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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New York: Common Council for American Unity, 1942. 128p., staplebound journal celebrating America's multiculturalism, 6x9 inches, some edgewear to covers, interior very good, faint ex-library stamp at top of front cover. Contributors include Lincoln Leung, Lillian E. Smith, Alan Cranston on plans for limited internment of "enemy aliens" (the Japanese...
Austin: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 1970. Paperback. Two volumes, 8.5x11 inches, previous owner's signatures, paperbacks in slightly worn red and blue pictorial wraps, ex libris. Vol. I: ix, 292p. Vol. II: ix, 328p. Covers Spanish, northern and eastern European, and Asian American immigrants.
n.p. Lorelei and Yuri Anima, 2009. Paperback. 104p., very good first edition trade paperback in lavender wraps. The Filipino American's "response to the challenge posed by the pronouncements of the American medical hierarchy to the effect that AIDS has no cure." - rear wrap. He claims to have cured AIDS...
San Francisco: the Coalition, 1978. 4 p., 8.5x11 inches, with a leaflet by Ray Hing laid in announcing an upcoming ABDC conference in Los Angeles. Very good. The ABDC was organized by I Wor Kuen activists working with many other groups. The Newsletter introduces the Coalition and invites readers to join it.
n.p. Radar Productions & Inconvenient Press, 2010. 18p., 5.5x8.5 inches, very good first edition booklet in stapled cream wraps. Early publication by the self-described "asian trans goth dyke writer/performer." While at Cornell, Ryka was known as Ryan Oba. She now teaches at Santa Monica College. Winner of the Eli Coppola.....
[United States]: the author, 1999. 103, 24, 23p., wraps, very good. Text mostly in Japanese with 23-page English summary. Describes the author's involvement in the fundraising for and planning of a Japanese tea room in San Francisco; B&W photos show her posing with local politicians and luminaries in the completed room.
Las Cruces: Creative Writing Center of New Mexico State University, 1974. Paperback. 112p., illlustrations, texts in English and Spanish, very good trade paperback journal in green printed wraps with sunned spine. Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge was born in Beijing and went on to win the American Book Award. Interview with playwright Mark...
San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Commission, 2001. 166p., 9x12 inches, foreword, introduction, color plates, very good first edition oversize paperback in original white pictorial wraps. Reproductions of sketch portraits from a show at The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Primarily white elite of course, still, there are plenty of Asian...
Davis: University of California, Department of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Asian American Studies, 1983. Paperback. xii, 292p., reproduced clearly from keyboard-set text and printed on varicolored paperstock (green for East Indians, pink for Japanese, &c), an oversize paperbound in 10.5x8 inch decorated wraps. A trivial binder's error (first gutter discolored by...
San Francisco: Asian American Theater Company, 1986-1997. Seven posters, generally around 11x17 inches, very good with the occasional corner crease or edgewear. Five are cheaply printed, but the posters for Wendy Sodetani's "Obon: Festival of the Dead" and Velina Hasu Houston's "Thirst" are more handsomely printed.
San Francisco: Asian American Theater Company, 1989. Single sheet poster 10x16 inches, illustration of a wall and red & whote stripes of an American flag on glossy white stock. "When You're At Home With Yourself, That's When the War's Over." Barroga was temporary artistic director for TnT in the'90s.
San Francisco: Asian American Theater Company, 1989. Single sheet poster 13.5x19.5 inches, illustration of two boxers fighting in blue on white, text in yellow and white, very good on heavy semi-glossy stock. "The time is 1940. The place, Puukolii, Maui. Two brothers try to box and punch their way out...
San Francisco: Asian American Theater Company, 1982. Single sheet poster 11x17 inches, illustration of two masks on dark purple on a light blue thin paper stock. Early collaboration by two of the most influential Asian American playwrights/directors of the 1970s-present. Poster from the World Premier.
San Francisco: Asian American Theater Company, 1983. Single sheet poster 11x17 inches, illustration of William Teruo Hammond posing with his foot on a chair, and 3 other scenes from the play, on a light blue thin paper stock. Hirabayashi defied the government's move to put more than 100,000 of them...