With speaker SHEN Jia (沈迦)

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Language: Mandarin

以商品经济闻名遐迩的浙江温州,其老城区里有一座百年历史的基督教堂,但教堂创建者的名字及其作为这座城市现代化奠基人的事迹却被有意无意淹埋在波云诡谲的历史里。童年时曾随祖母去这座教堂礼拜的沈迦,大学读了新闻系,毕业后做过记者、编辑、商人,然后在十余年前移民来到了温哥华。在安静的温哥华,他依托近代史料宏富的UBC亚洲图书馆,从童年的家乡记忆出发,通过爬梳档案、田野调查、口述访谈,历时六年,跨越亚欧美三大洲,以知识考古学的方式还原了这位名叫苏慧廉的英国传教士波澜壮阔的一生,及其与中国近代史一咏三叹的关联。

成书于温哥华的《寻找·苏慧廉》2013年在台湾、大陆相继出版后一纸风行,当年即获评中国“年度十大好书”,凤凰卫视还据此拍摄同名了记录片。

In the old quarter of Wenzhou, a well-known city for its commodity economy in Zhejiang Province, stands a Christian church built about one century ago. However, the name of the builder and his contribution to the city’s modernity were intentionally or unintentionally buried in sudden and perplexing changes of history. Mr. Shen Jia went to this church with his grandmother in his childhood. He majored in Journalism when he was a college student. After graduating, he worked as a journalist, editor, and entrepreneur. He immigrated to Canada and settled down in Vancouver more than ten years ago. Using the abundant collection on modern Chinese history in UBC Asian Library, Shen started writing on his childhood memories in his hometown. His work is based on archival research, fieldwork, interviews, and six years’ of endeavors in Asia, Europe and America. Drawing from the methodology of knowledge archaeology, he brought to life the magnificent story of this British missionary, William Edward Soothill, and his relationship with modern Chinese history.

Written in Vancouver, Seeking Soothhill 《寻找·苏慧廉》was published in Taiwan, and then in mainland China in 2013, and became popular immediately. It was praised as one of “the Best Ten Books of the Year” in China and was adapted as a documentary under the same title by Phoenix Satellite Television.

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BQ4475 M682 2016
いまを生きる江戶思想 : 十七世紀における仏教批判と死生観 / 本村昌文

DS889 S8542 2016
なつかしの昭和時代 / 写真・文鈴木育男

HV555 J3 H55 2017
東日本大震災と<復興>の生活記錄/ 吉原直樹, 似田貝香門, 松本行真編著

N7359 F825 A4 2016
ひかり埃のきみ : 美術と回文 / 福田尚代.

PL726.55 H5 2016
文学の歴史をどう書き直すのか : 二〇世紀日本の小說・空間・メディア / 日比嘉高

PL822 K294 Z55 2016
幾世の底より : 評伝・明石海人 / 荒波力


CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

DS774 Z436 2016
喋血枭雄 : 改变历史的民国大案 / 张耀杰著

HN733.5 L58 2016
直言 : 1978-2012中国话语 / 刘青松编著

HV580 C63 M5 2016
弥足珍贵的红十字文化遗产 : 《中国红十字会常熟分会民国廿一年纪念册》整理与研究 / 顾丽华, 池子华主编 ; 常熟市红十字会, 红十字运动研究中心编.

PE1106 S44 2016
英语在中国本土化的百年历程 / 沈艳蕾, 张艳, 贺业明著

PL2842 H732 Z46 2016
假话全不说, 真话不全说 : 季羡林口述史 / 季羡林口述 ; 蔡德贵整理.

PL2919 J56 Z95 2016
中国科幻的思想者 : 王晋康科幻创作研究文集 / 王卫英主编


KOREAN-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BX9225 K555 K63 2016
김 재준 과 개신교 민주화 운동 의 기원 / 고 지수 지음

DS922.35 H36965 2016
한국 의 민주화 와 민주화 운동 : 성공 과 좌절

ND1069 N3 N327 2016
나 혜석 을 말 한다 : 나 혜석 관련 자료 모음 / 나 혜석 학회 엮음

PL931 K562 2016
우리 말 의 고향 / 김 두년 씀

PL992.19 S35 Z67 2016
무욕 과 자유 의 사이 : 천 상병 의 시 연구 / 정 유선 지음

This summer the Asian Library offered two tours to the members of the Association of Administrative & Professional Staff (AAPS), the professional association for the Management and Professional (M&P) staff group at UBC.

The tours took place on July 6 and August 29 with a total of 30 M&P Staff from 18 departments attended.  Phoebe Chow, Program Services Assistant, first told the story of the Asian Centre building, focusing on its huge, pyramid-shaped roof that was originally made for the Sanyo Pavilion during Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan. The participants then followed Naoko Kato, Japanese Language Librarian, and Lucia Park, Korean Language Librarian, to explore all three levels of the library. Participants were particularly interested in the Asian language learning materials as well as the collections with traditional Asian bookbinding. Finally, participants toured the outdoor area, including the Pacific Bell tower.

As part of the AAPS Summer Networking Series, these lunch and learns tours provided an exciting opportunity for members to get to know the campus and its resources better. We wish to see more staff visiting the Asian Centre and the Asian Library in the future!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: July 28 – August 2, 2017
Location: Asian Centre Auditorium (1871 West Mall) (map)
Hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 28 1:30 pm

In recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Asian Library and the Culture Regeneration Research Society (CRRS) will co-host an art exhibition featuring three artists from Hong Kong and local community: Eddy Kwan-Lap Chan, Ella Suen and Desheng Li.

Eddy Kwan-Lap Chan 陳君立

Chan was awarded Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts by Concordia University (Canada) and Master Degree of Fine Art by Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (Australia) in 1985 and 2006.  Honored with Chinese ink painting prizes by Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Beijing International Ink & Wash Painting Institute and Foreign Culture Exchange Association of China, etc., his works are now in the collections of museums and art institutes both in Hong Kong and overseas. At present, Chan is a member of Consulting Committee of Federation of International Tsai-Mo Artists, Honorary President of Hong Kong Modern Ink Painting Society, Consultant of Art of Creative Painting Association, and Modern Ink Painting part-time instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ella Suen 李慧嫻

Born in Hong Kong in 1939, Suen was raised in a traditional Chinese family and has great passion for art and painting. In 1968, she learnt her foundation skills in Chinese painting in New Asia College with Professors such as Johnson Su-sing Chow.  After residing in Canada in 1974, she continued her pursuit on Chinese painting and calligraphy with various distinguished teachers. Suen is currently a member of Chinese Canadian Artist Federation in Vancouver. She participated Vancouver’s Chinese Painting Annual Exhibition for many years. After publishing her personal art collection in 2012, she held her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong the same year and in Burnaby (Canada) in 2013; and in joint exhibitions every year till 2016.

Desheng Li 李德生

Li, aged 72, who was born in Beijing, is a writer, collector and calligrapher.  He is also a researcher of the Cultural Regeneration Research Society. He is expertized in oriental folklore studies and has published over 20 books in Canada, Japan, Taiwan and China.  Apart from researches, he practices as an instructor of calligraphy among the Chinese community centers for over 10 years where he had taught a bunch of students with flying colors, He also teaches in Richmond Arts Centre and CCM Canada.  Li is famous for the calligraphy of zhuan (篆 ) and li (隸).

To view some of the artworks and find out more information about this exhibit in Chinese, please visit the CRRS website.

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

B127 C49 Z47 2016
道家的氣化現象學 / 鍾振宇

DS779.29 H785 A25 2016 v.1-3
胡锦涛文选 / 胡锦涛著 ; 中共中央文献编辑委员会

DS779.49 X53 A25 2015
習近平用典 / 人民日報評論部

DS779.49 X53 X5238 2016
习马历史性会面: 全球评论与报道选辑 / 天大研究院编译

HF1604 W3758 2016
一帶一路 : 機遇與挑戰 = The belt and road / 王義桅著

PL2879 C5 Z758 2016
柳青研究文集 / 仵埂编

PL3031 T28 C454 2016
戰後臺灣詩史「反抗敘事」的建構 / 陳瀅州著

PL3032 Y4 Y365 2016
回归历史的现场 : 延安文学传播研究 (1935-1948) / 杨琳著

PN6119 C6 Z44 2016
新剧考证百出 / 赵骥校 ; 郑正秋著.

Z1029 J516 2016
吉光片羽 : 第五批國家珍貴古籍選粹 / 國家古籍保護中心辦公室編

 

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BQ1138 G46 2016
現代仏教聖典 / 東京大学仏教青年会編

DS889 F825 2016
戦後史の決定的瞬間 : 写真家が見た激動の時代 / 藤原聡

DS897 O815 M33 2016
船場大阪を語りつぐ : 明治大正昭和の大阪人、ことばと暮らし / 前川佳子構成・文 ; 近江晴子監修

HV623 2011 F85 F83 2016
福島第一原発廃炉図鑑 / 開沼博編

JQ1631 Y338 2016
安倍晋三が〈日本〉を壊す : この国のかたちとは : 山口二郎対談集 / 山口二郎編

ND1059 N434 A4 2016
根岸君夫油彩画集.

NE1326.5 G46 K69 2016
怖い浮世絵 / 著日野原健司, 渡邉晃 ; 監修太田記念美術館

PL726.57 T6 K36 2016
浅草文芸ハンドブック / 金井景子 著

PL1281 Z45 2016
こわくてゆかいな漢字 / 張莉

PN6790 J3 S243 2016
マンガ熱 : マンガ家の現場ではなにが起こっているのか / 斎藤宣彦

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