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UVic and DHSI

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

First time on UVic campus was on April 9th for BC China Scholars’ Symposium. I didn’t expect that sort of strong response to our presentation…I enjoyed my company of Chris, Allison, Tim, Anna, Desmond, and getting to know more China specialists in BC. On the ferry back home, I walked into Allan and Greg who […]

CJK Joint Session

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Walking along the beach then into the Hilton Village and Ballroom, I saw a whole lot more attendees on March 30th. This is the first time when Chinese, Japanese and Korean librarians meet for common interest instead of having separate committee meetings. The new format worked out nicely, but we could still cut some speakers […]

My Junior MAPPS Fellows

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Managed to attend a couple sessions of this two-day conference. I am impressed by my junior fellows who organized the conference around the lastest issues, such as Jasmine Protest and Japan’s triple disaster. They invited experts like the former ambassador, Joseph Caron, and Victor Radujko from Privy Council Office. Many profs chaired the panel or […]

Prof. Meng back in Town

Monday, December 20th, 2010

When Meng was finishing up his PhD, I just started at UBC. A few years ago, he came back to visit during the holiday season and summarized his rich post-UBC life into an hour story telling. We were excited and sighed together. I was transferring my Dreamweaver homepage to the LTK Guide when Meng knocked […]

Bright Day!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Walked along the Marine down to the beach, so bright and warm. The scent of cedar trees and the lawn are in the air; bold eagles are peacefully sitting on treetops…reminding me about the walks in the summer time. Only the new snow on top of the opposite mountains can tell the season. We are […]

Min–Emerging Leader

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I was stopped by an user and late for the Diversity Caucus, but saw this news coming in. Min has been chosen by the (ALA) Emerging Leaders program through a competitive process for the 2011 program. CALA will provide her with financial support for expenses towards attendance at both of the ALA conferences, up to […]

Working this Saturday

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

What a bright and colorful Saturday morning. Driving along Marine to Point Grey is such an enjoyable experience. Only a few early bird photographers are busy in our garden. Students are not up or out yet and the entire campus is peaceful and quiet. A few deadlines today and need to follow up on the […]

CEAL in Philly

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

It’s my third visit and very different one. Riding a taxi with Tim to downtown, our busy chat covered Beijing, Shanghai, UBC, cooperation challenges, political bias and … here’s downtown Philly. I took my suitcase to the first SCLC meeting in a Malaysian resturant. Gentleman Cheng Hong from UCLA ordered spicy food for me, as […]

Prof. Van de Ven's Talk 方德万教授在UBC

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I was invited by the History folks, and Anna forwarded me the primary sources that Prof. Van de Ven used for his article on Liao Chengzhi’s case. I was thrilled to see the hand-written letters from He Xiangning, Zhou Enlai and Sun Fo, and those used-to-be top secret telegram decoded archives. The Reading Group filled […]

Meeting with Prof. Liu

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Just ran into Ross who introduced Prof. Siyuan Liu and asked me to take care of this newcomer. He turned out not with Asian Studies, but Theatre and Film and he is originally from Tianjin. Prof. Liu came to Asian Library and we both enjoyed the chat. Wish I knew his coming sooner, so I […]

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