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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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...
New York: Liao Yuan Za Zhi She, 1971. Single issue of the pamphlet-format Chinese-language journal, 16 pages, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good. Apparently four issues were published in total. Journal about Taiwan-related issues published by radical Chinese-speaking students in the United States. Slogan on back cover calls on China and Taiwan...
Taibei: National Museum of History, 1968. Staplebound booklet with 29 black and white plates, captions in Chinese, with an English biography of the artist (then an instructor at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco). Brief inscription in Chinese by the painter. Front cover partly toned, otherwise very good.
San Francisco: Living Well Group/API Wellness Center, 1994-1997. Seven issue broken run, various pagination, 8.5x11 inches, articles, news, events, services and resources, illustrations and photos, very good in wraps. Issues include: March & April 1994, April & November 1995, March & July 1996 and January 1997.
[Washington DC]: [Bell Multicultural High School], 1998. Magazine. 31p., 8.5x11 inches, illustrated with art, poetry and prose, very good literary/art magazine in stapled b&w pictorial wraps. High school student poetry, fiction and art. African American, Hispanic American, Asian American students.
San Francisco: Merle Woo Defense Committee, 1984. 10p., 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left corner, lightly toned, very good. Announces that Woo will return to UC Berkeley to teach after having been fired, it says, "because she is a socialist feminist, a trade unionist and a lesbian." Woo was...
n.p. Mervyn's, 1999. [36p.], very good in wraps, program booklet with numerous color photos of the skaters and other performers, some of them signed. Also included is an "International Figure Skating" magazine with cover story on Yamaguchi and a full-page ad for this skating concert; a black and white photo...
Paperback. viii, 276p. + [viii] ads, wraps, worn copy. The annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 223, September 1942. This special issue covers a number of aspects pertaining to the relationship between both native minorities and immigrant groups and the American war effort.
Baltimore: the zine, 2011. 41p., staplebound zine, very good. Asian diaspora women's zine. "Our theme for issue two is MOONROUTES. geographical and / or historical happenings, place / space, body as landscape, reincarnations / past lives, diaspora / migrations / borderlands / uprooting, queering the diaspora, displacing biological notions of...
Albany CA: the high school, 1996. 160p., the usual yearbook format but a little taller (11.5x8.5 inches), the photos and jokes snarkier than exemplars from earlier decades, a bit edgeworn with faint damp-ripple to text leaves, a handled copy with numerous jocular inscriptions to "Jack," the senior whose book this...