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The Meiji at 150 Project

The 2017-2018 Academic Year sees the 150th anniversary of Japan’s 1868 Meiji Restoration, an epochal political revolution that sparked Japan’s remarkable modernization, dramatic cultural transformation, and rapid emergence onto the global stage.

At UBC, the Asian Library is working together with the Centre for Japanese Research, the Department of History, and the Department of Asian Studies to present a year-long series of events convening scholars of Japan from around North America to interrogate Japan’s position in global history along with the place of the Meiji Restoration in Japanese historical pedagogy. The Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource aims to promote UBC Library’s Japan-related collections held at Rare Books and Special Collections. Please contact the Japanese language librarian, Naoko Kato ( if interested in finding out more about the library’s Japanese collections.

To learn more about this project as well as the details of the upcoming workshops and lectures, please visit or email

UBC Library Japanese-Canadian Photograph Collection


UBC Library Tairiku Nippo (Continental Daily News) Digital Archive



New Books at the Asian Library (Nov 30, 2017)


PL2872 F364 W36 2016
望春风 / 格非著

PL2892.5 A69 E77 2016
二十六篇 : 和青年朋友谈心 / 钱理群著

PL2932 A634 B35 2016
百年童话 = Life magic / 曹建伟作品

PL2947.5 L773265 W67 2016
我所理解的世界 = The world comprehend / 闾丘露薇著

PL2951.5 Y8 R87 2017
入诗為安 : 一首不可能譯成任何文字的詩 / 歐陽昱著

PL3748 P35 T35125 2016
塔洛 / 万玛才旦著

PZ10.831 Z4362 Xd 2016
小饼干和围裙妈妈. 第一次分开睡 / 郑春华著 ; 阿茄绘

PZ10.831 C4269 Gg 2017 v.1
故宮里的大怪兽 / 常怡箸


DS913.392 C53 C523 2017 v.1-3
正祖 殯殿 魂殿 都監 儀軌

DS913.392 C53 C524 2017
正祖 祔廟 都監 儀軌

DS924 K96 Y545 2017 v.1
고지도 를 통해 본 경상 지명 연구 / 기획, 편집 고문헌과 ; 글 이 기봉

HV6295 J3 C467 2016
조선·대만 특별 요시찰인 약식 명부 / 국가 보훈처 ; [장 신 번역 및 해제 ; 방 광석 감수]

PL989.72 N35 2017
恩坡 散稿 / 沈 樂洙

PL991.74 C5 2017 v.1-4
미당 서 정주 전집. 8-11, 산문 / 지은이 서 정주


DS868.2 U53 2016
川中島合戦 : 戦略で分析する古戦史 / 海上知明

Explore the Asian Library’s New Chinese DVD titles

Asian Library has recently acquired over 60 Chinese DVDs from the following series: “A Century of Chinese classic movies” (中国电影百年经典) and “Follow me in Chinese” (跟我学汉语).  Most of them were originally produced from 1950s to 1990s and have both English and Chinese subtitles.  Listed below are some of the examples. Please come and browse these new titles at our audiovisual section, or look for titles via the UBC Library catalogue.

PN1997 .B103 2006
巴山夜雨 = Evening Rain / 导演 吴贻弓 Wu Yigong, film director / 1980

PN1997 .C6648 2008
从奴隶到将军 = From slave to general / 导演 王焱 Wang Miao, film director / 1979

PN1997 .D268 2007
戴勋章的走私犯 = Medal for a smuggler / 导演 潘培成 朱鼎玉 Pan Peicheng, Zhu Dingyu, film director / 1988

PN1997 .D893 2003
渡江侦察记 = Reconnaissance across the Yangtze / 导演汤晓丹 Yang Xiaodan, film director / 1954

PN1997 .G867 2007
锅碗瓢盆交响曲 = Symphony of cooking utensils / 导演 腾文骥 Teng Wenji, film director / 1983

PN1997 .H8563 2005
火红的年代 = Fiery years / 导演 傅超武 孙永平 俞仲英 Fu Chaowu, Sun Yongping, Yu Zhongying, film director / 1973

PN1997 .L6819 2005
龍鬚溝 = Dragon Beard Ditch /  編導 冼群 Xian Qun, film director / 1952

PN1997 .M366 2005
芒果之歌 = Song of Mango / 导演 常彦 张普人 Chang Yan, Zhang Puren, film director / 1976

PN1997 .Q323 2005
青春万岁 = Forever young / 导演 黄蜀芹 Huang Shuqin, film director / 1983

PN1997 .R463 2003
人生 = Life / 导演 吴天明 Wu Tianming, film director / 1984

PN1997 .T5183 2005
天雲山传奇 / 导演 谢晋 Xie Jin, film director / 1980

PN1997 Y3636 2002
摇啊摇, 摇到外婆桥 = Shanghai triad / 导演 张艺谋 Zhang Yimou, film director / 1994

PN1997 .Y46495 2003
英雄儿女 = Heroic sons and daughters / 导演 武兆堤 Wu Zhaodi, film director / 1964

PN1997.2 .G86 2003
过年回家 = Seventeen years / 导演 张元 Zhang Yuan, film director / 1999

New Books at the Asian Library (Nov 15, 2017)


DS731.K6 K356 2017
간도 의 기억 : 일본 제국 의 대륙 침략 과 조선인 의 항쟁 / 엮은이 박 환

DS915.572 H68 2017 v.1-9
영상, 역사 를 비추다 : 한국 현대사 영상 자료 해제집 / 허 은 편

G2334.S478 Y48 2017
옛 서울 지도 = Maps of old Seoul / 총괄 송 인호, 박 현욱 ; 기획 허 대영, 강 해은, 송 지현 ; 논고 전 우용 ; 유물 촬영 최 인호, 김 민정, 안 남현

PL915.4 .K95 2017
한국어 발음 교육론 / 저자 권 성미

PL992.29.S6 Z46 2017 V.1-2
수인 = The prisoner / 황 석영 자전

PL994.18.C455 H32 2017
해 가 지는 곳 으로 / 최 진영 장편 소설

PN1992.77.A1 H365 2017
한국 방송 작가상 2016 제 29회 수상 작품집 / 한국 방송 작가 협회 편


B5234.R464 Y66 2016
永远的怀念 : 任继愈先生百年诞辰纪念文集 / 国家图书馆编.

DS734.7 .C48117 2017
陈乐素史学文存 / 陈乐素著 ; 陈智超编

DS736 L52793 2016 v.1-2
哇, 历史原来可以这样学 / 林欣浩著

ML336.2 W356 2015
欢娱的巅峰 : 唐代教坊考 / (加拿大)王立著

PL2695 Z5 L5553 2016
并世双星 : 汤显祖与莎士比亚 / 李建军著

PL2840 J536 A6 2015 v.1-2
陈剑雨文集 / 陈剑雨著

PL2951.5 Y8 T3 2017
她 : 一部關於小說的小說 / 歐陽昱著

UBC Day of Learning Event Recap

UBC’s Day of Learning took place on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The event marked the 75th anniversary of Japanese-Canadian internment and the 5th anniversary of the UBC Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 76 Japanese Canadian students expelled in 1942.

The day-long event was comprised of four sessions, and the Asian Library had the privilege to be a co-organizer for the afternoon workshop entitled “Stories on Organizing Against Injustice.” We had six Japanese-Canadian community members who shared their lived experiences in small group settings. There were approximately 60 participants including UBC students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members. The participants commented on how unique this opportunity was, to be able to engage in inter-generational conversations.

The UBC Day of Learning was made possible with the support of different units across UBC and community partners. Check out the video recordings of the other three workshops at the Day of Learning website.

New Books at the Asian Library (Oct 31, 2017)


CD6177 W354 2016
民国公务印章图说 / 翟玉霞主编 ; 王俊明著

DS777.5314 Z468 2016
战殇 : 国民革命军抗战将士口述实录 / 周渝著

N7345 X8 2016
非艺术 : 国际视野下的中国当代艺术 / 徐琛著

PL2754 S5 Z594693 2016
灯火 : 鲁迅与文艺 / 上海鲁迅纪念馆编

PL2849 U64 B39 2016
八月蝴蝶黄 : 裘山山短篇小说选 / 裘山山著

PL2931.5 I24 J84 20164
绝响 / 畀愚著

PL2947.5 U7758 N36 2016
南城无故人 / 落清著


B5251 C464 2016
한국 현대 철학 : 그 주제적 지형도 / 정 대현 지음

DS910.2 J3 C435 2016
전후 한일 관계 70년 : 우리 는 어떻게 갈등 을 극복 해 왔나? / 최 희식

DS922.42 K58 K56 2016
김 영삼 평전 / 김 삼웅 지음

G1030 B627 2016
역사 지도집의 개념과 제작 방법론 / 피터 볼 (Peter Bol) 외 16 인 지음

JQ1727 Y473 2016
한국 의정사 30년 : 제헌 에서 10대 까지 / 이 형 지음

PL935.5 P335 2016
한국 자전 의 해제 와 목록 / 박 형익.

PL976.7 A17 2016
제 16회 미당 문학상 수상 작품집 : 유리 의 존재 / 김 행숙

PL992.9 C414 S56 2016
신화 의 시대 / 지은이 이 청준

PN1993.5 K6 Y444 2016
소리 의 정치 : 식민지 조선 의 극장 과 제국 의 관객 / 이 화진 지음

Z42.4 K6 P35 2016
고문서 의 서명 과 인장 / 박 준호

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