Asian-Language Book Clubs

The UBC Asian Library in partnership with Alumni UBC will be offering two Asian-language book clubs (in Japanese and Chinese) in October/November this year:

Chinese-Language Book Club

lfleung book clubSession 1: Meet & Greet – Monday October 24, 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 2: Discussion – Monday November 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
Both sessions are held at room 604, Asian Centre (1871 West Mall) (map)

The Chinese-language book club will be on 《中外文學交流史 中國-加拿大卷》 (History of Literary Interactions between China and Canada). The book’s author Dr. Laifong Leung (梁麗芳), who is herself a graduate of UBC’s Asian Studies Department, will lead the discussion. This will be of particular interest to graduates keen on interacting in the Chinese language with the rich Chinese literary community in Vancouver. READ MORE…

Cost: $10 per person (including a copy of the book and light refreshments at both sessions)

Questions? Please contact Chinese Language Librarian Crystal Yin at crystal.yin@ubc.ca.

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Japanese-Language Book Club

Session 1: Meet & Greet – Tuesday October 25, 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 2: Discussion – Tuesday November 22, 7:00-9:00 pm
Both sessions are held at room 604, Asian Centre (1871 West Mall) (map)

nemuri jpnbookclubThe Japanese-language book club will feature ねむり Nemuri by Murakami Haruki (村上春樹), a fictional work accompanied by interpretive illustrations by a German artist Kat Menschik. UBC Asian Studies MA student Kazuhiko Imai will be facilitating. This is a perfect match for UBC graduates with advanced Japanese-language skills who want to connect with other grads and community members while enjoying Japanese literature. READ MORE…

Cost: $10 per person (including a copy of the book and light refreshments at both sessions)

Questions? Please contact Japanese Language Librarian Naoko Kato at naoko.kato@ubc.ca.

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