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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (all day) to Sunday, May 31, 2020 (all day)

Join the Library to celebrate Asian Heritage Month with online puzzles, library-suggested reads and viewings, and weekly book recommendations. If you love to colour, check out this free printable poster from the Government of Canada.

Online puzzles

All images for the puzzles come from the public health education in China lecture slides from the Breithaupt Hewetson Clark Collection, in the Waterloo Digital Library.

Puzzle for May 6

Bridge to a temple for the worship of imperial ancestors in Soochow [Suzhou Diqu], China

Bridge to a temple for the worship of imperial ancestors in Soochow [Suzhou Diqu], China [Transparent]

Puzzle for May 13

Provincial assembly buildings in Changsha, China

Provincial assembly buildings in Changsha, China [Transparent]

 

Puzzle for May 21

A pond with mosquitoes in China

A pond with mosquitoes in China [Transparent]

 
 

Reads and viewings

East Asia: China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan

*Items available in physical format when the Library reopens

  • Obasan by Joy Kowaga
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See 
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • Asian Cookbooks: A Common Table
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.

South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka 

  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • The Storm by Arif Anwar 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • The Boat People by Sharon Bala 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue here.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Lion

Central Asia: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan 

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • A House Without Widows by Nadia Hashimi 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • The Breadwinner

Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam 

  • The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay 
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
    • Visit Criterion-On-Demand to watch the film online. (Use your WatIAm credentials to access.)
  • Dear Girls by Ali Wong 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains by Yasuko Thanh 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.
  • The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb 
    • Place a hold through the library catalogue.*
    • Check for ebook access through your local public library.

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