The Year of the Horse is approaching! UBC Asian Library, in collaboration with the Department of Asian Studies, will be celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Asian Centre on Friday, February 7, from 10:00am to 4:00pm (map).
The main event hosted by the Department of Asian Studies will start at 10:00am. It is a spectacular celebration of Chinese culture with performances from professional Lion Dancers, UBC students and the UBC Chinese Ensemble (click here for more information).
The Asian Library will then be joining in the afternoon by offering the following programs:
CULTURAL SHOWCASE BOOTHS (1:00-3:00pm)
Wear Chinese Traditional Costumes & Take Photos (in collaboration with Hanfu Culture Society)
Tie Chinese Knots
Make Paper Crafts
ASIAN BOOK SALE (1:00-4:00pm)
Bring a tote bag with you! This book sale carries lots of new, used, and hard-to-find books and some journals. Most are in Asian languages (mainly in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and Indic languages) and some in English. Prices range from $.10 to $5. Many subject areas, including history, language, literature, religion, philosophy and fine arts. All items CASH and CARRY.
LECTURE (in Mandarin) (2:00-3:00pm)
“Cigarette Cards and Chinese Customs” by Desheng Li
风行于清末民初的香烟画片与中国民俗 (李德生主讲, 以普通话进行)
Beautiful China Photo Exhibition (In collaboration with the Consulate General of PRC Vancouver) (Asian Centre foyer)
春节文化走进图书馆 – 美丽中国图片展览 (与中华人民共和国驻温哥华总领馆合办）
Knowing 360 jobs in Old China from Cigarette Cards (Asian Library upper floor)
Test yourself how well you know about the Library. Prizes are waiting for you! You can also get a stamp to enter the lucky draw.
This event is free and open to the public. Come and celebrate with us! For inquiry, please call 604-822-2427.