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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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...
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...
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...
San Francisco: Self-Help for the Elderly, 1985. [24p.], staplebound booklet, faint vertical crease. Program for the fundraising performance, with bios of the performers in Chinese, a synopsis of their performance, and information in both Chinese and English about the activities of Self-Help for the Elderly.
Berkeley, CA: the newspaper, 1970. Single issue of the tabloid-format Chinese-language newspaper issued by radical students and community organizers in Berkeley, 4 pages. Paper lightly toned, still supple. Rare and important periodical representing the radicalization of foreign (primarily Hong Kong) and Chinese-American students at Berkeley; many of the students involved...
Berkeley: Slant, 1992-1995. Seven issues of the tabloid-format student publication, all with horizontal fold, otherwise very good. Issues present are vol. 1 no. 1, vol. 2 nos. 1 and 2, vol. 3 nos. 1 and 2, vol. 4 no. 1, vol. 5 no. 1, and vol. 6 no. 1. Articles on student activism, Asian American identity, personal stories, and more.