Archive for the 'Events' Category

Welcome Dr. Lin

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

More on the First Joint Celebration

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

I was just criticized for not updating the blog. I feel pretty shamed to see the last posting was almost 4 months ago. So here some more photos, we used Instagram the first time at this event.

Partner up in the Year of the Horse

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

It’s going to be the 11th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, and very first time to partner up between our Asian Library and the Department of Asian Studies. Mr. Li has kindly wrote us the couplets, that elegantly describe our library from the scholar’s point of view. They are facing the front entrance of […]

Young Scholars on Manchuria 5/17/2013

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Manchuria Workshop was hosted by our own Norman Smith at the IAR co sponsored by the CCR. I helped Norman when I first started at UBC, with his research on women writers and the Japanese occupation. Glad to know he made that project into the first book in English on women’s history in twentieth-century […]

Playful Time: China in 1911

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

The Grant proposal was the only thing on my mind for over a week. Finally, I could left it with UW colleagues. Replied all messages by 6:45 pm, and felt like I need something to refresh my mind this Friday. Chris‘ talk at RPL was perfect! Not too academic, and very refreshing! He brought the […]

Lunar New Year Celebration at Asian Centre

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The 10th year, and a couple of new changes: some mature students in 100 level Chinese language courses and they made the best performers. Preschool kids in the neighbourhood came and turned out to be the best audience. Yves, representing IAR, attended the event and gave speech in Chinese. Next year, the Asian Library should […]

The International Symposium Nov. 2012

Friday, December 28th, 2012

I enjoyed learning from this Symposium held at the Sun Yat-sen U. Libraries. Just received the email on finalizing my paper to be included in the proceeding. Although I understand the connection to Guangzhou, I was suprised by how many people approached me on collaboration proposals. I remember the complement of Mr. Yao Boyue from […]


Monday, December 3rd, 2012

11月9日的飞机居然准点到达白云机场。在咖啡座等了树勇片刻,欣赏着窗外繁茂的草木。 晚饭时分,广州外商酒店的大堂被这帮老朋友的reunion渲染得其热无比。虽然每年都在美国见Soren,但他和沈津老师一样,到国内工作,这次在广州有机会向他请教实在难得。 大师兄一见面就高喊,“比北京好多了吧?!” 我忍不住大笑,想起他几天前穿衬衫在北京大雪中奔跑的情形。他还是怀念春天在温哥华的聚会。遇到不少港台的同仁,都对敝校环境津津乐道,让我有了想家的感觉。 在这岁末冬初的季节,漫步在中山大学的校园。除了闹中取静的图书馆的书香,还有各种岭南花草暗香浮动。深深地呼吸,我告诫自己要好好地学习和感受。

CASS Visit

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Stayed behind in Beijing for UBC access privelage and new requirements for vendors. Presenting at CASS , suprisingly with new discovery and project proposals. Xu Huan at PKU and Joe from Apabi also asked for meetings, but it didn’t work out due to time restraints. Students and young librarians started sending me follow-up questions from […]

Conference at Peking University, Nov. 3 to 6

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

We saw this winter’s first snow in Beijing and it didn’t stop people from attending the PKU conference. More people showed up at the Opening than expected despite the slushy road condition. Mary Lee Kennedy and Ingrid’s speeches were quite impressive. Catherine Quinlan, our former UL, and now at USC, was presenting on her current […]

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