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JAPANESE

BJ1588.J3 H66 2010
20代にしておきたい17のこと / 本田健

PL856.U673 S55 2015
職業としての小說家 / 村上春樹

PL861.A83 K88 2016
九十歲。何がめでたい / 佐藤愛子

PL876.S785 K325 2017
かがみの孤城 / 辻村深月

PN6790.J33 K683 2008 v.1-3
この世界の片隅に / こうの史代

KOREAN

BJ1594.5.K6 Y87 2013
어떻게 살 것 인가 / 유 시민

DS922.4642.N6 Y862 2016
대통령 의 말하기 : 노 무현 대통령 에게 배우는 설득 과 소통 의 법칙 / 윤 태영 지음

PL994.17.N36 A18 2016
82년생 김 지영 : 조 남주 장편 소설

PL994.9.K55 O56 2016
언어 의 온도 : 말 과 글 에는 나름 의 따뜻함 과 차가움 이 있다 / 이 기주

TX631 .C436 2017
카메라 와 부엌칼 을 든 남자 의 유럽 음식 방랑기 : 유럽 맛 위 를 걷다 / 장 준우 지음

CHINESE

DS779.28 .Z438 2016
燃灯者 / 赵越胜

NE965 .L519 2015
烟画中国 : 星火抗战  / 李徳生、张莹

PL2840 C4 X84 2017
雪花飄落之前 : 我生命中最後的一課 / 瓊瑤.

PL2863.Y53 S56 2011
生命的不可思议 : 胡因梦自传/ 胡因梦

TX357 .K84 2016
味觉森林 : 世界名食在家DIY / 葵儿多丽

Thank you for participating the Asian–language book clubs 2018!

This is the second Asian-language book club program after its launch in the fall of 2016. With the support from the Faculty of Arts, we were able to extend the initiative from two to four languages – Korean, Punjabi, Japanese, and Chinese.  All four book clubs took place between January and April.  Each had two sessions, a “meet and greet” session followed by a book discussion about a month later.

Three out of the four books selected for the events are novels written by award-winning writers in Asia, including the Korean novel Chinatown (중국인 거리) by Oh Jung-hee (오 정희), the Japanese work Convenience Store People (コンビニ人間 ) by Murata Sayaka (村田沙耶香), and the Punjabi novel  News from a Village (ਖਬਰ ਇੱਕ ਪਿੰਡ ਦੀ: ਨਾਵਲ) by Pargat Singh Satoj (ਪਰਗਟ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਤੌਜ). The Chinese-language biography A Way of Finding What’s True (寻找苏慧廉) was written by local writer –  by Shen Jia (沈迦). Participants in the Chinese and Korean book clubs had the exciting opportunity to meet and engage with the book author and translators who graciously agreed to facilitate the sessions. The Japanese and Punjabi book club members were joined by UBC graduate students Cyrus and Taranjit to explore their books through structured activities and animated discussions.

The book clubs aimed to provide an opportunity for current students, faculty, alumni, and other interested community members with advanced fluency in Asian-language to form ties with others in their respective literary communities. All four book clubs were well-attended, with 64 participants in total and attracted a wide-range of participants. 39% of attendees were students (12.5% graduate and 26.5% undergraduate), 12.5% faculty,  8% staff, 14% alumni, 11% residents from the UBC neighbourhood, and 15.5% community members unaffiliated with UBC. Some participants were non-native speakers. The diverse backgrounds of the participants contributed to the interesting discussions, which were accompanied by Asian-style refreshments.

In our post-event surveys, a number of participants expressed their desire to see an on-going Asian-language book club program. The Asian Library will continue to explore the possibility. If you are interested in future book club events, or if you have any suggestions on a book club topic, please email to asian.library@ubc.ca.

Korean book club

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Japanese book club

Chinese book club

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

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

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

AZ791 Z7 Z45 2017
浙東學術研究 : 近代中國思想史中的知識, 道德與現世關懷 / 鄭吉雄著

CT3990 X825 B627 2017
博物館裡的文字學家 / 許進雄著

DS779.26 L594 2017
向良心說謊的民族 : 劉曉波文集 / 劉曉波著

HD9056 C62 C37 2017
蠡園驚夢 : 無錫王曹家族往事 / 曹可凡, 宋路霞著

NA1546 H66 F867 2016 (Great Reads)
誰把爛泥扶上壁 : 你所不知的香港建築故事 / 馮永基著

PL2861 O235 N38 2015 (Great Reads)
那一隻生了厚繭的手 / 何福仁著

PL2886 O1684 Z95 2017
論莫言 : 紅高粱上飛翔的自由精靈 / 張志忠著

PL2919 T534 T36 2017
探路 / 王定國

PL2949.5 D34 B5 2017
閉起雙眼你最掛念誰 = This ain’t a love song / Middle故事 ; 林夕詞文

PN6790 C6 L35 2015 (Great Reads)
功夫港漫口述歷史(1960-2014) / 黎明海編著

 

KOREAN-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

PL980.6 I33 2017
이해 없이 당분간 / 김 금희 외

PL992.415 T37 A6 2017
아름다운 그이 는 사람 이어라 : 김 탁환 소설

PL992.425 C48 A6 2017
할머니 는 죽지 않는다 : 공 지영 소설

PL992.6 S83 P34 2017
뱀 과 물 : 배 수아 소설

PL994.58 H96 N35 2017
나 는 왕 이며 광대 였지 : 오 현종 소설

PL994.78 S5 A68 2017
아이 의 뼈 : 송 시우 소설집

PL 994.9 K54 A6 2017
세 살 버릇 여름 까지 간다 / 이 기호

PL994.9 Y822 K68 2017
커트 : 이 유 소설집

PL994.94 C468 H33 2017
하바롭스크 의 밤 : 유 재영 소설집

PL994.96 H346 K68 2017
코러스 크로노스 : 윤 해서 소설집

 

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

D767 H6 G4698 2017
原爆死の真実 : きのこ雲の下で起きていたこと / NHKスペシャル取材班

N7355 I26 2017
近さと隔たり/存在する, 美術 / 市川政憲

NC998.6 J3 Y85 2017
描き文字のデザイン / 雪朱里著 ; 大貫伸樹監修

PL801 K8 Z594 2017
芥川追想 / 石割透編

PL811 U8 S5 2017
釈迦 / 武者小路実篤作

PL812 A8 Z786 2017
漱石のヒロインたち : 古典から読む / 増田裕美子

PL856 A8196 M44 2017
名誉と恍惚 / 松浦寿輝

PL861 H496 Z874 2017
澁澤龍彥ふたたび / ヤマザキマリ [and 13 others]

PN1998.3 O98 N34 2017
精読小津安二郎 : 死の影の下に / 中澤千磨夫

Z659 H22163 2017
アルカイダから古文書を守った図書館員 / ジョシュア・ハマー ; 梶山あゆみ訳

 

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