Thursday, May 12, 2022
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Online via Zoom
Presented as part of Celebrate Learning Week and in celebration of the Asian Heritage Month
Asian Library supports scholars, students and community members conducting research on, or learning about Asia and Asian heritage. Join us and hear how our users are engaged with our collections and services for their research and studies. This event coincides with Asian Heritage Month and showcases the resources available at Asian Library.
Tanzoom Ahmed is a PhD student in Asian Studies at UBC. Her research interests cover gender-religious minorities, ethnonationalism, and xenophobia. She studies cultural mediums and archives; such as print-literary sources, theatre and films to recognize and understand exclusionary discourses against gender and religious minorities in South Asia. Tanzoom is originally from Assam—the northeastern “tea” state of India. She has completed her MA from the University of Chicago, where she focused on Muslim women literature. She also received an MPP focused on International Governance and Politics from George Mason University.
In November 2021, Stanley Chia graduated from the UBC MA in history program. While at UBC, he worked as a history graduate teaching assistant, a graduate research assistant for INSTRCC, the Institute of Asian Research, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and volunteered with St. John’s College. His research interests include public and oral history, Southeast Asian history, Chinese diaspora, and Asian Canadian history. He currently works as a program assistant and museum interpreter at the Museum of Vancouver.
Venice Dam is a 4th year Asian Studies student graduating from a major in Asian Language and Culture (Korea) and a minor in Asian Language and Culture (Japan). She enjoys learning new languages and would be interested in studying Sinographs in Korea and Japan in the future. After graduation this May, Venice has plans to work in childcare sector.
Hanyang Jiang is a PhD candidate in Theatre Studies at UBC, under the guidance of Prof. Siyuan Liu. His research interests include the Stanislavsky System of acting; the history and theory of Russian Theatre; stage acting and spoken drama actor training in Modern China; plus the interrelationship between theatre, emotion, body, and mind.
Lavanya Verma is a MA student in the Department of Asian studies under the supervision of Prof. Joshua Mostow and Prof. Christina Laffin. Her research interest lies in the study of memoirs and women diaries of premodern Japan.
Tomoko Kitayama Yen is a first-generation settler and occupier on the unceded lands of the Kwikwetlem First Nation whose traditional territory lies within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, and Sto:lo First Nations. She is the Japanese Studies Librarian at UBC Asian Library, situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
About Celebrate Learning Week and explorASIAN festival:
- UBC’s 13th annual Celebrate Learning Week (May 9-13) is a week-long initiative celebrating teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. Check out more information here.
- May is the Asian Heritage Month in Canada! Visit here for events and exhibitions presented by explorASIAN Festival’s community partners.