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Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction

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For readers of books set in Asia, or Asian Related, Asian writers, Asian American writers, Asian Culture. Contemporary and Historical Fiction, Travel, Travel Musings, Arts & Culture, and History. This group is open for all discussion relating to Asia: Korea, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Nepal... you name it. I'm setting the boundaries of Asia as listed on Wikipedia.

Talk about your favorite authors, settings, and time lines. Start a Group Read, Book Ray, or Book Ring. Recommend a great book, or ask for one. Or recommend a good website.

A Sampling Of Our Touchstone Authors:
Kobo Abe, Thalassa Ali, Barry Hugheart, Pearl S. Buck, Da Chen, Eleanor Coerr, Angela Davis-Gardner, Kiran Desai, E.M. Forster, Mahatma Gandhi, Kaye Gibbons , Sadeq Hedayat, Barry Hughart, Gish Jen, Ha Jin, Sayed Kashua, Yasunari Kawabata, M. M. Kaye, C. J. Koch, Joy Kogawa, Satish Kumar, Jhumpa Lahiri, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Lilian Lee, Peter May, Seth McEvoy, Yukio Mishima, Haruki Murakami, V.S. Naipaul, R. K. Narayan, Hsien Y. Pai, Sheridan Prasso, Balachandra Rajan, José Rizal, Laura Joh Rowland, Bertrand Russell, Lisa See, S’oshitsu Sen, Vikram Seth, Charles Sheffield, Philip Snow, Sen'O Tanaka, Amy Tan, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Gail Tsukiyama, Christopher West, Su Xi, Xu Xi, Cao Xueqin, Banana Yoshimoto

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Interesting Links:
The Mishima Yukio Cyber Museum, Asian Authors, Billy Chaka--Official site of Isaac Adamson, Amy Tan, Gail Tsukiyama, The official American website of Haruki Murakami, The official English Language website of Banana Yoshimoto

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Great Asian American Non Fiction Books 2brianjungwi, August 2016ignore
Chinese and Japenese literature 1RD_DR, March 2016ignore
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Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction Message Board 190dcozy, September 2015ignore
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International studies in my classroom. 2brianjungwi, August 2012ignore
Malaysian literature 1kidzdoc, August 2012ignore
unanthologized Yukio Mishima: 1 play and 2 short stories in English 3GYKM, June 2012ignore
Literature by Western authors set in Asia 10edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
Asian Food: Tickling Taste Buds 2marietherese, May 2012ignore
Modern Chinese Fiction 10rebeccanyc, May 2012ignore
Religion in Asia: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism 1edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
Modern Japanese Novelist: Haruki Murikami , San 2edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
Travelogue: Exploring China 2edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
Chinese Language: Linguistics & Learning 2edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet--David Mitchell 5edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
My voyage around Asia 22dcozy, April 2012ignore
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Mishima in Translation 2GYKM, January 2012ignore
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World Canon 2lawpark, October 2011ignore
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Bad Girls of Japan 1susieimage, June 2011ignore
japanese or chinese fiction 7buttsy1, December 2010ignore
Japanese Historical Fiction 22walbat, November 2010ignore
The Story of the Stone 5jcbrunner, August 2010ignore
World War II from the Japanese side 24MarshOutlaw, August 2010ignore
Japanese Self-Instruction 15davmandy, July 2010ignore
Something new please... 5brianjungwi, July 2010ignore
Picture books from/about Japan and Korea 3Rise, July 2010ignore
Japanese Mythology 4davmandy, July 2010ignore
Sources of Japanese Tradition 7davmandy, July 2010ignore
Webchat with Tarquin Hall 1lgibbs, July 2010ignore
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's Shuju no Kotoba 1PhoenixTerran, April 2010ignore
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White Tiger, etc. 13Sandydog1, January 2010ignore
The Sound of Language - Amulya Malladi 6AlexAustin, December 2009ignore
Kiriyama Prize 3catarina1, December 2009ignore
Thoughts on Translations 14keigu, December 2009ignore
Book of Five Rings 5PhoenixTerran, December 2009ignore
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Giveaway: Novel of Ancient Japan 1aarti, October 2009ignore
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Giving Away Three Chinese/Chinese-American Fiction Books 1k00kaburra, August 2009ignore
Book Reviews 35lilisin, July 2009ignore
Historians on Asian culture. 29brianjungwi, June 2009ignore
Plagiarism (Chinese New Year) 7dcozy, May 2009ignore
Edo/Tokugawa Period Recommendations 4hemlockclock, May 2009ignore
poignent set of short stories 2brianjungwi, April 2009ignore
Arundhati Roy's THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS 22SatyajitMishra, December 2008ignore
Japan in January on the Reading Globally group 1chrisharpe, December 2008ignore
For anyone who read Murakami's Norwegian Wood 4mwentlandt, December 2008ignore
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New Natsuo Kirino! 4JoseBuendia, August 2008ignore
anybody want to swap books on Asia? 1alhickey, August 2008ignore
Asian Echoes Blog 3xiaolung, August 2008ignore
Recent History of Asians in Publishing 7T42, July 2008ignore
FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES by Min Jin Lee -- has anyone read this? Thoughts, please. 4sungene, July 2008ignore
Asian Graphic Novel 2belleyang, July 2008ignore
Central Asia anyone? Muslims and Russians? 4LyzzyBee, July 2008ignore
Has anyone read 'Chasing the Sea'? 1flemingt, June 2008ignore
Opinions on Saiichi Maruya 5dcozy, June 2008ignore
Filipino Literature? 6Periodista, May 2008ignore
Yellow Fever ... 1steffanpiper, May 2008ignore
Amy Tan 6MarianV, April 2008ignore
Asian Horror or Suspense 30elipsett, April 2008ignore
books in Chinese 4edwinbcn, January 2008ignore
Floating Clouds - Fumiko Hayashi 6gscottmoore, January 2008ignore
'Serious' Modern or Postmodern Japanese fiction? 9legxleg, January 2008ignore
Fiction & NonFiction Books: South-East Asian Region 2DannyS, November 2007ignore
Minamoto Yoshitsune 5enheduanna, November 2007ignore
Japanese Film - Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema 1gscottmoore, October 2007ignore
Graphic Fiction 3gscottmoore, September 2007ignore
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