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The 40 Best Asian Books

“What are the best Asian books?” We looked at 31 articles and 440 different books in an attempt to answer that very question. Below you will find an aggregated list of our results of the top 40 Asian Books of all-time.

The methodology we use when creating lists doesn’t focus on the most popular or prestigious publications, instead looking at the top results an average person would find when searching in Google. “Best Asian Books” is a very broad open-ended query, and as a result the articles used to aggregate our list and the books included within are wide ranging. Some lists focus on Asian authors, others on Asian American literature, and others on books that take place on the Asian continent.  East Asian books tended to dominate the list, while other areas like Central Asia were left off almost completely. We plan to take a similar large scale looks at other continents, as well as dive down deeper for smaller regions and cities of the world in the future.

 



The Top 40 Asian Books


40.) A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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A Suitable Boy (A Suitable Boy #1) by Vikram Seth


39.) Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, Ina Rilke (Translator)


38.) Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin

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Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin


37.) Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

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Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry


36.) Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

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Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say


35.) Greetings from Bury Park: Race Religion and Rock and Roll by Sarfraz Mansoor

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Greetings from Bury Park- Race, Religion and Rock 'n' Roll by Sarfraz Manzoor


34.) Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie


33.) Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee

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Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee


32.) Temptations of the West – How to be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and Beyond by Pankaj Mishra

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Temptations of the West- How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond by Pankaj Mishra


31.) The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang


30.) The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

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The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi


29.) Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu

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Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu, Howard Goldblatt (Translator), Sylvia Li-Chun Lin (Translator)


28.) Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear by Lensey Namioka, illustrated by Kees de Kiefte

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Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear (The Yang Family #1) by Lensey Namioka


27.) The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


26.) Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham

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Catfish and Mandala- A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham


25.) Count Your Way through China by Jim Haskins

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Count Your Way Through China by James Haskins


24.) D Is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine, illustrated by Yong Sheng Xuan

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D Is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine, Yongsheng Xuan (Illustrator)


23.) First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

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First They Killed My Father- A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (Daughter of Cambodia #1) by Loung Ung


22.) Lon Po Po by Ed Young

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Lon Po Po- A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young


21.)  Londonstani by Gautam Malkani

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LONDONSTANI by Gautam Malkani


20.) Makers of Modern India Edited by Ramachandra Guha

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Makers of Modern India by Ramachandra Guha


19.) Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta

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Maximum City- Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta


18.) Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

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Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron


17.) Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

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Shantaram (Shantaram #1) by Gregory David Roberts


16.) The Girl In The Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, The Photograph, and the Vietnam War by Denise Chong

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The Girl in the Picture- The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War by Denise Chong


15.) The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk

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The Great Game- The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk


14.) The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

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The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh


13.) The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid


12.) The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga


11.) Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri


10.) A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee

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A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee


9.) A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

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A Golden Age (Bangla Desh) by Tahmima Anam


8.) Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy #1) by Amitav Ghosh

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Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy #1) by Amitav Ghosh


7.) The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

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The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston


6.) The Beach by Alex Garland

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The Beach by Alex Garland


5.) Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid

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Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid


4.) Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

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Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra


3.) Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri


2.) The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy


1.) In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

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In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

 



The 400 Additional Books Appearing on a Single List


 

  • 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh Srinath Raghavan
  • 1Q84 | Haruki Murukami
  • A Carp for Kimiko Kroll, Virginia
  • A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
  • A Crash of Rhinos
  • A Day in the Life of Japan by Rick Smolan
  • A Dictionary of Maqiao Han Shaogong
  • A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry
  • A History of Inner Asia Svat Soucek
  • A Life Less Ordinary” by Baby Halder
  • A Little Life
  • A Shadow In Summer (Daniel Abraham
  • A Storm of Songs: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement
    John Stratton Hawley
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ by Yiyun Li
  • A to Zen Wells, Ruth
  • Across The Nightingale Floor (Lian Hearn
  • Age of Entanglement: German and Indian Intellectuals across Empire
    Kris Manjapra
  • All About H Hatterr G V Desani
  • Aloft,
  • Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation
    William Elison, Christian Lee Novetzke, and Andy Rotman
  • America Is in the Heart: A Personal History by Carlos Bulosan
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • An Insular Possession Timothy Mo
  • And the Mountains Echoed
  • Anil’s Ghost” by Michael Ondaatje
  • Animal Eye
  • Animal’s People”
  • Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in Laos Author: Brett Dakin
  • Ant Egg Soup: The Adventures of a Food Tourist in Laos Author:
    Natacha Du Pont De Bie
  • Are You Experienced? William Sutcliffe
  • Army and Nation: The Military and Indian Democracy since
    Independence Steven I. Wilkinson
  • Arranged Marriage
  • Ashoka in Ancient India Nayanjot Lahiri
  • Asia by Olivier Föllmi
  • Ask Me No Questions
  • At the Beach Lee, Huy Voun
  • At the Drive-In Volcano
  • Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki, illustrated by Dom Lee
  • Basti by Intizar Husain
  • Beautiful Warrior McCully, Emily Arnold
  • Becoming Madame Mao Anchee Min
  • Bee-bim Bop by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Ho Baek Lee
  • Beijing Coma – Ma Jian
  • Below the Crying Mountain,” by Criselda Yabes
  • Bite Hard,
  • Bitter Dumplings Lee, Jeanne M.
  • Bombay-London-New York
  • Braided Path (Chris Wooding
  • Bridge Of Birds (Barry Hughart
  • Brooklyn Antediluvian
  • Burden of Ashes
  • Burmese Days Author: George Orwell
  • Burnings
  • Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
  • Butcher and Bolt by David Loyn – excellent primer on Afghanistan
  • Carrying Cambodia by Hans Kemp
  • Cat and Rat Young, Ed
  • Cat Country Lao She
  • Celebrating Chinese New Year Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane
  • Central Asia in World History – Peter Golden
  • Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India
    Neeti Nair
  • Children of Dust
  • China Dolls
  • China Men
  • China Road by Rob Gifford
  • CHINA: Portrait of a People by Tom Carter
  • China’s Bravest Girl Chin, Charlie
  • Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka
  • Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes Wyndham, Robert
  • Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer | Cyrus Mistry
  • Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History Niraja
    Gopal Jayal
  • Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han
  • Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the
    United States and India Nico Slate
  • Colors of Japan Littlefield, Holly
  • Coming of Age in Mississippi’ by Anne Moody
  • Contested Lands: Israel–Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus, and Sri
    Lanka Sumantra Bose
  • Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants Sunil S. Amrith
  • Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
  • Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer
  • Dahanu Road,” by Anosh Irani
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Dance, Dance, Amy-Chan by Lucy Ozone Hawkinson
  • Daughter Of The Empire (Raymond E. Feist
  • Dear Jenny, We Are All Find.
  • Dear Juno by Soyung Park, illustrated by Susan Kathleen
    Hartung
  • Decoded Mai Jia
  • Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid
  • Diary of a Madman Lu Xun
  • Dogeaters’ by Jessica Hagedorn
  • Dragon In Chains (Daniel Fox
  • Dragonfish
  • Dream of Ding Village Yan Lianke
  • Eat, Pray, Love
  • Edinburgh
  • Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s
    Vietnam Author: Fredrik Logevall
  • Empire of the Sun JG Ballard
  • Empires of the Silk Road by Christopher Beckwith
  • Enchantress of Florence
  • Engine Empire
  • Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Alison Goodman
  • Evening is the Whole Day
  • Everyday Life in Central Asia – Jeff Sahadeo
  • Everything I Never Told You
  • Family Planning
  • Finding George Orwell in Burma Author: Emma Larkin
  • First Darling of the Morning
  • Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941–1945 Christopher
    Bayly and Tim Harper
  • Forgotten Country
  • Forgotten Wars: Freedom and Revolution in Southeast Asia
    Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper
  • Fortress Besieged Qian Zhongshu
  • FROM THIRD WORLD TO FIRST: THE SINGAPORE STORY 1965-2000
  • Furious Lullaby
  • Gandhi’s Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading Isabel
    Hofmeyr
  • Ghost Wars” by Steve Coll
  • Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
  • Gifted
  • Goat Days | Benyamin
  • God’s Terrorists by Charles Allen (fascinating although the author
    felt he could have done better)
  • Graffiti My Soul Niven Govinden
  • Grandpa’s Town Nomura, Takaaki
  • Great Games, Local Rules – Alexander Cooley
  • Gutted
  • Happy New Year! Demi
  • Harmless Medicine
  • Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw
  • Heat and Dust Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Hiroshima by Laurence Yep
  • His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle
    against Empire Sugata Bose
  • Hoang Breaks the Lucky Teapot by Rosemary Breckler, illustrated by
    Adrian Frankel
  • Holy Warriors: A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalismby
    Edna Fernandes
  • Home Is Where The Heart Is Author: Geraldine Cox
  • Honor Thy Children: One Family’s Journey to Wholeness, by Molly
    Fumia
  • Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia, illustrated by Ken Min
  • Hotel Iris,” by Yoko Ogawa
  • Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
  • Husband of a Fanatic
  • Hush! A Thai Lullaby
  • I Once was a Monkey Lee, Jeanne M.
  • I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying
  • Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
  • Ilustrado | Miguel Syjuco
  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City
  • In Beautiful Disguises Rajeev Balasubramanyam
  • In the Moonlight Mist San Souci, Daniel
  • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord,
    illustrated by Marc Simont
  • India After Gandhi”
  • India: In Word and Image by Eric Meola
  • Indians in Kenya: The Politics of Diaspora Sana Aiyar
  • Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • Inside Central Asia by Dilip Hiro
  • Inspector Chen Series by Qiu Xiaolong
  • InvAsian: Growing Up Asian and Female in the United States by
    Evelyn Rodrigues
  • Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a
    Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im
  • It’s Back to School We Go! Jackson, Ellen
  • Jade Lady Burning – Martin Limon
  • Jasmine
  • JOSE MARIA SISON: AT HOME IN THE WORLD – PORTRAIT OF A
    REVOLUTIONARY
  • Journeys on the Silk Road – Joyce Morgan & Conrad Walters
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Kashmir: Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace Sumantra Bose
  • Khandahar Cockney by James Fergusson – eye opening book about the
    life of an asylum seeker from Afghanistan
  • Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
    Author: Nick Turse
  • Kogi’s Mysterious Journey Partridge, Elizabeth
  • Korea: As Seen by Magnum Photographers
  • Last Quarter of the Moon Chi Zijian
  • Letters From Burma Author: Aung San Suu Ky
  • Lifting the Veil by Ismat Chughtai
  • Listening to Grasshoppers”
  • Little Daruma and Little Tiger Kako, Satoshi
  • Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children
    of Nepal by Conor Grennan
  • Lonely Planet The Asia Book
  • Long is a Dragon Goldstein, Peggy
  • Love in a Fallen City Eileen Chang
  • Love Marriage
  • Lucky Fish
  • Malgudi Days by RK Narayan
  • Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
  • Marrying Anita
  • Miracle Fruit
  • Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute by Bua Boonmee
  • Mission to Tashkent” by F.M. Bailey
  • Mona in the Promised Land’ by Gish Jen
  • Mongrel
  • Monkey King Young, Ed
  • Monkey-man,” by Usha K.R.
  • Monsoon
  • Monstress
  • Moth Smoke
  • Mr Nice
  • Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea Faisal Devji
  • My American Kundiman, Boneshepherds
  • My Revolutions Hari Kunzru
  • Names Above Houses
  • Native Speaker
  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds
  • No
  • Northern Girls Sheng Keyi
  • Off the Books: The Underground Economy and the Urban Poor
  • Older Brother, Younger Brother retold by Nina Jaffe, illustrated by
    Wenhai Ma
  • On My Way to Buy Eggs by Chih. Y. Chen
  • On Such a Full Sea
  • ON THE WINGS OF A WHITE HORSE
  • Once the Shore
  • Once Upon a Time In England Helen Walsh
  • One Afternoon by Yumi Heo
  • One Is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers
  • Oni Wa Soto Spagnoli, Cathy
  • Ooka the Wise: Tales of Old Japan by I. G. Edmonds, illustrated by
    Sanae Yamazaki
  • Paper Mage (Leah R. Cutter
  • Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia Ayesha Jalal
  • Passage to Vietnam : Through the Eyes of Seventy Photographers
  • Passport Photos
  • Patna Roughtcut” by Siddharth Chowdhury
  • PERFUME DREAMS: REFLECTIONS ON THE VIETNAMESE DIASPORA
  • Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature” edited by Amit Chaudhuri
  • Please Look After Mother | Shin Kyung-sook
  • Post Subject
  • Power Politics”
  • Rashomon Ryunosuke Akutagawa
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • Red Azalea
  • Red Earth and Pouring Rain
  • Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors
  • Red Sorghum Mo Yan
  • Religions of the Silk Road – Richard Foltz
  • Requiem for the Orchard
  • Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India
    Ananya Vajpeyi
  • River of Fire” by Quarratulain Hyder
  • River of Smoke
  • Robert Byron – The Road to Oxiana
  • Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
  • Sacred Games
  • Saraswati Park Anjali Joseph
  • Satori – Don Winslow
  • Saving Fish From Drowning
  • Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, by Jeff
    Yang, Perry Shen Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma
  • Serious Men,” by Manu Joseph
  • Shanghai Girls
  • Shibumi and the Kitemaker Mayer, Mercer
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo
  • Silk Road by Colin Thubron
  • Sister of My Heart
  • Six Girls Without Pants
  • Snake Agent (Liz Williams
  • Snow by Orhan Pamuk (although I feel My Name is Red is better, this
    one is more relevant to contemporary Turkey)
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Snow Hunters
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • Sons and Other Flammable Objects
  • South Southeast by Steve McCurry
  • SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY: ESSENTIAL READINGS
  • Spirit Gate (Kate Elliott
  • Spring Snow Yukio Mishima
  • Step Across This Line”
  • Taxi! Cabs and Capitalism in New York City
  • Ten Thousand Waves
  • Tenzin’s Deer Soros, Barbara
  • The Adventures of Amir Hamza (translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi)
  • The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan Aqil Shah
  • The Assassins Of Tamurin (S. D. Tower)
  • The Ballad of Mulan Zhang, Song Nan
  • The Barbarians are Coming by David Wong Louie
  • The Black Album Hanif Kureishi
  • The Boat to Redemption | Su Tong
  • The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The Book of Sins Chen Xiwo
  • The Boy with the Topknot Sathnam Sanghera
  • The Changeling,” by Kenzaburo Oe
  • The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India’s Future
    Martha C. Nussbaum
  • The Cooked Seed
  • The Damage Done Author: Warren Fellows
  • The Dancing Pig by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Jesse Sweetwater
  • The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
  • The Doctor’s Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi
  • The Dragon Prince Yep, Laurence
  • The Dream of the Red Chamber Cao Xueqin
  • The Emperor and the Kite Yolen, Jane
  • The Empire of the Steppes – Ren Grousset
  • The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and its Responsibility for
    9/11
  • THE ENGLISH GOVERNESS AT THE SIAMESE COURT
  • The Essential Tagore Rabindranath Tagore, edited by Fakrul Alam
    and Radha Chakravarty, with a foreword by Amit Chaudhuri
  • The Eye of Jade – Diane Wei Liang
  • The Firekeeper’s Son Park, Linda Sue
  • The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-american War in Political
    Cartoons, Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel, Helen
    Toribio
  • The Future of Freedom
  • The Gandhian Moment Ramin Jahanbegloo, with a foreword by the
    Dalai Lama
  • The Garden of Evening Mists | Tan Twan Eng
  • The Girl With the Golden Parachute”
  • The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
  • The Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
  • The Good Earth Pearl S Buck
  • The Good Muslim
  • The Great Indian Phone Book: How the Cheap Cell Phone Changes
    Business, Politics, and Daily Life Assa Doron andRobin Jeffrey
  • The Greatest Treasure Demi
  • The Green Frogs Heo, Yumi
  • The Half-Child – Angela Savage
  • The Holder of the World Bharati Mukherjee
  • The Home and the World Rabindranath Tagore
  • The Housekeeper And The Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  • the Hundred-Year Flood
  • The Hungriest Boy in the World Namioka, Lensey
  • The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle against Poverty in Asia
    Nick Cullather
  • The Immortals
  • The Impossible Indian: Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence
    Faisal Devji
  • The Inheritance of Loss,
  • The Initiate Brother (Sean Russell)
  • The Invention of the Kaleidoscope
  • The Journal of Wong Ming Chung, a Chinese miner by Laurence Yep
  • The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism, and Renewal by Sheila
    Hamanaka
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • The King’s Secret Farley, Carol
  • The Kite Runner
  • The Korean Cinderella Climo, Shirley
  • The Last Communist Virgin
  • The Last Illusion.
  • The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
  • The Laziest Boy in the World Xuan Yong-sheng
  • The Lonely Planet Story
  • The Lost Horse Young, Ed
  • The Lost Road to Innocence Author: Somaly Mam
  • The Magic Fan Baker, Keith
  • The Making of Monkey King Kraus, Robert & Chen, Debbie
  • The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
  • The Man With the Compound Eyes Wu Ming-yi
  • The Middleman and Other Stories
  • The Ministry of Truth: Kim Jong-Il’s North Korea by Eva Munz
  • The Mistress of Spices
  • The Moon Lady by Amy Tan
  • The Mouse Bride Chang, Monica
  • The new Central Asia: Geopolitics and the Birth of Nations –
    Olivier Roy
  • The Noodle Maker Ma Jian
  • The Occult by Naiyer Masud
  • The Oil and the Glory – Steve LeVine
  • The Orientalist” by Tom Reiss
  • The Paladin (C.J. Cherryh
  • The People in the Trees
  • The Post-American World
  • The Prince Of Shadows (Jennifer St. Clair
  • The Queen of the Night
  • The Racial Middle: Latinos and Asian Americans Living Beyond the
    Racial Divide by Eileen O,Brien
  • The Real Story of Ah Q and Other Tales of China Lu Xun,
  • The Red Carpet by Lavanya Sankaran
  • The River of Lost Footsteps Author: Thant Myint-U
  • The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese
    Family by Duong Van Mai Elliott
  • The Silk Road in World History – Xinru Liu
  • The Silver Charm San Souci, Robert D.
  • The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
  • The Space Between Us,
  • The Stonecutter by Demi
  • The Story Hour
  • The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics
    Ayesha Jalal
  • The Surrendered
  • The Sympathizer
  • The Technological Indian Ross Bassett
  • The Temple-Goers by Aatish Taseer
  • The Thing About Thugs,” by Tabish Khair
  • The Thousand Nights and One Night Anonymous
  • The Triumph of the Snake Goddess Kaiser Haq, with an
    Introduction by Wendy Doniger
  • The Turks in World History – Carter Vaughn Findley
  • The Two Love Stars Lee Mi-ae
  • The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood Author: Kien Nguyen
  • The Vagrants Yiyun Li
  • The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai
  • The Wandering Falcon
  • The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
  • The Way of the World – Nicholas Bouvier
  • The Weary Generations by Abdullah Hussein
  • The Weight of Heaven
  • The White Moghuls by William Dalrymple
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
  • The Woman In The Dunes by Kobo Abe
  • The Wrong Way Home
  • The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
  • This Way to the Sugar
  • Tiger Hills,” by Sarita Mandanna
  • Tigers, Frogs, and Rice Cakes Holt, Daniel (translator)
  • To Live Yu Hua
  • Toss of a Lemon
  • Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in
    Asia” by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac
  • Transforming India: Challenges to the World’s Largest Democracy
    Sumantra Bose
  • Translating Mo’Um
  • Turkestan Solo – Ella Maillart
  • Two Lives”
  • Under Heaven (Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive
  • Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein
  • Waiting’ by Ha Jin
  • War Talk”
  • Way to Go” by Upamanyu Chatterjee
  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • When Red is Black Qiu Xiaolong
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • Wolf Totem | Jiang Rong (Lü Jiamin)
  • Woodcutter and Tiger Brother Rhee, Nami
  • Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century by Will
    Hutton
  • Yoko by Rosemary Wells
  • Yoshi’s Feast Kajikawa, Kimiko
  • Zen Shorts by John Muth
  • Zero Hour in Phnom Penh – Christopher Moore

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