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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Japanese Culture, Zen, Thailand, Tea!, Ancient China, Yoga, Taoism, Vajrayana, Travel and Exploration Literature, Manga!, Yaoi, Expats in Korea who thing!, Looking for cheap books in Bombay, Tai Chi, Daegu, South Korea, Japanese Literature, Korean Geeks, Martial Arts, Tottori Exchange, JET Book Exchange, Prabhupada's Books, Japanese Craft Books, PinoyThing!, LT@Taipei, Chungju, Origami, Indian Authors, Chadou, the Way of Tea, Central Asia, 4swap@Tamsui, Israeli LibraryThingers, Roleplayers in Korea, douban, Librarie India, Hong Kong Bookies, DimSum Thing, indian bibliophiles, Silat, Zhongwen Ban 中文版, Forumosa 中文版

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

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Tess Reads Asia10 unread / 10swiftlina, January 2022
South Asia and Southeast Asia Non-Fiction2 unread / 2lilisin, November 2021
What are you reading August/September 2021?2 unread / 2Tess_W, September 2021
What Asian countries are you reading June/July 2021?3 unread / 3stretch, July 2021
Modern Chinese Fiction11 unread / 11mvblair, August 2020
What is your favorite Asian film?136 unread / 136Blastarse, July 2018
History of India and China in the 20th Century?24 unread / 24Just1MoreBook, April 2018
Kyoko's House19 unread / 19lilisin, January 2018
What Are You Reading Or Have Just Finished. Part II109 unread / 109BoekenTrol71, August 2017
Great Asian American Non Fiction Books2 unread / 2brianjungwi, August 2016
Chinese and Japenese literature1 unread / 1RD_DR, March 2016
Buthan & Nepal2 unread / 2marq, February 2016
Indonesia. Books about Indonesia or written by Indonesian authors22 unread / 22Meredy, September 2015
Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction Message Board194 unread / 194dcozy, September 2015
Chinese MAD magazine paperback books1 unread / 1JCL969, June 2015
contemporary chinese fiction25 unread / 25asjadpannu, June 2015
What is this children's book?12 unread / 12mysterymax, September 2014
What do you think of Yukio Mishima?55 unread / 55leialoha, September 2014
Haruki Murakami: best and worst100 unread / 100harv.gee, July 2014
Chinese bio/autobio suggestions1 unread / 1aliform, January 2014
Thailand. Anything at all?8 unread / 8margd, December 2013
Laos. Any other books from this mysterious country?6 unread / 6Periodista, July 2013
British Asian writing6 unread / 6poetreegirl, February 2013
First Asian Nobel Prize Winner: Rabindranath Tagore5 unread / 5fictiondreamer, January 2013
An suitable non-fiction introduction to modern Korea11 unread / 11edwinbcn, January 2013
Japanese occupation of Shanghai.15 unread / 15authormblair, November 2012
Reading Asian Canada12 unread / 12Oryphany, September 2012
Recommend Nonfiction Please!7 unread / 7Oryphany, September 2012
International studies in my classroom.2 unread / 2brianjungwi, August 2012
Malaysian literature1 unread / 1kidzdoc, August 2012
unanthologized Yukio Mishima: 1 play and 2 short stories in English3 unread / 3GYKM, June 2012
Asian Food: Tickling Taste Buds2 unread / 2marietherese, May 2012
Modern Japanese Novelist: Haruki Murikami , San2 unread / 2edwinbcn, May 2012
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet--David Mitchell5 unread / 5edwinbcn, May 2012
My voyage around Asia22 unread / 22dcozy, April 2012
Seeking Book Reviews3 unread / 3zoe.r2005, March 2012
Mishima in Translation2 unread / 2GYKM, January 2012
Haruki Murakami's latest7 unread / 7slickdpdx, October 2011
What Are You Reading Or Have Just Finished.306 unread / 306lilisin, October 2011
World Canon2 unread / 2lawpark, October 2011
magick in literature1 unread / 1Dario_de_Giacomo, September 2011
Bad Girls of Japan1 unread / 1susieimage, June 2011
japanese or chinese fiction7 unread / 7buttsy1, December 2010
Japanese Historical Fiction22 unread / 22walbat, November 2010
The Story of the Stone5 unread / 5jcbrunner, August 2010
World War II from the Japanese side24 unread / 24MarshOutlaw, August 2010
Japanese Self-Instruction15 unread / 15davmandy, July 2010
Something new please...5 unread / 5brianjungwi, July 2010
Picture books from/about Japan and Korea3 unread / 3Rise, July 2010
Japanese Mythology4 unread / 4davmandy, July 2010
Sources of Japanese Tradition7 unread / 7davmandy, July 2010
Webchat with Tarquin Hall1 unread / 1lgibbs, July 2010
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's Shuju no Kotoba1 unread / 1PhoenixTerran, April 2010
'Tales of the Otori' fans? - quick question for you1 unread / 1k00kaburra, April 2010
Chinese S&T conversion tables1 unread / 1devwill55, February 2010
Opinions on 'Three Cups of Tea'?3 unread / 3Violette62, February 2010
White Tiger, etc.13 unread / 13Sandydog1, January 2010
The Sound of Language - Amulya Malladi6 unread / 6AlexAustin, December 2009
Kiriyama Prize3 unread / 3catarina1, December 2009
Thoughts on Translations14 unread / 14keigu, December 2009
Book of Five Rings5 unread / 5PhoenixTerran, December 2009
New language learning group (Hindi)1 unread / 1Yiggy, November 2009
Giveaway: Novel of Ancient Japan1 unread / 1aarti, October 2009
Books on Joseon dynasty Korea (1392–1910)?4 unread / 4sqdancer, September 2009
Giving Away Three Chinese/Chinese-American Fiction Books1 unread / 1k00kaburra, August 2009
Book Reviews39 unread / 39lilisin, July 2009
Historians on Asian culture.29 unread / 29brianjungwi, June 2009
Asian American Literature giveway on Drey's Library1 unread / 1gaby317, May 2009
Plagiarism (Chinese New Year)7 unread / 7dcozy, May 2009
Edo/Tokugawa Period Recommendations4 unread / 4hemlockclock, May 2009
poignent set of short stories2 unread / 2brianjungwi, April 2009
Asian's Surprise: " Q and A " aka "Millionaire Slumdog" by Vikas Swarup1 unread / 1skoobdo, January 2009
Arundhati Roy's THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS22 unread / 22SatyajitMishra, December 2008
Japan in January on the Reading Globally group1 unread / 1chrisharpe, December 2008
For anyone who read Murakami's Norwegian Wood4 unread / 4mwentlandt, December 2008
Opinions on Naomi Hirahara1 unread / 1gscottmoore, December 2008
a thousand pardons...3 unread / 3tshanley, November 2008
I'm new here...13 unread / 13slickdpdx, October 2008
Bollywood Film Fans? I need your help, please11 unread / 11lisa211, September 2008
Maybe you can help...11 unread / 11slickdpdx, September 2008
New Natsuo Kirino!4 unread / 4JoseBuendia, August 2008
anybody want to swap books on Asia?1 unread / 1alhickey, August 2008
Asian Echoes Blog3 unread / 3xiaolung, August 2008
Recent History of Asians in Publishing9 unread / 9T42, July 2008
FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES by Min Jin Lee -- has anyone read this? Thoughts, please.4 unread / 4sungene, July 2008
Asian Graphic Novel2 unread / 2belleyang, July 2008
Central Asia anyone? Muslims and Russians?4 unread / 4LyzzyBee, July 2008
Has anyone read 'Chasing the Sea'?1 unread / 1flemingt, June 2008
Opinions on Saiichi Maruya5 unread / 5dcozy, June 2008
Filipino Literature?7 unread / 7Periodista, May 2008
Yellow Fever ...1 unread / 1steffanpiper, May 2008
Amy Tan6 unread / 6MarianV, April 2008
Asian Horror or Suspense35 unread / 35elipsett, April 2008
books in Chinese4 unread / 4edwinbcn, January 2008
Floating Clouds - Fumiko Hayashi6 unread / 6gscottmoore, January 2008
'Serious' Modern or Postmodern Japanese fiction?9 unread / 9legxleg, January 2008
Fiction & NonFiction Books: South-East Asian Region2 unread / 2DannyS, November 2007
Minamoto Yoshitsune5 unread / 5enheduanna, November 2007
Japanese Film - Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema1 unread / 1gscottmoore, October 2007
Graphic Fiction3 unread / 3gscottmoore, September 2007
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