Current & Upcoming Events/Exhibits

Double Exposure | Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan

March 13-May 31 | Asian Centre & Rare Books &  Special Collections

John Cooper Robinson was an Anglican missionary who lived and worked in Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Cooper Robinson collection consisting of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards is one of the most valuable photographic records of this era. Read more

Traces of Words: Asian Materials from the UBC Library Collections

May 1-31 | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (level 2 foyer)

In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) and Rare Books and Special Collections, this exhibition honours the special significance that written forms hold across the many unique cultures of Asia – a vast geographical area boasting an enormous diversity of languages and writing systems. Read more

Summer Fun with Asian Library

Tuesday June 6 | 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. | Asian Centre

We’ve had a long, chilly spring, but summer is around the corner! Drop by the Asian Centre during lunch time on Tuesday June 6 and join us for some fun activities: yut nori, origami, cooking demo, great reads leisure reading and new exhibits.  Read more

Jayeommi (Natural Beauty): works by Ilsoo Kyung

June 5 – September 20 | Asian Cenre

Visit the new exhibit JAYEOMMI (Natural Beauty) by local artist Ilsoo Kyung! Ilsoo is a multi-media artist who has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions.  Her works involve identity and expression, as well as share her ideas of the transitory world. More information to be announced.

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