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: 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...
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.
San Francisco: the Association, 1963. Four panel card, taped shut for mailing (tape residue leaving browned strip at edge), address and postmark on front panel; text in Chinese and English, lengthier text in Chinese only on back panel (somewhat yellowed). The event was helf at 146 Waverly Place in Chinatown.
Guangzhou: Jinan da xue xue bao bian ji shi, 1981-1991. Fourteen issues of the journal, which shortened its title to Jinan xuebao in 1982. Issues present are whole numbers 6-12, 14-16, 22-24 and 46. Text in Chinese, with English table of contents in each issue. Though not marked as such...
San Francisco: Jinshan zhou hui [Party and Porridge Club], . 146p., very good in wraps, 8.5x11 inches; text in Chinese, thoroughly illustrated. Special publication for the tenth anniversary of the cultural group, which takes its name from Taiwan's oldest literary group. Includes numerous press clippings, facsimiles of award certificates from...
n.p. the zine, 2012. [36p.], photocopied zine format in lightly worn wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches. DIY hardcore music zine, much about the authors' bands and interviews with musicians of like mind. Most content appears to be by Mark Chen, with contributions from bandmates. Based in Southern California.
Hong Kong: the Agency, [1987-?]. 8.5x13 inch introduction to the agency, printed both sides, text in Chinese except for title and professional affiliations; fold-creased. Undated, but includes citations of Chinese-American press coverage from 1986 and 1987. Notes that Lau Big-Sang, the head of the Agency, holds "Honorary citizenship of State...