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John Cooper Robinson was an Anglican missionary who lived and worked in Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Cooper Robinson collection consisting of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards is one of the most valuable photographic records of this era.

The exhibition, Double Exposure Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan, on display at Rare Books and Special Collections was curated by Professor Allen Hockley and Naoko Kato, Japanese Language Librarian. The exhibit highlights four major themes: Robinson and the Economies of Japanese Photography, Robinson and the M.S.C.C. Mission in Japan, Robinson and Japanese Religions, and Robinson’s Photographic Practices. This exhibit features original photographs as well as glass lantern slides and glass negatives that were used by Robinson.

In addition, the Asian Center at UBC features a selection from The Making of History and Artifacts (1888-1926): The Photographs of John Cooper Robinson from Meiji-Taisho Japan exhibit, curated by Robert Bean with an introduction by Bill Sewell.

Check out the John Cooper Robinson Collection Finding Aid to learn more about this extensive photo collection.

Double Exposure Japan-Canada is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on the first floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from March 13–May 31, 2017, and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-5 p.m. until April 8. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Naoko Kato at naoko.kato@ubc.ca.

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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