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UBC Asian Library Historical Websites

Collected by: University of British Columbia

Archived since: Jan, 2014

Description:

A collection of project websites supported by the Asian Library at UBC.

Subject:   Universities & Libraries Society & Culture Arts & Humanities

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Title: Historical Chinese Language Materials in British Columbia: An Electronic Inventory

URL: http://burton.library.ubc.ca/hclmbc/

Description: People of Chinese origin have settled in British Columbia, Canada, since the beginning of non-aboriginal settlement. Many of these people have left behind Chinese language manuscripts, newspapers, correspondences, genealogical and family records, business transaction records, association records, certificates, receipts, textbooks, photographs with captions in Chinese, catalogues and other documents. In response to the growing interest of researchers and the community in general, Asian Library, Centre for Chinese Research, UBC and David Lam Centre, SFU collaborated to develop a website which comprises a database of records of archival materials, virtual exhibition of photo collections, images, links to related materials and listings of organizations. From its inception in 2000, the project has documented over 13,000 records and uploaded more than 600 images of archival materials contributed by 19 resource centres, 9 pioneer families and numerous individuals.

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Title: The Faces of Irregular Migrants Photograph Collection

URL: http://www.library.ubc.ca/FinalAsian/

Description: In May 2000, the Asian Library at the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with the Institute of Asian Research, hosted this photograph exhibition to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. This collection, composed of 96 photographs, included images from three immigration periods; Chinese refugees from Mainland China to Hong Kong, Chinese Refugees from Vietnam to Hong Kong, and the “boat people” who arrived in British Columbia from China in 1999. A collection of photographs about these migrants began to take shape in the Asian Library in 1999, with two generous donations. This collection has been developed to support research on Chinese migration, as well as to document the recent arrival of these migrants to British Columbia’s shores. By exhibiting these otherwise dispersed images of individuals whose stories were often presented to the public in different manners, the Asian Library hopes to give them a “voice” and add a human face to these issues. This collection provides snapshots of their experiences and aids in revealing the circumstances behind these immigration periods.

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