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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Berkeley: East Bay Japanese for Action, 1986. 335p., very good hardcover in dj, text in English and Japanese, inscribed in Japanese by Kato Mizue, the group's instructor. Autobiographical pieces by members of the group, including discussions of immigration experiences, internment, work, religion and family life.
Cambridge, MA: Vietnam Resource Center, . Four-panel brochure, 8.5x11 inches, very good. Issued after Operation Babylift, which evacuated thousands of war orphans from South Vietnam before the fall of the Saigon government. Some critics claimed that many of the children were not actually orphans, but had been stolen away for.....
Jiangmen: Jiangmen (Wuyi) yanhuang wenhua yanjiuhui, 1997-2002. Twelve issues of the quarterly journal on the history and culture of Jiangmen, a city in Guangdong Province which is the ancestral home of many overseas Chinese (hence occasional contributions by Chinese-American, Chinese-Canadian, Chinese-Australian and other authors). Standard length 48 pages; glossy covers.....
San Francisco: Zhong hua lian yi hui / Chinese Culture Association, 2011, 2012. Two issues of the annual collection, 316 and 308 pages respectively, text in Chinese, very good. Handwritten personal note in Chinese from local painter and author Grace Paa-Chiang Hu is taped inside the front cover. Poetry and.....
New York: Meizhou huaqiao ribao, 1978. 16p., tabloid newspaper format, brochure by the association of General Importers from the People's Republic of China issued as a supplement to the Meizhou huaqiao ribao in May 1978; evenly toned, minor edgewear. Text in Chinese. Patriotic (Chinese) articles about international trade helping the.....
Shanghai: Zhongguo sheng huo hua bao, 1947. 36-page pictorial magazine, 10.25x15 inches, very good. Even toning. Profusely illustrated, mostly in black and white with some color. Text mostly in Chinese, with English captions to many photos. Covers domestic cultural and political events, as well as some international material. This issue.....
Taibei: Qiao wu wei yuan hui, 1995. 320p., yearbook-style 12x8.5 inch hardcover with photos of participants and social activities, text in Chinese and English, issued as a souvenir for the largely Chinese-American contingent; endpapers and several other papers bear personal inscriptions and drawings by fellow participants.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. Paperback. xviii, 306p., illustrated with b&w photos, some line maps and tables; softbound in 9x6 inch decorated wraps, mild signs of age and handling: paperstock is slightly toned, covers show a slight curl, a nice copy, quite sound, clean and unmarked.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004. 233p., boards gilt in glossy dj, first edition. A very nice copy. Author Adachi (Japanese father, Hungarian mother) was a bike messenger in the Big Apple and taught English as a foreign language. The heroine of his novel is a Korean/Japanese immigrant who gets.....