Last year, UBC Library joined its partners (SFU, BCIT, KPU and Douglas College) in organizing a series of free events for Science Literacy Week and created a Library Guide to Science Literacy Week too. In previous years, UBC Library celebrated Science Literacy Week along with 140+ organizations across Canada and hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a Science Expo, and a Living Library of graduate students who could be “borrowed” like books to talk about their inspiring research, and more.

In anticipation of Science Literacy Week happening 17-23 September 2018, you can also enjoy listening to a round of Frequencies podcasts including transcripts (courtesy of the UBC Okanagan Library) recorded at last year’s Science Literary Week event. This unique series is one that “explores the connections between science and society: the implications of scientific research on our culture, how scientists communicate their ideas, and how our society responds”.

Also, stay tuned for the soon-to-be-released “Science Literacy Week: Building Partnerships through a Passion for Discovery” (a conference paper co-authored by UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan librarians) arriving in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository via UBC Library’s Open Collections portal.


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Our digital collections cover a wide range of topics and disciplines that you can explore through Open Collections. Among our thousands of digital items, you can find materials to support your research, your teaching, and even your imagination. Below, we’ve selected a few of our collections that may be helpful when researching topics related to Asian Studies.


Rikuchū no kuni yōsan no zu. 6


There are many collections that can be used as a resource for historical Asian Studies, including:

  • Chinese Rare Books Collection: this collection is mainly composed of works from the Puban and Pang Jingtang. You can find census information, literature, as well as historical, political, and military documents from China covering the years 1368 to 1959.
  • Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era: this is the world’s largest collection of maps and guidebooks of the Tokugawa Era. It contains travel maps, guides and stunning woodblock prints. The collection is used as a resource at the ASIA 453: Japanese Travel Literature class. If you are curious to know more, check out our blog post Explore Open Collections: Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era.
  • Meiji at 150: the collection is part of the Meiji at 150 project, which was created to celebrate the 150 years since the start of the Meiji Era in Japan. The collection consists of materials produced during the period, including: woodblock prints, photographs, books, albums, and booklets. Visit the Meiji at 150 website to learn more about planned special events, lecture series, workshop series, podcast, and digital teaching resources.
  • One Hundred Poets: the collection consists of 74 books and 20 sets of cards of the Japanese poetry anthology “Hyakunin Isshu” (One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each). This anthology, edited by Fujiwara no Teika, became the most famous poetry anthology in Japan. Get to know about this collection, more specifically about the card sets, by checking out our blog post Utagaruta: a poetry game.


Family wedding portrait, Vancouver, B.C.


If you are interested in studying Japanese and Chinese life in Canada, then the following collections will be helpful:

  • Chinese Canadian Stories: composed of several sub-collections and fonds, this collection covers a wide range of topics, including Chinese Canadian military service, businesses, and social life in Canada.
  • The Chung Collection: the collection contains materials that can be comprised into three themes: British Columbia History; Immigration and Settlement; and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The collection has several materials relating to the Chinese community in British Columbia.
  • Yip Sang Collection: the collection contains Yip Sang’s personal and business-related materials. Yip Sang was an important businessman in the Chinese community in Vancouver and was often referred to as the “major of Chinatown”. Get to know more about him and his collection in our blog post Explore Open Collections: Yip Sang Collection.
  • Japanese Canadian Photograph Collection: this collection contains materials that registered the life of Japanese Canadians in British Columbia. The collection is a great resource for anyone researching about how Japanese Canadians were treated during the World War II.
  • Tairiku Nippo (Continental Daily News): this publication was an important information source for Japanese Canadians in British Columbia. It was published between 1907 and 1941, and is a valuable resource for studying the history of the Japanese Canadians before the World War II.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD62.6 .M358 2018
Keith Seel, ed., The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K860 .M33 2018
Bruce MacDougall, Mistake in Contracting (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE444 .A85 2017
Paul Atkinson, The Canadian Justice System: An Overview, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE850 .S93 2018
Angela Swan, Jakub Adamski & Annie Y. Na, Canadian Contract Law, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1024.R42 M36 2018
Suhuyini H. Abudulai, A Guide to Canadian Money Laundering Legislation, 5th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1232.A7 W7 2018
Allen M. Linden, Lewis N. Klar & Bruce Feldthusen, Canadian Tort Law: Cases, Notes & Materials ([Toronto]: LexisNexis Canada, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1246 .D69 2017
Peter A. Downard, The Law of Libel in Canada (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE2114 .K46 2018
Joseph F. Kenkel, Impaired Driving in Canada, 5th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE5015 .S66 2018
Lorne Sossin & Emily Lawrence, Administrative Law in Practice: Principles and Advocacy (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE5683 .S43 2016
Wolters Kluwer Canada, Section 85 Rollovers: A Complete Guide, 2d ed. (Toronto: Wolters Kluwer Canada Limited, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE5810 .C37 2017
Cameron Mancell, Capital Cost Allowance in Canada, 3d ed. ([Toronto]: Wolters Kluwer, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE7709 .B88 2018
Dwight Newman, Business Implications of Aboriginal Law (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8615 .G58 2018
Duncan W. Glaholt & Markus Rotterdam, The Law of ADR in Canada: An Introductory Guide, 2d ed. ([Toronto]: LexisNexis Canada, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8615 .S56 2018
Martha E. Simmons, In Search of Resolution: Complex Issues in Mediation Advocacy (Toronto: Thomson Reuters Canada, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE9260 .P45 2017
Steven Penney, Vincenzo Rondinelli & James Stribopoulos, Criminal Procedure in Canada (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE9270 .F6 2017
James A. Fontana & David Keeshan, The Law of Search and Seizure in Canada, 10th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KEO213 .K87 2018
JoAnn Kurtz, Family Law: Practice and Procedure, 5th ed. (Toronto: Emond, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF2980 .M52 2018
Arthur R. Miller & Michael H. Davis, Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright in a Nutshell (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC89 .R45 2018
Alberto Alemanno & Lamin Khadar, eds., Reinventing Legal Education: How Clinical Education Is Reforming the Teaching and Practice of Law in Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC6229.E95 L66 2018
John Lombard, Law, Palliative Care and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges (London: Routledge, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KUQ120 .D67 2017
Shaunnagh Dorsett, Juridical Encounters: Māori and the Colonial Courts – 1840-1852 (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: P94.5.I532 C2168 2018
Emily Snyder, Gender, Power, and Representations of Cree Law (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018)

LAW LIBRARY level 3: WC503.6 .S44 2018
Suzanne Hindmarch, Michael Orsini & Marilou Gagnon, eds., Seeing Red: HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018).


DS777.514 X53 2017 v.1-8
西安事变历史资料汇编 / 杨瀚主编 ; 全国政协文史和学习委员会编

DS799.718 L54 2017
禮密臣臺灣資料選集 /賴大衛、林欣宜編著

PL2461 Z7 W335 2016 v.1-2
魏晉南北朝經學國際硏討會論文集 /楊晉龍, 劉柏宏主編

PL2464 Z6 Z4874 2017
周易 / (越南)佚名编著 ; 鍾彩鈞點校

PL2938.E29 X526 2017
戏年 / 葛亮著


BL2236 N38 I43 2017
일제 강점기 보천교 의 민족 운동 / 김 방룡, 김 재영, 안 후상, 김 철수, 남 창희 외 지음

BQ9222 Y825 2018
불교 와 원 불교 / 류 성태 지음

DS911.19 S5363 K56 2017
근대 지식 과 역사 의 발견 : 신 채호 의 역사 서술 을 중심 으로 / 김 수자 지음.

DS915.2 Y5325 2018
한국 근대사, 1863-1910 / 이 계형 지음

GV1785 C535 K86 2017
근대 무용 의 선구자 최 승희 예술 과 글 / 이 영란 엮음

HX415.5 A6 H327 2018
한반도 이념 전쟁 연구, 1919-1950 : 빨갱이 와 반동 분자 / 한 상철 지음.

ND1063.4 C4378 2017
민화 는 민화 다 : 이야기 로 보는 우리 민화 세계 / 정 병모 지음

PL909.4 L45 2017
조선 시대어 형태 사전 / 이 상억, 서 승완

PL992.73 K9 Z95 2017
시인 신 경림 / 글 이 경자

PN1993.5 K6 T6646 2018
2017 독립 영화 쇼케이스 / 기획, 사단 법인 한국 독립 영화 협회


BF1779.F4 T36 2017
感情を整える片づけ / 種市勝覺

DS832.7.K6 H96 2017
人生の同伴者 : ある「在日」家族の精神史 / 玄善允著

DS865.5 K3 2017
南北朝恩讐の争乱 / 加賀淳子

FC2161 H67 2017
ニューファンドランド : いちばん古くていちばん新しいカナダ / 細川道久著

HV6535.J3 Y34 2017
日本殺人巡礼 / 八木澤高明

JQ1698 A1 S86 2017
分裂と統合の日本政治 : 統治機構改革と政党システムの変容 / 砂原庸介著

NK3650 B59 2017
ビーズ, つなぐかざるみせる/ 編者池谷和信

PL726.115 T36 2017
古典のすすめ / 谷知子

PL819.A515 Z85 2017
言語と思想の言說 : 近代文学成立期における山田美妙とその周辺 / 大橋崇行著

PN1995 K264 2017
映像の境域 : アートフィルム/ワールドシネマ / 金子遊

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