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: University of California, 1947. 511p., very good hardcover yearbook, 12.2x9 inches, profusely illustrated. This is the personal copy of Him Mark Lai, a pioneer in the field of Chinese American studies; front cover has his name in gold lettering at lower right corner, and his red rubberstamp appears internally.
Berkeley: Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS), 1979. 36p., very good in staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches.
New York: Basement Workshop, 1973. 52p. including covers, 8.5x11", illustrated, foxed at edge. Theater in New China, Peking Opera in NY.
Seattle: Seattle Buddhist Church, 1959. Complete set of the monthly reader for primary school students, all stapled together in printed wraps, very good. Stories illustrating Buddhist precepts, some with questions for children to ponder.
Seattle: Seattle Buddhist Church, 1961. Complete set of the monthly reader for primary school students, all stapled together in printed wraps, very good. Stories illustrating Buddhist precepts, some with questions for children to ponder.
Seattle: Seattle Buddhist Church, 1962. Paperback. Complete set of the monthly reader for primary school students, all stapled together in printed wraps, very good. Stories illustrating Buddhist precepts, some with questions for children to ponder.
no place: The Buddhist Churches of America, Sunday School Department; sponsored by Central California Sunday School Teacher's League, 1949. Paperback. [64p.], staplebound wraps, evenly toned, light handling wear. A sheet of additional verses is pasted to a page near the end.
Cambridge: Bulletin of concerned Asian scholars, 1971. 176p., 8.5x11 inch staplebound wraps, small corner crease faintly stained. Back cover is decorated with pickup-truck / Jesuits-in-China pastiche, this signed 'Norman Rockwell.' Quarterly journal in magazine format. This issue's cover stories: Complete interview with Chou En-lai; Indochina Women's conference; Researching the Huks;...
Berkeley: Asian American Bilingual Center, n.d. 31p., 6.5x8.5 inches, illustrated with simple drawings, text in Tagalog, very good booklet in stapled wraps. Alphabet in Tagalog for children in kindergarten.
n.p. California Commission for Economic Development; Asian Pacific Islander Health Coalition, 1990. 106p. plus appendices; very good paperback, 8.5x11 inches.
Berkeley: Campanile, 1991-92. Two issues of the publication, 47 and 40 pages, 8.5x11 inches in staplebound wraps, very good. Some portions in Korean. Literary magazine by and for UC Berkeley students.
Rockville, MD: National Cancer Institute, USDHHS, 1986. ix, 273p., 8.5x11 inches, slightly worn wraps. Almost entirely charts and graphs, with more of African Americans and whites than other ethniciteis.
New York: The First Zen Institute of America, 1947. Hardcover. 72p., frontispiece, 9x12 inches; cloth boards, front hinge weakening.
[New York]: Sam Yick, 1979. 6p., 8.5x11 inches, sheets stapled together at upper left corner, toned. Text in Chinese. Preface gives overview of the company's spread from its Cantonese origins to overseas locations including both US coasts. This document was drawn up to comply with US law.
San Francisco: Asian American Women Artists Association, 2007. 125p., softcover, 9.5x8 inches, as new; profusely illustrated with color photos of works by the artists, many of them based in the Bay Area.
Talmage, CA: Dharma Realm Buddhist University. International Institute for the Translation of Buddhist Texts, 1983. 134p., first printing, wraps. Buddhist poetry and some prose, translated by the Asian American Buddhist school located in Northern California.
Talmage, CA: Dharma Relam Buddhist University. International Institute for the Translation of Buddhist Texts, 1983. 160p., first printing, wraps. Buddhist poetry and some prose, translated by the Asian American Buddhist school located in Northern California.
San Francisco: the Festival, 1972. 48p., staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches, light edgewear, minor soil. Program booklet with letters from officials, full roster of events, ads, etc.
San Francisco: the Festival, 1971. 48p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches, light edgewear. Program booklet with letters from officials, full roster of events, ads, etc.
Chicago: Polychrome Pub. Corp., for the Asian American Coalition, 1995. Slender unpaginated hardcover, very good in lightly shelfworn dj. 11x11 inches. Vignettes illustrating the experiences and feelings of young people from various Asian American communities. Photos by Gene H. Mayeda.
Davis: Art Department; University of California, Davis, 1966. 37p., very good in wraps. Short essays with bibliographical information on topics such as calligraphy, watercolors, Chinese gardens and local imitations, Chinese costume in California, and more.
New York: Asian American / Asian Research Institute, 2004. ix, 105 pages, paperback, 8.5x11 inches, minor handling wear, generally very good.
San Francisco: the Alliance, 1972. 8p., tabloid format but on sturdy white paper, horizontal fold, minor handling wear and toning. Single issue of the organization's newsletter. Includes much on a visit to Taiwan by the group's leader.
San Francisco: Chinese Business Publishing Co., 1997. 525p., very good in wraps; personal phone listings as well as numerous bilingual ads.
San Francisco: Chinese Business Publishing Co., 2000. 526p., very good in wraps; personal phone listings as well as numerous bilingual ads.