Asian Heritage Month

In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to announce May as Asian Heritage Month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent.

UBC’s Rare Books & Special Collections (RBSC) has long been collecting materials that illustrate the history of Canada and its people. Check out their Asian Canadian History and Archives guide which compiles over 60 collections featuring the records of Asian Canadians and intends to shine a spotlight on the rich contributions of Asian Canadians to the historical record.

David Lam Library is doing a book display for Asian Heritage Month. Drop by our space and borrow a book or two. Here are some of the books we currently have on display:

  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative : going global and transformation in the global arena
  • The digital Silk Road : China’s quest to wire the world and win the future
  • How India works : making sense of a complex corporate culture
  • Korean women managers and corporate culture : challenging tradition, choosing empowerment, creating change
  • China’s disruptors : how Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and other companies are changing the rules of business
  • How Asian women lead : lessons for global corporations

UBC has a lot of events lined up celebrating Asian heritage. Some of these events include an exhibition about the Stories of Southeast Asian Refugees, music concerts at the Chan Centre, and more. For more information, check out this events page. City of Vancouver is also hosting a lot of relevant events. More information can be found on this page.