East Asian Library events

Thumbnail for Mysterious Dreams: A Dialogue with Terry Watada event hosted for Asian Heritage Month
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4:00 - 5:30pm EST
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Online
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/eal-events/mysterious-dreams-dialogue-terry-watada
The Asian Heritage Month Celebration The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto, would like to cordially invite you to join this online event to mark the 2021 Asian Heritage Month and celebrate two new books by Terry Watada. The event will feature a book reading by Terry and a dialogue led by Ken Noma, former President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC). Pre-registration is required to get the event link. Watch a recording of the event on YouTube.… Read more about this event
Banner image for The Treasury of Lives Biographical Encyclopedia presentation
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12:30 - 1:30 PM EST
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Online
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/node/166608
Presenters:  Dr. Alexander Gardner, Director and Editor in Chief; and Catherine Tsuji, Editor Click here to watch the presentation on YouTube. The Treasury of Lives is a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region. In development since 2007, the online resource provides accessible and well-researched biographies of notable scholars, masters, or leaders in traditional Himalayan and Inner Asian society and culture who are deceased and who were native to the region.… Read more about this event
Event banner for 2021 Taiwan Lecture on Chinese Studies
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8:00 PM EST
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/node/166587
National Apology and Reinvigoration of Indigenous Rights in Taiwan The 2021 Taiwan Lecture on Chinese Studies is delivered by Dr. Awi Mona (Chih-Wei TSAI) 蔡志偉, Director & Associate Professor of Law and Indigenous Studies, National Dong Hwa University. Click here to view event photos on Facebook and here to watch the lecture on YouTube. Transitional justice has received considerable attention in recent years in Taiwan. Despite all this attention, transitional justice is an issue that… Read more about this event
Image used for the event "Viewing Gastronomy from the Garden of Contentment"
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1 - 3 pm
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/highlight/viewing-gastronomy-garden-contentment
Chinese gastronomy, as delineated in the seminal Qing dynasty cookery manual Suiyuan shi dan (隨園食單, or Recipes from the Garden of Contentment), is carried on the shoulders of three entities: the cook, the critic, and the ecosystem in which they exist. Using the culinary guidelines laid out by the manual, we examine the roles and dynamics between these three entities and offer a framework for broadly understanding Chinese cuisine, its dishes, and how they change. We then apply this framework to… Read more about this event
Event photo - Tibetan Studies Librarianship & Resources: An Update
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11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/highlight/tibetan-studies-librarianship-resources-update
This session will provide faculty, students, and visitors with an overview of the latest developments in Tibetan librarianship, digitization project, online resources, and newly received publications at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library of the University of Toronto. Led by: Dr. Lauran Hartley, Tibetan Studies Librarian, Columbia University Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Click here to view the photos of this event...
a kyogen performance with Kaoru Matsumoto
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2 - 4 pm
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/highlight/kyogen-matsumoto-kaoru-%E6%9D%BE%E6%9C%AC%E8%96%AB
Join us for a lecture on kyogen (狂言), a form of traditional Japanese comic theatre, with renowned Kaoru Matsumoto (松本薫). Click here to view events photos... Kaoru Matsumoto was so enthralled by a performance by Sengoro Shigeyama XII (Sensaku IV) that he began following the renowned Kyogen actor from one appearance to the next, eventually becoming his student in 1974. Born in 1951, he debuted on the Kyogen stage at age 23 in a production of “Melon Thief” (瓜盗人). He subsequently appeared in “… Read more about this event
LiterAsian 2019 logo
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3:00 – 6:30 pm
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/highlight/literasian-toronto-2019
The theme for LiterASIAN Toronto 2019 is Looking to the Future: The evolving narrative of Asian Canadian fiction.  Photos of this event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UofTEastAsianLibrary/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2523584881299347 (No registration is required to view the photos). Since the late-1700s, people of Asian origin have made important contributions to Canadian heritage and identity. Fiction written by Asian Canadian authors have evolved and diversified, ranging… Read more about this event
Screenshot from The Little House
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7 - 10 pm
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Innis Town Hall
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/highlight/film-screening-little-house-%E5%B0%8F%E3%81%95%E3%81%84%E3%81%8A%E3%81%86%E3%81%A1
- SOLD OUT - Please like us on Facebook so that you will be notified for the next event! Join us for a special and rare screening of the Japanese drama The Little House (小さいおうち), based on the book by award-winning author Kyoko Nakajima 中島京子 who will be at the Q&A session at the end of the film screening. Set in Japan in the 1930s and 1940s, the story introduces Taki Nunomiya, an elderly woman and former housemaid, looking back on her golden years. The narrative that follows delivers… Read more about this event
Photo of part of the Asian Canadian Studies Collection Display
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/highlight/asian-canadian-studies-collection-display-0
A showcase of our Asian Canadian Studies collection. The display cases are located behind the old reference desk.
Image of exhibition poster
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
linkhttps://east.library.utoronto.ca/highlight/hakka-odyssey-identity-culture-beyond-exhibition
Curated by Toronto Hakka Heritage Alliance, the exhibition showcases the unique migratory history of the Hakka people through material objects such as maps, charts, ceremonial items, traditional clothing, everyday objects, and etc.