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The Old Garden

Written by Hwang Sok-Yong
Translated by Jay Oh


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-899-9 (1-58322-899-3)

Political prisoner Hyun Woo is freed after eighteen years to find no trace of the world he knew. The friends with whom he shared utopianist dreams are gone. His Seoul is unrecognizably transformed and aggressively modernized. Yoon Hee, the woman he loved, died three years ago. A broken man, he drifts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Shadow of Arms

Written by Hwang Sok-Yong


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-507-4 (1-60980-507-0)

A novel of the black markets of the South Vietnamese city of Danang during the Vietnam War, based on the author’s experiences as a self-described South Korean mercenary on the side of the South Vietnamese. This is a Vietnam War novel that sees the war from all sides; scenes of battle are well told and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Gate

Written by Natsume Soseki
Translated by William F. Sibley
Introduction by Pico Iyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-587-3 (1-59017-587-5)

A humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married without their families’ consent, and unable to have children of their own, Sosuke and Oyone find the delicate equilibrium of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf
Zen Poems of Ryokan
Translated by John Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-108-1 (1-59030-108-0)

The Japanese poet-recluse Ryokan (1758–1831) is one of the most beloved figures of Asian literature, renowned for his beautiful verse, exquisite calligraphy, and eccentric character.

Deceptively simple, Ryokan's poems transcend artifice, presenting spontaneous expressions of pure Zen spirit. Like his contemporary Thoreau, Ryokan celebrates nature and the natural life, but his poems... Read more >

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Paradise

Written by Koji Suzuki
Translated by Tyran Grillo


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-932234-23-7 (1-932234-23-3)

What if your soul mate isn’t encountered once in a lifetime but once in millennia?

From the unique imagination of the author of the Ring trilogy, which inspired blockbuster films on both sides of the Pacific, comes an unconventional love story that finds the Japanese master delivering a pure page-turner outside... Read more >

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Tattoo Murder Case

Written by Akimitsu Takagi


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-156-2 (1-56947-156-8)

Miss Kinue Nomura survived World War II only to be murdered in Tokyo, her severed limbs left behind. Gone is that part of her that bore one of the most beautiful full-body tattoos ever rendered by her late father. Kenzo Matsushita, a young doctor, must assist his detective brother who is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Bonesetter's Daughter
A Novel
Written by Amy Tan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45737-0 (0-345-45737-4)

A Chinese-American woman discovers her tormented mother’s memoirs of life as a girl in China, and uncovers family secrets long kept hidden.

"In its rich character portrayals and sensitivity to the nuances of mother-daughter relationships, Tan's new novel is the real successor to, and equal of, The Joy Luck Club. This luminous... Read more >
Also available as a paperback.

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The Bonesetter's Daughter

Written by Amy Tan


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-1498-1 (0-8041-1498-6)

A Chinese-American woman discovers her tormented mother’s memoirs of life as a girl in China, and uncovers family secrets long kept hidden.

"In its rich character portrayals and sensitivity to the nuances of mother-daughter relationships, Tan's new novel is the real successor to, and equal of, The Joy Luck Club. This... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Seven Japanese Tales

Written by Junichiro Tanizaki


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76107-5 (0-679-76107-1)

In these seven stories, the author of The Makioka Sisters explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty. Read more >

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The Beijing of Possibilities

Written by Jonathan Tel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 30, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-326-2 (1-59051-326-6)

Blending elements of the surreal with carefully observed details of life in present-day Beijing, Jonathan Tel’s short stories offer a rich and highly entertaining guide to the city and its many and varied inhabitants–from a modern-day Monkey King to an equally contemporary indentured servant, from a boy tasting his first cotton... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dororo

Written by Osamu Tezuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-32-2 (1-935654-32-2)

Dororo is a thriller manga featuring a boy who has been robbed of 48 body parts by demons. The story depicts his travels to destroy the demons and win back his body parts to become whole.

Daigo Kagemitsu, who works for a Samurai general in Japan’s Warring States period, promises to offer... Read more >

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Last Night I Dreamed of Peace
The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram
Written by Dang Thuy Tram


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-34738-1 (0-307-34738-9)

“Remarkable. . . . A gift from a heroine who was killed at twenty-seven but whose voice has survived to remind us of the humanity and decency that endure amid—and despite—the horror and chaos of war.”
—Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine

Brutally honest and rich in detail, this posthumously published diary of... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Tao Te Ching
Updated with Over 100 Photographs by Jane English
Written by Lao Tsu
Translated by Gia-Fu Feng, Jane English and Toinette Lippe
Introduction by Jacob Needleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94930-1 (0-307-94930-3)

"No one has done better in conveying Lao Tsu's simple and laconic style of writing, so as to produce an English version almost as suggestive of the many meanings intended. This is a most useful, as well as beautiful, volume—and what it has to say is exactly what the world, in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Paprika

Written by Yasutaka Tsutsui


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38918-3 (0-307-38918-9)

Widely acknowledged as Yasutaka Tsutsui's masterpiece, Paprika unites his surreal, quirky imagination with a mind-bending narrative about a psychiatric institute that has developed the technology to invade people's dreams.

When prototype models of a dream-invading device go missing at the Institute for Psychiatric Research, it transpires that someone is using them to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 47 Ronin
A Graphic Novel
Written by Sean Michael Wilson
Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-137-8 (1-61180-137-0)

In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samurai–known as ronin–all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains the most potent example of Japan’s deeply... Read more >

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Seven Taoist Masters
A Folk Novel of China
Translated by Eva Wong


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-176-0 (1-59030-176-5)

History and legend are interwoven in this folk novel that both entertains and instructs. Written by an unknown author, Seven Taoist Masters is the story of six men and one woman who overcome tremendous hardships on the journey to self-mastery. These characters and their teacher, Wang Ch'ung-yang, are all historical figures... Read more >

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Feather in the Storm
A Childhood Lost in Chaos
Written by Emily Wu and Larry Engelmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27662-9 (0-307-27662-7)

“It is my hope that this memoir may serve as a reminder and a memorial to all of the children who were lost in the Chaos,” Emily Wu writes at the beginning of Feather in the Storm.

Told from a child’s and young girl’s point of view, Wu’s spellbinding account—which spans... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Death of a Red Heroine

Written by Qiu Xiaolong


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56947-242-2 (1-56947-242-4)

In this Anthony Award-winning debut, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police must find the murderer of a National Model worker, and then risk his own life and career to see that justice is done.

“A marvelously assured debut. . . . Engrossing, immensely readable.”–The Wall Street Journal
Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Loyal Character Dancer

Written by Qiu Xiaolong


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: September 1, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-341-2 (1-56947-341-2)

Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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When Red Is Black

Written by Qiu Xiaolong


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: August 1, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56947-396-2 (1-56947-396-X)

Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is taking a vacation, in part because he is annoyed at his boss, Party Secretary Li, but also because he has been made an offer he can’t refuse by Gu, a triad-connected businessman. For what seems to be a fortune–with no apparent strings... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Ching
The Book of Change
Written by Cheng Yi
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-015-2 (1-59030-015-7)

The I Ching is the oldest and most profound of the Chinese classics, venerated for over three thousand years as an oracle of fortune, a guide to success, and a source of wisdom.

This translation (previously published as The Tao of Organization) includes commentary from the legendary eleventh-century scholar Cheng Yi and... Read more >

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The Spirit of Noh
A New Translation of the Classic Noh Treatise the Fushikaden
Written by Zeami
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-994-0 (1-59030-994-4)

The Japanese dramatic art of Noh has a rich six-hundred-year history and has had a huge influence on Japanese culture and such Western artists as Ezra Pound and William Butler Yeats. The actor and playwright Zeami (1363—1443) is the most celebrated figure in the history of Noh, with his numerous outstanding... Read more >
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