Ongoing projects

Cigarette cards digitization project led by SLAIS students

From January to April, Asian Library presented an exhibition on Li Desheng’s collection of cigarette cards under the title “Knowing 360 Jobs in Old China”.  At the same time our GAA student Daisy Hui and her two fellows, Kimberly Garmoe and Sehdeep Kaur, at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) also initiated […]

Head Tax Database Workshop – Sun Woy

Head Tax Database Workshop – Sun Woy

The mapping of geographic names recorded in the head tax database was launched in the fall of 2008 by the Asian Library.  It took 20 rounds of community–based meetings with Taishanese and Zhongshanese-speaking participants to match the towns and villages of origin reported by 90% of immigrants from these two counties with the geographical names […]

Mapping the Villages & Towns Recorded in the Register of Chinese Immigration to Canada from 1885 to 1949

Mapping the Villages & Towns Recorded in the Register of Chinese Immigration to Canada from 1885 to 1949

The mapping of geographic names recorded in the head tax database was launched in the fall of 2008 as one of the “Asian Library’s Partnerships with Communities’ Program Series”.  It took 20 rounds of community-based meetings with Taishanese/Zhongshanese-speaking participants to match the towns and villages of origin reported by 90% of the immigrants with the […]

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 –

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. […]

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