University of British Columbia (UBC) Asian Library has the largest Chinese collection in western Canada. For many decades, it has been providing excellent services for the local and international students and scholars. Funded by Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Mellon Foundation, we are now gradually revealing the hidden rare collections at UBC, so that they can be accessible to scholars.
The Asian Library features a rich collection of ancient Chinese language materials, including many books, manuscripts and hand-written copies from Ming Dynasty. Rare and unique items in the world have been discovered from the project. Digitizing Chinese ancient rare books is a long-term and challenging task that the UBC Library is striving to collaborate with other institutions. Therefore, we welcome your comments and support to preserve and promote these Chinese heritage treasures.