Hanfu (汉服) Exhibit

Hanfu (汉服) Exhibit

Hanfu or Han Chinese clothing refers to the historical dress of the Han Chinese people (the biggest ethnic group in China), which was worn for millennia before the establishment of the Qing dynasty in 1644.  It is a product of collective wisdom and artistry, and can best reflect the ethnicity of Han people. Some other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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