About Yim Tse
Yim Tse (September 12, 1936—March 16, 2018) was a Hong Kong native who served as UBC’s Chinese Librarian for three decades. Yim attended UBC and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Yim started as a student assistant and library assistant with the Asian Library before, in 1968, taking on the position of Chinese Librarian—a post he held until his retirement in 1999.
Yim Tse was a curator, a writer, a translator and a master calligrapher. Over the years he curated ten collaborative and four solo Chinese calligraphy exhibitions in North America and Asia. As a beloved member of the community, Yim built cultural bridges throughout his life with translation, essay writing and calligraphy. Many of his works of ink and brush calligraphy were shown in exhibitions and collected by the Canadian Museum of History, UBC, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, BC, and Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Yim was a life-long calligraphy teacher and mentor, with many of his students spread all over Metro Vancouver and elsewhere.
Yim Tse was highly respected by UBC faculty and students for his knowledge and in-depth reference support.
謝琰先生(1936.09.12-2018.03.16)，出生於香港，擔任卑詩大學（ University of British Columbia， UBC）亞洲圖書館中文館員三十年。謝先生從卑詩大學（UBC）畢業後，赴蘇格蘭斯特拉斯克萊德大學（University of Strathclyde）攻讀圖書館學。他之前就曾作為學生助理和圖書館助理參與UBC亞洲圖書館工作，1968年起正式擔任中文館員，直至1999年退休。
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In Yim’s memory, the Yim Tse Memorial Fund has been established at UBC by friends and family.
Your gift will honour his life through the support of Chinese-language collection development, community engagement events, and student or faculty-oriented programming related to Chinese Studies and/or Chinese-Canadian Studies.
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