We’ve had a long, chilly spring, but summer is around the corner! Drop by the Asian Centre (map) during lunch time on Tuesday June 6 and join us for some fun activities.

(12:30-1pm) Cooking instructor Jessica Yu will introduce the traditional HONG KONG STYLE PASTRY! Founder of Jessica Kitchen in Vancouver, Jessica was invited to give cooking demonstration in various community events. With over 10 years of experience, she loves to share the authentic cookery from her hometown.

Happy reading! Learn about our GREAT READS leisure reading collection! This year’s new titles are here already!

Join Japanese Librarian Naoko for an ORIGAMI workshop: create some spring and summer flowers!

Play the Korean board game YUT-NORI with Korean Librarian Lucia! It was popular during our Lunar New Year event in January. Lots of fun!

Visit the new exhibit JAYEOMMI (Natural Beauty) by Ilsoo Kyung! Ilsoo is a multi-media artist who has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her works involve identity and expression, as well as share her ideas of the transitory world.

Asian Centre was officially opened on June 5, 1981. A mini photo exhibit A BIG IDEA will recall the history of building the Asian Centre in 1970s-80s!

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Phoebe Chow, Program Services Assistant, at phoebe.chow@ubc.ca.

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.



Korean-language materials

DS329.4 .K36 2015
유라시아 역사 기행 : 한반도 에서 시베리아 까지, 5천년 초원 문명 을 걷다 / 강 인욱

DS917.27 .H3654 2015
한국 의 문화 70년 / 정 진석 외 지음

DS922.42.Y64 C46 2015
청년 여 정남 과 박 정희 시대 / 여 정남 평전 편집 위원회 기획 ; 정 운현 지음

HQ18.K6 K56 2015
한국 성사 : 한국인 의 성, 거의 모든 것 의 역사 / 김 원회 지음

PL910.5 .Y59 2016
외국인 을 위한 한자어 교육 연구 / 이 영희

PL915.4 .P364 2015
두근두근 한국어 발음 = Korean pronunciation / 방 운규, 정 혁진 공저

PL961.7 .A45 2015
한국 현대시 의 형식 과 기법 / 안 현심

PL980.7 .T63 2015
조선 야화 : 천년 을 떠돌던 역사 속 신비로운 이야기들 / 도 현신 지음

Chinese-language materials

DS778.A1 H664 2016
红色将帅 : 十大大将 = The ten great generals / 姚有志主编

DS779.29.H79 G369 2016
我给胡耀邦当秘书 / 高勇

PL2837.A35 Z738 2016
张爱玲传 : 失望是一种幸福 / 李燕

PL2843.P5 A6 2016
自在独行 : 写给每个孤独的行路人 / 贾平凹

PL2947.C59 A6 2016a
蝴蝶 = Butterfly / 刘慈欣

PL2971.H8367 H36 2016
漢武大帝 / 杨焕亭著

PN1993.5.C6 C4443 2016
华语电影叙事的文化身份 = Cultural identity in the narration of Chinese movies / 陈明华

WZ70.JC6 B334 2015
百年中医史 = A century of traditional Chinese medicine. 1912-2015 / 总主编, 张伯礼 ; 主编, 朱建平

Indic-language materials

G465 .A47 2016
Sare rāha calate calate : yātrā vr̥tānta / Kusum Ansal

PK2098.22.A64 V37 2016
Vasu kā kuṭuma / Mr̥dulā Garga

PK2098.26.A385 S26 2016
Sapanoṃ kī homa ḍilivarī  = Sapnon ki home delivery : novel / Mamatā Kāliyā

PK2099.14.A73 S28 2016
Saudā : upanyāsa / Sulatāna Bhāratī

PK2659.K299 K39 2016
Kālā ilama : kahāṇī-saṅgrahi = Kala ilam : a book of short stories / Kirapāla Kazāka

PK2659.R35414 A34 2016
Aje tāṃ mañzila dūra hai : nāwala  = Ajay tan manzil door hai : Punjabi novel / Raṇabīra Kaura Rāṇā

PK2659.T874 A67 2016
Aparādhī kauṇa…? / Nāgara Siṅgha Tūra

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