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Monkey Brain Sushi: New Tastes in Japanese Fiction

By: Birnbaum, Alfred

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Kodansha International: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20181


Includes the Haruki Murakami story, TV People. View more info

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My Lucky Face (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By: Chai, May-Lee

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Soho Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11216


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 View more info

Rose, Rose, I Love You

By: Chen-ho, Wang

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1998

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11210


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. View more info

Sons of Heaven

By: Cheng, Terrance

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3049


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 View more info

The Leper Colony

By: Ha, Khanh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Bloomington, IN], Xlibris Corporation: 2000

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21311


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 View more info

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

By: Hua, Yu

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 2003

Edition: First U.S. Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6228


Signed by Yu Hua and dated in the year of publication. By the author of To Live. View more info

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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

By: Hua, Yu

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 2003

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7621


Signed by Yu Hua in both English and Chinese, and dated in the year of publication. The story of a Chinese man and his family caught in the deprivation caused by Mao’s Cultural Revolution. ; Signed by Author View more info

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To Live

By: Hua, Yu

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Anchor: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8353


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 t... View more info

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To Live

By: Hua, Yu

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Anchor: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10827


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 Micha... View more info

Memories of a Pure Spring

By: Huong, Duong Thu

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion East: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19657


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." View more info

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A Free Life (Includes ARC)

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $31.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7400


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 View more info

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Riding the East Wind

By: Kaga, O.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Kodansha International: 1999

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10232


The bestselling Japanese author's English language debut, an historical novel set on the eve of Pearl Harbor. View more info

Heart's Agony: Selected Poems

By: Kim, Chiha

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fredonia, NY, White Pine Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15419


Light creasing to the front cover, and a few page edges. Translated by Won-Chung Kim and James Han. View more info

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Irrawaddy Tango

By: Law-Yone, Wendy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16388


Signed by Law-Yone on the half-title page. A novel of love, vengeance and political unrest in South East Asia.; Signed by Author View more info

The Coffin Tree

By: Law-Yone, Wendy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1983

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19507


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 View more info

A Gesture Life (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2759


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 View more info

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The Vagrants

By: Li, Yiyun

Price: $27.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21251


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 View more info

Empress Orchid (Includes Advance Reading Copy)

By: Min, Anchee

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17100


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 View more info

Slow Burn

By: Murray, Sabina

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17809


Foxing to the page edges of this paperback original, and creasing to the covers. The author's first novel, the story of a young woman caught up in the decadence of modern Manila. By the author of The Caprices, a PEN/Faulkner Award-winner. View more info

Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch

By: Sijie, Dai

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13844


The tale of a French-educated student of Freud, who returns to his native China to interpret dreams. View more info