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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Indianapolis: Christian Women's Board of Missions, 1909. 7p., staplebound booklet, very good. "Christian Woman's Centennial offering of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions." Centennial leaflet series no. 10. Bentley, who was in charge of the Chinese Mission in San Francisco, urges the reader to help raise $100,000 to enlarge the Portland Mission.
Tianjin: Tianjin guji chubanshe, 2008. Four volumes, all very good in wraps, text in Chinese. Extensive and detailed journal of Bian, the first Chinese student to attend Brown University and later the manager of the Tianjin branch of the Bank of China, whose career there is discussed in Brett Sheehan's...
Glendale, CA: Dai Nam, n.d. 174p., lightly worn wraps; text in Vietnamese. Vietnamese-American 1980s reprint of a 1965 book on sex in marriage. The publisher was one of the earlier presses in California to cater to immigrants after the fall of Saigon, reprinting many South Vietnamese texts.
Roseville: Dry Bones Press, 2000. 278p., first edition pictorial trade-size wraps with author photo, spine has a reader's crease, very good copy. Story of a half-Chinese American bisexual woman who goes on a journey of self-discovery that ends in San Francisco. New Voices in American Fiction Series.
Washington: Population Reference Bureau, 1986. Paperback. 51p., 6x9 inches, introduction, references, bibliography, illustrated with photos, figures, tables and boxes, very good first edition booklet in stapled purple and white wraps. Primarily concerned with Hispanic immigration, legal and illegal. Population bulletin, vol. 41, #4.
Louisville KY: Pentecostal Publishing Company, 1951. 37p., b&w frontis portrait of Robert Chung and family, staplebound 7.5x5 inch black on red wraps. An old ownership name is pencilled faintly across the cover, some external handling soil and splash-spots; inscribed and signed by the author in Lexington KY. On Chung's escape.....
New York: Alternative Center For International Arts, 1978. 31p., coated paperstock with b&w exhibit photography, 8.5x7 inch staplebound wraps. Two title pages, one in characters. Top staple has escaped the card cover, back wrap bears a severe crease; as is, a good-only copy. Curator Geno Rodriguez observes that this "is.....
San Francisco: The Phoenix, 1973. Newspaper. 24p., folded tabloid newspaper, photos, ads, services, resources, news, events, opinion, very good on newsprint. Laid in is a catalog for Orpheus Free University. Cover story, "Inside the Chinese gangs of SF." Also features on Dr. John, Jackie Kennedy nude photos, and more.