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Reduced opening hours July 30 – Aug 31

Rare Books and Special Collections, which includes the Chung Collection exhibition room, is temporarily reducing its opening hours to 10 am to 4 pm, for the period July 30 to August 31.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Please feel free to email us at with any questions or concerns.

July 30 – August 31, 2012 – Reduced hours for Rare Books and Special Collections / University Archives

The opening hours will be reduced in RBSC / University Archives effective July 30 – August 31. During this time period, RBSC (including the Chung Room) / UA will be open to the public from 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday. Please direct any RBSC-related questions to . Please contact Chris Hives with any […]

Excited for: Escape to Gold Mountain

This October, Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press is publishing a graphic novel called Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David H.T. Wong. From the APP catalogue:

“The history of Chinese immigration to Canada and the US over the past 100-plus years has been fraught with sadness and indignity; newcomers to North America encountered discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones…Escape to Gold Mountain is the first graphic novel to tell their story: based on historical documents and interviews with elders, this is a vivid history of the Chinese in their search for “Gold Mountain” (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) as seen through the eyes of the Wong family. They traverse the challenges of eking out an existence in their adopted homeland with hope and determination, creating a poignant immigrant’s legacy for their sons and daughters.”

Suggested for readers 12 and up, this sounds like an entertaining and educational read for any age! We will certainly be adding a copy of this publication to the Chung Collection when it is released.

Rare Books and Special Collections (where the Chung Collection is located) also happens to house the archives of Arsenal Pulp Press.

Featured place: Bamfield

This post is part of our series on resources featuring the names of B.C. places used as room names in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The place we would like to feature for this post is Bamfield, a community on the coast of Barkley Sound on Vancouver Island, and well known for the Bamfield […]

Call for submissions: Chinese Canadians in Canada photo exhibition

The Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver is organizing a photo exhibition to document Chinese Canadians from 1952 to 2012, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. They are looking for photographs that document the sucess stories, life or work of any Chinese Canadian during this time period. The deadline for submissions is July 18th at 5 pm, and the exhibition will be held from August 4 through August 19th.

Get in touch with the Chinese Cultural Centre through their contact page for more information and a registration form!