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1 Birnbaum, Alfred Monkey Brain Sushi: New Tastes in Japanese Fiction
New York Kodansha International 1991 4770015437 / 9784770015433 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Includes the Haruki Murakami story, TV People. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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My Lucky Face (Includes Uncorrected Proof), Chai, May-Lee
2 Chai, May-Lee My Lucky Face (Includes Uncorrected Proof)
New York Soho Press 1997 1569470944 / 9781569470947 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Chai on the title page, with her added chop. A young woman who has everything she could wish for in China--beauty, a good teaching job, a mother-in-law with connections, a darling son, and a TV set--finds herself determined to find happiness despite a failing marriage. A first novel. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) in wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Hunger, Chang, Lan Samantha
3 Chang, Lan Samantha Hunger
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1998 0393046648 / 9780393046649 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Chang. A first-generation immigrant from China marries an exiled musician whose unfulfilled desires nearly destroy their children, in the title story in a collection of tales about the trials and tribulations of Asian Americans. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Chen-ho, Wang Rose, Rose, I Love You
New York Columbia University Press 1998 0231112025 / 9780231112024 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
This is the first novel of Wang Chen-ho, one of Taiwan's best-known writers, to be translated into English. Translated by Howard Goldblatt. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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5 Cheng, Terrance Sons of Heaven
New York William Morrow 2002 0060002433 / 9780060002435 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Cheng. A novel set in China in 1989 follows three characters--a dissident, his ideologically opposed brother who has been sent to apprehend him, and Deng Ziaoping, the Chinese leader behind the events at Tiananmen Square. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Ha, Khanh The Leper Colony
[Bloomington, IN] Xlibris Corporation 2000 0738818321 / 9780738818320 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Ha on the half-title page, "To James Li, my favorite artist. Khana Ha, 5/24/2000. Dust soiling to the rear panel. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Hua, Yu Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
New York Pantheon 2003 037542220x / 9780375422201 First U.S. Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Signed by Yu Hua and dated in the year of publication. By the author of To Live. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8 Hua, Yu Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
New York Pantheon 2003 037542220x / 9780375422201 First U.S. Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Yu Hua in both English and Chinese, and dated in the year of publication. Struggling to support his family on his meager salary amid the cruelty and hardships of Mao's China, Xu Sanguan is haunted by his love for Yile, his wife's bastard son, over his own children, until a series of devastating events forces Xu to risk his own life to save Yile. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 175.00 USD
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To Live, Hua, Yu
9 Hua, Yu To Live
New York Anchor 2003 1400031869 / 9781400031863 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
Spanning some forty years, from the Communist Civil War through the Cultural Revolution, this acclaimed Chinese novel follows the life of Fugui, the spoiled son of a wealthy landlord, as he squanders his family's fortune, takes up a career as a puppeteer, loses his wife and children to the ravages of famine, and is transformed into a simple peasant. A paperback original, and the basis for the movie starring Li Gong. Translated and with an Afterword by Michael Berry. By the author of Chronicle of a Blood Merchant. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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To Live, Hua, Yu
10 Hua, Yu To Live
New York Anchor 2003 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in white wrappers. Spanning some forty years, from the Communist Civil War through the Cultural Revolution, this acclaimed Chinese novel follows the life of Fugui, the spoiled son of a wealthy landlord, as he squanders his family's fortune, takes up a career as a puppeteer, loses his wife and children to the ravages of famine, and is transformed into a simple peasant. The basis for the movie starring Li Gong. Translated and with an Afterword by Michael Berry. By the author of Chronicle of a Blood Merchant. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Huong, Duong Thu Memories of a Pure Spring
New York Hyperion East 2000 0786865814 / 9780786865819 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Often considered the literary conscience of postwar Vietnam, Huong tells the story of three people coping with the brutal realities, disillusion and dispossession suffered by Vietnamese artists and intellectuals after the "war against the Americans." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Free Life (Includes ARC), Jin, Ha
12 Jin, Ha A Free Life (Includes ARC)
New York Pantheon 2007 0375424652 / 9780375424656 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Ha Jin in Chinese and English. A Chinese immigrant family's experience of 1990s America is the theme of this novel, the author's first to have an American setting. An Advance Reading Copy in pictorial wrappers (not signed) is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Jin, Ha Under the Red Flag
Athens University of Georgia Press 1997 0820319392 / 9780820319391 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Ha Jin on the title page. Slight rubbing to the head of the spine. The winner of the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award for Fiction and three Pushcart Prizes presents twelve stories set during China's Cultural Revolution, tales of moral degeneration and ideological cruelty that won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Riding the East Wind, Kaga, O.
14 Kaga, O. Riding the East Wind
New York Kodansha International 1999 477002049X / 9784770020499 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
The bestselling Japanese author's English language debut, an historical novel set on the eve of Pearl Harbor. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Kim, Chiha Heart's Agony: Selected Poems
Fredonia, NY White Pine Press 1998 1877727849 / 9781877727849 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Light creasing to the front cover, and a few page edges. Translated by Won-Chung Kim and James Han. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Irrawaddy Tango, Law-Yone, Wendy
16 Law-Yone, Wendy Irrawaddy Tango
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0679421920 / 9780679421924 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Law-Yone on the half-title page. A novel of love, vengeance and political unrest in South East Asia.; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Law-Yone, Wendy The Coffin Tree
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1983 039452957x / 9780394529578 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Warmly inscribed by Law-Yone on the half-title page, and dated in 1990. Bottom corners lightly bumped, and a small crease to the front flap. Light edgewear to the dust jacket. A debut novel in which a Burmese woman's estrangement from her homeland brings her to the brink of insanity and back again. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Lee, Chang-Rae A Gesture Life (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)
New York Riverhead Books 1999 1573221465 / 9781573221467 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Lee on the title page. Franklin Hata, born to Korean parents, raised by an adoptive family in Japan and settled in a New York suburb, is the narrator of Lee's second novel, following Native Speaker. A signed Uncorrected Proof in glossy printed wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Vagrants, Li, Yiyun
19 Li, Yiyun The Vagrants
New York Random House 2009 1400063132 / 9781400063130 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Li on the title page. A bump to the bottom corner. A portrait of a woman's execution by an oppressive Chinese regime, and how her death affects an entire provincial town. The Beijing native's first novel. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 27.50 USD
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20 Min, Anchee Empress Orchid (Includes Advance Reading Copy)
Boston Houghton Mifflin 2004 0618068872 / 9780618068876 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Min on the title page. A light bump to the bottom corner, and slight creasing to the bottom of the front cover. The author re-creates the life of the last empress of the Manchu dynasty, from her beginnings in a poor but honorable family to her becoming concubine to the emperor of China, to being designated his adviser and helpmate. An unsigned Advance Reading Copy in glossy wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 45.00 USD
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