An experimentalist Indo-Canadian writer – Ravinder Ravi

Ravinder Ravi is a well-known writer and poet who has more than 80 publications including the famous and well known Restless Soul. He has fully exploited fresh themes and techniques causing him to be the rightful winner of many awards including the Pride of Performance Award, the Fellowship Award, The Best Writer Award as well […]

Cantonese Music: Where East meets West

Cantonese Music: Where East meets West

Westernization has been a major process in Chinese music since the beginning of the 20th century, illustrated by the adoption of Western harmony, counterpoint and performance practices. Western elements have also influenced the design of instruments, introducing new sonorities to traditional texture. Created by the Asian Library, this exhibit includes samples of hammer dulcimers, two-stringed […]

Asian Library joint digitization with FAMILYSEARCH, GSU, Utah

Asian Library joint digitization with FAMILYSEARCH, GSU, Utah

Digitization of Chinese Clan Association Publications 五邑僑刊電子數據化項目 In collaboration with FAMILYSEARCH, Genealogical Society of Utah, USA Field Supervisor, FamilySearch Imaging Services at work: Aug 18th, 2009 –

Cataloguing Backlog Project

The Cataloguing Backlog Project that comprises 40,000 monographs in seven Asian Languages will begin in May 2009. Titles from special collections such as Jing Yi Zhai and Punjabi/Hindi/Sanskrit/Urdu materials of the Shastic Program, that are never in the library catalogue will be prioritized for cataloguing, so are missing out titles of catalogued series. Please stay […]

Binding Backlog Project

The Binding Backlog Project will start in April 2009. A full time staff will be hired to help bind 6,000 Chinese, Japanese, Korean and South Asian serial back issues. Print issues which are available on-line in dependable and reputable databases that the library has been subscribing for more than three years will not be bound […]

Digitization of Ming Pao, Western Canada Edition

In collaboration with Ming Pao, the digitization of the “Community News” is launched, starting from its inception issue of October 15, 1993. To date, articles after January 2008 are available for searches, free-of-charge. Older archival issues are uploaded to the database weekly or at more frequent intervals. Please click here to go to the database. […]

UBC Asia Voila ! 2009

Come out to UBC’s beautiful northwest quadrant and enjoy some of the many Asia-related cultural resources on campus! to celebrate the Asian Heritage Month. This is the first-of-kind event in UBC which involves more than 10 University departments and units offering a one-day event to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Asia Voilà features traditional Asian dance […]

In Loving Memory of Professor Edgar Wickberg (1927-2008)

Edgar Wickberg, Professor Emeritus of the History Department at UBC, was a renowned scholar on China and Southeast Asia. He was also very much part of the history of the Asian Library, serving as a member of Asian Library’s Advisory Committee for 10 years from 1970 and offered valuable advice and guidance on collection development […]

Carrell with work station

Carrells: first come first served

Computer work stations are inside the door at far end

High ceiling with skylight

Display cases for displays of various themes

Upper floor stacks: CJK books with call number range A-F, H and P-PL

South Asian books and exit to circulation area

South Asian and Southeast Asian Journals

CJK journals on the left; South Asian and CJK art books on the right

CJK books with call number J, L, PM-Z: watch out for rolling shelves

Newspaper reading area; CJK music books at back

Work stations, copier and microform reader

Seminar room with TV, DVD and video cassette players: book in advance

Seminar room for classes and group studies: book in advance

Copier and stationary for your convenience

Print here with your UBC Card/Guest Card

Reference, Audio-Visual and Language Learning sections

Circulation Desk: public services

To Upper Floor

To Lower Floor; Librarians’ office

To Ground Floor

Find the Asian Centre Building behind the trees

Look for these landmarks at the intersection of West Mall and Memorial Road

Look for these landmarks at the intersection of West Mall and Memorial Road

How to find us: 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

How to find us: 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Display Honouring Master Toa Wong 梨園樂韻在卑詩

Display Honouring Master Toa Wong 梨園樂韻在卑詩

Come check out “Cantonese Opera in British Columbia” (梨園樂韻在卑詩), a dynamic display created by Asian Library.  As part of the UBC Centennial Program, the display honours Master Toa Wong (黃滔師傅), who helped build and document the collection of Cantonese Opera costumes in UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA).  This display is also part of the “Honouring […]

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