UBC Education Library has it’s Remembrance Day books on display at the main level breezeway Collection Spotlight area.  Please search “remembrance day” in the search box on the EdLib homepage for a list of books on the topic.

Looking to start a new business? Want to expand your existing business? Or just want to meet like-minded individuals to share your business ideas with? Here are some places where you can do just that in Networking November:

Library Support for Entrepreneurs (UBC)

Host: UBC AMS eHub
Target Audience: Startups, entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Friday, November 6, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how library and UBC community resources can work for you and your business!

 

BizInfo Day

Host: SFU Vancouver
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM
Location: SFU Vancouver – Harbour Centre Building (Room 2270, 515 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Share and discuss business resources, research strategies, patrons, and more with other entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
 

Strategic Storytelling: Skills and Tips you need to Succeed

Host: Women in Communications & Technology, BC Chapter
Target Audience: Company representatives, entrepreneurs, and working professionals
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: SAP Canada (910 Mainland Street)
Cost: One for $25 or two for $40
Register here
Summary: Develop skills and discover creative strategies to engage with your target audience and tell a compelling story to help build your career or brand

 

SIP + SLAY 3.0

Host: Rebecca Casey, Amy Dewaele, and Deb Tate
Target Audience: Women in business in South Surrey and White Rock
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Location: The Lotus Pedal
Cost: $30 (price includes wine and food)
Register here
Summary: Network with like-minded women in business in your local community!

 

Get Bread: Small Business Finance 101

Host: The Bad Academy
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: Conscious Lab (200 – 422 Richards Street)
Cost: $75
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Learn how to manage your small business’ finances with workshops like “Planning for Profitability”, “Bookkeeping and Cash Flow Management”, and “Financial Analysis”

 

Business Bestie Brunch: Instagram

Host: Megan Nakazawa
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 9:30AM – 11AM
Location: The Heart Cloverdale (4 – 5723 176 Street)
Cost: $35 - $45
Register here
Summary: TBD

 

Best Practices Culture Shaping Group – November Gathering

Host: Mike Penninga
Target Audience: HR/Culture Shaping leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 2PM – 3:30PM
Location: Staples (430 – 2339 British Columbia 97)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Meet other culture-shaping leaders to share best practices on workplace culture development

 

Startup Learning Series: Stock Options, RRSP’s and Benefits

Host: VentureLabs
Target Audience: Founders and senior leadership of startups      
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Location: SFU VentureLabs (1100 – 555 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Hear about the benefits and drawbacks of using different employee incentive structures to retain existing talent and attract new talent

 

Measure What Matters 101 Workshop

Host: BDC and VEC
Target Audience: Entrepreneur, business owner, those interested in becoming B Corp Certified
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Location: Vancouver Economic Commission (1500 – 401 West Georgia Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how to measure your business’ impact by performing an audit of your business practices in governance, employee engagement, social responsibility, and environmental impact

 

Women in Business Brunch Tour + Official Book Launch Vancouver

Host: Jane Stoller – Life-Biz Organizer, speaker, and best selling author
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 11AM – 1PM
Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim (1038 Canada Place)
Cost: $92
Register here
Summary: Learn how you can level up your career, explore your passion, refine your goals and tackle obstacles, and network with other business leaders while drinking champagne

 

Funding and Support

Host: Accelerate Okanagan
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Location: Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association (460 Doyle Avenue)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn what funding and support programs there are available in Canada that can help you grow your business!

 

It’s YOUR Time Business Breakfast

Host: It’s Your Time Business Services
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: 7AM – 9AM
Location: ARC Restaurant (900 Canada Place)
Cost: $15 - $20
Register here
Summary: Network with other business owners and get your questions answered about how your business can succeed

 

Channel Marketing and Growth

Host: ACETECH
Target Audience: Board members, CEOs, and others working in emerging tech companies
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 12PM
Location: TBC
Cost: $250
Register here
Summary: Learn about the six unique aspects of channel marketing capability required to successfully develop a high growth channel and tech routes to market strategy

 

For more events like these visit smallbusinessbc.ca and review their event calendar. Please note all above event details have been taken from host descriptions and may be subject to changes.

Looking to start a new business? Want to expand your existing business? Or just want to meet like-minded individuals to share your business ideas with? Here are some places where you can do just that in Networking November:

Library Support for Entrepreneurs (UBC)

Host: UBC AMS eHub
Target Audience: Startups, entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Friday, November 6, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how library and UBC community resources can work for you and your business!

 

BizInfo Day

Host: SFU Vancouver
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM
Location: SFU Vancouver – Harbour Centre Building (Room 2270, 515 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Share and discuss business resources, research strategies, patrons, and more with other entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
 

Strategic Storytelling: Skills and Tips you need to Succeed

Host: Women in Communications & Technology, BC Chapter
Target Audience: Company representatives, entrepreneurs, and working professionals
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: SAP Canada (910 Mainland Street)
Cost: One for $25 or two for $40
Register here
Summary: Develop skills and discover creative strategies to engage with your target audience and tell a compelling story to help build your career or brand

 

SIP + SLAY 3.0

Host: Rebecca Casey, Amy Dewaele, and Deb Tate
Target Audience: Women in business in South Surrey and White Rock
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Location: The Lotus Pedal
Cost: $30 (price includes wine and food)
Register here
Summary: Network with like-minded women in business in your local community!

 

Get Bread: Small Business Finance 101

Host: The Bad Academy
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: Conscious Lab (200 – 422 Richards Street)
Cost: $75
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Learn how to manage your small business’ finances with workshops like “Planning for Profitability”, “Bookkeeping and Cash Flow Management”, and “Financial Analysis”

 

Business Bestie Brunch: Instagram

Host: Megan Nakazawa
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 9:30AM – 11AM
Location: The Heart Cloverdale (4 – 5723 176 Street)
Cost: $35 - $45
Register here
Summary: TBD

 

Best Practices Culture Shaping Group – November Gathering

Host: Mike Penninga
Target Audience: HR/Culture Shaping leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 2PM – 3:30PM
Location: Staples (430 – 2339 British Columbia 97)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Meet other culture-shaping leaders to share best practices on workplace culture development

 

Startup Learning Series: Stock Options, RRSP’s and Benefits

Host: VentureLabs
Target Audience: Founders and senior leadership of startups      
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Location: SFU VentureLabs (1100 – 555 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Hear about the benefits and drawbacks of using different employee incentive structures to retain existing talent and attract new talent

 

Measure What Matters 101 Workshop

Host: BDC and VEC
Target Audience: Entrepreneur, business owner, those interested in becoming B Corp Certified
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Location: Vancouver Economic Commission (1500 – 401 West Georgia Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how to measure your business’ impact by performing an audit of your business practices in governance, employee engagement, social responsibility, and environmental impact

 

Women in Business Brunch Tour + Official Book Launch Vancouver

Host: Jane Stoller – Life-Biz Organizer, speaker, and best selling author
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 11AM – 1PM
Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim (1038 Canada Place)
Cost: $92
Register here
Summary: Learn how you can level up your career, explore your passion, refine your goals and tackle obstacles, and network with other business leaders while drinking champagne

 

Funding and Support

Host: Accelerate Okanagan
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Location: Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association (460 Doyle Avenue)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn what funding and support programs there are available in Canada that can help you grow your business!

 

It’s YOUR Time Business Breakfast

Host: It’s Your Time Business Services
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: 7AM – 9AM
Location: ARC Restaurant (900 Canada Place)
Cost: $15 - $20
Register here
Summary: Network with other business owners and get your questions answered about how your business can succeed

 

Channel Marketing and Growth

Host: ACETECH
Target Audience: Board members, CEOs, and others working in emerging tech companies
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 12PM
Location: TBC
Cost: $250
Register here
Summary: Learn about the six unique aspects of channel marketing capability required to successfully develop a high growth channel and tech routes to market strategy

 

For more events like these visit smallbusinessbc.ca and review their event calendar. Please note all above event details have been taken from host descriptions and may be subject to changes.

In a previous post, we introduced some maps from the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection. UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections holds one of the world’s largest collections of maps and guidebooks of the Japanese Tokugawa period, ca. 1600-1868. This collection does not consist simply of maps of Japan. It also has maps and books about various peoples and countries of the world.

In this post, we will explore a few guidebooks in the collection that depict the outside world. Despite the isolationist foreign policy during the Edo period, the Japanese people were fascinated by different peoples and cultures and were keen to know more.

Amerika shinwa 亜墨新話 [New story of America]

This work is about a Japanese sailor’s adventure. Hatsutarō was working on Eiju Maru, a Japanese shipping vessel. In 1841, he and twelve other members of the crew were blown out to sea. After months of drifting, they were rescued by a Spanish ship and brought to Lower California. Hatsutarō lived and worked there for seven months, and went back to Japan in 1843. As soon as he arrived, the local lord ordered two scholars and a painter to write down his journey in America.

The book is a four-volume manuscript with numerous coloured drawings, covering American people’s appearances, social customs, clothing, houses, and so on, from a Japanese sailor’s perspective.

[Spanish vessel rescuing shipwreck survivors], vol. 1, p. 78.

[Women’s outwear], vol. 2, p. 20

[Wedding ceremony], vol. 2, p.44

Notice that the drawings were done by Tsurana Morizumi (守住 貫魚), a painter who never traveled abroad. Like many other images about foreigners in the Edo period, these drawings are a mix of imagination, creativity, hearsay, and observation.

Gaiban yōbō zuga 外蕃容貌圖画 [Pictures of foreigners’ features]

This is a book of drawings, edited by Tagawa Harumichi (田川 春道) and illustrated by Kurata Tōgaku (倉田 東岳). There are two volumes, consisting of illustrations and brief explanations of people from 42 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. It reveals a Japanese view of foreign people of that period. It was published in 1855, two years after the American Black Ships forced the opening of Japan to America and the end of National Isolation policy in 1853.

Below are two leaves from the second volume of the book. Can you tell they are people from Nova Scotia and Italy?

[People from Nova Scotia, North America], vol. 2, p. 48

[People from Italy, Europe], vol. 2, p. 8

Meriken shinshi 米利幹新誌 [New account of America]  

This may be the first printed Japanese book exclusively about the geography and history of North and South America and consists of five volumes. In volume 1, there are four maps showing the Eastern and Western hemispheres and North and South America. In volume 2, there is a map of the then-existing 31 states of the United States. There are also illustrations through the five volumes. This book was also published in 1855.

南北亜墨利加全圖 Nanboku Amerika zenzu [Map of South and North America]. Vol. 1, p. 8.

Left: [Portrait of George Washington]. Right: [Portrait of Amerigo Vespucci]. Vol. 1, p.12.

The author, Shigenobu Tsurumine(鶴峯 戊申, 1788-1859), was a well-known scholar of Japanese classics who was also interested in western technology. His work Gogaku shinsho  語学新書 [New Book on the Study of Language ] was the first book of Japanese grammar based on western grammatical rules and conceptions.


To learn more about the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection, please check out our previous post, and the website of ASIA453, a course on Japanese Travel Literature held by UBC’s Asian Studies Department.

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