Current & Upcoming Events/Exhibits


UBC Day of Learning: Envisioning our future at the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Internment
October 10 | Multiple locations

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, UBC will host a Day of Learning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Japanese Canadian internment and the 5th anniversary of the UBC Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 76 Japanese Canadian students expelled in 1942. Asian Library is one of the event partners. Read more…

From Wenzhou to Vancouver, From Yale to Oxford: Journey of Knowledge Archaeology of a Freelance Writer (in mandarin)
Wednesday, October 11 | Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

In the old quarter of Wenzhou, a well-known city for its commodity economy in Zhejiang Province, stands a Christian church built about one century ago. However, the name of the builder and his contribution to the city’s modernity were intentionally or unintentionally buried in sudden and perplexing changes of history. Join Shen Jia, a freelance writer, in his journey to dig out the story of the church.  Read more…

Celebrating Diwali with the Asian Library
Wednesday, October 18 | Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

Join the Asian Library to celebrate Diwali (Festival of Lights)! Diwali or Deepavali, which means “a row of lights”, is the most widely celebrated annual Indian festival. It marks the victory of good over evil, and the beginning of the New Year in India. Come and experience diversity of culture through music, Henna, and delicious refreshments. This event is free and open to UBC students, staff and faculty. Read more…


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