Date, Time & Place
Meet & Greet: Thursday, March 29, 6:30-8:00 pm
Discussion: Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall (map)

Fee
$10 per person, including a copy of the book and light refreshments at both sessions.

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This book club will be of special interest to current students, staff and faculty, alumni and community members who have studied Chinese at an advanced level. We will be reading 寻找苏慧廉 A Way of Finding What’s True written by 沈迦 (Shen Jia).

About the Book: 寻找苏慧廉  (A Way of Finding What’s True) (北京:新星出版社,2013年)

This biography describes the life of William Edward Soothill, a British missionary to China who later became a Sinologist and Professor at Oxford University. Soothill spent the majority of his adult life in China, a country where his story is little known.  Soothill travelled to China in his early 20s and settled in Wenzhou, where his children were born. Over the next 20 years, he built a number of churches, hospitals, and schools in this coastal city. He also learned the local dialect, which allowed him to compile dictionaries and translate the bible. His reputation as a great educator resulted in his appointment as the President of the Imperial University at Shanxi. He then worked in Shanxi for nearly a decade, after which he returned to England and became a Professor of Sinology at Oxford University. While in China, Soothill witnessed the most turbulent time of the nation’s history. His journey illustrates the immense transformation of the country during that period.

Shen Jia started this project to document Soothill’s story while in his hometown of Wenzhou. He traced Soothill’s travels across three continents: Europe, Asia, and America. He spent 6 years immersed in archival research and conducting numerous interviews. Using the method of archaeology of knowledge, Shen’s book reconstructs the vivid story of a brilliant China expert. Shen’s work is both a provocative biography and a scholarly text. Its narrative also reflects the intricate history of modern China.

苏慧廉,英国人、传教士、汉学家、牛津大学教授。他一生最好的时光都在中国度过,他的故事却少有人知。二十岁出头的他,只身漂洋过海来到中国。他的孩子出生在这里,并由此开始了一生与中国的缘分。他在温州定居二十余载,建教会、修医院、建学堂。同时学习温州方言,编撰字典、翻译圣经。由于在教育方面的杰出才能,晚清末年被聘为山西大学堂总教习。晚年返回英国,受聘牛津大学,专研汉学教授。苏慧廉经历中国最动荡的时期,而他的历程,也是那个时代的缩影。

本书作者沈迦从家乡温州出发,沿着传主百年前走过的道路,跨越亚、欧、美三大洲,寻找历史深处的蛛丝马迹。通过爬梳档案史料,结合数十位后人的口述访谈,历时六年,以知识考古学的方式还原了一生都与中国关联的这位“中国通”的生平。这部传记既遵循学术规范,又以一啸百吟的笔触,写出了中国近代史的一咏三叹。

About the Author/Facilitator: 沈迦 (Shen Jia)

Shen Jia, born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang in 1969, took his MA degree at the Zhejiang University and his EMBA degree at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He used to work as a journalist, an editor, and then started his own business. He currently lives in Vancouver, and is focusing his research on the relationship between the missionary movement and modern China. He is the author of Putongren: Jiayitang shoucang zhaji (The Commoners: Notes on the Collections of Jiayitang), Xia Chengtao zhi Xie Yücen shouzha jianshi (Annotation on the Hand-Written Letters Xia Chengtao Sent to Xie Yücen), Xun zhao Su Huilian (A Way of Finding What’s True), and Yitiao kaiwang zhongguo de chuan (A Ship Heading to China). Published in the Mainland China and Taiwan in 2013, A Way of Finding What’s True became a best seller immediately. It was praised as one of “The Best Ten Books” in 2013, and the Phoenix Television made a documentary of the same name according to the content of this book.

沈迦,1969年出生于浙江温州。浙江大学文学硕士、中欧国际工商学院工商管理硕士。曾为记者、编辑,后创业经商。现居温哥华,从事传教士与近代中国关系之研究与写作。著有《普通人——甲乙堂收藏札记》、《夏承焘致谢玉岑手札笺释》、《寻找·苏慧廉》、《一条开往中国的船》等。《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了同名记录片。

Questions? Please contact Chinese Language Librarian Jing Liu at jing.liu@ubc.ca.

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

DS764.23 W39 A4 2017
翁同龢家书诠释 / 翁同龢著 ; 赵平整理

DS777.53 B4564 2017
北美藏中国抗日战争历史档案文献提要 / 王成志, 陈肃, 王晓燕, 何剑叶, 何妍等编

HF3508 C5 M6125 2016 v.1-5
东印度公司对华贸易编年史(一六三五-一八三四年) / (美)马士著 ; 区宗华译 ; 林树惠校 ; 章文钦校注

NA1549 W35 A35 2016
造房子 / 王澍著

NK3634 A2 P3639 2016 v.1-6
龐虛齋藏清朝名賢手札 / 龐元濟辑 ; 梁穎整理

PL1065 H839 2016
华语与华文教育”走出去”研究 / 郭奇军, 钱伟主编

PL2597 Q56 2016 v. 1-10
清代宮廷大戲叢刊初編 / 詹怡萍主编

PL2969 Z43 R8 2016
如果大雪封门 / 徐则臣著

PL2976 Y847 J53 2016
茧 / 张悦然著

PL2976 Y847 W6 2017
我循着火光而来 / 张悦然著

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BH39 I523 2016
接触造形論 : 触れあう魂, 紡がれる形 / 稲賀繁美

CB 113 J3 I56 2016
祈りと再生のコスモロジー : 比較基層文化論序說 : 池田雅之先生古稀記念 / 滝澤雅彦, 柑本英雄編

DS881.45 G68 2017
忘れられた黒船 : アメリカ北太平洋戦略と日本開国 / 後藤敦史

DS896.62 J65 2017
大江戶の色彩 / 城一夫

HV623 2011 F85 F842 2017
福島は, あきらめない : 復興現場からの声 / 冠木雅夫 (每日新聞編集委員) 編

ND1059.6 G4 R98 2017
絵卷で読む源氏物語 : 毛利博物館所蔵「源氏物語絵卷」 / 龍澤彩編著

PL696 Y66 2017
俗語入門 : 俗語はおもしろい! / 米川明彦著

PL849 N4 C535163 2017
沈黙と美 : 遠藤周作・トラウマ・踏絵文化 = Silence and beauty / マコトフジムラ ; 篠儀直子訳

PL871 I337 S97 2017
素敵な日本人 : 短編集 = Collection of short stories / 東野圭吾

PL873 I94 K36 2016
彼女がエスパーだったころ / 宮内悠介

INDIC-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

HN687 F37 2017
Haram jinah di haddie rachia : prose / by Balwinder Singh Fatehpuri

PK2659 B2914 S97 2017
Sūraja dī akkha : Mahārājā Raṇajīta Siṅgha de jīwana uppara ādhārita itihāsaka nāwala / Baladewa Siṅgha

PK2659 M2957 A87 2017
Athri rut / by Sukhwant Kaur Mann

PK2659 P349 B57 2016
Birakha araza kare / Surajīta Pātara

PK2659 S42375 A24 2017
Achinte baaz paey : a novel / by Bhajan Singh Sidhu

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

DS764.23 W39 A4 2017
翁同龢家书诠释 / 翁同龢著 ; 赵平整理

DS777.53 B4564 2017
北美藏中国抗日战争历史档案文献提要 / 王成志, 陈肃, 王晓燕, 何剑叶, 何妍等编

HF3508 C5 M6125 2016 v.1-5
东印度公司对华贸易编年史(一六三五-一八三四年) / (美)马士著 ; 区宗华译 ; 林树惠校 ; 章文钦校注

NA1549 W35 A35 2016
造房子 / 王澍著

NK3634 A2 P3639 2016 v.1-6
龐虛齋藏清朝名賢手札 / 龐元濟辑 ; 梁穎整理

PL1065 H839 2016
华语与华文教育”走出去”研究 / 郭奇军, 钱伟主编

PL2597 Q56 2016 v. 1-10
清代宮廷大戲叢刊初編 / 詹怡萍主编

PL2969 Z43 R8 2016
如果大雪封门 / 徐则臣著

PL2976 Y847 J53 2016
茧 / 张悦然著

PL2976 Y847 W6 2017
我循着火光而来 / 张悦然著

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BH39 I523 2016
接触造形論 : 触れあう魂, 紡がれる形 / 稲賀繁美

CB 113 J3 I56 2016
祈りと再生のコスモロジー : 比較基層文化論序說 : 池田雅之先生古稀記念 / 滝澤雅彦, 柑本英雄編

DS881.45 G68 2017
忘れられた黒船 : アメリカ北太平洋戦略と日本開国 / 後藤敦史

DS896.62 J65 2017
大江戶の色彩 / 城一夫

HV623 2011 F85 F842 2017
福島は, あきらめない : 復興現場からの声 / 冠木雅夫 (每日新聞編集委員) 編

ND1059.6 G4 R98 2017
絵卷で読む源氏物語 : 毛利博物館所蔵「源氏物語絵卷」 / 龍澤彩編著

PL696 Y66 2017
俗語入門 : 俗語はおもしろい! / 米川明彦著

PL849 N4 C535163 2017
沈黙と美 : 遠藤周作・トラウマ・踏絵文化 = Silence and beauty / マコトフジムラ ; 篠儀直子訳

PL871 I337 S97 2017
素敵な日本人 : 短編集 = Collection of short stories / 東野圭吾

PL873 I94 K36 2016
彼女がエスパーだったころ / 宮内悠介

INDIC-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

HN687 F37 2017
Haram jinah di haddie rachia : prose / by Balwinder Singh Fatehpuri

PK2659 B2914 S97 2017
Sūraja dī akkha : Mahārājā Raṇajīta Siṅgha de jīwana uppara ādhārita itihāsaka nāwala / Baladewa Siṅgha

PK2659 M2957 A87 2017
Athri rut / by Sukhwant Kaur Mann

PK2659 P349 B57 2016
Birakha araza kare / Surajīta Pātara

PK2659 S42375 A24 2017
Achinte baaz paey : a novel / by Bhajan Singh Sidhu

What's Old is New Again PosterRare Books and Special Collections is delighted to present What’s Old Is New Again: An Exhibition of RBSC Acquisition Highlights for 2017.

2017 was an exciting year as RBSC worked diligently to enhance its collections to meet the present needs of UBC faculty and students, to anticipate future areas of research and scholarship, and to build on its legacy of past collecting.

What’s Old Is New Again features a small selection of highlights from RBSC’s 2017 acquisitions, including items dating from the 17th century to 2017, with geographical coverage from Japan to Vancouver. With materials running the gamut from books and diaries to ephemera and photographs, the exhibition reflects the breadth and variety of RBSC’s collections. Make sure to keep an eye out for the “RBSC favourites,” top picks of RBSC’s archivists, librarians, staff, and students especially selected from among many 2017 acquisitions.

What’s Old Is New Again is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on the second and first floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre until February 13, 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-2521 or rare.books@ubc.ca.

What's Old is New Again PosterRare Books and Special Collections is delighted to present What’s Old Is New Again: An Exhibition of RBSC Acquisition Highlights for 2017.

2017 was an exciting year as RBSC worked diligently to enhance its collections to meet the present needs of UBC faculty and students, to anticipate future areas of research and scholarship, and to build on its legacy of past collecting.

What’s Old Is New Again features a small selection of highlights from RBSC’s 2017 acquisitions, including items dating from the 17th century to 2017, with geographical coverage from Japan to Vancouver. With materials running the gamut from books and diaries to ephemera and photographs, the exhibition reflects the breadth and variety of RBSC’s collections. Make sure to keep an eye out for the “RBSC favourites,” top picks of RBSC’s archivists, librarians, staff, and students especially selected from among many 2017 acquisitions.

What’s Old Is New Again is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on the second and first floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre until February 13, 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-2521 or rare.books@ubc.ca.

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

DS881.3 T365 2017
民衆運動からみる幕末維新 / 谷山正道

DS894.99 O3785 T336 2017
対話沖縄の戦後 : 政治・歴史・思考 / 河野康子, 平良好利編 ; 天川晃

GT2910 C5455 2017
茶の湯 : 時代とともに生きた美

NC991.5 U56 A4 2016
宇野亜喜良ファンタジー挿絵の世界

PL801 K8 Z8724 2017
弱い「内面」の陥穽 : 芥川龍之介から見た日本近代文学 / 篠崎美生子

PL826 D6 Z68 2017
乱步と清張 / 鄉原宏

PL834 A5 T433 2016
冷たき地上 : 〈附〉不二樹浩三郎「天の夕顔」を語る / 不二樹浩三郎 ; 吉田鄉編

PN1993.5 J3 Y567 2017
日本映画は信頼できるか / 四方田犬彦著

Z463.3 Y89 N57 2017
歴史を商う : 書肆雄山閣百年ものがたり / 著者西端真矢

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BX885 M55 2017 v.1-8
明清之際西方傳教士漢籍叢刊. 第二輯 / 周振鶴主编

DS732 K77125 2016
他者中的华人 : 中国近现代移民史 / (美)孔飞力著 ; 李明欢译 ; 黄明奋校

GR780 Z4 2016
花与树的人文之旅 / 周文翰著

HD9696 A3 C57864 2016
华为你学不会 / 孙科柳, 易生俊, 陈林空著

ML531.2 S836 2016
古乐之美 / 苏泓月著

PL2431 Y82 2017
佛典流播与唐代文言小说 / 俞晓红著

PL2851 K86 W69 2017
我喜欢生命本来的样子 / 周国平著

PL2919 J56 T53 2016
天父地母 / 王晋康著

PN1995.9 D6 B365 2017
你我田野 : 倾听电影人类学在中国的开创/ 鲍江著

INDIC-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

F2849.22 G85 G67 2017
Che Guevara / by Dharam Singh Goraya

PK2199 H338 B34166 2017
Bagair unwaan de : a novel / by Saadat Hasan Manto ; translation by Dr. Chander Mohan Suneja

PK2659 G743 D37 2017
Dasda te javi ve rahiya / by Ranjit Kaur Guddi

PK2659 N343 B3 2016
Bā mulāhazā hoshiāra : 1976 dā Sahita Akāḍamī waloṃ purasakārita nāwala / Narindarapāla Siṅgha

PK2659 R4 H66 2016
Hond nihond : kaav-naatak = Being and nothingness : a verse-play / written by Ravinder Ravi

PK2659 S3763 W58 2017
Vith : novel / by Sekhon Ludhianvi

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

DS881.3 T365 2017
民衆運動からみる幕末維新 / 谷山正道

DS894.99 O3785 T336 2017
対話沖縄の戦後 : 政治・歴史・思考 / 河野康子, 平良好利編 ; 天川晃

GT2910 C5455 2017
茶の湯 : 時代とともに生きた美

NC991.5 U56 A4 2016
宇野亜喜良ファンタジー挿絵の世界

PL801 K8 Z8724 2017
弱い「内面」の陥穽 : 芥川龍之介から見た日本近代文学 / 篠崎美生子

PL826 D6 Z68 2017
乱步と清張 / 鄉原宏

PL834 A5 T433 2016
冷たき地上 : 〈附〉不二樹浩三郎「天の夕顔」を語る / 不二樹浩三郎 ; 吉田鄉編

PN1993.5 J3 Y567 2017
日本映画は信頼できるか / 四方田犬彦著

Z463.3 Y89 N57 2017
歴史を商う : 書肆雄山閣百年ものがたり / 著者西端真矢

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BX885 M55 2017 v.1-8
明清之際西方傳教士漢籍叢刊. 第二輯 / 周振鶴主编

DS732 K77125 2016
他者中的华人 : 中国近现代移民史 / (美)孔飞力著 ; 李明欢译 ; 黄明奋校

GR780 Z4 2016
花与树的人文之旅 / 周文翰著

HD9696 A3 C57864 2016
华为你学不会 / 孙科柳, 易生俊, 陈林空著

ML531.2 S836 2016
古乐之美 / 苏泓月著

PL2431 Y82 2017
佛典流播与唐代文言小说 / 俞晓红著

PL2851 K86 W69 2017
我喜欢生命本来的样子 / 周国平著

PL2919 J56 T53 2016
天父地母 / 王晋康著

PN1995.9 D6 B365 2017
你我田野 : 倾听电影人类学在中国的开创/ 鲍江著

INDIC-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

F2849.22 G85 G67 2017
Che Guevara / by Dharam Singh Goraya

PK2199 H338 B34166 2017
Bagair unwaan de : a novel / by Saadat Hasan Manto ; translation by Dr. Chander Mohan Suneja

PK2659 G743 D37 2017
Dasda te javi ve rahiya / by Ranjit Kaur Guddi

PK2659 N343 B3 2016
Bā mulāhazā hoshiāra : 1976 dā Sahita Akāḍamī waloṃ purasakārita nāwala / Narindarapāla Siṅgha

PK2659 R4 H66 2016
Hond nihond : kaav-naatak = Being and nothingness : a verse-play / written by Ravinder Ravi

PK2659 S3763 W58 2017
Vith : novel / by Sekhon Ludhianvi

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