Asian Library, Department of Asian Studies, the Centre for Chinese Research and the Institute of Asian Research (along with the kind support of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association) will jointly present an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Professor Florence Chia-Ying Yeh, a Professor Emerita of Asian Studies, on her 90th birthday this summer.
Professor Yeh is a worldwide renowned and esteemed scholar on Chinese classical literature. Born in 1924 in China, she graduated from the Fu Jen University in Beijing in 1945. She taught Chinese classical poetry at the National Taiwan University, Tamkang University and Fujen University in Taiwan in the 1950s and at the Michigan State University and Harvard University in the United States in the 1960s. Professor Yeh joined the UBC in 1969 and served till her retirement in 1989. In 1991, she was elected the Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is currently a member of the Central Research Institute of Culture and History and the Director of the Chinese Classical Cultural Research Institute, Nankai University in Tianjin, China.
The upcoming display will feature materials from earlier exhibitions in Taipei and Tianjin, including photographs and manuscripts, along with over hundred works of her that are collected by UBC Library. The exhibition will be held from July 28 to August 20, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in the Asian Centre foyer and the upper floor of the Asian Library.