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

Hon. Sir. Hector Louis Langevin, M.P. by William James Topley, via Wikimedia Commons

The diary of Hector Langevin is one of the highlights of the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection. It describes Langevin’s journey across the United States by rail, and up to the B.C. coast by boat, on his journey to scope out the appropriate place to end the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ultimately, of course, Vancouver was chosen as the terminus, and in this diary you can come to understand the reasons why Langevin, as Minister of Public Works (1869–73), recommended a site on Burrard Inlet instead of the former front-runner, Port Moody.

Naturally, Langevin also describes his travels along the way to B.C., including a description of Chinatown in San Francisco, and in B.C. he describes the climate, natural resources, existing nations of indigenous peoples, their treaties and Chinook “trading language”, potential for settlement, business activity, public works required, postal, communication, and transportation arrangements, as well as potential railway termini on Burrard Inlet, Esquimalt, and the Skeena River.

You can access a full digital version of the Langevin diary, as well as a French transcription and an English translation here:

Langevin diary (digital version)

Langevin diary (French transcription)

Langevin diary (English translation)

The Langevin diary is also on display in the Chung Collection exhibition room. If you’d like to see it in person, visit Rare Books and Special Collections and join one of our weekly tours of the Chung Collection. The weekly drop-in tours are held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections on Level 1 of UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre!

If you are unable to make the drop-in tour, you are welcome to browse the exhibition anytime RBSC is open, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at 604 822-2521.

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