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Celebrating the life and work of Professor Chia-ying Yeh on her 90th birthday Yeh, Chia-Ying

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and jointly organized by the Asian Library, Department of Asian Studies, the Centre for Chinese Research and the Institute of Asian Research, Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association. Dr. Yeh Chia-Ying Professor Emerita of Asian Studies was celebrated on her 90th birthday on July 26, 2014 at the UBC Asian Auditorium. Professor Yeh is a worldwide renowned and esteemed scholar on Chinese classical literature. Born in 1924 in China, she graduated from the Fu Jen University in Beijing in 1945. She taught Chinese classical poetry at the National Taiwan University, Tamkang University and Fujen University in Taiwan in the 1950s and at the Michigan State University and Harvard University in the United States in the 1960s. Professor Yeh joined the UBC in 1969 and served till her retirement in 1989. In 1991, she was elected the Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is currently a member of the Central Research Institute of Culture and History and the Director of the Chinese Classical Cultural Research Institute, Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

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