High ceiling with skylight

Display cases for displays of various themes

Upper floor stacks: CJK books with call number range A-F, H and P-PL

Asian Lower Level books and exit to circulation area

Asian Lower Level Books, Relocated from the Upper Floor

Reference, Audio-Visual and Language Learning sections

CJK journals on the left; Asian Lower Level and CJK art books on the right

CJK books with call number J, L, PM-Z: watch out for rolling shelves

Print here with your UBC Card/Guest Card

Newspaper reading area; Asian New Books at back

Work stations, copier and microform reader

Seminar room with TV, DVD and video cassette players: book in advance

Seminar room for classes and group studies: book in advance

Copier and stationery for your convenience

To Lower Floor; Librarians’ offices

To Upper Floor

To Ground Floor

Display Honouring Master Toa Wong 梨園樂韻在卑詩

Cantonese Opera

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 Master Wong Toa” event (梨園拾趣: 表揚粵劇大師黃滔) on January 17, 2008, which was hosted by UBC St. John’s College, MOA, Asian Library, Office of AVP International Community Partners, as well as Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, C.A.R.E. Housing Society and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Master Wong has kindly donated 586 Cantonese opera recordings to the Asian Library. These recordings are mainly on cassette tapes which represent the bulk of his teaching materials and  his private collections assembled since his days as a musician with Jin Wah Sing Musical Association (振華聲藝術研究社).

You can visit the display, which is in the foyer of the Asian Centre, until the end of August.

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