Classics of Asian American Literature

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  1. Aiiieeeee!
    In the eyes of mid-twentieth-century white America, “Aiiieeeee!” was the one-dimensional cry from Asian Americans, their singular expression of all emotions—it signified and perpetuated the idea of Asian Americans as inscrutable,... Learn More
    Published: 24th November 2019
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  2. Fifth Chinese Daughter

    Fifth Chinese Daughter

    Written by Jade Snow Wong, Introduced by Leslie Bow

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    Jade Snow Wong’s autobiography portrays her coming-of-age in San Francisco's Chinatown, offering a rich depiction of her immigrant family and her strict upbringing, as well as her rebellion against family and societal expectations... Learn More
    Published: 21st November 2019
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  3. Quiet Odyssey
    Mary Paik Lee left her native country in 1905, traveling with her parents as a political refugee after Japan imposed control over Korea. Her father worked in the sugar plantations of Hawaii briefly before taking his family to... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2019
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  4. Pangs of Love and Other Writings

    Pangs of Love and Other Writings

    Written by David Wong Louie, Foreword by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Afterword by King-Kok Cheung

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    An apprentice sushi chef and a mysterious blue-eyed woman share a bottle of wine inside a climate-controlled otter tank. The Great Wall of China grumbles as workers forego construction to watch an imperial game of baseball. A... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2019
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  5. Scent of Apples
    Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book AwardThis collection of sixteen stories brings the work of a distinguished Filipino writer to an American audience. Scent of Apples contains work from the 1940s to the 1970s.... Learn More
    Published: 25th July 2015
    Paperback | £15.99
  6. Desert Exile
    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, everything changed for Yoshiko Uchida. Desert Exile is her autobiographical account of life before and during World War II. The book does more than relate the day-to-day experience of living in... Learn More
    Published: 11th March 2015
    Paperback | £14.99
  7. Yokohama, California
    Yokohama, California, originally released in 1949, is the first published collection of short stories by a Japanese American. Set in a fictional community, these linked stories are alive with the people, gossip, humor, and legends... Learn More
    Published: 3rd March 2015
    Paperback | £15.99
  8. No-No Boy

    No-No Boy

    Written by John Okada, Foreword by Ruth Ozeki, Introduced by Lawson Fusao Inada, Afterword by Frank Chin

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    "No-No Boy has the honor of being among the first of what has become an entire literary canon of Asian American literature,” writes novelist Ruth Ozeki in her new foreword. First published in 1957, No-No Boy was virtually ignored... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 2014
    Paperback | £12.99
  9. Citizen 13660

    Citizen 13660

    Written by Miné Okubo, Introduced by Christine Hong

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    Mine Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent - nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens - who were forced into “protective custody” shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic... Learn More
    Published: 11th March 2014
    Hardback | £23.99
  10. Citizen 13660

    Citizen 13660

    Written by Miné Okubo, Introduced by Christine Hong

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    Mine Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent - nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens - who were forced into “protective custody” shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2014
    Paperback | £15.99
  11. Nisei Daughter

    Nisei Daughter

    Written by Monica Sone, Introduced by Marie Rose Wong

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    With charm, humor, and deep understanding, Monica Sone tells what it was like to grow up Japanese American on Seattle’s waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to “relocation” during World War II. Along with over one... Learn More
    Published: 26th February 2014
    Paperback | £14.99
  12. America Is in the Heart
    This classic of Asian American history is now available in an unabridged audio edition. First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America,... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2014
    Paperback | £13.99
  13. Quiet Odyssey
    Mary Paik Lee, born Paik Kuang Sun in 1900, left her native country in 1905, traveling with her parents as a political refugee after Japan imposed control over Korea at the close of the Russo-Japanese War. Her father labored in... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1990
    Paperback | £17.99
  14. Fifth Chinese Daughter
    Originally published in 1945 and now reissued with a new introduction by the author, Jade Snow Wong’s story is one of struggle and achievements. These memoirs of the author’s first twenty-four years are thoughtful, informative,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1989
    Paperback | £15.99
  15. Yokohama, California

    Yokohama, California

    Written by Toshio Mori, Introduced by William Saroyan and Lawson Fusao Inada

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    Yokahama, California, originally published in 1949, is the first published collection of short stories by a Japanese American. Set in the fictional community of Yokahama, California, Mori’s work is alive with the people, gossip,... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 1985
    Paperback | £15.99
  16. Desert Exile
    In the spring of 1942, shortly after the United States entered into war with Japan, the federal government initiated a policy whereby 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were rounded up and herded into camps. They were incarcerated... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1982
    Hardback | £58.00