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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San Francisco, etc. Bay Area Committee Against the Simpson / Mazzoli Bill; etc. 1982. Lot of 5 leaflets and a newsletter published by opponents of the bill, which called on employers to attest to employee immigration status and made it illegal to knowingly hire unauthorized immigrants. This was the first...
San Francisco: International Institute of San Francisco, . 64p., 8x10 inches, wraps. Most of the oral histories concern Asian American elders.
Sacramento: California Department of Education, 1992. xiv, 178p., 9x6 inch wraps, a very good copy.
San Francisco: Buddhist Churches of America, 1960. Four-page newsletter, title meaning "Wheel of Dharma;" three pages in Japanese, one in English. 8.5x11 inches, closed edge tear.
Rosemead, CA: HLU, [199-?]. Six-panel glossy illustrated brochure for the Buddhist university affiliated with Fo Guang Shan monastery; folded, it is an upright measuring 10x4 inches. Very good. The university later changed its name to University of the West and received standard accreditation.
Hong Kong: Xiangjiang chu ban you xian gong si, 1991. 80, 735 p.,  p. of plates, very good in wraps, text in Chinese with an English essay, "Gilbert Woo, Chinese-American journalist" by Him Mark Lai and Betty Lim. Collection of works by the liberal journalist who worked at several San Francisco-based Chinese-language newspapers.
San Francisco: Society of Chinese Arts and Literature, 2007. 145p., very good in wraps, 8.5x11 inches; text mostly in Chinese. Thoroughly illustrated collection of the Taiwan-born artist's work, with reprints of photos and newspaper clippings documenting her life. She was 88 at the time of publication.
Taibei: Hua qiao jiu guo lian he zong hui, 1974. Paperback. [21p.], mimeographed, in printed green wraps, mild wear. Report from the conference of Huaqiao (overseas Chinese) dedicated to "rescuing the country" (ie, reclaiming Mainland China from the Communists). Includes a list of recommendations for government action by various Huaqiao...
San Francisco: the Group, 1960. Single 14x8.5 inch sheet, mimeographed one side from dense text in handwritten Chinese, 46 lines of vertically-oriented text, very good. Originally dated only October 2, but the year 1960 has been neatly penned next to it in Chinese. Rules for the San Francisco Chinatown-based Club...
n.p. 1941. 1.25 inch diameter button, very good condition. Depicts US and Nationalist Chinese flags bound together. A series of these pins were issued with various years of issue, as part of a fundraising effort to defend China from Japan's invasion.
Berkeley: Pakistan-India Friendship Society, 1991. 15p., staplebound newsletter, minor toning. Includes a report on an event at Gadar Memorial Hall in San Francisco, Indian elections, and much critical commentary on the first Iraq War.
Berkeley: Indochina Resource Center, 1975. 19p., 8.5x11 inches, photos, wraps. On Vietnamese evacuees, including allegations of children "rescued" in Operation Babylift having actually been stolen from their families.
Riverside, CA: the School, 2003. 80p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches, very good. Text mostly in Chinese. Annual publication of the school, with photos of students and examples of their work.
San Francisco: Summi Kaipa, 2000. 50p., 8.5x8.5 inches, very good in original stapled pictorial wraps. A journal of Asian American poetry limited to 100 copies. Poets are Mytili Jagannathan, Rafeeq Hasan, Kirthi Nath, Amar Ravva, and Prageeta Sharma.
San Francisco: Manilatown Historical Foundation, et al, 2001. [28p.], staplebound program booklet, 8.5x11 inches, very good. Includes historical essays and photos, plus ads from community groups and businesses.
San Francisco: Committee to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the International Hotel, 1987. 8p., 8.5x11 inches, very good in wraps; two related handbills laid in. Program booklet for an activist reunion.
Berkeley: Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS), 1980. 119p., staplebound wraps, 11x8.5 inches. Also included is another packet, "Resolutions: analysis and action." Discusses approaches to religious Asian American activism inspired by liberation theology.
Los Angeles: Pacific Trading Co., 1936. 2 different invoices, each 1 sheet 8.5x7 inches oblong, English and Japanese. Handwritten Japanese text for items and prices. The head office for this company was in San Francisco, with a branch in Sacramento and a fertilizer plant in Los Angeles.
New York: Amerasia Resources, Inc., 1971. 18p., 8.5x11 inches, very good in original stapled wraps. A catalogue of books offered by the company.
Gardena: Gardena Buddhist Church, Dana Group, [198-]. 246p., plastic comb binding, wraps worn. Cookbook from the church, with ads for local businesses.
San Francisco: The National Committee for Iva Toguri, Japanese American Citizens League, 1975. 32p., 5.5x8.5 inches, introduction, epilogue, appendixes, bibliography, original stapled orange wraps. Biography and defense of the woman accused of acts of treason as Tokyo Rose.
San Francisco: The National Committee for Iva Toguri, Japanese American Citizens League, 1975. 32p., 5.5x8.5 inch booklet, very good, defending the woman accused of acts of treason as "Tokyo Rose." Accompanying the booklet is a signed cover letter from co-author Raymond Okamura addressed to Judy Stone, reviewer for the SF...
San Francisco: Nihonmachi Little Friends, 1982. 23p., 8.5x11 inches, very good in wraps with a black plastic comb binding. Lyrics are in transliterated Japanese and English, with musical notation.
San Francisco: Japan Trade Center, . 19p., wraps, edges yellowed.
Omaha, NB: Murray Studio, 1944. Photograph. Two 8x10 inch black and white photographs showing a large crowd of men and women in formal dress, mostly Japanese-American, one of the men in military dress, with a small number of white men and women mixed in. The photos are labeled only with...