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: Pacific Friends SF, 1991 & 1994. Two issues, 8p. each, 8.5x11 inches, news, articles, services and resources, event calenders, photos, very good newsletters. LGBTQ Asians and others organization.
San Jose: Pacific Friends - South Bay, 1989. 3p., 8.5x11 inches, news, articles, services and resources, event calenders, very good newsletter on pink stock stapled upper-left corner. LGBTQ Asians and others organization.
Los Angeles: ASUCLA Communication Board, 1982. 20p., 11.25x17.5 inch tabloid newspaper folded down to 11.25x8.75 inches. Cover article by Andrea Akita "The Trials of Asian American Women." Vietnamese refugees. The Tongan immigrants.
Berkeley: United People of Color, 1990. 43p., staplebound journal, very good, 8.5x11 inches. Contributions by students activists at UC Berkeley.
San Francisco: United Service Council, 1989. Single issue of the Chinese-language newspaper, contents mostly devoted to San Francisco's local Chinatown news, but with a harsh editorial on the Chiang "dynasty" of Taiwan on the cover page. The English title is a riff on the Chinese "Pao," which means cannon; the...
[Baton Rouge-?]: the newsletter, . 27p., 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left, very good. OCLC lists only one incomplete run at Northern Illinois University, missing this issue. Text in Malay and English. No place of publication stated, but a poem includes the line "Let's examine the roots / of...
Berkeley: Iranian Students Cultural Organization, 1996-2003. Four issues of the Iranian-American student publication from UC Berkeley. The first two are photoreproduced, the third a copyshop production with clear plastic covers, the last one a glossy magazine. Issues present are Nov/Dec. 1996 (the first), March 1998, June 2000, and Fall 2003.
National City: Philippine National Day Committee, 1979. 16p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches; some names added in pencil to list in the front; program for the event with historical essays, advertisements and a revolutionary poem.
Berkeley: the Center, [198-]. Eight-panel brochure, 3.5x8.5 inches, very good; black and white photos. Introduction to the purpose and activities of the informational organization founded by Philippine dissidents and their supporters in the US. Most likely issued 1985, as it mentions events in that year but still contains references to...
San Francisco: Philippine Solidarity Network, 1981. 6-panel brochure, folded, printed two sides, xeroxed. Outreach for membership in the radical organization opposed to Marcos and seeking the release of political prisoners in the Philippines.
Cambridge, MA: the Bulletin, 1973. 23p., 8.5x11 inches, mildly worn wraps. Cover reproduces 1901 photo of US soldiers subjecting a captured Philippine guerrilla to water torture in an eerie premonition of the next century's waterboarding. Includes articles on women's equality, land reform, the Marcos regime's blacklisting of exiled Filipinos in...
Rockville, MD: US Dept. of Health & Human resources, Public Healthe Service, Office of Minority Health, 1995. Paperback. 102p., 3.75x6.5 inches, services and resources listings, very good pocketbook paperback in green wraps. State contacts, clearinghouses, organizations, materials, colleges etc.
Los Angeles: Anti-Martial Law Coalition (Philippines), . vi, 58p., 8.5x11 inches, staplebound wraps, very good.
Los Angeles: Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, 2011. xiii, 288p., high-gloss paperstock throughout with a CD in rear pocket, numerous photos. Very good 10.2x 10x2 inch hardcover in dj.
Los Angeles: Wing Mar, 2005. 227p., 10.25x10.25 inches, prologue, epilogue, appendix, index, illustrated with photos, very good first edition in dj. Includes the interactive CD rom at rear of book.
Durham: Duke University Press, 1997. 323p., lightly worn wraps. This issue edited by Chungmoo Choi.
Washigton: United States Department of Education. Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, 1992. Paperback. Two volumes, xv, 457p. and xvi, 477p., tables, figures, footnotes, references, very good paperbacks in white printed wraps. Focuses on Spanish speakers, with consideration of Asian Americans and others.
Tabuse, Japan: Tensho Kotai Jingu-kyo, 1954. 183p., very good in slightly scuffed stiff wraps, frontispiece portrait of the sect's founder Sayo Kitamura, known as Ogamisama. "She is the Savior sent by God to pass final judgment on this degenerate world." One of the "New Religions" of postwar Japan, this sect...
Hong Kong: Pui Ying Alumni General Association, 1985. 444p., paperback, light shelfwear, very good. Directory of alumni, including many pages of listings for alumni in the United States.
Hayward: Bohyunsah, 2001. 240p., the soft plastic cover is spine- and cover-titled gilt; top rim of spine has been torn away leaving a small ragged gap, otherwise a fine copy. Texts for recitation and hymns with music, presented in both Hangul script and Chinese characters. The Bohyunsah, which is no...
Taibei: Huaqiao jiuguo lianhe zonghui, 1980-82. Nine issues of the Chinese-language newspaper targeting overseas Chinese, with patriotic Taiwanese anti-communist articles and occasional selections in English for younger people and others whose Chinese has grown rusty. Issues present are Oct. 21 (with a pictorial supplement page that has been clipped) and...
San Francisco: Association of Modern Chinese Literature and Arts of North America, 2004-2010. Seven issues of the annual publication, each in glossy-covered staplebound magazine format, collecting writing and art by Chinese immigrants. Text in Chinese.
Taipei: Academia Sinica, 1957, 1958. Two volumes in wraps, evenly toned, covers mildly foxed and worn, text in Chinese with a few English articles, table of contents in English. Papers in honor of Chao (Zhao Yuanren), the Chinese American linguist who helped to develop pinyin. Topics include philology, dialect studies...
San Francisco: RAMS, [2000s]. Six 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled upper-left corner and printed one-side-only with detailed information about the Asian American service organization, short ink note on page 1 otherwise good informational handout on cream stock. The organization formed in the Richmond District of San Francisco in 1974 by the...
Taibei: Hua Zang jing zong xue hui jing yin, 1992. 127p., wraps, text in Chinese; several black and white photos of the Amitabha House in Richardson, Texas. On Buddhist education. The Taiwan-based group lists branches in Cupertino, CA and Richardson, TX.