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  • THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES. by Abe, Kobo
    Abe, Kobo
    THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1991). One of the most important Japanese novels of the 20th century, this is reminiscent of Kafka's works. An amateur entomologist wanders into a remote seaside village in pursuit of a rare beetle, and is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he discovers that he is a prisoner and his only companion is a young widow, a pariah in the poor community, who the villagers have condemned to a life of shoveling back the ever-encroaching dunes that threaten to bury the town. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. Illustrated with drawings by Machi Abe. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-679733787.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 84064
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  • BEYOND THE CURVE. by Abe, Kobo
    Abe, Kobo
    BEYOND THE CURVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Tokyo: Kodansha, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first collection of short fiction, one which confirms his reputation as one of Japan's most significant modern writers. The stories - often surrealistic - start from the same point: a seemingly innocuous act plunges an ordinary individual into extraordinary, often nightmarish circumstances that lead him to question his identity or his sanity. Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 247 pp. ISBN: 4770014651.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57867
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  • BALLOON TOP. by Albery, Nobuko
    Albery, Nobuko
    BALLOON TOP.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1978. Hardcover first edition - Dramatist's first novel, about a Japanese girl coming-of-age first under the US occupation of Japan and later in the revolutionary sixties.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (remainder mark, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 3948
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  • Alexander, Garth
    THE INVISIBLE CHINA: The Overseas Chinese and the Politics of Southeast Asia

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on 4 years of study of the Chinese who live in Southeast Asia. 264 pgs, photographs, index, bibliography. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (apparently unread.)

    Book ID: 8830
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  • Alexander, Garth
    THE INVISIBLE CHINA: The Overseas Chinese and the Politics of Southeast Asia

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on 4 years of study of the Chinese who live in Southeast Asia. 264 pgs, photographs, index, bibliography. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36544
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  • VIETNAM PERSPECTIVEs, Volume 1, Number 2, November 1965. by American Friends of Vietnam
    American Friends of Vietnam
    VIETNAM PERSPECTIVEs, Volume 1, Number 2, November 1965.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: American Friends of Vietnam, Inc. 1965. First edition - Pro Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) academic journal, with articles including George Tanham's "The Communist challenge in the provinces;" Charles Joiner's "Administration and political warfare in the highlands;" "Asian Leaders Speak" and "Why New Zealand aids South Vietnam." 56 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red and black printed stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 55356
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  • CITY COUSIN AND OTHER STORIES by (anthology)
    (anthology)
    CITY COUSIN AND OTHER STORIES

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Peking: Foreign Language Press, 1973. First edition - A collection of 8 short stories about village life in China, described in glowing terms - among the characters are a storekeeper who gives her whole heart to serving the peasants, People's Liberation Army men who guard the land and cherish the people and others.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers (inexpensively printed and bound.)

    Book ID: 6722
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  • HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women by [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Greenfield Center, NY: The Greenfield Review Press, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of 32 stories by women of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and Southwest Asian ancestry, and stories by non-Asian women with strong links to the Asian American experience. SIGNED by Chitra Divakaruni at her story "Doors." Other contributors include Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Diana Davenport, Hisaye Yamamoto, Marie Hara, Fae Myenne Ng, Susan Nunes and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief biographical comments. 321 pp. Cover art by Carli Oliver. ISBN: 0-912678-763.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57327
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  • HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women by [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Greenfield Center, NY: The Greenfield Review Press, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of 32 stories by women of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and Southwest Asian ancestry, and stories by non-Asian women with strong links to the Asian American experience. SIGNED by Chitra Divakaruni at her story "Doors." Other contributors include Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Diana Davenport, Hisaye Yamamoto, Marie Hara, Fae Myenne Ng, Susan Nunes and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief biographical comments. 321 pp. Cover art by Carli Oliver. ISBN: 0-912678-763.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (minor wear to covers).

    Book ID: 57328
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  • LISTENING NOW by Appachana, Anjana
    Appachana, Anjana
    LISTENING NOW

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1998. Hardcover first edition - A complex first novel by this young Indian writer.

    Condition: F/F.

    Book ID: 9220
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  • FIVE STAR BILLIONAIRE. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    FIVE STAR BILLIONAIRE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Spiegel & Grau, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's third novel, the stories of young Chinese men and women who bring their hopes and dreams to Shanghai, the shining symbol of "the New China." SIGNED on the title page. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 379 pp. ISBN: 978-0812994346.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63505
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  • MIDNIGHT AT THE DRAGON CAFE. by Bates, Judy Fong.
    Bates, Judy Fong.
    MIDNIGHT AT THE DRAGON CAFE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Counterpoint, (2005.). First edition - Author's excellent first novel (and second book), the story of a young Chinese girl who is torn apart by family secrets and divided loyalties in a small Canadian town in the 1950's. Originally published in Canada - where the author, like the narrator in this novel, came as a young girl - this is being published as a trade paperback original in the United States. 315 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 30762
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  • Bauer, Wolfgang and Franke, Herbert, editors.
    THE GOLDEN CASKET: Chinese Novella of Two Millennia.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated by Christopher Levenson from Bauer's and Franke's German version of the original Chinese, under the supervision of Arthur Waley. Introduction by Herbert Franke. Illustrated with Chinese woodcuts.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (soiling to back cover, light edgewear.)

    Book ID: 12721
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  • RED IVY, GREEN EARTH MOTHER. by Bei, Ai. Foreword By Amy Tan.
    Bei, Ai. Foreword By Amy Tan.
    RED IVY, GREEN EARTH MOTHER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith Publisher, (1990). First edition - The first book to appear in English by this leading Chinese woman writer, who was in the US at the time of the Tiananmen riots, and because she spoke up then against the governement, she wound up remaining in the US. Includes a novella and three stories. Foreword by Amy Tan. Translated from the Chinese By Howard Goldblatt, 146 pp. ISBN: 0-879052929.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79705
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  • Ben-Dasan, Isaiah.
    THE JAPANESE AND THE JEWS.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Weatherhill, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - A remarkable, often controversial, double portrait of two of the world's most unique peoples by an author with an intimate knowledge of both, although his exact identity is unknown. Winner of the prestigious Oya Prize in Japan in 1970 where the book was originally published.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (pc, some loss of lamination to dj,1/2-inch tear on back cover)

    Book ID: 13992
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  • RABBITS, CRABS, ETC.: Stories by Japanese Women. by Birnbaum, Phyllis, translator.
    Birnbaum, Phyllis, translator.
    RABBITS, CRABS, ETC.: Stories by Japanese Women.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, (1982). First edition - Translations of six 20th century Japanese women's stories - writers who choose not to recognize the docile stereotype of Japanese women, but rather to write probing, provocative and sometimes chilling explorations of the female pysche. Translated and with an introduction by Birnbaum. Among the writers are Kanei Mieko, Sono Ayako, Enchi Fumiko and others. ix, 147 p . ISBN: -824808177.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 76309
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  • SOJOURN IN OCCUPIED JAPAN. by Blackstock, Graham Belcher
    Blackstock, Graham Belcher
    SOJOURN IN OCCUPIED JAPAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1979.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the author with the words "with the best of good wishes" on the dedication page. A fictionalized account - a novel based on the author's experiences - of a young American girl who arrives in Japan in 1945, at the end of World War II, to work with the American Red Cross - among the soldiers was the Army officer, who became her husband. As they spent the years working in Japan, they fell in love with the country and with the people as they struggled to build a new life among the devastation of the old. Illustrated with 42 full-page black and white paintings by…

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    New York: Vantage Press, (1979.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the author with the words "with the best of good wishes" on the dedication page. A fictionalized account - a novel based on the author's experiences - of a young American girl who arrives in Japan in 1945, at the end of World War II, to work with the American Red Cross - among the soldiers was the Army officer, who became her husband. As they spent the years working in Japan, they fell in love with the country and with the people as they struggled to build a new life among the devastation of the old. Illustrated with 42 full-page black and white paintings by the artist-cartoonist Takeo Nishijima (based on watercolors which inspired this book). 399 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-53303843X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39040
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  • AN EYE FOR THE DRAGON: Southwest Asia Observed 1954-1970. by Bloodworth, Dennis.
    Bloodworth, Dennis.
    AN EYE FOR THE DRAGON: Southwest Asia Observed 1954-1970.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - Map endpapers. Bibliography, index. 415 pp

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46329
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  • Bloodworth, Dennis.
    AN EYE FOR THE DRAGON: Southwest Asia Observed 1954-1970.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - Map endpapers. Bibliography, index. 415 pp

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (dustjacket flaps have been partially pasted onto endpapers.)

    Book ID: 41168
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  • Blyth, R.H. [Reginald Horace]
    ORIENTAL HUMOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tokyo, Japan: Hokuseido Press, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon first edition of this classic and comprehensive English-language work on Japanese, Chinese & Korean humor from all periods (India is not included, although the introduction describes India as the chief origin of world humour.) Among the topics are Chinese classics and poetry, ghost stories, Liehtse, proverbs, Taoism, Zen, short stories, Korean humor and proverbs, Chinese influence on Japan, Japanese caricature, old and modern Senryu, Yanagidaru, and more. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, 26 rather striking inserted plates (7 in color), each with a tissue guard imprinted with notations about the plate, by Kang Hi An, Li Am, Sengai, Hakuin, Tosa Minsunaga and others, and 6 en texte illustrations. Chronological chart, bibliography, index. 582 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dustjacket - a solid, clean copy in orange cloth with just a hint of dampness/crinkling to the upper edges of the first few pages, previous owner's name, in a fragile dustacket with rubbing along the folds, and one fold partially split (now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 36003
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  • Bornoff, Nicholas.
    PINK SAMURAI: Love, Marriage & Sex in Contemorary Japan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dj: 'Journalist Nicholas Bornoff opens a unique, richly researched window to the East in this revealing, often surprising account of sexual pursuits and politics in modern Japan. Attitudes towards women, men, family, work and erotic preferences are explored in depth, from the first primitive myths to the neon glare of the modern cities' - including geishas, love hotels, no-pantie coffee shops, erotic comics and more. Photographs. xvi, 479 pp. ISBN: 0-671-742655.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37901
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  • RUBY'S WISH. by Bridges, Shirin Yim; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
    Bridges, Shirin Yim; illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
    RUBY'S WISH.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story based on the author's grandmother - Instead of getting married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family. An engaging portrait of a young girl who strives for more and a grandfather who rewards her hard work and courage. SIGNED by the author opposite the half title page. Illustrated with watercolor paintings by Sophie Blackall. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-34905.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55062
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  • Buss, Claude A.
    CORY AQUINO AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Stanford, CA: Standford Alumni Association, 1987. This book places the events leading to the fall of President Marcos and the rise of President Aquino in the context of Philippine history. 200 pgs. A title in the Portable Stanford Series.

    Condition: Very good. (slight edge wear)

    Book ID: 13884
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  • Campbell, Helen L.
    THE STORY OF LITTLE METZU, THE JAPANESE BOY.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    Philadelphia: David McKay Co., (1914, orig c 1905.). Hardcover - A title in the Children of the World Series. Illustrated with photographs and some drawings. 106 pp plus a map and Japanese vocabulary list.

    Condition: Very good+ in dark green cloth with illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 29283
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  • MONKEY BRIDGE. by Cao, Lan.
    Cao, Lan.
    MONKEY BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the coming-of-age story of a young girl who left Vietnam with her family in 1975, just before the fall of Saigon, and began life with her family in Maryland - and also the story of her mother, whose journey began in a rural village to a convent school and to life in Saigon with her wealthy husband - and then to a grocery store in Maryland. SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-670873675.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81827
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  • THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER. by Chai, Arlene J.
    Chai, Arlene J.
    THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author who was born in Manila in the Philippines of Spanish, Chinese and Filipino ancestry, and who now lives in Australia. Cover praise from Amy Tan who called this "A remarkable first novel filled with family secrets and the intersection of personal and world histories, told through four mesmerizing voices." Dust jacket art by Julie Quinlivan. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-449-910687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35906
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  • LOVE AND LONGING IN BOMBAY: Stories. by Chandra, Vikram.
    Chandra, Vikram.
    LOVE AND LONGING IN BOMBAY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, following his award winning debut novel 'Red Earth and Pouring Rain.' This is a collection of five interlocking short stories, each told by the same elusive narrator, a civil servant who tell these stories - which paint a vivid picture of Bombay, its ghosts, its passions, its feuds, its mysteries - to those around him in a smoky Bombay bar. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-316133078.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 84850
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  • HUNGER: A Novella and Stories by Chang, Lan Samantha
    Chang, Lan Samantha
    HUNGER: A Novella and Stories

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Norton, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - Chang's wonderful first book - Gish Jen called it a "dead-on portrayal of immigrant life." 191 pp. ISBN: 0-393-0466648.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (crease on rear flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 51261
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  • Chang, Lan Samantha
    HUNGER: A Novella and Stories

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, 1998. First edition - Chang's wonderful first book, stories of being a new immigrant in the US.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9202
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  • CROSSINGS. by Chang, Leonard.
    Chang, Leonard.
    CROSSINGS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Mill Creek, Washington: Black Heron Press, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which "takes an unflinching look at the lives of Korean immigrants, legal and illegal, in the San Francisco Bay Area. This novel centers on Sam, a widower, who finds himself in debt to a local gangster and Unha, an illegal immigrant working at a nightclub. . . When Unha rebels against the stringent demands placed on her, she is kidnapped and and trafficked into prostitution and Sam is determined to save her." 315 pp. ISBN: 978-0930773922.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75947
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