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White Badge A Korean veteran struggles and fails to readjust to civilian life after
returning from the horrors of the Vietnam War -- a masterful
evocation of the tragic similarities and absurd contrasts between the Vietnam
war and the realities of peacetime life in modern Korea. (Translated from
the Korean by its original author.)
Smoking Hopes A white woman is drawn into Japanese psychology while hostessing at a
The Warlord A pre-World War II Chinese warlord becomes passionately entangled
with a beautiful Russian woman.
Buck, Pearl S.:
The Living Reed A sweeping romantic saga that follows the fortunes of three Korean
brothers during the dark half century of their nation's history beginning
with the murder of Queen Min.
Bangkok 8 A police detectives tracks an exotic killer from Bangkok's seedy streets to its poshest penthouses.
The Last Six Million Seconds A Eurasian Hong Kong police investigator gets caught in a war of nerves between the incoming Chinese and the departing British.
American Woman A Japanese American woman harbors terrorists who have kidnapped a newspaper heiress.
The Foreign Student Love story between a shellshocked Korean student and a ruined southern belle.
Tale of Murasaki The imagined life of Lady Murasaki, the putative author of the Japanese classic novel The Tale of Genji, by the only western woman to have become a geisha.
Fenkl, Heinz Insu:
Memories of My Ghost Brother The Amerasian son of a U.S. Marine sargeant grows up in postwar Korea.
Paper Bullets Fictional autobiography of a hapa growing up in Southern California.
Death at the Crossroads A masterless samurai battles overwhelming odds in a lawless age in his quest for the return of a kidnapped girl.
Jade Palace Vendetta The second of a series of samurai mysteries set in old Japan.
The Middle Son A Japanese Hawaiian middle son comes home to tell his dying mother
about his role in the death of his older brother.
Ikeda, Stewart David:
What The Scarecrow Said The epic saga of a Japanese American family beginning with its arrival
Love Wife A dead but still officious Chinese mother-in-law has a relative from China come to be a nanny for the children of her son and his blonde wife.
The Red Thread A young Chinese art scholar discovers that his affair with an Australian artist is described in a two-century old novel.
The Dark Room An award-winning erotic novel that depicts a self-centered middle-aged
womanizer agonizing on the throes of love.
Kim, Richard E.:
The Innocent A patriotic Corean army officer participates in a military coup against
the corrupt civilian government installed by the Americans.
Kingston, Maxine Hong:
The Fifth Book of Peace A devastating fire inspires an eminent author to examine the role of conscience and imagination in world peace.
Native Speaker A Corean American is separated from his caucasian wife until he comes to
terms with his own identity.
Honor and Duty A Chinese American West Point cadet officer finds himself drawn into a
cheating scandal involving an underclassman.
Tiger's Tail A Chinese American JAG officer investigates murder in a U.S. Army base
near the Korean DMZ.
Moon Cakes A young Chinese American woman raised in the midwest comes together
with the missing pieces of her spiritual identiy in China.
The Strangeness of Beauty A reunion in Kobe of three generations of Japanese and American women.
All She Was Worth A private detective retained to locate a missing fiance discovers a series of bizarre murders.
The Garlic Ballads A peasant village rise up against communist party corruption.
Mosny, Nancy Young:
Pieces of Gold A first novel about the bonds between a Chinese mother and her American daughter.
No-No Boy A Japanese American who rejected the American loyalty oath during
World War II returns home to pick up the pieces.
When the Emperor Was Divine A Japanese American family is forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert.
Rizzuto, Rahna Reiko:
Why She Left Us The turmoil of the past century as seen through the eyes of three generations of a Japanese American family.
Rowland, Laura Joh:
Samurai's Wife A very non-traditional wife helps her samurai husband track down a killer in 17th century Japan.
The Sexual Occupation of Japan An American lawyer in Japan to complete a corporate takeover finds he must first resolve an old romance.
The Girl Who Played Go The lives of a Chinese girl and a Japanese officer become intertwined in World War II China.
Sledge, Linda Ching:
Empire of Heaven Love and survival in Guandong Province during the Taiping Revolution.
Sledge, Linda Ching:
A Map of Paradise A Chinese American girl fights for love and against prejudice in old
One Thousand Chestnut Trees A young Korean American woman returns to her ancestral homeland to retrace her proud heritage.
Buddha Kiss A private investigator and an English stock analyst run afoul of a dangerous Japanese religious cult.
Night of Many Dreams Chinese sisters ovecome misfortunes and cultural obstacles to become independent modern women.
Makai The story of two Chinese-Hawaiian women who are best friends for life.
Rose, Rose, I Love You A high school English teacher teaches bargirls English to help them profit from GIs on R&R.
American Knees A Chinese American seeks a place for his ethnicity in his precarious
Banana Boys A friend's suicide reunites a group of young urban Chinese Canadian males.
Yamashita, Karen Tei:
Tropic of Orange A talented Japanese American novelist slices into the L.A. scene from the
perspective of a pair of Mexican illegal immigrants.
One Hundred and One Ways Faced with a dilemma of love and identity, a Japanese American woman seeks guidance from her geisha grandmother.
Amrita A young Japanese woman comes to terms with the suicide
of her beautiful older sister.
Kitchen A pair of long whimsical short stories about young Japanese women
coming to terms with loss.
NP A young Japanese woman explores the suicide of her boyfriend and of
the others who had set out to translate the work of a dead author.
To Live The once spoiled son of a rich man survives the hardships of the Chinese Civil War and the Cultural Revolution with his love of life intact.
Ocean of Words Stories of the PLA by a former PLA soldier.
Khue, Le Minh:
The Stars, The Earth, The River A woman recalls her days as a Vietcong guerilla.
American Visa Stories in the voice of a delightfully candid young Taiwanese woman immigrant.
The Good Women of China 15 short stories that reveal the lives of today's ordinary Chinese women.