This section includes literature by Asian American authors, as well as nonfiction works on related subjects, and the ephemera of Asian American political and cultural organizations. We stock many out-of-print Asian American immigrant publications in Asian languages.
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Minority peoples in a nation at war, edited by J....
Paperback. viii, 276p. + [viii] ads, wraps, worn copy. The annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 223, September 1942. This special issue covers a number of aspects pertaining to the relationship between both native minorities and immigrant groups and the American war effort. More
Miss Susie Chew, Popular Singer (1) [photo card]
n.p. n.d. Postcard. Glossy black and white card, format similar to a postcard but with verso entirely blank. The Chinese caption adds that she was famous for her Western-style singing. We have been unable to identify the singer. More
More Than Meets the Eye: Albany High School, 1995-1996
Albany CA: the high school, 1996. 160p., the usual yearbook format but a little taller (11.5x8.5 inches), the photos and jokes snarkier than exemplars from earlier decades, a bit edgeworn with faint damp-ripple to text leaves, a handled copy with numerous jocular inscriptions to "Jack," the senior whose book this..... More
Multi-cultural Issues in Mental Health Services: strategies towards equity. Report...
[Sacramento]: State of California Health and Welfare Agency, Department of Mental Health, Citizens Advisory Council, October, 1979. Paperback. iii, 171p., 8.5x11 inches, foreword, introduction, overview, summaries, discussions, conclusion, appendice, stables, very good trade paperback in white decorative wraps. More
Muses: an exhibition organized by Betty Ann Brown. Armory Center...
Pasadena: Armory Center for the Arts, 1995. Pamphlet. 59p., stapled wraps, 7.5x10 inches, illus. with examples of the artists' installations, wraps lightly worn else very good condition. The exhibition paired women writers with women artists, and reflected the area's growing multicultural community: African American, lesbian and Asian American contributors participated..... More
National Reconstruction Journal. Volume 1 (August 1942)
New York: Committee on Wartime Planning for Chinese Students in the United States; China Institute in America, 1942. 109p., paperback journal, errata slip tipped in (originally pasted inside front cover with several spots of glue, now loose but still present). Very good. First issue of the journal, with a small..... More
The New Century Enterprise: [six issue broken run]
San Francisco: Graphic Arts Class at Balboa New Century Enterprise, 1993-1994. Six issue broken run of the school newsletter, various pagination, 8.5x11 inches, illustrations, photos, articles, events, sports, very good on heavy stock. Student newsletter produced by multicultural students. Issues include: 1:2-5, 2:1 & 2, December 10, 1993 - December..... More
New Dawn [12 issues]
San Francisco: J-Town Collective, 1972-1975. Newspaper. Twelve issues of the tabloid-format radical Japanese-American paper featuring news on San Francisco Bay Area struggles and Maoist perspectives on world affairs. Generally 12-16p. each; evenly toned, very good. Issues present are vol. 1 no. 6, vol. 2 nos. 5, 7, 9, 11; vol..... More
New Dawn [seven issues]
San Francisco: J-Town Collective, 1974-1975. Newspaper. Seven issues of the tabloid-format radical Japanese-American paper featuring news on San Francisco Bay Area struggles and Maoist perspectives on world affairs. Generally 12-16p. each; evenly toned, very good. Issues present are vol. 3 no. 7, and volume 4 nos. 1, 5, 6, 8-10..... More
New Dawn; vol. 1 no. 6 (March 1972)
San Francisco: J-Town Collective, 1972. Newspaper. 16p. issue of the radical Japanese-American monthly newspaper; horizontal fold, evenly toned, very good. Rear cover celebrates Angela Davis' release on bail. More
New Dawn; vol. 1 no. 8 (May 1972)
San Francisco: J-Town Collective, 1972. Newspaper. 16p. issue of the radical Japanese-American monthly newspaper; horizontal fold, evenly toned, minor corner wear. Cover story, and 8-page supplement, on self-determination for Okinawa. More
New Dawn; vol. IV no. 9, May 1975
San Francisco: J-Town Collective, 1975. Newspaper. 12p. issue of the radical Japanese-American monthly newspaper; paper evenly toned, some edgewear. Includes articles on the Nichi Bei Times strike, opposition to development in Little Tokyo, opposition to Operation Babylift (described as kidnapping Vietnamese babies), and more. More
NeXGeneration: Da magazine of truth from da youth, #3, Summer...
Oakland: East Bay Asian Youth Center, 2001. Paperback. 83 pg. paperback, 9" x 6". Previous owner's writing on title page, else good. CD with 5 audio stories inlaid in back cover. Includes musings, fashion advice, book reviews, recipes and other writing from teenagers living in the East Bay. More
NeXGeneration: Da magazine of truth from da youth, #4, Fall...
Oakland: East Bay Asian Youth Center, 2001. Paperback. 116 pg. paperback, 9" x 6". Acknowledgements page partially cut and is loose from binding, bottom fore-edge is heavily warped, else good. Includes reactions to September 11th attacks, writings against drugs and gambling, and other essays and stories from East Bay teenagers..... More
Nikkei-Sentinel. Spring 1982
Los Angeles and San Francisco: Little Tokyo People's Rights Organization and Japanese Community Progress Alliance, 1982. Magazine. 21p. in English, 7 p. in Japanese, 8.5x11 inch magazine on newsprint; evenly toned, otherwise very good. Cover story on the Day of Remembrance for the 40th anniversary of Japanese internment; includes several..... More
No Opio O Punahou Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1970-1971
Honolulu: the school, 1971. Paperback. 224p., paperbound in 11x8.5 inch wraps, yearbook in non-standard format: no singleton mugshots but a plethora of candid snapshots (usually of small groups) captioned with more than the usual humor and a touch of naughtiness. Prelims and terminal leaves covered with farewell holograph messages. This..... More
O mea ua iloaina: I oti faafuase'i o tamaiti laiti...
n.p. Hawaii SIDS Information and Counseling Program, [198-?]. Pamphlet. Two four-page brochures, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good. Samoan-language overview of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, adapted from Hawaiian Department of Health materials by Dr. Lulumafuie Fiatoa, together with a Korean version, translated by Young-Seok Choi. More
Obon: "Festival of Joy"
Oakland: Buddhist Church of Oakland, 2005. Pamphlet. Folded festival program, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good. Includes program of events, the origin of the festival, and the Obon Odori titles. The Buddhist Church of Oakland was founded in 1901 by Issei who had moved from San Francisco to the East Bay. More
Oeji: chaemi siin chakp'umjip no. 2
Seoul: Ch'ŏnghan, 1990. 171p., very good in wraps, text in Korean. Poetry by Koreans abroad, mostly in California. More
Our Asian Inheritance. No. 5
Seattle: Rational Island Publishers, 1985. Magazine. 79p., 8.5x11 inch staplebound journal, mild handling wear, very good. A Re-Evaluation Counseling publication for an Asian American audience. More
Our Immigration Law under Attack: How Proposed Changes in the...
New Orleans: The Independent American, 1965. Ten-panel leaflet, very good. Tax Fax No. 62. States that Johnson's proposed immigration reforms would assault American workers by inviting cheap competition, while "unlimited, non-quota Orientals and Negroes would be allowed." States that the law would also welcome communist agents and the insane. More
Pacific Affairs: Journal of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Vol...
Honolulu: Institute of Pacific Relations, 1934. Magazine. One issue, pp251-368, wraps, 6x9 inches, showing some minor edge and shelf wear, else in good condition. Article on the San Francisco General Strike by Paul S. Taylor, "Siamese Revolution", "Chinese in Malaysia" and more. The Institute of Pacific Relations had many Communists..... More
Pacific and Asian Americans: emerging models for ministry
Berkeley: Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS), 1981. 71p., staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Cover gives date as 1980, but a slip laid in corrects this typo. More
Pacific and Asian women, resources for ministry: Proceedings from the...
Berkeley: Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS), 1981. 88p., staplebound wraps, 11x8.5 inches. More
Pangaea. The first issue
Berkeley: United People of Color, 1990. 43p., staplebound journal, very good, 8.5x11 inches. Contributions by students activists at UC Berkeley. More
The laughter of my father