Hours: Asian Library open hours (see hours)

Mr. Yim Tse (謝琰), Chinese Librarian (1968-1999), passed away on March 16, 2018. Asian Library has set up a book display at the Asian Centre entrance in memory of this pioneer librarian and friend.

Born in Hong Kong in 1936, Yim Tse graduated from the University of British Columbia and received a graduate diploma in librarianship from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.  He began to work at the UBC Asian Library as Chinese Librarian in 1968 and served until his retirement in 1999.  For more than 30 years of service, Yim was highly respected by UBC faculty and students for his knowledge and in-depth reference support. He and his family are also devoted supporters of UBC.

In addition to his contributions as a librarian, Mr. Tse was a renowned calligrapher. He studied Chinese calligraphy in his early years under Mr. Lam Chin Shek (林千石) and dedicated himself to studying and creating Chinese calligraphic art. Moreover, he undertook the promotion of Chinese calligraphy as his lifelong calling, and at the same time he played the role as a curator, writer, and translator. Over the years, Yim curated 10 collective and four of his own solo Chinese calligraphy exhibitions, as well as published and translated a number of books. Many of his works were shown in exhibitions and collected by the Canadian Museum of History, UBC, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, BC, and Nankai University located in Tianjin, China.

Below is the list of items on display:

Proses:
《懷玉堂隨筆》 Essays from the Hall of Hidden Jade (PL2968 Y35 H83 2015)
《謝琰八十自述-談書法與人生》 Eighty Years of My Life: On Life and Calligraphy (2016)

Exhibition catalogues:
《翰墨因緣》 Karma of the Brush (ND1454.5 C3 V3 1985)
《翰墨因緣》 Karma of the Brush (ND1454.5 C3 V3 1995)
《尺素寸衷》 A Foot of Silk: A Bond of Friendship (ND1475 C56 T732 1998)
《聖言書藝展》 Calligraphic Art of Confucius Sayings (NK3634 A2 S532 2001)
《墨韻心聲》 Reflections from a Chinese Brush (NK3634 X54 A4 2007)
《書藝友聲》 A Gathering of Brushes (2009)

Calligraphic illustrations:
《墨花心影誦唐詩》 Ink Blossoms, Mind Shadows: Chanting Tang Poems (PL2531 M6 1999)
《獨陪明月看荷花》 Ode to Lotus: Selected Poems of Florence Chia-Ying Yeh (PL2924 C5335 D83 2007)
《去國偶吟:夏偉良詩詞集》 Casual Poetry Away from My Homeland by Joe Hah (2011)

English translations:
《論語百則》 100 Sayings from the Analects (collaboration) (PL2471 R468 2004)
《白日夢: 黃永強攝影集》 Day Dreaming: A Photo Collection by K.W. Wong (TR655 H82 2010)

See also:Remembering Mr. Yim Tse, Chinese Librarian 1968-1999

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8248.L44 B33 2017
Constance Backhouse, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé: A Life (Vancouver: Published by UBC Press for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2017).

 

For over a century, there has been a rather curious and unique public lecture event happening every Saturday evening at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

 

From its humble beginnings in 1916, the Vancouver Institute (VI) has been holding free public lectures presented by locally, nationally and internationally recognized, distinguished scholars and notable industry professionals alike from UBC and beyond.

 

Spanning several decades now, the VI lectures’ collection (made available by the UBC Library in partnership with the VI) is steadily growing in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. This one-of-a-kind mixed collection of audio and video materials is a fine testament to the historical, scientific, technical and academic knowledge, expertise and wisdom accumulated by the VI speakers over the years.

 

The VI lectures’ collection is teeming with a wide range of scientific, archaeological and other intriguing discoveries to philosophical musings and historical biographies to politics, policies and opinions to advanced technologies in education, medicine, and just about everything else in between.

 

This treasure trove of knowledge consists of novel, creative and innovative ideas and notions to the hard-knock school of lessons learned through good (and, at times, not so good), old-fashioned trial and error. Since then, the array of topics presented by past and current VI speakers were, and still are to this day, all-engaging, funny, illuminating, candid and as inspiring as ever.

 

A round of applause is due to Green College at UBC for its administrative management of the VI lectures over the years and transferred seamlessly over to the new Global Reporting Centre on January 1, 2018.

 

Another round of applause goes to University Archives for digitizing the vast majority of the VI lectures, the individual materials are continuing to be digitized and made openly accessible in the VI lectures’ collection in cIRcle via UBC Library’s Open Collections portal.

 

While waiting for upcoming VI lectures, below are some past and present VI lectures to watch now online anytime and anywhere:

 

The next 50 years in engineering http://hdl.handle.net/2429/36288

 

Gold or dross — The romantic past and future potential of B.C.’s mineral wealth http://hdl.handle.net/2429/19745

 

The golden age of astronomy http://hdl.handle.net/2429/15122

 

Ecological reserves in British Columbia http://hdl.handle.net/2429/30981

 

An evening with Mary Hemingway http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20033

 

Life under the sun: The past and future of solar energy http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20760

 

Artists in medieval workshops http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20769

 

Observations and photographs http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20044

 

Virginia Woolf: a personal portrait http://hdl.handle.net/2429/34467

 

Einstein — the man and his work http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35297

 

The coinage of Athens and the ancient world http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35868

 

The mystique of the detective story http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20819

 

Byzantine archaeology: a city revealed http://hdl.handle.net/2429/34338

 

Leonard Cohen: “The only tourist in Havana” http://hdl.handle.net/2429/13026

 

Dogs and people: The history and psychology of a relationship http://hdl.handle.net/2429/32808

 

Dealing with SARS http://hdl.handle.net/2429/32104

 

Journey of the Blue Whale http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61793

 

Digital Dumping Ground : The Global Trade in Electronic Waste http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61570

 

The Human-Animal Bond : Our History With Dogs http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61571

 

Desert Dust and the World’s Environments http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61150

 

Hammering the Klavier : Beethoven’s Earthshaking and Bone-crushing Masterpiece http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62270

 

Media Ethics on the Digital Frontier http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61152

 

Bug Shells and Butterfly Wings : New Materials Inspired by Nature http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62080

 

Stroke : New Evidence on Prevention and Recovery http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62337

 

Cheap : The High Cost of Discount Culture http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62344

 

Let Them Eat Dirt : Raising Children With Their Microbes http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62338

 

Bee Time : What Can We Learn from the Demise of Bees? http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62335

 

 

Shakespeare second folioThis past spring term, Rare Books and Special Collections hosted a number of classes from a wide variety of disciplines, including English, history, art history, German studies, Asian studies, and many more. We love hosting classes, as it allows us to introduce so many more students to our amazing collections. We especially love to see the results of the students’ work with our collections and the incredible insights they bring to their topics. Now we’re very happy to share some of this great student work with you!

One of the assignments for Professor Patsy Badir’s course, “Image and Text in Seventeenth Century Literature,” was an in-depth exploration of a single book from a selection of 17th-century items here at RBSC. Students were asked to research the history of the item and introduce it to a public audience online. We have a few of these student projects to share with you and hope you enjoy them. Perhaps you will be inspired to stop by RBSC to see one of the items for yourself!

Next up: Ana Maria Fernandez Grandizo’s exploration of the second folio edition of Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies:

https://anamariafdzg.wixsite.com/ubcshakespearefolio/printing-binding

Enjoy!

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