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Traces of Early Men in Japan

by Edward Sylvester Morse Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

There is no race of people in whose origin we are more interested than in that of the Japanese. Their history going so completely back for nearly two thousand years, their civilization, which in so many respects...


The Vanished

by Léna Mauger, Brian Phalen & Stéphane Remael Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)

Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed...


Patpong Sisters

by Cleo Odzer Arcade (January 23, 2012)

Cleo Odzer, a young American anthropologist, spent three years studying Bangkok’s red-light district, Patpong, an area of a few blocks teeming with bars and explicit sex shows. Patpong is now world famous...


The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon

by Liu Zhenyun, Sylvia Li-chun Lin & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (August 04, 2015)

The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon, by prize-winning Chinese novelist Liu Zhenyun is a novel of Beijing that paints a microcosm of contemporary China, dealing with classes at the two extremes: the...


I Did Not Kill My Husband

by Liu Zhenyun, Sylvia Li-chun Lin & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (October 14, 2014)

Li Xuelian, married to Qin Yuhe, is pregnant with their second child. Happy news? Not in China, with its one-child policy. It is a crime. What is she to do? Her only option is divorcing before the second child...


Daughter of Heaven

by Leslie Li Arcade (December 03, 2011)

In this powerful, touching memoir of a critically acclaimed Chinese-American writer, taste becomes the keeper of memory and food the keeper of culture when Nai-nai, her extraordinary grandmother, arrives from...


Big Breasts and Wide Hips

by Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (December 12, 2011)

In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where...


Passage to Burma

by Scott Stulberg Skyhorse (October 20, 2015)

Get lost in the timeless beauty of a country in transition.

It is a charming and satisfying thing that there are still places in this world where magic seems to pervade the sights, smells, and sounds of a place...