Art and Antiques, Volume 1 from a Consortium of Friends is a pop-up event featuring a sale of antiques from the collections of George Suyama, Aubrey MacKenzie/Mingei Archive, Galen Lowe of Art & Antiques, Burton Holt, Honeychurch Antiques - John & Laurie Fairman 19.-21. August, from 12:00 to 17:00. 2710 Westlake Avenue N. Evening opening is August 18, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 PM. For more details try it[email protected]
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 marks the official debut of Bruce Lee Ascending as a permanent art installation at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington. The event is sponsored by the UW Department of American Ethnic Studies, OCA Asian Pacific Advocates of Greater Seattle, and the Bruce Lee Foundation. Additional support from the UW Libraries and the UW School of "Art History and Design." The artwork was created by Han Eckelberg when he was a student at the University of Washington in American Art and Ethnic Studies. According to Eckelberg, the art is a tribute to Bruce Lee, who studied theater and philosophy at the UW. This artwork "reminds all students that, as the Bruce Lee quote suggests, acquiring knowledge of any art requires hard work and discipline." To celebrate this art installation, the Mak Fai Kung Fu Lion and Dragon Dance Association will hold a Lion Dance Blessing in Red Square between OUGL and Kane Hall. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. As the OUGL is designated as a "UW Only" location, a valid Husky card is required for entry; However, there are a limited number of non-UW tickets available to the general public. For non-UW individuals interested in participating, please register at https://forms.gle/LsVeAgrGbo886dbp8 or contact Dylan Hartano at[email protected]
"Elevation" is the title of a new solo show with the maximalist painter Chin Yuen, running from September 1 to October 22, 2022 at the ArtXchange Gallery in Pioneer Square. Yuen creates dynamic and uplifting compositions with contrasting tones, shapes and textures layered in dense, billowing patterns. The Malaysian-born artist studied in Singapore and England before moving to Vancouver, where she studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Victoria University in Canada. Artist receptions will be held during the First Thursday Art Walk, September 1 and October 6, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. m. to 8:00 p.m. m. The following exhibition features new work by ceramic and multimedia artist Hanako O'Leary, scheduled for November/December 2022. Gallery opening hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 512 1st Avenue S. 206-839-0377 or visit www.artxchange.org.
The largest design festival in the Pacific Northwest kicks off August 20-21, 2022 with a free outdoor block party. Block Party features large-scale design installations at Lake Union Park, as well as pop-up design activities and experiences for all ages. In addition to Block Party, there will be Community Spotlight events across the city with pop-up exhibits and design tours in Fremont (August 22), Columbia City (August 24) and Downtown (August 25). The festival also includes virtual programs on maze design, public art planning, and more (August 22-24). Visit seadesignfest.org for more details.
Future-Arts presents Augment Seattle 2022 – A Mixed Reality Urban Showcase, running in multiple locations through August 28, 2022. This free event features interactive works of art that are open to the public 24/7 of the week and all you have to do is scan the application to get started. Some of the artists involved are Nina Vichayapai, Michelle Kumata, and Tani Ikeda, among many others. The South Lake Union location at 9th & Thomas can be viewed August 12-28, 2022. The #Glitchgoddess installation can be viewed July 21-24, 2022 at Pioneer Square: Railspur E August 21-28, 2022 in Downtown: Westlake Park.
"The Meaning or If" is the title of a series of 7 hand-colored aquatint prints by Shusaku Arakawa, on view until August 27. Arakawa was a conceptual artist/architect who imbued his work with philosophical ideas that considered the intrinsic functions of art, the human perception of the physical world, and the language of signs, symbols, and visual images. Also on view is What Is Visible, What Is Imagined, a series by Virginia Hungate-Hawk that runs through July 30, 2022, and Passage, a series of woodcuts by Charles Spitzack that runs through July 27, 2022. August to be seen in 2022. Davidson Galleries. 313 West Avenue. Page 206-624-7684 or www.davidsongalleries.com.
"Flower Flower" is not a flower shop. Rather, it is a neighborhood “greenhouse” where community shops thrive and creative expression is nurtured, nurtured and resourced. Founded by a collective of queer and transgender, Asian/Pacific artists and cultural workers who aim to create accessible and thriving art spaces in CID so our communities can heal and grow. Check out the window art view through August 31, 2022 at 619 South Jackson. Cosponsored by Scidpda.
"Transcending Boundaries" is the title of a group exhibition that marks the inauguration of the Yuanru Art Center, a gallery originally from Taipei, in the United States. The cast of this opening show includes Angie Dixon, Cormac McCarthy, Racquel Miller, Judy Chia Hui Hsu, Mariestella Colin Astacio, Chien-Hsing Lien, Wen-Yueh Tao, Julie Hsieh, Yang Lin, and Sheng Reui Yu. Available through October 16, 2022. 12737 NE Bel Red Rd. Suite 200. Please try for more details[email protected]o[email protected]
GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists represents nearly 30 years of youth development and creative cultivation through glassblowing in this Tacoma neighborhood. It features the alumni work of 21 Hilltop artists with art practices rooted in this Tacoma community. Curated by Trenton Quiocho himself, by Hilltop, manager of the Hot Shop and GATHER curator, who is currently an artist at the glass museum next door. On view through September 4, 2022. Also on view for an extended period is Painting Deconstructed: Selections from the Northwest Collection, which includes works by several Northwest Asian-American artists. 1701 Pacific Ave. 253-272-4358 or[email protected]
On view through October 9, 2022 is George Tsutakawa – Language Of Nature, a retrospective exhibition honoring Seattle-born international iconic artist George Tsutakwa (1910-1997). An exhibition catalog is available for purchase. To learn more about this artist's work, read his daughter Mayumi Tsutakawa's article "Stolen Beauty" in the Summer 2022 issue of University of Washington magazine (magazine.uw.edu). She also wrote the essay for the exhibition catalogue. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E. Right next to the ferry dock 206-842-4451 or visit biartmuseum.org.
The Cascadia Museum of Art in Edmonds will present a complementary pair with the BIMA Tsutakawa exhibition later this year when it presents George Tsutakawa: Works on Paper - The Early Years, from December 1, 2022 to March 26, 2022. 2023 190 Sunset Ave. #Y in Edmonds. 425-336-4809 or visit CascadiaArtMuseum.org.
The downtown location of the Seattle Art Museum has the following. Folding Into Shape - Japanese Design and Crafts runs through September 25, 2022. Creating three-dimensional objects by folding, overlapping, and weaving two-dimensional materials is a central concept of Japanese design and crafts. From textiles and paintings to ceramics and bamboo baskets, this exhibition features numerous examples from the permanent collection and private collections. Also on view is Pure Fun: Wealth, Leisure, and Culture in Late Imperial China. The Seattle Asian Art Museum has the following. Boundless: Stories of Asian Art is an ongoing group exhibition that reinterprets items from the museum's permanent collection of Asian art. Beyond The Mountain: Contemporary Chinese Artists on the Classical Forms is a permanent exhibition opening on July 22, 2022. In Fuller Garden Court you will find the permanent installation "Gather" by Kenzan Tsutakawa Chinn. Tsutakawa Chinn is an LED lighting installation artist based in Seattle and New York. Tickets are issued every Thursday at 10 a.m. Buy tickets online in advance and save $3. Ticket prices will go up if you wait until the day of your visit to buy, so plan ahead and get the best price. Tickets are posted online monthly. The Seattle Art Museum is located downtown at 1300 First Ave. 206-654-3100 or visit seattleartmuseum.org.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum. The opening hours are from Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is strongly recommended to reserve tickets online in advance of your visit, as capacity is limited. Just Opened We're Turning the Tide: Community Power for Environmental Justice. This exhibit features Quinault Nation BIPOC communities fighting climate change, the Duwamish River Administration, the threat of sea level rise to Pacific Island communities, Native Hawaiians opposing military installations, and Beacon Hill residents battling aircraft noise and air pollution. On view through April 23, 2023. Reorient: Journeys Through Art and Healing is on view through May 14, 2023. Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee will be released on July 8, 2022. Woven Together : Stories from Burma/Myanmar will be available through November 12, 2022. Lunar New Year: Altars, Ancestors, Blessings of Traditions will be available through January 8, 2023. Where Beauty Lies explores what makes beauty an American perspective from Asia Pacific through September 18, 2022. Ongoing are: 'The Heart of Our Journey' is a permanent exhibit dedicated to the Asian Pacific American experience, 'I Am Filipino' looks at the history of Filipino Americans, 'Hometown Desi' looks at the local South Asian experience. , and "Cambodia Cultural Museum and Camps of Death Memorial" analyzes the experience in Cambodia and the impact of the death camps on the history of that country. Upcoming exhibits include: “Hai! Japantown reveals the history of Seattle's Japanese-American community and opens August 13, 2022. An exhibition titled "Paradice Avenue Souf" will open in September 2022 "Resistances." Virtual tours of the museum are held in the mornings from Monday to Friday. Reservations for private groups possible. Contact the museum to apply. Live virtual tours of the Freeman Hotel on Thursdays at 5 p.m. m. PDT. See what's in the gift shop in the museum's online marketplace. Storytime's monthly programs can be viewed at www.digitalwingluke.org/programs.
A unique retailer of Japanese arts and crafts and Northwest artist merchandise, KOBO has two stores in Seattle on Capitol Hill and in downtown Chinatown/ID/Japantown. The gallery displays new work by Rob Vetter. Masks are mandatory and you must use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry. Curbside delivery and pickup is still available by scheduling a pickup time at checkout. They have a new Instagram shopping account @koboseattleshop or try their website at koboseattle.com. KOBO no Higo time is Wednesday - Sitting. 11 am to 5 pm The Capitol Hill store is at 814 E. Roy St. and it's Tuesday. - Session. 11 am to 5 pm KOBO in Higo is located at 604 South Jackson St. in KID.
The Frye Museum of Art is showcasing the work of Portland artist Srijon Chowdhury with a solo exhibition titled Same Old Song. The artist creates dreamlike oil paintings that view the present moment as part of a larger mythology. Opens October 8, 2022 and remains open through January 15, 2023. 704 Terry Avenue in Seattle. 206-622-9250 or visit fryemuseum.org.
The Pacific Bonsai Museum offers: A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum features old and new favorites from the museum's collection on view through November 5, 2023. De Groot: A retrospective features bonsai from the staff collection of the Museum's first curator, David De Groot, on view through September 4, 2022. 2515 South 336th St. in Federal Way, WA. Admission is by donation. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 253-353-7345 or email[email protected]
Remembrance: The Washington State Legacy of Executive Order 9066 is a permanent exhibit on the third floor of the Washington State Historical Society. Visitors experience history through photographs, artwork, objects, letters, and film. A significant portion of this exposure was gained through work with directly affected individuals and families, including survivors and their descendants. From now until September 11, 2022, it reads "Hawaiian Shirt Art: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938-1951." 1911 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma. 1-888-238-4373.
"Looking Up: Isamu Noguchi's Skyviewing Sculpture" through November 26, 2022. Skyviewing was an important theme in Noguchi's art, but it had never been fully explored before. More than 40 sculptures and drawings from a 60-year career show the different forms the subject takes in his art. The gallery is only open during school periods. The Western Gallery & Sculpture Collection is located on the Western Washington University campus at 516 High St. 116th floor 360-650-3900 or visit westerngallery.wwu.edu.
The outdoor sculpture collection on the Western Washington University Bellingham campus is open and accessible to all. This is an open-air collection of important sculptures from the late 20th century to the present, and includes works by Do Ho Suh, Sarah Sze, and Isamu Noguchi, among others. Grab a map at the information desk and explore the campus collection at your own pace. Call 360-650-3900.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU is a new art space for East Washington. Inaugural exhibits include the following: The museum is planning a 2022 retrospective of Eastern Washington artist Keiko Hara. Keiko Hara: The Poetics of Space, Four Decades of Paintings is scheduled to run from May 2022 to December 2022. 1535 Wilson Road on the Washington State University Pullman campus. 509-335-1910 or give it a try[email protected]
Start Here is an exhibition curated by Graham Gallery's Bryce Kanbara that serves as an introduction to the work of four Nisei Japanese-Canadian artists born in the second half of the 1920s, including works by Roy Kiyooka, Kazuo Nakamura, and Shizuye Takashima and Takao Tanabe. . September 17, 2022 to January 22, 2023. This exhibition opens in conjunction with the citywide Gei Arts Symposium organized by the National Association of Japanese Canadians in association with UVic and with funding from the Council of Canada. One hundred Japanese-Canadian artists from across Canada will gather in Victoria for a three-day symposium (September 16-18, 2022) at the recently restored pavilion at Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavillion, the historic site of the original Japanese teahouse of Takata family. forced to leave in 1941 when Canadians of Japanese descent were sent to internment camps. At the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St. in Victoria BC, Canada. 250-384-4171 or try https://aggv.ca/exhibits/start-here/.
The Vancouver Museum has A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia, which highlights the importance of food and food culture in the Chinese Canadian immigrant experience. Located in Vanier Park at 1100 Chestnut St. in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 604-736-4431 or visit museumofvancouver.ca.
The Chinese Cultural Center Museum at 555 Columbia St. in Vancouver BC has an ongoing exhibition titled Generation to Generation - History of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia. 604-658-8880 or visit cccvan.com.
Broken Promises is a 7-year community-focused, multi-disciplinary, multi-agency project examining the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s, the loss of homeland, and the fight for justice of a racially marginalized community. Also on view is an ongoing exhibition on "TAIKEN: Japanese Canadians Since 1877." Opening on October 23, 2021, SAFE/Home is a collaboration between Kellen Hatanaka and Alexa Hatanaka. Through the lens of the historic Vancouver Asahi baseball team, these artists examine issues of race, xenophobia, representation, and implicit bias that are relevant both in sports and in today's society. Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Center in Burnaby, 6688 Southoaks Crescent. 604-777-7000 or visit nikkeiplace.org.
Portland artist Robert Dozono's War Is Not The Answer exhibition is on view at the Newport Visual Art Center through September 25, 2022. The artist is known for using recycled trash in his large painted canvases. Office hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00. 777 NW Beach Drive in Newport, Oregon. 541-574-3364 or try[email protected]
The Alexander Gallery at Clackamas Community College's Niemeyer Center presents an exhibition by Portland sculptor/multimedia artist Kanetaka Ikeda titled "Cosmic Tree" from September 19 to November 30, 2022. A continuation of the series that the artist perceived in dreams years behind. Talk by an artist on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 12 to 1 p.m. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. m. to 5:00 p.m. m., except holidays. Free pass. 19600 Molalla Ave. in Oregon City, Oregon. 503-594-3032 or[email protected]
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum on the Eugene campus of the University of Oregon has: On Earth: A Fragile Existence is a selected group exhibition from the permanent collection of JSMA and presents a multifaceted understanding of humanity's role in our shared ecology that reflects a the non-humans. human world or more than human. On view through September 18, 2022. The next exhibition of the work of the late Bay Area artist Hung Liu, titled Remember This: Hung Liu at Trillium, will run through August 28, 2022. The acclaimed Californian artist explores portraits, landscapes, and stills—lives—that reflect history, memory, tradition, migration, and social justice. 1430 Johnson Lane in Eugene, Oregon. 541-346-3027.
The Oregon Japanese-American Museum is now open in a new space. Current screenings include the following: "Na Omi Shintani: Dream Haven for Trapped Children." This Bay Area artist is building a sanctuary for imprisoned children, whether they are Japanese Americans in WWII concentration camps, children in Native American boarding schools, or Central American children captured and separated from their families. This exhibition will run through September 2022. Resilence - A Sansei Sense of Legacy is a group show by eight artists whose work reflects the impact of Executive Order 9066 and its resonance across generations. This group exhibition will take place from October 1 to December 22, 2022. Artists include Kristine Aono, Reiki Fuji, Wendy Maruyama, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Tom Nakashima, Roger Shimomura, Judy Shintani, and Jerry Takigawa. The show was co-curated by Jerry Takigawa and Gail Enns. Various exhibits on the history of Japanese Americans in Oregon can also be viewed online. 411 IN FLANDERS. 503-224-1458 or email[email protected]
Portland's Chinatown Museum has this: Portland installation artist Roberta Wong has a window installation commemorating Vincent Chin, the Chinese-American man named "Vincent" who was murdered by two workers in Detroit. A retrospective of the theater and performance arts design career of Northwestern set designer Carey Wong will run through September 10, 2022. Wong helped design the interior of the museum himself. The Portland Chinatown Museum is located at 127 N.W. Third Avenue. 503-224-0008 or email[email protected]
Sansei's Granddaughters Journey is a new group exhibition on view at the AZ Gallery at the Tanforan Stores in San Bruno, California through Saturday, September 3, 2022. The gallery is on the site of the former racetrack of Tanforan and temporary detention center for Japanese Americans during World War II. The works of five notable third-generation Japanese-American artists will be on display. Participating artists include Shari Arai DeBoer, Ellen Bepp, Reiko Fujii, Kathy Fujii-Oka, and Na Omi Judy Shintani. Media include videos, installations, prints, paintings, and mixed media pieces. 1150 El Camino Real, Suite 254 in San Bruno, California. Opening hours are Wednesdays. -Fr. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following program activities are offered: "Remnants of Tanforan Imprisonment" is the title of a taiko performance by Naoki Amemiya and Lori Honjiyo scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. m. to 2:30 p.m. m., followed by an artifact from Tanforan Exhibition and Lecture by Nancy Ukai, Leader of the 50 Objects Project. There will be a "Cherry Blossom Workshop" on Sunday, August 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. With the help of artist Kathy Fujii-Oka, twelve participants create textile cherry blossoms from personal photographs of their loved ones. Registration is required, go to www.sanseigranddaughters.com. On Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., producer/director Emiko Omori presents two films, "Flying Cranes" and "Tsuru History." Members of the Tsuru for Solidarity group will share stories and display their large-scale origami creations, followed by a hands-on origami art-making activity. There will also be guided tours of the exhibition on Sunday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13 from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 31 from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and finally Saturday September 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit www.sanseigranddaughters.com for more information.
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco currently has the following on display. "Team Lab: Sketching the Ocean", "Zheng Chongbin: I Seek Heaven", "After Hope: Videos of Resistance", "Afruz Amidhi: My Home, My Grave". Site-specific installations: "Wait a minute: Jayashree Chakravarty and Lam Tung Pang" Exterior murals by Channel Miller and Jennifer K. Wofford on Hyde Street. Opening on December 17, 2021 is "Weaving Stories: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia." Seeing Gender opens January 21, 2022. And next summer, 2022, is the museum's first major retrospective for legendary Bay Area performance artist and visual artist Carlos Villa, a long-time associate professor at the Institute. of Art of San Francisco. The show is titled Carlos Villa: worlds in collusion. 200 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 415-581-3500.
The Berkeley Museum of Art/PFA has the following: "Candice Lin: Oozing, Rotting, Resting, Weeping." This Los Angeles artist creates multi-sensory environments that explore the legacies of colonialism, racism and sexism. On view 11/27/2022.155 Center St. Berkeley, CA 510-642-0808 or visit us[email protected]
The San José Museum of Art has the following. A large installation titled “Factory of the Sun” by European artist Hito Steyerl is on view until September 25, 2022. It tells the surreal story of workers whose forced movements are transformed into artificial sunlight in a motion capture studio. 110 Sudmarktstr. in San Jose, CA. 408-271-6840.
Celebrating the designs of Guo Pei, hailed as China's first seamstress, Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy features more than 80 works spanning the past two decades and highlighting her key collections, which have graced the runways in Beijing and Paris. The exhibit will be on view at The Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco through September 5, 2022. The show was organized by Jill D'Alessandro, Curator of Textiles and Costume at the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts. 100 – 34th Avenue. 415-750-3600 or try https://legionofhonor.famsf.org.
The following is on view at Japan House Los Angeles through January 15, 2023: Life Cycles: A Bamboo Exploration with Tanabe Chikuunsai IV. Interventions of the current descendants of the 4th generation in works and installations of contemporary art on a large scale. Located in the Hollywood & Highland building on levels 2 and 5 at 6806 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. 1-800-516-0565 or visit japanhousela.com.
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) has the following: - A work in progress is "Common Ground - The Heart of Community" which houses a WWII Japanese internment camp. The Lawson Ichiro Sakai Interactive Historical Archive, an oral history project where visitors can ask the elderly Japanese-American Sakai questions about his life and past, such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese internment, his service as a soldier in the Second World War. On February 26, 2022, “Sutra and Biblical Faith and Japanese-American Incarceration in World War II” will be released. The exhibition explores the role of religion in saving the exiled Japanese-American community from despair during the war years. In other news, the museum announced the launch of its Google Arts & Culture page, featuring the Mine Okubo collection at JANM, an online exhibit, and the video titled UNBOXED: Mine Okubo's Masterpiece: The Art of Citizen 13660. The online exhibition is integrated into Goggle Arts & Culture's Asia Pacific American cultural section as part of Google's Asian Celebrations.
American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The collection includes 210 drawings and paintings created by Okubo while he was imprisoned in California and Utah during World War II and in New York after the war. Works from his illustrated memories "Cidadão 13660" are also part of the collection. Central Avenue 101 N. in Los Angeles, CA. 213-625-0414.
The USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California has the following: "Crossroads - Exploring the Silk Road" opens October 22, 2021. This new permanent exhibit tells the story of centuries of cultural exchange fueled by the movement of travelers and goods across through the old trade route. "Global Asia's: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer & the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation" is coming to the museum March-June 2023. 2680 N Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena, CA. 626-787-2680 or[email protected]
The San Diego Museum of Art has the following: On view through October 16, 2022, Wang Qingsong: Social Mobility. This Beijing-based photographer specializes in large-scale, powerful images that function as social commentary. An exhibition of South and Southeast Asian art from the 1st to 19th century AD 1460 El Prado, Balboa Park in San Diego is underway.
The Dallas Museum of Art presents - Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity shows how this French design firm drew inspiration from Islamic art. On view through September 18, 2022. The Keir Collection of Islamic Art will also be on view through December 31, 2022. 1717 North Harwood St. 214-922-1200.
Das Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hat Folgendes – „The Weng Family Collection of Chinese Paintings: Art Rocks“ until May 3, 2023. „Conservation in Action: Japanese Buddhist Sculptures in a New Light“ until September 30 2022. 465 Huntington Allee Boston, MA. 617-267-9300 or besuchen Sie mfa.org.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA has the following ongoing exhibits: South Asian Art, Celebration of Double Happiness in Chinese Art, Japanese Art, Japanomania! Japanese art goes global” and finally “Anila Quayyum Agha: All the flowers are for me”. This Pakistani-American artist creates precise, stylized floral shapes to create a sculptural chamber of light and shadow. Her efforts create a sense of how women can safely reclaim and open their private space to invite others. 161 Essex Street. in Salem, MA 816-745-4876 or visit pem.org.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art has the following to offer: “Clothed by Nature: Textiles of Japan is on view through September 11, 2022. This exhibition showcases the ingenious ways in which the people of Japan use materials provided by nature. to create useful and comfortable things. “The Maki-Haku Prints: Prints from the Kimm-Grofferman Collection On View Through April 9, 2023. 2400 Third Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 888-642-2787.
The Walker Art Center has Paul Chan: Breathers on view through April 22, 2023. And a Pacita Abid retrospective scheduled for 2023. 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN. 612-375-7600 or try[email protected]
The Art Institute of Chicago has the following: Kingfisher Headdresses from China will be on view through May 21, 2023. Memories of Tokyo 1923-1945 will be on view through September 25, 2023. Among Friends & Family is a group exhibition reflecting the importance of time spent with loved ones through objects from China, Japan and Korea. 111 South Michigan Ave/159 E. Monroe. Chicago, Ill. 312-443-3600.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is exhibiting: Fleeing to a Better World: Eccentrics and Immortals in Chinese Art is on view now through November 6, 2022. Creating Urgency: Korean Modern and Contemporary Art is on view through November 23. October 2022. Japan's Floating World, an exhibition on the ukiyo-e tradition, runs through October 9, 2022. Through March 5, 2023, “Text and Image in South Asia. Martial Art of India will run until August 8, 2022. Opening on December 11, 2022 and open until February 26, 2023, is China Through the Lens: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail. Opening on June 11, 2023 and on display until September 10, 2023 is A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. 11150 East Blvd. Cleveland Ohio. 261-421-7350 or visit https://www.clevelandart.org.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has this: "Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection" proves to be more than just clothing, it's a wearable art-silk canvas. An incredible collection on view until February 20, 2023. “Partners in Solitude – Solitude and Communion in Chinese Art” until August 14, 2022. “Bodhisattvas of Wisdom: Compassion and Power” until October 30, 2022. “Celebrating the Year of the Tiger” through January 17, 2023 “Samurai Splendor - Swords of Edo Japan" In progress. 1000 Fifth Avenue. 212-535-7710. Go to https://www.metmuseum.org .
The Asia Society Museum has the following: These two exhibitions will be open until December 31, 2022. Mirror Image: A Transformation of Chinese Identity comprises 19 works by seven artists born in China in the 1980s and reflects the dramatic All these artists have experienced economic, political and economic changes in their lives. Visionary Legacies: A Tribute to Harold J. Newman celebrates the artwork donated by Newman and his wife to the Asia Society Museum. "Buddha And Shiva, Lotus And Dragon" features nearly seventy works of Asian art from the Rockefeller Collection, on view through September 18, 2022. 725 park avenue. in New York City 212-327-9721 or visit www.asiasociety.org.
Ippodo Gallery has this: "On The Axis" features works by glass artists Kota Arinaga and Kiyoko Morioka, expressing their interest in the Silk Road. On view through August 20, 2022. Susumu Shingu – Sculpting With Wind is the renowned kinetic sculptor's first solo exhibition in New York. October 20 - December 29, 2022. 32 E. 67th St., 3rd Floor. NEW YORK. +1-(212) 967-4899 or[email protected]
The Rubin Museum of Art announces the 2022 exhibition, Healing Practices: Stories of Himalayan Americans, which will highlight the many ways in which Tibetan Buddhist art and practices have served as guideposts to wellness. The exhibition juxtaposes objects from the museum's collection with stories told by Himalayan Americans and shows the many ways in which these living traditions are being transformed and embraced in today's world. On view through January 16, 2023. This exhibit was developed in collaboration with an advisory group from the Himalayan American and Asian American community that includes artists, medical professionals, spiritual leaders, activists, educators, and artists from the Tri-State Area. of New York and DC. art therapists interested in the intersection of art, healing, and activism. A new podcast, hosted by musician and songwriter Laurie Anderson, titled Awaken will launch on June 8, 2021. Includes transformation stories from Aparna Nancheria, Alok Vaid-Menon, Tara Branch, and more. Get the podcast at RubinMuseum.org/awakenPOD and other major podcast platforms. Mandala Lab is the museum's new interactive space for social, emotional and ethical healing. Designed by the Peterson Rich Office, it invites visitors to participate in five unique experiences inspired by a Tibetan Buddhist mandala. Until October 1, 2031. Gateway to Himalayan Art will remain on view until June 5, 2023. Journey Through Himalayan Art will remain on view until January 8, 2024.” 150 West 17th St. 212-620-5000 or visit rubinmuseum.org.
With A Single Step - Stories in The Making of America will be available through December 31, 2023. A presentation of the many layers of the Chinese-American experience by examining America's journey as an immigrant nation. The Chinese Museum in America. 215 Zentrumstr. NEW YORK. +1-855-955-MOCA or[email protected]
The Korea Society will show Heeseop Yoon/Agglomeration until August 25, 2022. Yoon is known for her intricate installations that span walls, ceilings, and floors. Located at 350 Madison on the 24th floor. 212-759-7525. Visit Koreasociety.org for more details.
The Noguchi Museum presents "Noguchi Subscapes" until May 7, 2023. These installations show his interest in the invisible and the hidden. "Veronicka Spierenburg, Aus-Hohlen" shows two films by the filmmaker about the caves of the monasteries in Georgia. Open from June 15 to October 2, 2022. Also on view is a group exhibition titled "In Praise of the Caves: Mexico's Organic Architecture Projects" by Lazo, Goeritz, O'Gorman, and Senosiain, stretching from the October 19, 2022 may be seen until February 26, 2023 9-01 Route 33. Long Island City, New York. 718-204-7088 or[email protected]
New York-based Joan B. Mirviss LTD Gallery presents a group exhibition titled Listening to Clay, featuring works by the sixteen Japanese artists featured in a new book titled Listening to Clay: Conversations with Contemporary Ceramic Artists (Monacelli Press ). Opening July 19, 2022. An upcoming gallery event is a Zoom talk titled Listening to Clay: The Artists, Curators, and Collectors Who Listening. To register for this event, please try https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MIK_lGV9SSmX3TGrg2AJkw. Visit: https://www.mirviss.com/exhibitions/listening-to-clay for more information about the exhibition. “Red Earth – New Works by Ogawa Machiko” will be on view from September 14 to October 28, 2022. 39 E. Calle 78 #401. NEW YORK. 212-799-4021 or[email protected]
Dai ichi Art Gallery presents Modern Splendor – Outstanding Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, which is open through August 31, 2022. 18 E. 64th St. - Ste. 1F in New York City. Visit daichiarts.com for more details.
The Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art has "Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection on view through January 29, 2023." Meeting Tessai: Japanese Modern Art from the Cowles Collection on view through February 18, 2023 2023 Tessai was a Japanese painter and traditional brush painter inspired by the Ming Chinese.
And Ching examples. It includes works by Tessai's mentor, the Buddhist nun Rengetsu, and other examples of modern Japanese painting. The Feathered Ink show displays examples of how Japanese artists experimented with depicting Asian bird themes using various brush techniques. August 20, 2022 to February 5, 2023. Ancient Yemen: Incese, Art & Trade opens on September 3, 2022. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur opens on November 19, 2022 and will remain on view until on May 14, 2023 at 1050 Independence Avenue. OS 202-633-1000.
The Chinese American Museum opened in Washington DC. It is the only museum in the nation's capital dedicated to Chinese American history: its history, culture, and voice. The museum toured the exhibition "Golden Threads - Chinese Opera in America" which is now available for viewing on you tube. China From China – Porcelain And Stories of Early American Trade is a new exhibition exploring early economic and trade exchanges between the United States and China from the Dietrich American Foundation Collection. On view through October 1, 2022. For more information, visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org. 1218 – 16th Street NW. 202-838-3180 or chineseamericanmuseum.org.
The New Orleans Museum of Art is offering Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in the 1950s in New Orleans through April 23, 2023. This is the first monographic review of this artist, whose work was celebrated by the artisan world in the decade. of 1950 before his sudden death. Her earliest vessels are inspired by Asian clay-making traditions, but expanded to include aggressively large asymmetrical shapes with glazes that intentionally left parts of the raw clay exposed. The Life of the Free Hermit: Images of Seclusion and Withdrawal in Edo Period Japanese Painting is on view through October 8, 2022. A Circle by Collins C. Diboll, City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. 504-658-4100.
Tate Modern has this to see: The touring exhibition, titled 'Surrealism Beyond Borders', will be on view at Tate Modern until 29 August 2022 and will feature works by Japanese artist Koga Harue. Visit tate.org.uk for details on all this.
Isamu Noguchi/Danh Vo: A Cloud and Flowers is on view at the D. Leir Pavillion in Luxembourg through September 19, 2022. Noguchi's cultural identity as a Japanese-American, which found expression in a formal expression that crossed cultures Eastern and Western, is also reflected in the works and sculptural installations of the Danish Vo. Here, Vo created a garden concept: an interplay between Noguchi's Akari lamps and the artist's new mineral and plant works. 3, Park Drai Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg. +352 453785-1 or[email protected]
"Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective" continues its world tour with stops in Berlin and Tel Aviv. Until August 2022. Gropius Bau in Berlin. Niederkirchner Strasse Be7, 10963 Berlin. Tel Aviv Museum of Art November 2-April 23, 2022. Golda Meier Cultural & Art Center, sderot sha'ul HaMelech Blvd., Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. +972-3-6077020.
The first major retrospective of the artist Lee Ufan in Tokyo will run until November 7, 2022 at the National Art Center in Tokyo. This exhibition will then move to the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, where it will run from December 2022 to February 2023. The Tokyo National Art Center is located at 7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-Ku Tokyo 106-8558 . For more information, see https://www.annohideakiten.jp/.
In the Mori Arts Center – Tokyo City View room, you can find the “Mizuki Shigeru Hyakkiyako Exhibition” until September 4, 2022. Group exhibition on artists in healing times. On display through November 6, 2022. In Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 6 Chome-10-1, Roppongi Hills, Japan. +8150-5541-8600.
Based in Canberra, the National Gallery of Australia is a new museum housing Australia's premier collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Parks Pl. E., Parkes ACT 2600, Canberra, Australia. +61262406411 or test[email protected]
Japanese historian Meher McArthur curated a traveling group exhibition, Washi Transformed: New Expressions In Japanese Paper, which features the work of nine contemporary Japanese artists, including Hina Aoyama, Eriko Horiki, Kyoko Ibe, Yoshio Ikezaki, Kakuko Ishii, Yuko Kimura , Yuko Nishimura, Takaaki Tanaka. and Ayomi Yoshida. The exhibition will tour 6 cities across the United States beginning in October 2021. The only West Coast date to date is held at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California. October 13, 2023 to January 7, 2024. Contact us[email protected]For more information.
Lei Ann Shiramizu will be hosting a social media takeover of Seattle-based Asian lifestyle publication Origami Magazine in the coming months. Shiramizu, who previously owned "MOMO" in Seattle's Japantown, will address topics related to Seattle's Japanese arts and culture. For more information, visit https/www.facebook.com/origami.seattle.
The work of the late pioneering Japanese-American sculptor Leo Amino has recently received renewed recognition with his work being featured in gallery and museum shows. Now comes the news that the 13th annual REVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, scheduled for October 7-9, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina, will have a thematic focus on this Black Mountain College faculty member. In conjunction with the conference, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will present an exhibition titled Leo Amino: Black Mountain College Sculptor, curated by Genji Amino, Director of the Leo Amino Estate. This exhibition demonstrates Amino's ingenuity in working with new materials to explore the dynamics of perception through phenomenal material transparency. Amino is the sculpting innovator in the history of American sculpture and the first artist in the United States to create an entire work in this medium. Doctor The keynote speaker will be Marci Kwon. She is co-director of the Asian American Art Initiative at the Cantor Arts Center.
Famed designer Issey Miyake, who opened the door to Japanese fashion by becoming the first designer to walk the Paris runway, died in early August 2022 at the age of 84. Miyake was known for his origami-like designs, pleated skirts, dresses, and pants that gave its wearers freedom of movement. He insisted that clothing is a form of design and collaborated with photographers and architects. Miyake has made Japan a global brand and an international destination for fashion and pop culture. In 2010 he received the Order of Culture, Japan's highest award for the arts.
Hawaii-raised, New York-based artist and graphic novelist R. Kikuo Johnson's artwork appears on the cover of the August 1, 2022 issue of The New Yorker, and was also interviewed by Françoise Mouly in the same edition.
The production of the mystery/thriller Black Coffee at the Taproot Theater has been extended through August 19, 2022. 212 N. 85th St. 206-781-9705 or[email protected]
The José Rizal Jazz Festival returns to Parque Dr. Jose Rizal on August 21, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Featuring some of the best jazz groups in the city with food, fun, and music throughout the day. 1007-12 ave. S
Kiki Yeung & SIS Productions present "Kiki Funny Mama's Night Out" live in Seattle for 3 nights only. Presents the hottest Asian-American comedians in Hollywood on August 25, 26 and 28, 2022. Directed by Kiki Yeung, the cast includes Lin Sun, Nicole Tran, Nina Gosiengfiao, hosted by Erick Esteban, Danny Plom and Sizzle . August 25 at 8 p.m. m. at Unexpected Productions (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crazy-woke-asians-presents-kiki-funny-mamas-night-out-live-in-seattle-tickets-370657645997) at 1428 Post Alley, 26 August at Rendezvous Jewel Box Theatre, 2505 1st Ave. tickets-391155786487) and August 28 at The Crocodile, Here-After Comedy Club (https://www.ticketweb.com/event/kiki-funny-mamas- night-out-here-after-tickets/1234775). 2nd Avenue Tickets can only be reserved in advance online via the link or website, or purchased at the box office on the day of the show. All shows $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Full details at http://www.crazywokeasians.com/kikifunnymamasnightout.html or email[email protected]if you have questions.
KUOW Shorts: The Blue Suit Live Event, hosted by curator Shin yu Pai, will take place on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7 p.m. Guests include Jessica Rubenacker, plant collector and curator / Anida Yoeu Ali - UW Bothell Senior Artist-in-Residence, performance artist and global shaker / Tomo Nakayama, Seattle-based singer-songwriter and composer. Ticket sales through Event Brite. At the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at the Seattle Center. Mercerstr. 321
For fifty years, Tankokai Seattle has promoted appreciation of Japanese art and culture through chado, the tea method. Ella celebrate this legacy and learn more about Chado with a special tea demonstration, panel discussion and tea service, including matcha and a sweet treat. The event is free with museum admission, but attendees must reserve a seat in advance. There are a limited number of tickets. Museum admission is NOT included and must be purchased separately. Each registration to the event includes tea service for one person. On Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. m. to 3:30 p.m. m. at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Tickets are available at https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events.
Celebrate the Seattle Public Library's "Superhero Summer of Learning" with a day off at the Burke Museum on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. m. to 5:00 p.m. m. Enjoy superhero activities with South End stories. See burkemuseum.org/summer-of-learning for more details. 4300-15th Ave. NE near the UW campus.
The Meany Center for the Performing Arts has the following acts for the fall 2022/2023 season. The international percussion phenomenon known as KODO returns to Seattle from Japan on his One Earth Tour: Tsuzumi. The band will perform two works commissioned by composer Maki Ishii. Ishii, as well as other emblematic works from his repertoire. January 27 and 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Ragamala Dance Company, led by mothers and daughters Ranee Ramaswamy & Aparna Ramaswamy & Aswini Ramasway, presents "Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim" February 9-11, 2023 at 8 p.m. Attempt[email protected]or call 206-543-4880. Meany Hall is located on the west end of the UW campus, just minutes from the NE 45th Street I5 exit.
On The Boards has announced its 2022-2023 season of cutting-edge performing arts. Elisa Harkins, Zoe Poluch and Hanako Shoshimi-Caines present a futuristic indigenous concert that features a wonderfully awkward dance extravaganza and an evil triangle of shifting powers. Scheduled for September 22-24, 2022. From April 13-16, 2023, see Christopher Morgan's Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence, featuring Hawaiian dance, voices and percussion, original compositions for cello and stage design, and multimedia featuring includes origin, country and belonging to this research. From April 27 to May 7, 2023, choreographer/dancer Ayako Nakame will perform “Freeway Dance.” In a garden installation, the dancer asks people to describe her first moment in dance and reconstructs these movements with her own body. From May 18 to 21, 2023, Takahiro Yamamoto presents "NOTHINGBEING," an exploration of ways to embody the presence of nothingness and being, to preserve spaces we could easily discard, and contemplate possibilities for the unfiltered self. 100 W Roy St. 206-217-9886 or visit ontheboards.org.
Watch the Beijing Acrobats return to Tacoma for a 2:00 PM show! m. on January 22, 2023 for a dazzling demonstration of gravity-defying balance. Pantages Theater at 901 Broadway.[email protected]or call 253-346-1721.
Heritage Arts Internships 2022-2023 have already been announced. Sixteen teams of artists and craftsmen will preserve cultural traditions important to Washington communities. Some of the chosen ones from the Asia Pacific America community are as follows: Master Srivani Jade will teach Suchitra Iyer Abhangs: Marathi Devotional Songs. Devika Gates will teach Naya Gates "Bharatanatyam Kalakshetra Dance". Anwesha Das will teach Nidhi Achanta the classical Indian dance “Bharatanatyam”. Ringtaro Tateishi will teach Eugene Arai Japanese Taiko percussion. Sandhya Kandadai Rajagopal will teach Vibha Krishna the art of "Nattuvangam Techniques", which refers to the art of reciting syllables and playing cymbals to follow a dancer's footwork. Deepti Agrawal will teach Prisha Mundra the tradition of "Madhubani/Mithila painting" practiced by women on the walls of their homes in the state of Bihar.
"The Introduction to Chanoyu (Japanese Tea Ceremony) will be offered at the Shoseian Teahouse in the Seattle Japanese Garden from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT on the following dates: August 27, 28 and 3, 10 , September 16, 17, 24 and 25 and October 1, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23, 2022.
Bob Antolin's Comfort Food Band performs on a Wednesday. Nightspot at Rumba Notes Lounge at 5041 Rainier Ave. Page #108. 206-420-2192. 206-588-0650.
Seattle Opera has announced the cast for the upcoming season. Some highlights include the following: Andrew Stenson has the role of Shepherd/Sailor in "Tristan & Isolde" scheduled for October 15, 21, 23, 26 and 29, 2022. Yonghoon Lee played Samson in the Opera's production from Seattle by Samson & Delilah, scheduled for January 20-22, 2023. The world premiere of an adaptation of the award-winning novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Afghan author Khaled Hosseini will take place on February 25-26, 3, May 8 and 11. 2023. Directed by Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat. Rame Lahaj and Duke Kim share the role of Alfredo in “La Traviata” scheduled for May 6, 7, 10, 13, 14 and 19, 2023. Samoan tenor Amitai Pati makes his Seattle Opera debut as Nemorino in L'elisir d'. amore” through August 20, 2022. Seattle Opera performs at McCaw Hall at 321 Mercer St. 206-389-7676 or try[email protected]
Pork Filled Productions presents its new season. Some productions expected for the upcoming season include: Roger Tang's 'She Devil Of The China Seas' until August 27, 2022. A full live production at Theater Off Jackson, set at Unleashed 2017. Follows the first show envisioned from 'PFP - 2022 Cohort Auditions'. The Theater Off Jackson is located at CID, 409 - 7th Avenue South.[email protected]or call 206-340-1049. For more details send an email[email protected]
Thai-American East Coast choreographer Keerati Jinakunwiphat, Dolly Sfeir and Nicole von Arx present "New Creations" for Whim W'him Seattle Contemporary Dance Company as part of their Fall '22 program. 9-11 and September 15-17, 2022 at Seattle's Erickson Theater - 1624 Harvard Ave. They also dance at the Vashon Center for the Arts - 19660 Vashon Highway SW on September 14. For more information, visit whimwhim.org/bemoved or call 707-350-9446.
The Seattle Symphony has released details about its 2022-2023 season. Some highlights include the following: Guest Kahchun Wong will conduct the Seattle Symphony in a program of Mussorgsky Images in an exhibition October 6-8, 2022. This year's guest conductor Sunny Xia will conduct a Concert Series Free Community Service with the Seattle Symphony 2023 – March 3 at Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, April 21 at 7pm – “Dear Humanity” at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, May 18 “The Merriman-Ross Family Young Composers Workshop” at S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall and June 7 – “Lado a Lado Concert with Yakima Music in Action” at S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall. The music of acclaimed composer and UNESCO World Goodwill Ambassador Tan Dun will be presented at Benaroya Hall from 3 to 13 November 2022 in a series titled The Musical World of Tan Dun. A special exhibition dedicated to The Mogao Caves: An Immersive Experience will be on view from November 3 to 13 at Octave 9, one block from Benaroya. "Nature Resounds" is the title of a concert highlighting Duns' interactive piece titled "Passacaglia: Secret World of Wind And Birds" conducted by Sunny Xia on November 5. On November 10 and 12, Tan Dun himself will conduct the symphony in his own piece "Buddha Passion" with Chinese singers, instruments and dancers. On November 11 he brings 'Tan Dun Ghost Opera' in which the composer evokes Bach, Shakespeare and the popular traditions of Chinese shamanic opera in the ninth eighth.
Sunny Xia hosts a program titled "The Snowman," a classic children's movie, on December 3, 2022. The classic Handel Messiah will be shown on December 16, 17, and 18. Among the vocalists will be bassist Adam Lau. On December 28, 29 and 30, 2022 there are special performances of "Beethoven's 9th Symphony" with tenor Nicholas Phan joining the singers. Phan also performs with other singers on December 31, 2022 in a "New Year's Eve Countdown and Celebration Concert". On January 6, 2023, he will be able to experience Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho in the recital series. From Japan, see passionate young pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii perform "Rachmainov" on January 26 and 28. And January 29 brings the annual Celebrate Asia special, featuring an all-star cast of talented Asian and Asian-American artists. On February 16 and 18, the virtuoso violinist Arabella Steinbacher will perform under the baton of Tianyi Lu Mendelssohn. On March 23 and 25, Maestro Yue Bao will join Jan Vogler on cello for a concert titled Three Continents Cello Concert. On March 30, April 1 and 2, guest conductor Xian Zhang will perform "Carmina Burana." Sunny Xia conducts "The Peasant Prince" as part of the "Family Concert Series" on April 1, 2023. Based on the true story of Li Cunxin as told in the memoir "Mao's Last Dancer." World-renowned violinist Midori will give a recital on April 12. Sunny Xia conducts "Dances Around The World" as part of the "Family Concert Series" on June 10. She will celebrate summer with a concert with a Hawaiian guitarist called "Hawaiian Summer Vacation with Makana" scheduled for July 12, 2023. Visit seattlesymphony.org for complete information. Or call 206-215-4747.
The 34th Annual Earshot Jazz Festival returns to the Puget Sound area from October 8 to November 6, 2022 with established and emerging talent from Seattle and around the world on October 14 at 8:00 p.m. m. PDT with drummer Dan Weiss at the Royal Room at 5000 Rainer Ave.. S. Seattle. Visit earshot.org for all the details.
The Freehold Theater Lab/Studio, now located at CID, continues to teach various aspects of theatre, both virtual and in person. For a list of current classes, visit freeholdtheatre.org or call 206-595-1927.
Visit the Nonsequiter website for free links to local musicians playing original music at waywardmusic.org. Carol J. Levin on electric harp participates in a series of "Duet Improvisations" with Susie Kozawa playing various sound objects. Jackie An plays violin and electronic music. Sovan is an ambient music duo consisting of composer Tomo Nakayama and film composer Jeramy Koepping. In this series, classically trained pianist and designer Tiffany Lin plays a piano program based on originals. Local sound artist Susie Kozawa has a piece she made to evoke the chapel space. Drummer and songwriter Paul Kikuchi explores new music.
Choreographer/dancer/singer Haruko Crow Nishimura performs a new vocal piece. Other artists include Leanna Keith, Nordra, Ahmed Yousefbeigi, Mother Tongue with Angelina Baldoz, trumpeter Cuong Vu and drummer Ted Poor, the classic husband and wife duet of Melia Watras and Michael Jinsoo Lim, Joshua Limanjaya Lim, Rahikka and James Lee, Kaoru Suzuki, and Chris Icasiano, with more to come. The Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center has reopened and is now rebooking various styles of adventurous/experimental music. Visit waywardmusic.org for more details.
First Voice performance artists and community activists Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu present The Japanese Diaspora Story Circle: Ikiru (To Live) on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. m. to 12:00 p.m. m. (PDT). This event invites people of Japanese descent to share their stories online so they can help understand our history and how it impacts our lives, and pave the way for us to build a future together. It shows artists, healers and spiritual leaders in conversation. Free, but sign up with Eventbrite. Get in contact with us for more information[email protected]
City Opera Vancouver has the world premiere of a new opera titled Chinatown with a libretto by Madeleine Thien and music by Alice Ping Yee and Hoisan translation by Paul Yee. It is a story about family and neighborhood, racism and resistance, history and future. It will take place from September 13 to 17, 2022. Visit cityoperavancouver.com for a preview.
Soho Rep is an Off-Off-Broadway theater company in Lower Manhattan known for its experimental and inventive work. But in 2023 they will debut for them. It is a Bengali-English play by Shayok Misha Chowdhury titled Public Obscenities. The play, scheduled to run from February 15 to March 26, 2023, will be a co-production with the National Association Project of the National Asian American Theater Company. The story follows a queer studies graduate student who returns to her family in Kolkata with her black American boyfriend, only to make a shocking discovery.
David Henry Hwang adapted his work M. Butterfly" into an opera with a libretto and soundtrack by Huang Rao. It stars Kangmin Justin Kim as Song Liling and Mark Stone as Gallimard. Orchestra conducted by Carolyn Kuan. In Santa Fe Operates until 24 August 2022. Visit santafeopera.org for details.
Phyo Zella Thaw, a hip-hop star turned pro-democracy activist in Myanmar, was executed by the Myanmar military junta in July. She was 41 years old. She was killed along with three other political prisoners and convicted on terrorism charges during trials that many have widely denounced as a sham.
Brooklyn-based playwright Aya Ogawa's play, "The Nosebleed" is a comedic rite of mourning in dramatic form, commemorating the author's failed relationship with her late father. On stage through August 28, 2022 at the Claire Tow Theater in Lincoln Center's LCT3, a new workspace. West 65th Street 150[email protected]
The Saint Louis Opera House will present three world premieres of operas performed next March by three different teams of BIPOC artists from different genres. They are Del'Shawn Taylor and librettist/poet Samiya Bashir, co-composers/librettists Simon Tam and Joe X. Jiang (of the band Slants) and composer/librettist Tre'von Griffith with conductor Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are scheduled for March 16-18, 2023. Visit ExperienceOpera.org for more information.
Conductor Xian Zhang conducted the New Jersey Symphony in a July 2022 performance of Song of the Yangtze River at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Performers included violinist Nancy Zhou, pianist Chelsea Gao, soprano Esther Maureen Kelly, and tenor Yongzhao Tu. The entire program was titled East/West: A Symphonic Celebration.
NYU Skirball presents the North American premiere of "Hanjo" by Toshio Hosokawa and Yukio Mishima on September 30 and October 2, 2022 at NYU Skirball. Produced by Catapult Opera and directed by Luca Veggetti, Hosokawa's Hanjo is based on a 14th-century Noh play and is considered a prime example of Japanese storytelling by one of the country's greatest living composers of classical music. The title role is sung by Eri Nakamura, whose performance of Madame Butterfly at the Royal Opera House sparked widespread acclaim.
Lincoln Center's main auditorium will now be known as the Wu Tsai Theater in honor of Joseph Tsai, the Taiwanese founder of the Chinese online store Alibaba. Along with his wife Clara, who is a Lincoln Center board member, the couple donated $50 million to Lincoln Center.
cinema and media
Seattle Parks and Recreation and the InterIM CDA are hosting a month of outdoor movies at Hing Hay Park this summer. Movies are free and family-friendly, with performances by local musicians, face painting, and popcorn for everyone. As soon as the sun goes down, the movie starts. Vale Ni Yaloyalo: A Celebration of NH/PI Short Films On August 20, 2022, UTOPIA Washington and SAAFF will bring this series celebrating Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage with these family-friendly short films. It comes with NH/PI artists and community partner tables. August 27 brings a Vietnamese fantasy film called Maika: The Girl from Another Galaxy. After a meteor strikes Earth, an 8-year-old boy meets an alien girl from the planet Maika who is searching for a lost friend. The alien helps the boy make new friends and mend a broken heart. But danger seems to lurk everywhere. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Visit https://seattleaaff.org/summer-cinema/ for more details.
Directed by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi, Free Chol Soo Lee is a documentary about a Korean immigrant whose murder conviction sparks a national movement and a one-night stand on August 17, 2022 in theaters across the country. Local screenings at AMC Pacific Place, Regal Meridian, Regal Thornton Place, SIFF Uptown in Seattle and Landmark Crest in Shoreline. A MUBI release. Visit mubi.com for more information.
Local poet Shin Yu Pai hosts "The Blue Suit," part of a KUOW Radio Shorts podcast series dedicated to locally produced audio short series. The series will premiere on KUOW's short film feed on July 11, 2022. "The Blue Suit" is about our emotional connection to everyday objects, presented in eight episodes. It examines how the ordinary things that touch our daily lives can go from the mundane to the extraordinary. Pai will introduce listeners to artists, activists, thinkers and community leaders and the relics they give meaning to. Of the 84 submissions, it was only one of four shows given the go-ahead to transition to a full production pilot. Visit kuow.org for more details.
Kung Fu Clubhouse is a new series that highlights funny martial arts movies. The series begins with Jackie Chan in "Drunken Master," scheduled for an in-person performance on Saturday, August 27 at 9:30 p.m. m. Grand Illusion Cinema at 1403 NE 50th in Seattle. 206-523-3935 or visit grandillusioncinema.org.
The Northwest Film Forum is screening Johnny To's Executioners, co-directed by Ching Siu-Tung, from August 17 to 21, 2022. In this film, the three kung fu crusaders, Cheung, Yeoh and Mui, return to fight a maniac bent on seizing political power in a post-nuclear setting. Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Isao Takahata's 1972 film Panda: Go Panda!, is an early-career classic of his based on a concept by Hayao Miyazaki. This charming story is about a girl who is left alone when her grandmother goes on a trip and how she adopts a panda father and daughter who come to visit her as a family. This movie predates the founding of Studio Ghibli. Personal demonstrations from September 1 to 4 and September 12 and 13. Weekend shows are dubbed in English, and all other timeslots are in Japanese. Qiu Jiongjiong's "A New Old Play" (Hong Kong and France) will only be shown in person on September 10 and 11, 2022. It's the 1980s and one of the leading actors in the role of a clown in Sichuan Opera From the 20th century to this world it is easy to Ghost Town to meet old friends along the way. Earthy scenes emerge as they reminisce about the past. "Yuni" by Kamila Andini (Indonesia, France, Singapore and Australia) in Indonesian with English subtitles will be screened at the venue only from September 28 to October 6, 2022. Yuni is a bright teenager who dreams of going to university . When two men she barely knows propose to her, she turns them down, spreading the myth that a woman who turns down three proposals will never get married. So when a third suitor appears, Yuni must choose between fulfilling this myth or her dream of future happiness. The Northwest Film Forum is located at 1515 – 12th Ave. 206-329-2629. The beacon is located at 4405 Rainier Ave. S
Ann Kaneko Manzanar's documentary Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust recently aired on the PBS series POV. Streaming online through August 18, 2022 on the PBS website and the PBS Video app. You can now access the free curriculum centered on this film through PBS Learning Media. The film links the story of the Manzanar concentration camp to the longer history of Native American land grabbing. A collaboration between a Japanese-American director and a Native American executive producer (Tracy Rector), this film combines Native American dispossession and sovereignty, themes of climate change, conservation, and the environment. There is also the opportunity for a local screening with Ann Kaneko and Tracy Rector on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the University of Washington. More details will be released as we get closer to the date.
Carter is a South Korean sci-fi thriller in which Joowon plays a former renegade CIA agent. Directed by Jung Byung-gil. A charged action hero takes every corner.
Karmalink from director Jake Wachtel is a sci-fi film set in futuristic Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In it, the late Leng Heng Prak plays a teenager looking for a treasure that will help his family take on local developers. He buys or rents now on the main platforms and in theaters.
Masaaki Yuasa's new anime, Inu-oh, is set in 14th century Japan and references The Tale of Heike, a medieval epic about warring clans locked in civil war. It is based on the novel The Tale of Heike: The Inu-oh Chapters by Hideo Furukawa. The main characters are two young castaways, a blind musician and a cursed dancer who come together. Rated PG-13 and in theaters now. In Japanese with subtitles.
Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor star in Advaix Chandan's Laal Singh Chaddha. It is an Indian film adaptation of Forest Gump with new Indian historical references. In Hindi with subtitles. Now in theaters.
"Declaration of Emergency" is a Korean film starring "Parasite" star Song Kang-ho, who plays a detective trying to thwart a plan to release a deadly virus on an airplane. This thriller is directed and written by Han Jae-Rim. In Korean with subtitles. Now in theaters.
Xing Chen Lyu and Jorge Antonio Guerrero play two undocumented immigrants from opposite sides of the world who find themselves in Brooklyn and are bonded by a shared trauma related to alien abductions. This film titled Somos Suas Vivas is directed by Antonio Tibaldi. In English, Spanish and Mandarin with subtitles. Now in theaters.
Pattrakorn Tungsopakul's portrayal of the mother of the stranded boy is the solid centerpiece of a new Ron Howard film, Thirteen Lives, a true story about the rescue of a young soccer team from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. In main video. Sayombhu Mukdeepron's chamber.
MUBI Presents - Produced by Feng Xiaogang in 2016, I Am Not Madame Bovary brings together one of China's most successful commercial filmmakers and one of its biggest stars. This formally adventurous morality play is a gripping Kafkaesque epic starring Fan Bingbing. Tulapop Saenjaroen is a Thai artist and filmmaker. In his 2021 animated short Squish!, he blends animation and live action into a sophisticated, slimy mix that celebrates the joys of creation. In Zhang Yimou's 2018 film Shadow, the director reinvents the era of the Three Kingdoms with this palace intrigue film filled with breathtaking sword fights that evoke the beauty and horror of the struggle for power between men. Takashi Miike's 2019 feature First Love drops any cheesy claims of portraying lovers on the lam, running through the streets of Tokyo while fending off yakuza, jerks, and femme fatales. Rounding out Miike's dual adventure is the director's 2001 film Ichi the Killer, based on a popular manga that works as a subversive ode to the "biggest pervert of them all." It stars Tadanobu Asano. A double note by Diao Yinan is also available for projection. This Chinese director specializes in noir thrillers with intricate plots. His 2019 film The Wild Goose Lake transports you to a world of gangsters and crooks as cops and criminals play cat and mouse all over the city. Yinan's 2014 film Black Coal, Thin Ice is a film noir that won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale in 2014. He soon falls after a mystery and intrigues down a rabbit hole. Johnny To's 2012 Drug War is a groundbreaking police procedural that engages cops and criminals in a cat-and-mouse rampage in a morally twisted universe. All the Crows in the World is a 2021 short film directed by Tang Yi, which won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film. The nocturnal wonderland of extravagant karaoke rooms and dance floors created by middle-aged men is examined through the crooked eye of a witnessing schoolgirl. Diao Yi'nan's 2019's The Wild Goose Lake is a stylized neo-noir tale set in the underworld of modern-day China's violent and modern decadence. King Hu's Raining in the Mountain from 1979 is a film about a gang of monks and thieves who fight for control of a sacred scroll in a temple.
Directed by Han-Min Kim, Hansan: Rising Dragon is a war film that chronicles the victories of the 16th-century Korean national hero, Yi Sun-Shin, in repelling Japanese invaders in the late 15th century.
Janet Yang is known as a producer of movies like The Joy Luck Club, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Over the Moon and many other movies. In August 2022, she was elected the first female president of the Asian American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She replaces casting director David Rubin as president.
The written and spoken arts
The City of Seattle announces the start of a new annual writers' festival, titled Volume 1: Humble Beginnings, scheduled for September 16-17, 2022. Celebrating Seattle's shared love of books and writing, the following writers will perform notable. Renowned medical author Siddhartha Mukherjee will deliver the keynote address on September 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM. m. On September 17, 2022, Lan Samantha Chang, Oscar Hokeah, A.M. Homes, Leila Mottley, Joyce Carol Oates, and David Quammen read until 4:30 p.m. m. Tickets are now available for City Council members. If you are not a member, you can submit your application at the Town Hall and receive a special discount on your membership and tickets for the Writers' Festival. As an added bonus, new members receive a 10% discount on their subscription if they join during pre-sale. Attempt[email protected]for details.
Hugo House, a Seattle-based literary center that offers reading and writing classes, offers a full list of fall and winter writing classes for all levels. Some highlights: Radhika Sharma will teach The World of Your Story: An Introduction to Historical Fiction from September 18 to October 23, 2022 and Introduction to Short Story from September 30 to November 4, 2022. Dilruba Ahmed teaches During the Year in Poetry. September 28, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and Fiesta de las Formas: 3-Day Intensive on Poetic Forms from October 28 to November 11, 2022. Author Katie Kitamura will teach The Architecture of Place from October 9 to 11 2022 December 13, 2022 Sonora Jha teaches two-year intensive courses. "Yearlong in Narrative Storytelling in Thirty Session" from September 22, 2022 to May 25, 2023 and "Book Lab", an intensive year for authors to review, restructure, revise and finalize a book manuscript, from September 27 September 2022 to December 6, 2023 Local author Peter Bacho will teach “Our Stories to Tell: A Memoir Writing Workshop” from October 23 to November 20, 2022. Natasha Moni will teach “Think Like a Publisher, Publish Your poetry” on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Aimee Suzara will teach two classes: "Poetry for Social Action" from September 26 to October 31, 2022 and "Not Exotic: Poetry about Asian American Identity" from October 7 to 28, 2022. Bookable beginning September 19, 2022. These Authors of the Year are Ching-In Chen and Joyce Chen. Some courses are done in person or on a learning platform or via ZOOM. Visit hugohouse.org for all the details.
Elliott Bay Book Company has a complete list of events in its reading series. Here are some. Seattle husband and wife team Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton are now recognized as one of the leading translators of Korean literature into English. They will perform in person with their latest translated play, Un-yong Ch'on's The Catcher in the Loft. Covering a period from the 1980s to the 2000s, it tells the story of a young woman who is unaware that her runaway father was a torturer in the old days. In the early 20th century, torture was seen as an essential government technology that sustained authoritarian regimes. This novel forces a confrontation with the fundamental nature of political violence and gender power. On Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. m. PDT, the bookstore will host the 2022 Jack Straw Writers Group Reading. Popular Japanese novelist Banana Yoshimoto will appear virtually to discuss her new book of fairy tales titled Dead-End Memories (Counterpoint) with fellow writer Bryan Washington on Wednesday, December 24. August at 7:30 p.m. PDT. Virtually hosted by Green Apple Books of San Francisco, Chicago's Exile in Bookville, and EBBC. EBBC partners with Little Saigon Creative to present two literary events. Novelist Carolyn Huynh will read her novel The Fortunes of Jaded Women in person on September 12, 2022 at 6 p.m. m. They are also celebrating the first anniversary of "Dear Diaspora" by Susan Nguyen (University of Nebraska Press) with a reading on September 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. Little Saigon Creative is a community gathering place dedicated to Vietnamese culture and offering community-oriented services. They are located at 1227 S. Weller St. 253-245-9341 or try[email protected]Back on EBBC on September 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. m. PDT, Professor Megan Asaka will discuss her new book, Seattle from the Margins: Exclusion, Erasure and the Making of a Pacific Coast City (UW Press). For virtual events, visit elliottbaybook.com and click on the "Events Page" or call toll-free 1-800-962-5311. Some events are virtual and accessed through eventbrite.com. 1521 – Avenida 10. The site number is 206-624-6600.
"A second of hate: a story of forgiveness" is the title of a lecture by Rais Bhulyan. Shortly after 9/11, a white supremacist shot Bhulyan in the face, killing two others. Bhuiyan defied this act of hate and spent months trying to save the attacker from him, who was sentenced to death. On August 24, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. m., 320 Federal Way Library. Registration for this event closes at 5:00 p.m. m. on August 24, but participants are welcome, space permitting. Sponsored by Humanities of Washington. 848 South 320th St. in Federal Way, WA.253-839-0257 or at kcls.bibliocommons.com.
Seattle Arts & Lectures has unveiled its new fall season. Alice Wong, disability advocate and author, will present an online-only presentation on Thursday, September 16, 2022. She is the author of the memoir The Year of the Tiger. A conversation with award-winning novelist Celeste Ng will take place in person and online on October 17, 2022. On Wednesday, a conversation will take place with Julian Aguon, an indigenous rights activist from Chamorro, Guam and author of the memoir "No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies". October 19, 2022 in person and online. On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, poet Jenny Xie will perform in person and online. Xie is the author of Eye Level, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award for poetry. Visionary writer Ruth Ozeki returns to Seattle on Saturday, March 18, 2023 to speak in person and online. Renowned travel writer Pico Iyer appears Tuesday May 2, 2023 in person and online. Details of these events can be found at salt.lectures. org or call 206-621-2230.
Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton are a married couple who together have translated dozens of contemporary Korean novelists into English. They recently listed their latest translations, as well as a selection of what they consider to be the best translations of Korean literature into English. Go to https://shepherd.com/best-books/hell-chosn to read about it.
Humanities Washington announced its 2021-2023 speaker list with presentations ranging from personal to global. Public performances are free and start on 1 July 2021. Speakers include: - In Arts and Literature, Deepti Agrawal will speak on 'The Ancient Art of Madhubani Painting'. In History, Julie Pham talks about Hidden Histories: The South Vietnamese Side of the Vietnam War. In Life and Culture, Lori Tsugawa Whaley talks about The Samurai Code: How Bushido Changes Lives. In "Race and Identity," Michelie Liu talks about "Laughter: Asian Americans, Comedy, and Inclusion" and Rals Bhulyan talks about how he was shot by a white supremacist in "A Second of Hate: A Story of Forgiveness" and how he's learned to forgive To book a virtual program online, contact[email protected]For more information try it[email protected]
Eastwind Books in Berkeley has one of the largest collections of books by Asian American authors and new books on Asia in the country. They also have a busy calendar of events. Poet Brian Ang, author of The Totality Cantos, and musician Alex Abalos of Secret Sidewalk Music share their talents on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. m. PST. 2066 University Avenue. in Berkeley, CA. 510-548-2350 or try asiabookcenter.com or email[email protected]
The University of Washington Press is seeking writers to work on a manuscript or proposed new book. UW Press publishers look forward to connecting with current and potential authors about new projects and book proposals. Contact them via email or schedule a meeting via phone or Zoom. Executive Editor is Lorri Hagman[email protected]
Below is a non-exhaustive list of recent books written by or about Asian Americans and new titles about Asia. If you are interested in reviewing any of these, please let us know:
"American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, DC" (Farrar Straus & Giroux) by Shahan Mufti. This book tells the story of Haamaas Abdul Khaalis, leader of the Hanafi movement, a black Muslim group that besieged three different buildings in Washington, DC over two tense days in March 1977. A remarkable work of narrative journalism and history.
Quill Tree by Jane Kuo. A young adult novel in verse about a Taiwanese family moving to America with hopes and dreams. But reality shatters hopes and raises doubts that the family will last even a year. A moving novel about navigating the world and what it really means when a place becomes home.
City Under One Roof (Berkley) is a novel by Iris Yamashita, scheduled for release in January 2023. This is an exciting fictional debut from this Oscar-nominated screenwriter. In this story, a jailed detective tries to solve a murder in a small Alaskan town where everyone lives in the same high-rise. He soon learns that everyone in this town has secrets. If there is something as elusive as the residents themselves, it is the answers.
"The Love Match" (Salaam reads) by Priyanka Taslim. This young adult novel is a romantic comedy about a Bangladeshi American teenager whose nosy mother arranges a marriage to ensure her family's financial security, just as she is falling in love with someone else.
"Kaleidoscope" (Dutton) by Cecily Wong. A multiracial Chinese-American family builds a business empire buying luxury goods from around the world. But when tragedy strikes, two sisters must wrestle with issues that challenge memory, identity, loyalty, and the tenuous ties that bind them.
Storybook ND is a new series of slim hardcover books from New Directions that aims to bring you the joy you felt as a child reading a wonderful book from cover to cover in just one afternoon. New to this series are some stories by Japanese authors. Yoko Tawada's "3 Streets," translated by Margaret Mitsutani, tells three ghost stories, each named after a street in Berlin. Osamu Dazai's "Early Light" offers three very different aspects of this novelist's genius, translated by Donald Keene and Ralph McCarthy. The misadventures of a drunken family man and the terrifying bombing of Tokyo at the end of World War II. Another story considers the symbol of Mount Fuji to be a cliché, as the author feels that he cannot escape the famous sight and reputation of it. The final story follows the rise of a drunken wife who is transformed into a woman who refuses to be defeated by whatever life throws her way.
"A Summer Day in the Company of the Spirits" (NYRB) by Wang Yin, translated by Andrea Lingenfelter with a foreword by Adonis. Wang Yin is considered a leading member of the Post-Misty Poets, an underground-inspired group that opposed China's artistic mores of the 1970s. This collection showcases his 40-year career in his exploration of Romanticism, surrealism, satire and deep pictorial poetry.
"6 Spices - 60 Plates" (Chronicle) by Ruta Kahate. This book combines simple, fresh and tasty Indian recipes. Using just six basic spices, the author conjures up recipes that are easy to prepare yet have a rich, complex flavor. With stories of a culinary life that spans two continents, as well as vibrant, full-color photography that reflects the vibrant recipes.
"We are equal before death" (Seagull) by Mu Cao. This novel is a portrait of working-class gay men living and loving in the underbelly of Chinese society. As Ah Qing is about to say goodbye to his life in a crematorium, we meet a motley crew of people he meets over the course of his most unusual life.
"The Catcher In The Loft" (Forsthia - A Codhill Press Reprint) by Ch'on Un-Yong and translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton. For much of the 20th century in South Korea, torture was an essential government technology that sustained authoritarian regimes. Rewriting this story as a story of daughters, Ch'on's searing novel forces a confrontation with the fundamental nature of political violence and gendered power." — Youngju Ryu, University of Michigan
Abundance (Graywolf) is a novel by Jakob Guanzon. A father and son on the brink of poverty lose their safety net and fall into the abyss of hopelessness that plagues the American landscape. What makes people poor and what kind of system keeps them poor.
Get away from your daily routine and immerse yourself in the stillness of "Mindfulness Travel Japan" (Hardie Grant) by Steve Wide and Michelle Mackintosh. This book brings you 100 of the best travel experiences across Japan.
Glorious Child by Aimee Liu. "Set in a penal colony in the remote Andaman Islands, this novel tells the tumultuous story of vanishing cultures, unbreakable codes, rebellion, occupation, and colonization, all centering on the disappearance of a mute four-year-old boy on the eve of the occupation. Japanese Port Blair". –Rahna Reiko Rizzuto.
"Model Machines: A History of Asiatic Man as Automaton" (Temple University Press) by Long T. Bui. "In this powerful and indispensable story, Long Bui puts to rest any lingering doubts about the pernicious pervasiveness of the model machine myth that has long portrayed Asians as technologized nonhumans in America's cultural and economic history." . -Betty Huang
"The Age of Goodbyes" (Feminist Press) by Li Zi Shu, translated by YZ Chin. In 1969, after Malaysia's deadliest race riots, a woman named Du Li An secures her place in society by marrying a gangster. In a parallel narrative, a critic known only as The Fourth Person examines the work of a writer named Du Li An. And a third story is in the second person: "You" are reading a novel called The Age of Goodbyes. You fight after the death of your mother and try to unravel the mysteries of your lineage. This novel is an in-depth exploration of what happens to personal memory when it is distorted and tabooed by official histories.
"The Strange Thing" (W.W. Norton) by Sandra Lim. "These are poems of passion, self-deprecation, and feminine anger, but Sandra Lim is not a poet of explosive emotions. The poems have a prosaic elegance; they are cold, distant, melancholy, with a kind of bravado that hisses in the dark. Here's one mind that studies itself and its ambivalence, demanding at all times and amazing at the end.” – Nobel Prize-winning poet Louise Gluck.
PAON – Genuine Balinese Cuisine” (Hardie Grant) by Tjok Maya Kerth Yasa and I Wayan Kresna Yasa. Straight from traditional Balinese home cooking, "PAON" is a cookbook with authentic Balinese dishes and recipes. Residents share more than 80 traditional dishes, along with essays and beautiful photography capturing life, culture, and food from across the island.
Avatasha Rao's "Latitude" (The American Poetry Review) was the winner of the 2021 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by Ada Limon. It is a volume of poetry that honors both the human animal and the timelessness of our country, poem by poem.
"Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club" by Roselle Lim (Berkley) When a disgraced matchmaker from Shanghai returns to her hometown of Toronto, the outlook is bleak. She until she meets a group of older Chinese men who have never found love. They adopt her and shower her with support. This is a story of love for food, family support and cultural identity.
"A Little Earth" (Greenwillow) by Karuna Riazi. A new version of the classic The Secret Garden tells the story of a Pakistani girl who was exchanged between relatives after the death of her parents and then sent to the United States where she feels lost until she discovers The Garden, a place where it was forbidden, but where This identity can thrive.
This Place is Still Beautiful (Balzer + Bray) by Xixi Tian is the story of two estranged sisters who couldn't be more different and are forced together after a racially motivated hate crime scars their family in a small Ohio town. . It examines racism, identity, the myth of the exemplar minority, brotherhood, and how hometowns are an inseparable part of who we are, even when we leave them.
"O.B.B." (Nightboat Books) by Paolo Javier. Created through years of collaboration O.B.B. also known as The Original Brown Boy is a postcolonial techno dream pop comic poem. It is a book that cannot be defined with many identities; it is a comic poem and a manifesto on comic poetry; an experimental comic sequence from a poem written twenty years ago; and a tribute to the mimeo revolution, weird fiction, kamishibai, political cartooning, pilipinx comics history, and the poet bp/Nichol. Javier deconstructs a post-9/11 Pilipinx identity amid the lingering fog of the Philippine War to write a wacky comic.
"I want to die but eat Tteokbokki" (Bloomsbury) by Baek Sehee, translated by Anton Hur. This Korean bestseller is part memoir, part self-help book. It captures the nervous relationship many Millennials and Gen Zs have with hopelessness, hunger, and the pressure to be perfect. It tells the story of a successful young social media director at a publishing house who goes to a psychiatrist because of her depression.
"Poukahangatus" (button) by Taye Tebble. Funny, intimate, moving and virtuous, this young woman is one of the most exciting new voices in poetry today. She challenges a dazzling array of mythologies - Greek, Maori, feminist, Kiwi - tearing them apart and reinventing them in modern terms. Along the way, Tibble examines perception and, as a Maori woman, she adapts to trends, stereotypes and popular culture.
"You've Changed: Wrong Accents, Feminism, and Other Myanmar Comedies" (Catapult) by Pyae Moe Thet War. Millennial Burma speaks in this electrifying collection of debut essays, jokingly challenging us to examine the knots and complexities of immigration status, eating habits, Western feminism in an Asian household and more, leading us into a comprehensive look at how what it means to be a Myanmar woman today.
"A Venom Dark And Sweet" (Feiwel & Friends) by Judy I. Lin. A great evil has befallen the kingdom of Daxi. The banished prince has returned. The mass poisoning kept people in fear and mistrust. Ning, a young wizard, escorted the princess into exile with her bodyguard. These four young women must find allies to protect themselves from the invaders and reclaim the throne. But an evil older than the petty conflicts of men lurks. What can be done before it consumes the world?
Virgil Kills: Stories (Nightboat Books) by Ronaldo V. Wilson. Connected stories that rise from the American, Black, and Filipino imagination through a central character, Virgil, and his tales of race, sex, and desire. This book forms a series of poetic investigations that reveal black and brown life, memories, dreams, the sea, the sexual act, the line. Virgilio travels in theaters and lots, he moves against the class, against the target, on the stages, in the stands, in the studios and in a luxury vehicle. Virgil registers in the minds of lovers of cruise ships, true loves, family, television, and characters with names like "Butch", "Stream", "Clean" - the exact development of him.
"Koreatown, Los Angeles: Immigration, Race, and the 'American Dream'" (Stanford University Press) by Shelly Sang-Hee Lee. This book tells the story of an American ethnic community often equated with socioeconomic success and assimilation, but whose experiences as racial minorities and immigrant aliens illuminate key economic and cultural developments in the United States since 1965.
"Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Urban Life in Antebellum Tacoma" (UW Press) by Lisa M. Hoffman and Mary L. Hanneman. Based on more than forty interviews, these whistleblowers share stories of growing up in Tacoma, Japan, before incarceration. The recording of these early 20th century curricula counteracts the structural neglect and destruction of antebellum histories in Tacoma and many other urban settings after World War II.
Theo Tan and the Spirit of the Fox (Feiwel & Friends) by Jesse Q. Sutanto. From the author of the adult bestseller Dial A For Aunties comes your first high school fantasy. Theo Tan doesn't want a spirit guide, he just wants to be a normal American kid. But when his older brother dies, he finally inherits his fox spirit, Kai. Although both are not happy with this agreement, they must put their differences aside to fulfill the last will of his brother or the mystery for which he died will remain forever unsolved.
"The Strange Legacy of Leah Fern" (Melville House) by Rita Zoey Chin. Raised by her mother as "the world's newest and best fortune teller," Leah Fern is devastated when her mother herself disappears from her life. Fifteen years later and without seeing her mother, Leah decides to end her life, only to be interrupted by a knock on the door and a message that takes her on a journey that will be an eye-opener.
"The Dawn of Yangchen - Chronicles of the Avatar" (amulet) by F. G. Yee. Yangchen has yet to earn the respect his predecessor felt, and the loss of her sister has left her with few true allies. But in Bin-Er, a city ruled by corrupt Shang merchants trying to shake off the Earth King's influence, a chance meeting with an informant named Kavik leads to a cautious partnership. This groundbreaking third installment in the Chronicles of the Avatar series explores our heroine's journey from uncertain youth to revered leader.
"The Backstreets - A Novel From Xinjiang" (Columbia University Press) by Perhat Tursun, translated by Darren Byler and anonymous. “The publication of this book, together with Byler's insightful introduction, marks a milestone in world English-language literature. The narrative of the life of a Uyghur office worker in Urumchi is unforgettable and powerful. The style, mood, and scope hark back to Camus, while still feeling quite distinctive and unprecedented. A triumph." – Elif Batuman. This novel is by a contemporary Uyghur author who disappeared from the Chinese state.
Zara's Rules for Recording Fun (Salaam Lee) by Hena Khan. The first book in a humorous high school series starring a young Muslim girl with an endless list of hobbies looking for ways to maximize fun for her family and friends in the neighborhood.
"Diary Of A Void" (Viking) by Emi Yagi, translated by David Boyd and Lucy North. A Japanese woman in her 30s takes a new job in Tokyo to avoid being sexually harassed in her old one. In her new role, she discovers that she is the only woman in the office and she is expected to do all the housework. If she makes up the story that she is pregnant, she will be relieved of these duties. But how long can she use this ruse before she finds out?
"A Catalog of Such Things as Dreams Are Made (Columbia) by Dung Kai-Cheung, translated by Bonnie S. McDougall and Anders Hansson. "These semi-allegorical sketches by an exceptionally talented Hong Kong writer offer a nostalgic mosaic of images and the sounds of a city whose cosmopolitan splendor is rapidly fading.” - Leo O-Fan Lee
"Fuccboi" (Little Brown), a novel by Sean Thor Conroe. It's late 2017, a year after Trump's election, and our main character is broke, bitter, and failing at everything he's tried in life. While wondering just how enduring this kind of failure is, the reader is treated to a simple, playful, and insightful examination of what it means to be a man in today's world.
If You Could See the Sun (Inkyard) is a young adult novel by Ann Liang. In this genre, a Chinese-American girl first monetizes her strange new powers of invisibility by discovering and selling the most scandalous secrets of her wealthy peers. But as the tasks turn from petty scandals to true crimes, she must decide if it's worth sacrificing her conscience, or even her life.
"The Boy Who Met a Whale" (Peachtree) by Nizrana Farook. The author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant returns with the story of a Sri Lankan fisherman who finds himself embroiled in an exciting marine adventure involving a kidnapping, lost treasure, and a giant blue whale. Set in the vibrant Sri Lankan countryside, this delightful adventure will delight young adventure fans with shrewd heroes, lost treasures, and a great beast lurking underwater.
Trinity Trinity Trinity (Astra House) is a novel by Japanese writer Erika Kobayashi, translated by Brian Bergstrom. A speculative work of fiction assessing the past consequences and current effects of nuclear power following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. The book follows the lives of three generations of women as they grapple with the legacy of humanity's search for light and power.
Navigating Chamoru Poetry: Indigeneity, Aesthetics, and Declonization (University of Arizona Press) by Craig Santos Perez. The poet and scholar Pérez analyzes CHamoru indigenous poetry from the Pacific island of Guahan, Guam, drawing critical attention to a diverse and intergenerational collection of CHamoru poetry and scholarship.
While I Was Away (Quill Tree) by Waka T. Brown is a nonfiction book for young adults. When Waka's mother suspects that her 12-year-old daughter doesn't understand basic Japanese, she makes the drastic decision to send Waka from her rural home in Kansas to Tokyo to live with her strict grandmother and reconnect with the culture. and connect to the master. the language of the world. If she has always been the "smart Japanese" in America, but she is now the "dumb foreigner in Japan, then where is her home...and who will Waka be when she finds it?"
"Afterparties" (Ecco) - Stories by Anthony Veasna Thus was born the first collection of short stories about Cambodian American life, offering an intimate glimpse into the queer and immigrant communities. It was highly acclaimed upon publication, even after the author's untimely death before publication. Now, this summer, it will make its paperback debut.
Fairest (Penguin) by Meredith Talusan. This book tells the story of a precocious albino boy who grew up in a rural Filipino town and becomes a woman in the United States. Perceived as white in America, Talusan went to Harvard, but it required navigating complex spheres of race, class and sexuality to find her own place in the gay community.
"Missing" (University of Nebraska Press) - Stories by Karin Lin Greenberg. Winner of the RAZ/Schumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, this book tells the story of women and girls in upstate New York who are often neglected or invisible to those around them. With humor and sensitivity, the collection uncovers the hardships in each character's life, each dealing with someone or something that has disappeared (a loved one, a friendship, a relationship) as they seek to shut down the world around them to understand this loss. .
"Golden Age" (Astra House) is a novel by the late Wang Xiaobo, translated by Yan Yan. When rumors spread that a man was having an affair with a woman in a Chinese town, local authorities shamed a 21-year-old cattle herder and forced him to write a confession to his crimes. Instead, he takes it upon himself to write a modernist literary treatise. One of the most important icons of his generation, Xiabo's cerebral and sarcastic tale reflects on the failures of individuals and the tremendous political, social and personal changes that traumatized 20th century China.
"People of Bloomington" (Penguin Classics) by Budi Darma. Translated by Tiffany Bao. This is the first English translation of a collection of short stories about Americans in the American Midwest by one of Indonesia's most popular writers. Set in Bloomington, where the author lived as a graduate student in the 1970s, the author paints a picture of life's cruelty and the difficulties people face in relationships in a haunting, alienating, yet deeply comical portrait. comprehensive. others.
"And those piles of ash that balance the vase in the moonlight" (Wave) by Lynn Xu. This unique, book-length poem is part protest against reality, part metaphysical calculation, part international for world-historical Surrealist uprisings, and part arte povera for the wretched of the earth.
Accomplices (Atria) is a novel by Winnie M. Li that tells the story of a young but anxious daughter of Chinese immigrants who accepts a humble but coveted position at a New York film production company. Slowly, she climbs the stairs only to see her dream fall apart. Ten years pass and when a reporter appears investigating the director she worked for before leaving the company, she has to decide what to do. Is she telling her story to the world? Does she want revenge? And can she face her own part in her fall?
"No Escape - The True Story of China's Uyghur Genocide" (Hannover Square) by Nury Turkel. “Turkel's book is part autobiography and part biography of his homeland and his people. Together they paint a vivid and relentless picture of Beijing's crackdown on Xinjiang's Uyghurs, destroying their families and wiping out their culture." -Richard McGregor, author of The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers
Lio Min's (Flatiron) "Beating Heart Baby" is a friend-enemy-lover story featuring AAPI leads, celebrating first love, second chances, indie rock, and transitions of various kinds in life. The Anime, Young Adult and Queer influenced story is not without its complications and challenges.
"House of Sticks" (Scribner), memoir by Ly Tran. The author combines her family's immigrant experience with her own bold and full maturity to paint a portrait of a girl's struggle to honor her heritage and find her own unique path.
"Solo Dance" (World Editions) by Li Kotomi is a prominent queer Sino-Japanese writer who paints a millennial portrait of growing up in modern-day Japan and Taiwan and his struggles to find a place for himself in a confusing landscape. contradictory. 🇧🇷 Translated by Arthur Reiji Morris.
A Mermaid Girl (Viking) by Sana Rafi and illustrated by Olivia Aserr. When a Muslim girl wades into the water of a community pool wearing her yellow bikini, she is met with skepticism. But when her mother instills confidence in her family tradition, she begins to shine.
Chinatown (New Directions) by Thuan. An abandoned package is discovered in the Paris metro: the metro employees suspect that it is a terrorist bomb. A Vietnamese woman, sitting next to her son, begins to reflect on her life, from her oppressed childhood in communist Hanoi, to a long study stay in Leningrad, to the Parisian suburbs, where she now teaches English. . Through it all flows her passion for Thuy, the father of her child, a writer living in Saigon's Chinatown whom she hasn't seen in eleven years as the shadow of the Sino-Vietnamese border war falls. among them.
Tomorrow In Shanghai (Blair) by May-Lee Chai is a storybook that explores multicultural complexities through the lens of class, wealth, age, gender, and sexuality, always tackling subtle interpersonal relationships. , intricate and intricate. and institutional power. Essential reading for an increasingly globalized world.
"Bloom and Other Poets" (New Directions) by Xi Chuan, translated from Chinese by Lucas Klein. This poet delves into the inconsistencies of everyday life, its contradictions and echoes from ancient history, with sensual enthusiasm and humorous observations. The collection combines lyrical beauty with philosophical intensity and ends with a conversation between the poet and writer Xu Zhiyuan.
"I Think I Live Here Now" (Viking) by Claire Ahn. When Melody and her mother are suddenly forced to leave New York to join her father in Seoul, she is resentful and homesick. She but she adapts to the fashionable Korean lifestyle until cracks appear in the shiny surface of her. The story is a revealing account of who and what "home" really is.
"If I Were the Ocean I'd Take You Home" (Red Hen Press) is a short story book by Pete Hsu. This premiere collection tells the stories of children and young people who navigate a world that is not made for them, where death and violence are omnipresent. Each story is a meditation on living in a world not made for us: the ever-present fear, the adjustments, the unexpected longings. Hsu's writing beats to the naked rhythm of a restless human heart.
"Kundo wakes up" (Tordotcom) by Saad Z. Hossain. "Cyberpunk, high fantasy, climate catastrophe, and, at its height, a compelling story about broken people finding each other and finding a way to make themselves whole again." -Samit Basu. Companion to the Ignite and Lucus Award nominated soap opera The Gurkha And The Lord Of Tuesday.
Sewing Love - Handmade Clothes for Any Body (Sasquatch) by Sanae Ishida, author of Sewing Happiness. By learning to create and customize your own patterns, you can make exactly the type of clothing you want and solve the fit problems of ready-made clothing (and even commercial prints) that fit an "ideal" body type. Go on a journey to love your body while learning how to sew beautiful and easy handmade clothing.
Yun-Yun's "UNNIE" is inspired by a true tragedy. Yun-Young's sister, who was a high school teacher and was one of the people who went missing in 2014 during the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea. Yun-Young and her family await news of her rescue or her body being found. However, as the days, months and years go by, nothing new arrives. Yun-Young's sadness seems poisoned. She can't move on with her life without understanding his sister's life. So he begins a journey to find out who his sister really was.
"Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor" (McElderry Books) by Xiran Jay Zhao. Zachary Ying never had much of an opportunity to learn about his Chinese origins. His single mother kept herself busy enough to make sure they made ends meet, and his schools never taught anything more than Western history and myths. So Zack is up to no good when he discovers that he was born to house the spirit of the first Emperor of Chin for a vital mission. To save the realm from mortals, a young hero must travel to a world where myth and history collide.
From the winner of the Philippine National Book Award for Fiction comes the novel The Betrayed (Europa) by Reine Arcache Melvin. This book tells the story of two sisters who love the same man. As dictatorship and political turmoil ravage the Philippines, the sisters' conflicting passions threaten to lead them to betray not only each other, but everything their father stood for.
"The Bookworms" (TOR) by Sunyi Dean. On the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret lineage of people for whom spy novels are a spicy snack and romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a card can help them remember goals, and kids who misbehave are forced to eat moldy, dry dictionary pages. When Devon, part of an old and reclusive clan of book eaters, discovers that his child was born with a different kind of hunger, not for books but for human reason, things get complicated.
COSPLAY - Frenchy Lunning's fictional mode of existence (Minnesota). Thriving far beyond its Japanese roots, cosplay has become an international phenomenon with fans flocking to major global conventions each year. Lunning offers a sensational and intimate tour of cosplay past and present, as well as its global appeal.
"Bronze Drum: A Novel of Sisters and War" (Grand Central) by Phong Nguyen. This is a fictional account of the true story of the Trung sisters, shared by generations in Vietnam for thousands of years. A story of warriors who rise up against the oppressive Han Chinese government and usher in a new era of freedom and independence.
"TSUCHI: Earth Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art" (University of Minnesota Press) by Bert Winther-Tamaki. This book is an examination of contemporary Japanese art through the lens of ecocriticism and environmental history. Earthy materials such as earth and clay, referred to along with the word 'tsuchi', are very common in contemporary Japanese art. Emphasizing works of photography, ceramics, and installation art, the author examines the many aesthetic manifestations of "Tsuchi" and its connection to the country's tumultuous environmental history, delving into how Japanese artists continually sought passionate and redemptive engagement. with the land.
"Wild and Bold: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman in Congress" (NYU Press) by Gwendolyn Mink. “This book chronicles Mink's transformative leadership as she fought for ethnic, racial, gender, and environmental justice and an end to war, even as she faced systemic discrimination, physical and psychological abuse, and betrayal at the hands of the party of she. This compelling narrative illuminates the extraordinary political achievements and immense personal cost of a life of principled and innovative ways in American politics." Quoted by author Mary Hawkesworth.
Taste Tibet – Family Recipes from the Himalayas (Interlink Publishing) by Jule Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa. Nutritious, simple, seasonal foods that heal and nourish may be popular today, but they have been traditional in Tibet for over 8,000 years. This book features over 80 Tibetan highland recipes written for today's home cook. In addition to the recipes, there are stories from a Tibetan childhood in Tibet.
"Dream of Divided Field" (One World) by Yanyi. “Here is a book of the body, a book like no other: tender and eloquent, a song across borders, through silence. This is a book to read when we wake up in the middle of the night and, despite all the painful odes, we need a voice full of longing, truth and joy of being” – excerpt from a quote by Ilya Kaminsky.
"Activities of Daily Living" (Norton) is a novel by Lisa Hsiao Chen. Drawing on the performance art of Tehching Hsieh and the act of witnessing the end of a father's life, our narrator explores the issues of time, death, disease, and the making of art and their symbiotic relationship with everyday life.
Self Portrait with Ghost (Mariner) by Meng Jin (Release Date July 5, 2022) is a new storybook from the author of Little Gods. Written during the tumultuous years of the Trump administration and the onset of the pandemic, this book explores intimacy and isolation, coming of age, and dealing with the consequences of past mistakes, strained relationships, and surprising moments of connection. . The stories move between San Francisco and China, and from ruthless realism to genre delights, this collection explores what it means to live in an age of heightened self-awareness, with seemingly unlimited access to knowledge but little real power.
"The Noh Family" (Kokila) by Grace K. Shim. A Korean-American teenager from Tilsa, Oklahoma is obsessed with K-drama, but is shocked to discover that she is related to extended family on her late father's side. When she extends an invitation, she is exposed to the luxurious lifestyle of this family. While the grandmother receives her, the rest of her family treats her with indifference. What deep, dark secrets are hidden in this family's closet?
"Japan's Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun" (Prestel) by Manami Okazaki. Dogs have played a vital role in Japanese society for thousands of years. This richly illustrated, full-color book looks at the country's love affair with dogs, examining how they are portrayed by local traditions and the extraordinary extent to which they are celebrated in pop culture.
Only the Cat Knows (Red Hen Press) is a novel by Ruyan Meng. Based on a true story, this heartbreaking and extraordinary tale is part of a series of narratives that shed light on the microcosm of all humanity living in a typical "working-class" Chinese village in the 1970s, beyond a small chance of an increase. If that never happens, he feels caught between his family and official greed, indifference and corruption.
"The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold Story" (Princeton) by Monica Kim. “This is a deeply researched and insightful book. Based on a parade of intriguing characters, surprising scenes, and recently released material. Kim sheds a groundbreaking new light on the Korean War, showing how the ideological struggle in POW camps and their interrogation rooms became the last front line of a crucial American conflict. –Charles J. Hanley, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
"Kin Thai - Modern Thai Home Cooking Recipes" (Hardie Grant) by John Chantarasak. Translated as "Eat Thai", it is a collection of accessible, modern and classic recipes from one of London's top chefs. Influenced by his Thai and British heritage, Chantarasak sheds light on lesser-known Thai cuisine as well as more popular dishes, exploring the use of Western ingredients to achieve the flavors that are synonymous with Thai food. With over 60 delicious recipes and accompanying photography, Kin Thai celebrates the culture, culinary techniques and flavors of Thailand.
"Scattered Around the World" (New Directions) by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani. In this novel, the global climate catastrophe and subsequent refugee crisis are seen through the loving double lens of friendship and linguistic wit. In the not too distant future, Japan will disappear as a country. Hiroko, a former citizen and climate refugee, teaches immigrant children in Denmark. Searching for someone who still speaks her native language, she makes new friends on her travels.
"Water Troubles: A Dying Lake and a Vanishing World in Cambodia" (Potomac Books - University of Nebraska Press) by Abby Seiff. A tribute to Cambodia's once great Tonle Sap Lake and Cambodia's water culture and how it has been destroyed by global warming, a dam and human greed.
Love Decoded (Razobill) directed by Jennifer Yen. When the niece of a professional matchmaker decides to create a fun app to make friends online, she goes viral. But when that success turns into a huge scandal and threatens her relationship with her best friends, this teen finds herself in a dilemma that only she can solve, but can she really?
"Winter Love" (McNally Editions) by Han Suyin. This short novel from the author of Love is a Many Splendored Thing evokes a love story between two women at the end of World War II in war-torn London.
The Last Ryu (Levine Darling) by Emi Watanabe Cohen. Kohei has never seen a big dragon in real life, as his grandfather claims. But when his grandfather falls seriously ill, Kohei goes in search of this dragon with the help of some friends.
"Woman Running in The Mountains" (NYRB) by Yuko Tsushima with introduction by Lauren Groff and translation by Geraldine Harcourt. Seeking refuge in the company of other women, a young single mother ventures beyond the city into the countryside toward a mountain that stimulates her imagination and her wild desire for freedom.
Emiko Jean's Tokyo Dreaming (Flatiron) is the sequel to Tokyo Ever After, in which an ordinary Japanese-American family discovers their connection to Japanese royalty and a girl becomes a princess. But when her parents are about to get married, the imperial family questions her parentage. What can she do when playing the perfect princess means sacrificing her own path and not following her own heart?
"Racist Love - Asian Abstraction and the Delights of the Imagination" (Duke) by Leslie Bow. The author traces how Asian Americans become objects of fear and desire. She conceptualizes these sentiments as "racist love" and examines how race is abstracted from and then projected onto Asian objects.
Fish Swimming In Dappled Sunlight (Bitter Lemon) by Riku Onda, translated by Alison Watts. In Tokyo, a couple meets for the last time over the course of one night before parting ways. After their relationship breaks down over the death of their guide while hiking in the mountains, each believes the other is a murderer.
All the Flowers Kneeling (Penguin) directed by Paul Tran. Instinctively and intriguingly, this first collection of poetry delves into intergenerational trauma, sexual violence, and American imperialism to radically change our understanding of freedom, power, and control.
"Peasprout Chen - Battle of the Champions" (Henry Holt) by Henry Lien. Now in her second year at the Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout Chen tries to reclaim her place as champion of Wu Liu, the beautiful but deadly sport of martial arts figure skating. But Peasprout faces a surprising threat. As Peasprout leads her quest to save a kingdom, she must learn what it truly means to be a leader.
"Vulgar Beauty - Chinese Performance at Sensorium Global" (Duke) by Mila Zuo. In this book, Zuo offers a new theorization of female cinematic beauty and shows how media encounters with Chinese cinema and popular culture begin to generate a sense of the Chinese.
Elaine Hsieh Chou's "Disorientation" (Penguin Press) tells the haunting story of a Chinese-American student trying to complete a dissertation on a late Chinese canonical poet and kill off the cultural issue. A strange note in the archives leads to an explosive discovery that sets off a roller coaster of mishaps and mishaps. A moving message of privilege and power in America.
"All About Vietnam: Projects and Activities for Kids" (Tuttle) by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, illustrated by Dong Nguyen and Hop Thi Nguyen. Fun, hands-on games, songs and activities. This multicultural children's book is an excellent choice for reading at home or in the classroom.
Min Hyoung Song's "Climate Lyricism" (Duke) examines how climate change is affecting the work of American authors as diverse as Frank O'Hara, Tonny Pico, Sholmaz Sharif, Kazuo Ishigoro and others. This makes a strong case for literature and poetry to cultivate sustained awareness of climate change during this turbulent time.
'Birds of Paradise Lost' (Red Hen Press) by Andrew Lam is a collection of short stories dealing with what happened to the 'Boat People' who fled after the fall of Saigon.
My Mechanical Romance (Vacation Home) by Alexene Farol Follmuth. When Bel accidentally reveals her talent as an engineer, she finds herself alone in her school's legendary robotics club. Fortunately, Mateo, the club's captain, recognizes Bel as a potential asset. As the competition becomes a national competition, the two form a closer relationship. This YA novel examines the challenges black girls face in STEM fields and the vulnerability of first love with intelligence and honesty.
"Eighteen Vats of Water" (Creston) by Ji-Li Jiang, illustrated by Nadia Hsieh. The award-winning author of Red Scarf Girl returns with another look at Chinese culture and history. Xian always wanted to be a great calligrapher like her father. During college, Xian learns just how much work and creativity go into seemingly effortless properties. Based on a true story, this book is about creativity, learning to see and determination, and the importance of family traditions.
Love Decoded directed by Jennifer Yen. A young adult novel about a girl creates a friendship app to win the chance to represent her school and the chance for a prestigious tech internship. The problem is that the app becomes a big scandal and ends up hurting your friends. How can you save your friendships?
"When I'm gone, look for me in the east" (Pantheon) by Quan Barry. From the acclaimed author of We Ride Upon Sticks comes her new novel, which moves through windswept Mongolia as estranged twin brothers embark on a journey of duty, conflict, and renewed understanding. Is our life our own or do we belong to something bigger? This novel is an exploration of our individual struggles to hold on to our beliefs and find meaning in a rapidly changing world, as well as a meditation on simply accepting what is.
"And Those Ash Piles That Cantilevered Moonlight Vase" (Wave) by Lynn Xu. Epic yet intimate, this book-sized poem is crafted in many shades, unfurling across the pages and scattering its words like seeds on the wind. Part protest against reality, part metaphysical calculation, part international for the world-historical surrealist uprising, and part arte povera for the wretched of this earth.
Tokyo Dreaming (Flatiron Books) by Emiko Jean is a sequel to the best-selling Tokyo Ever After. When Japanese-American teenager Izumi Tanaka learns that her father was the crown prince of Japan, she heads to Tokyo to finally find a place where she belongs. Just when it appears that she is about to have a royal wedding and marry her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend, things go wrong. Her parents separate, the Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage, and her boyfriend makes a shocking decision about her relationship. Izumi will put everything together.
"Peach Blossom Spring" (small, brown) by Melissa Fu. The year is 1938 in China, and Meilin, a young woman, has a bright future ahead of her. But as the Japanese army approaches, Meilin and her four-year-old son Renshu have to flee her homeland. Years later, Renshu settled in America as Henry Dao. Although his daughter Lily is desperate to understand his origins, he refuses to talk about his childhood. Spanning continents and generations, this book is a glimpse into China's history as told through one family's journey.
Divya Victor's "CURB" (Nightboat) won the 2022 Pen Open Book Award. These poems document how immigrants and Americans navigate the borders of violent everyday life. It bears witness to immigrant survival, family ties, and interracial parenting in the context of white nationalist and white supremacist violence against South Asians.
The Verifiers (Vintage) is a novel by Jane Pek. Claudia Lin is an amateur detective who reviews people's lives online and lies for a dating detective agency in New York. Things are going well until a customer with an unusual request goes missing. She breaks protocol to investigate and discovers a maelstrom of personal and commercial deception. Part crime fiction, part family history, this novel offers an incisive exploration of how technology is influencing our choices and the nature of romantic love in the digital age.
Set On You (Berkley) by Amy Lea is a novel that follows the life of a fitness instructor who, after a recent breakup, finds solace in the gym, her place of strength and positivity. This calm turns into competition when a firefighter walks into the gym and the two start working out.
Lyn Liao Butler's (Berkley) "Red Thread Of Fate" is a story of loss and recovery and a powerful message about family ties. Things get complicated after the tragic death of her husband and cousins on the eve of adopting a child from China. Tam Kwan becomes a widow and suddenly a mother. She becomes the guardian of her cousin's five-year-old daughter without her knowledge. Now she Tam must decide if she wants to complete the adoption on her own and bring home the child she is waiting for in a Chinese orphanage.
"Sunday Funday in Koreatown" (Vacation House) written and illustrated by Aram Kim. Yoomi has big plans for the day: making kimbap for breakfast, putting on her favorite T-shirt, checking out her favorite books from the library, and visiting grandma with her dad. But nothing works. This charming illustrated book shows that even when things are not going well, the day can be rewarding. This is a story about resilience, family, and Korean culture.
"The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void" (Nightboat) by Jackie Wang. Although dreams have been conceived in psychoanalytic discourse as a window into the unconscious, Wang's poetry emphasizes the social dimensions of dreams, particularly the use of dreams to index historical trauma and social processes.
Search History (Coffee House Press) is a novel by Eugene Lim. Frank is dead, isn't he? As he overhears two women discuss a dog-sitting job over lunch, a heartbroken friend comes to a shocking conclusion: Frank has been reincarnated as a dog! This epiphany launches a series of adventures, interwoven with forays into AI-generated fiction, virtual reality, Asian-American identity in art, and lost parents, as an unlikely group of accomplices and enemies pursue the mysterious canine.
"A poisoned magic" (Feiwei & Friends) by Judy I. Lin. When Ning realizes that she was the one who unknowingly brewed the poisonous tea that killed her mother and now threatens to take her sister with her as well, she is beside herself. But she accepts the challenge of finding the true masters of the magical art of tea making in the kingdom, as the princess will do the winner a favor. A favor that she hopes will save her sister.
"Trees Witness Everything" (Copper Canyon Press) by Victoria Chang. This latest volume of Chang's poetry balances traditional Japanese tankas to conquer the center of the world. Largely insipid by the poet W.S. Merwin explores the self and its relationship with nature, often transcending this boundary entirely.
Cloudless Concave Antenna (Nightboat) directed by Sueyeun Juliette Lee. This is a collection bathed in the bluest light of the molten sun apocalypse and the pale, ghostly light of personal devastation. Lee poetically channels and interprets the language of starlight through her body.
"Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation" (Razorbill) by Sylvia Liu. Desperate to find out what's going on, Hana and her friends find themselves spying on one of the most powerful corporations in the country, and the answers to the mystery may be closer to home than Hana is willing to accept. Will she be able to save her friends, and herself, from a conspiracy that threatens everything she knows?
"Cadences" (Redbat Books) by Alex Kuo. This is a one-page, two-page fiction chronicling a conversation between music and language, with Dorothy Parker's Walkins, Dante, Edith Sitwell, J.S. Bach, Qiu Jin, Dmitri Shostakovich, and June Jordan. It is the accumulation of more than eighty years of Alex Kuo living, listening and writing on multiple continents and breathing the cadences of multiple languages, including three Chinese dialects.
Loveboat Reunion (Harper Teen) directed by Abigail Hing Wen. A teenage couple emerge from a troubled past where hearts were broken and revenge was planned, but all is forgiven if they become friends. Determined to carve out a future for herself, Sophia has college plans and Xavier plays wait, hoping to avoid her overbearing father long enough. to collect the trust fund from him when he turns eighteen. But obstacles stand in their way, can they succeed together or are they destined to burst into flames? Find out in this youth novel.
"Two at the Top: A Shared Everest Dream" (Groundwood) by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Christopher Corr. In this colorfully illustrated book, the author has Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and mountaineer Edmund Hillary tell their stories as they They climb Mount Everest.
"Sunny Song Never Gets Famous" (sources) by Suzanne Paek. A young adult comedy novel about a Korean-American teen cyberstar whose addiction to social media has taken over her life. She is taken to a social media detox camp in the Midwest, where she is forced to face herself.
"Return to Japan: The Life and Art of the Master Kimono Painter, Kunihiko Moriguchi" (Other Publication) by Marc Pettijean and translated from the French by Adriana Hunter. This book details the life and art of a masterful kimono painter and Living National Treasure, whose influences ranged from the Parisian art scene of the 1960s to the world of traditional Japan, where he began to modernize the art of yuzen (dyeing). resistant) in innovative ways. Use of abstraction in patterns.
Maizy Chen's Last Chance (Random House) directed by Lisa Yee. A Chinese-American teenager finds herself in a small white town where her family's Chinese restaurant has existed for years. But something is wrong. A family treasure has gone missing and someone left a racist note. Paying tribute to Chinese American and immigrant families, this book is an unforgettable celebration of love, belonging, and tough questions.
"The Village of Eight Graves" (Pushkin Vertigo) by Seishi Yokomizo, translated by Bryan Karenyk. A mountain town called "Ocho Tumbas" takes its name from a centuries-old massacre. When a young man from the village arrives to claim a mysterious inheritance and Death follows him, the locals are suspicious of the newcomer. The young man must enlist the help of detective Kosuke Kindaichi to find the killer and save his own reputation before the villagers take the law into his hands.
"Brother's Keeper" (Vacation House) directed by Julie Lee. It's the 1950s in North Korea and everything is restricted. A family prepares to flee, but war breaks out. Only her mother's twelve-year-old daughter and her eight-year-old son manage to escape to the south. At the beginning of this journey, they face insurmountable obstacles.
"Die Traumweber" (holiday home) by G. Z. Schmidt. As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, 12-year-old Mei and Yun Wu are excited when the son of the Emperor of China comes to his village to try his grandfather's fantastic mooncakes. But when disaster strikes that night, these children must save their grandfather and their village from a terrible fate. A medieval novel for young people.
"The wishing tree" (Harper) by Meika Hashimoto and illustrated by Xindi Yan. This picture book attempts to capture a child's fundraising and Christmas spirit as it lights up an entire town.
"The Grandmaster's Daughter" (Green Willow) by Dan-ah Kim. In a small quiet town there is a martial arts school where the grandmaster's daughter has to teach and study with all the daily tasks. Colorful illustrations enhance this picture book.
"Love and Atonement: A Theatrical Response to India's Section 377 Litigation" (Seagull Books) by Danish Sheikh. On September 6, 2018, a decade-long fight to decriminalize queer intimacy in India came to an end. India's Supreme Court ruled that Section 377, the colonial anti-buggy law, violated the country's constitution. “LGBT people,” the court said, “deserve to live lives free from the shadow of being 'unarrested criminals.' But how definitive was that ending? The playwright navigates these questions with a deft weaving of the legal, the personal, and the poetic in these two plays.
Everything Comes Back to You (Quill Tree) by Farah Naz Rishi. For fans of Pride and Prejudice comes an enemies-to-lovers novel about first love and second chances from this Pakistani-American young adult novelist.
Rouge Street - Three Novellas (Metropolitan Books) by Shuang Xuetao and translated by Jeremy Tiang. With an introduction by Chinese-Canadian writer Madeleine Thien. An inventor dreams of escaping from his monotonous environment on a plane. A criminal trapped under a frozen lake battles a giant fish. A strange girl promises to set fire to a field of sorghum stalks. These are the characters that populate the world of this writer, set in Shenyang, China, evoking the voices of the people of China's frigid northeast. A bleak region that was once an industrial center but is now plagued by unemployment, poverty, alcoholism, domestic violence, divorce, and suicide.
"Word Travelers and the Mystery of the Taj Mahal" (Sources) by Raj Haldar and illustrated by Neha Rawat. Best friends Eddie and MJ will play outside, build an obstacle course for MJ's mermen, watch her favorite movies, and then travel to India to solve a mystery and save a kingdom.
"Touring The Land of The Dead" (Europe Editions) by Maki Kashimada, translated by Haydin Trowell. This book consists of two novels that deal with memory, loss and love. The cover story evokes a woman who takes her chronically ill husband to a spa, the site of a former luxury hotel where her grandfather took her mother when she was little. "Ninety-Nine Kisses" follows the lives of four single sisters in a close-knit neighborhood of Tokyo. Inspired by "The Makioka Sisters" by Tanizaki.
"Longing and Other Stories" (Columbia University Press) by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki. Tanizaki is one of the most prolific Japanese writers of the 20th century, known for his research on family dynamics, eroticism, and cultural identity. He is famous for postwar novels like The Makioka Sisters and The Key. This book presents three early stories of family life from the first decade of the author's career. Translated by Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy.
Pillar of Books - The Moon Country (Black Ocean) Korean Poetry Series by Moon Bo Young, translated by Hedgie Choi. Young is still in his early 30s and belongs to a younger generation of poets in South Korea. As Kim Na-Young, recipient of the Kim Soo Young Award for this volume, said: “The work of witnessing and enacting life is so easily undermined and frustrated by the fears and loneliness that are present in each of our lives, and, yet this poet looks straight to the world and presents the truth with such solidity and poise that I can't help but encourage her and the new language she discovers in the process."
Winter Phoenix: Testimonials in Verse (Deep Scroll) by Sophia Terazawa. Book of testimonies in verse, this book is a collection of poems freely written in the form of an international court of war crimes. The poet, the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee, navigates the epigenetics of ancestral trauma and the archives of war, displacement, and her testimony as she repeatedly asks, "Why did you stand there and say nothing?"
The Only Thing You'd Save (Clarion) by Linda Sue Park and illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng. In this book, a Newbery medalist poses a provocative question about what matters most. Students talk, debate, and defend their choices as they discover unexpected sides to themselves and others. With wit and humor, Park captures the voices of an inclusive classroom in verses inspired by the sijo form of Korean poetry.
"The Wandering Earth" (Gate) by Cixin Liu. A collection of ten stories that form an ode to the country, its past and its future. Liu's stories describe humanity's attempts to reason, navigate, and survive in a desolate cosmos.
"Murakami T - The T-shirts I Love" (button) by Haruki Murakami. Photographs from Murakami's T-shirt collection are paired with short, candid essays detailing his reflections on the joy of drinking Guinness in local Irish pubs, the joy of eating a burger upon arrival in the United States, and Hawaiian surf culture. included in the 1960s. 1980
In Gamma Draconis (Titan Comics), acclaimed artist Eldo Yoshimizu teams up with writer Benoist Simmat to create a stunning crime story about a Japanese heroine taking on a sinister criminal organization.
The Gleaner Song – Selected Poems” (Deep Scroll) by Song Lin, translated by Dong Li. Song Lin is one of China's most innovative poets. When the Tianamen protest broke out in Beijing, Song led student demonstrations in Shanghai, for which he was jailed for nearly a year. This selection of poems that left China spans four decades of research focusing on poetry written in France, Singapore and Argentina, and more recently on his return to China.
"Leilong the Library Bus" (Gecko Press) by Julia Liu and illustrated by Bei Lynn. Translated by Helen Wang, this award-winning Taiwanese book tells the enchanting story of a dinosaur who loves books and stories. Unfortunately, its enormous size causes problems when trying to get into the library with children. How the problem is solved and how the dinosaur becomes an ambassador for the library's books is solved in this clever and fun illustrated book, which parents love to read to their children.
"Wombat" (Candlewick) by Christopher Cheng and illustrated by Liz Duthie. This picture book introduces children to the wombat, Australia's 'bush hunter'.
"The Wedding Party" (Amazon Crossing) by Liu Xinwu and translated by Jeremy Tiang. A wedding party is planned in a courtyard in Beijing. Set at a turning point after the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, Xinwu's story weaves a rich tapestry of characters, intertwining lives, and stories within stories. A moving and hilarious portrait of life in this crowded city.
Yuan-Tsung Chen's The Secret Listener - An Ingenue In Mao's Court (Oxford) tells the fascinating story of an extraordinary life in turbulent China from the 1920s to the 1970s and the love between elite and oppressed circles in the republican and communist era.
Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada Kelly makes her midlife debut, which she illustrates with "Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey" (HarperCollins). It is a story about friendship and courage when you feel shy or unstable.
Bodhi Sees the World - Thailand (bala kids) was written and illustrated by Marisa Aragon Ware. A young woman finds herself in a strange city and explores the streets of Bangkok, where she begins to discover the world through a new culture.
School for Good Moms (Simon & Schuster) is a novel by Jessamine Chan. A suspenseful thriller of a story about a mother fighting to win back her daughter under punitive scrutiny and judgment aimed at mothers everywhere, especially those who are not wealthy or white.
Dragon Legend - The Dragon Realm Series, Book 2 (Sterling) by Katie and Kevin Tsang. When a friend is kidnapped and put through a time portal, Billy Chan and his friends must travel back in time on his dragon to rescue him in this moderately challenging adventure novel.
"Scars of War: The Politics of Parenthood and Responsibility for Vietnamese Americans" (University of Nebraska Press) by Sabrina Thomas. This book examines postwar notions of race, nation, and gender. Thomas exposes the contradictory approach of politicians who fail to reconcile American biracialism with the US Code. By creating an inclusive discourse in which Americans were seen as worthy of American action, leadership, and humanitarian assistance, federal legislators simultaneously initiated exclusionary policies that labeled these individuals as unfit for US citizenship.
India Mahdavi (Chronicle) is the first monograph on this renowned and award-winning Iranian interior designer. Along with his design projects, the book highlights his custom furniture, lighting, accessories, and brand collaborations in a visually stunning design to get the job started.
"Of Arcs and Circles: Japan's Insights into Gardens, Nature, and Art" (Stone Bridge Press) by Marc Peter Keane. From his perspective as a Kyoto-based author and garden designer, the author examines the world around him, offering insights into the Japanese garden, the importance of art, and other fascinating topics.
"Happy Diwali" (Henry Holt) by Sanyukta Mathur and Courtney Pippin-Mathur. Pippin-Mathur also did the illustrations. This radiant illustrated book celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
"Limitless - Memoirs of a Young Revolutionary in the 21st Century" (Wake Up Press) by Gary Pak. A 15-year-old mixed-race revolutionary tells this story of promise and opportunity in a post-capitalist/post-imperialist country that was formerly part of the United States. Join this teenager and his sister on a journey through a city ravaged by earthquakes and race, but at a time when a new world of sharing and equality is being built from the ashes of the old.
"Ready for the Spotlight" (Candlewick), written and illustrated by Jaime Kim. This picture book depicts the sometimes competitive but always loving relationship between two sisters who shine in different ways. The younger sister trains hard to become a dancer, but she is always upstaged by the older sister who gets the lead role.
“Roxy The Unisaurus Rex Presents Oh NO! The Talent Show” (Feiwel & Friends) by Eva Chen and illustrated by Matthew Rivera. The annual talent show is coming up. Many dinosaurs have brilliant abilities to show off, but Dexter feels he has no talent. With Roxy's encouragement, he discovers that perhaps the most important talent of all is being a good friend.
"Where is Bena Bear?" (Henry Holt), written and illustrated by Mike Curato. Tiny is throwing a party, but the bear is nowhere to be seen. As she searches for Bina, Tiny realizes something is wrong and she sets out to fix it. A humorous illustrated book about friendship, understanding and accepting our loved ones for who they are (even if they are extremely shy).
"American Home" (Autumn House Press) by Sean Cho A. won the 2020 Autumn House Chapbook Award. The poems reflect an up-close look at everyday events and how those small events shape us as individuals.
"Genghis Khan on Drums" (Omnidawn), poems by John Yau. The renowned writer and poet of the arts returns to his alter ego Genghis Khan in his latest book, tearing through the problems of the times, the clichés about being Chinese, the language of philosophers, and the vestiges of racism and popular culture with humor and biting wit. .
"Usha and the Big Digger" (Charlesbridge) by Amitha Jagannath Knight and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat. Part of the Math Storytelling series in which the books feature children using mathematics as they play, build and discover the world around them. When two children look at the seven stars in the sky, they see different things. One sees the Big Dipper and another sees the Big Digger and a cousin sees the Big Dragon. what exactly is happening
"Anzu The Great Kaiju" (Roaring Brook Press), written and illustrated by Benson Shum. All great kaiju are born with the superpower to strike fear into the heart of their city, but Anzu is different. Instead of chaos, he likes the Mayflowers. Instead of scaring, he prefers to be honest. Anzu can find a way to make his family proud while still remaining true to himself. From this Disney illustrator comes this exciting book about your own journey and the unexpected power of kindness.
Idol Gossip (Walker) directed by Alexander Leigh Young. A Korean-American girl from San Francisco goes from singing lessons to K-pop camp when she and her mother move to Seoul. This debut YA novel is about dreaming big but staying true to her own values.
Brown Boy Nowhere (Skyscape) by Sheeryl Lim. When a 16-year-old Filipino-American boy is taken from his San Diego home to the middle of nowhere to compete in a major skateboarding competition, he can't help but think "life sucks." And now he's the only Asian in an all-white school. But being an outcast comes with the rewards of him connecting with the rest of his high school misfits.
"Remembering Our Intimacies - Model, Aloha Aina and Ea" (University of Minnesota Press) by Jamaica Healimeleikalani Osorio. The Hawaiian "Aloha 'aina" is often described in Western political terms such as nationalism, nationality, or even patriotism. In this book, the author focuses on the personal and embodied articulations of Aloha Aina to free you from the effects of colonialism and occupation.
"Faraway" (Columbia University Press) by Taiwanese writer Lo Yi-Chin and translated by Jeremy Tiang. A Taiwanese man is stranded in mainland China while trying to bring his comatose father home. He finds himself in a protracted struggle with Byzantine hospital rules while dealing with relatives he barely knows. A book that examines the gap between Taiwan and China on a very personal level.
"Technical Manifesto - Hip Hop, Empire, and Visionary Filipino-American Culture" (University of Illinois) by Mark R. Villegas. Filipino-Americans have been innovators and contributors to hip-hop since the dawn of the culture. But despite some successes, the importance of gender in Filipino-American communities is often overlooked. The author looks at the hip-hop scene from coast to coast to show how Filipino Americans used music, dance, and the visual arts to create their worlds.
"Forced Rust in China's Cultural Revolution" by Jianqing Zheng (Texas Review Press) sounds like an academic study, when in fact it is a poetic account of the author's experiences working in the field as a young student. It is told in poems full of humor, wit and poignant.
This Jade World (University of Nebraska Press) by Thai-American poet and writer Ira Sukrungruang chronicles a year of mishaps, exploration, experimentation, self-discovery, and eventual healing. It questions the nature of love and heartbreak and reveals human vulnerability.
"Personal Care Role Play" (Metonymy Press) - Stories by Helen Chau Bradley. A young gymnast falls for a talented older teammate while struggling with an overworked mother. A queer man in his early twenties juggles two intimate relationships. A codependent list writer is owned by a Japanese ASMR channel. A queer metal band's summer tour takes place in the heat of summer. These stories offer portraits of the strange interactions and isolations of a generation, community, and culture.
"Pure Invention - How Japan Made the Modern World" (Krone) by Matt Alt. Japan is the forge of the world's fantasies: karaoke and walkman, manga and anime, pac-man, online image boards and emojis. But in this book, a Japanese media reporter's investigation shows that these developments did more than entertain, they paved the way for our bewildering modern life.
ABC Of Feelings (Philomel), written and illustrated by Bonnie Lui. This picture book is a journey through the alphabet, showing children that it's normal to feel many different things, sometimes all at the same time. The perfect read-aloud book for little ones to learn all about feelings and their ABC's.
Beasts of a Small Earth (Ecco) is a novel by Juhea Kim. It is an epic story of love, war and redemption set against the backdrop of the Korean independence movement. From the fragrant rooms of a Pyongyang courtesan school to the glamorous cafes of a modernized Seoul and the battle-filled boreal forests of Manchuria, Juhea Kim's unforgettable characters forge their own destinies while claiming their nation's.
First published in 1937, How Do You Live? (Algonquin) by Genzaburo Yoshino has long been recognized in Japan as a crossover classic for young readers and a favorite of Academy Award-winning anime director Hayao Miyazaki, who based his latest film on the book will build up. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman and a translation by Bruno Navasky, the story follows a boy who loses his father at the age of fifteen and the diary notes he receives from his uncle about the big questions of life. life.
"Goodbye - Essays, Reflections and Illustrations" (Harper Perennial) by Jonny Sun. The author of Everyone's an Alien When You're an Alien returns with this offering of meditative essays, short humorous pieces, and memorable quotes on topics like loneliness and burnout, tips on caring for dying houseplants, and an egg recipe. scrambled eggs that could make you cry
"Faultlines" by Emily Itani. A bittersweet love story of a bored Japanese housewife caught in a decision-making dilemma and a haunting portrayal of female identity.
Outside Voices, Please (Cleveland University Press) is a new book of poetry by Valerie Hsiung, due for release on October 5, 2021. It compresses and expands, producing long strands of poetry reminiscent of the sonic terrains of Myung Mi Kim and the CDs. Wright's poetic documentary.” – Diana Khoi Nguyen
Heaven (Editions Europe) by Mieko Kawakmi. From the bestselling author of Breasts And Eggs, a breathtaking exploration of the daily lives of working women in Japan, comes a new story about a teenage girl's experiences of being bullied by her schoolmates. Explore the meaning and experience of violence and the comfort of friendship. Translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
Alma presses Play (Make me a world) by Tina Cane. Alma is a half-Chinese, half-Jewish teenager who spends most of her time on her Walkman. Friends leave, love comes and goes, and your parents get divorced. In this world of confusing beginnings, middles, and endings, is Alma ready to play the soundtrack to her life?
'Japanese Dress in Detail (Thames & Hudson/Victoria & Albert Museum) by Josephine Rout is the catalog of an exhibition that took place in Great Britain in 2020. Bringing together more than 100 garments, it reveals the intricacies of Japanese dress since the 18th century up to the present and includes garments for women, men and children. The details have been chosen for their exquisite beauty and craftsmanship and how much they speak to the wearer's identity.
A way of looking” (Silverfish Review Press) by Jianqing Zheng. Winner of the 2019 Gerald Cable Book Award. Shaped by the Cultural Revolution in China, Zheng somehow ended up in Mississippi and fell in love with the blues, and in this book he takes the Japanese literary form haiga (a prose journal entry followed by the echo of a haiku -poem to end it) and plant it in the Deep South. Autumn night/a rumbling freight train/via Yazoo.
"XOXO" (Harper Teen) by Axie Oh. A teenage romance blossoms in Los Angeles and reignites in Seoul. A Korean-American girl meets a Korean boy on her last day in the City of Angels and sparks fly. But she forgets it when she flies to Seoul. But when the girl and her mother fly to Seoul to take care of a sick grandmother, she guesses who is in her class. But he's not an ordinary guy, he's in one of the most popular K-pop bands in the country. And in K-Pop, dating is strictly prohibited. Read the book if you want to know how this complex relationship develops.
"Head-Hoard" (University of Chicago Press) by Atsuro Riley. Judge Julie Carr, winner of the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, said of Riley's new book: "A landscape charged with the brilliant light of insight, where emotion is aroused by rhythmic twist and sonority".
"Amira's Photo Day" (Vacation House) by Reem Faruqi and illustrated by Fahmida Azim. A joyous and empathetic look at the Muslim holiday of Eid, seen through the eyes of a young woman who loves to celebrate but is conflicted that her class photo shoot at school is taking place. The same day.
"Colorful" (counterpoint) by Eto Mori. Translated from the Japanese by Jocelyne Allen. This novel, popular in Japan, finally comes to the United States in this English translation. A young adult story about death, mental health, and what it means to truly live. Things get complicated when a formless soul is given a second chance to return to earth and inhabit the body of a fourteen-year-old boy who has just committed suicide.
It's becoming more common for foreign players to join professional baseball in the US, but "MASHI - The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams Of Masunori Murakami, The First Japanese Major Leaguer" by Robert K. Fitts (Nebraska) takes us back to 1964 and tells the story of Japan. first major league in America. The story of a baseball pioneer.
"The Alpactory - Pack, Pack, Go!" (Harper) written and illustrated (charmingly, I might add) by Ruth Chan. Most children embarking on a trip find it difficult to decide what and how to pack. Let an alpaca with unusual packing skills guide you as you plan your next trip.
"In the Watchful City" (Tor Dot Com) by S. Qiouyi Lu. Anima is a psychic human being tasked with watching over and protecting the city. But what happens when a mysterious stranger enters this world with curiosities from around the world? A multifaceted story about borders, power, diaspora and transformation.
City of Illusion (Viking Graphic) is the sequel to Victoria Ying's City of Secrets comic. In this sequel, our childhood heroes Hannah and Ever live peacefully with the Morgan family until Mr. Morgan is kidnapped. The boys battle street wizards, but the two must learn to work together if the mystery of the disappearance is to be solved.
Silent Parade - A Galileo (Minotaur) Detective Novel by Keigo Higashino. Detective Galileo, the author's favorite character in The Devotion of Suspect X, returns in a complex and challenging mystery: multiple murders separated by decades without solid evidence. DCI Kusanagi once again turns to his college friend, physics professor, and occasional police consultant Manbu Yukawa, known as Detective Galileo, for help in solving the series of unproven murders.
The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and illustrated by Lorian Tu. A clever spin on The Wheels on the Bus that celebrates Chinese food with love and laughter in a multi-generational family.
Ghost Food (One World) by Pik-Shuen Fung. A short novel written about a first generation immigrant to Canada whose father decides to stay in Hong Kong and earns the title of "astronaut" father. With a lonely mother and an ailing father, a daughter struggles to make sense of her family's history, revealing threads of her mother's history and the legacy of stories and silence.
Intimacies (Riverhead) directed by Katie Kitamura. An American recently transferred to The Hague works as an interpreter at a war crimes tribunal. Starring a notorious former president accused of crimes against humanity and involved in a complicated love affair with a married man, she deals with escalating personal and professional drama.
"On Ho Chi Minh's Trail: The Path of Blood, the Women Who Defended Him, The Legacy" (ASIALINK, London) by Sherry Buchanan. Buchanan reveals the stories of the women who defended the Trail against the ongoing American bombing campaign, the fiercest modern warfare, and the artists who designed them. Focusing on what life was really like for women and men under fire, she brings a unique perspective to the history of the Vietnam War.
Not to Enjoy (Katherine Tegen Books) by Michelle Quach. This young adult novel follows high school graduate Eliza Quan, who sees herself as the perfect candidate to be the editor of the school newspaper, until a white former athlete candidate appears and threatens her ambitions. To thwart her challenge, she writes a viral essay that inspires a feminist movement. But what happens when she starts to like the guy?
"Anne's Cradle - The Life & Works of Hanako Muraoka" (Nimbus) by Eri Muraoka, translated by Cathy Hirano. Hanako Muraoka is revered in Japan for her translation of the classic children's book by L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. Because of her translation, the book enjoyed enormous and enduring popularity in that country. Written by her granddaughter, this bestselling biography of Muraoka tells the complex and compelling story of a woman who risked her freedom and dedicated her life to bringing quality children's literature to the people of Japan during a time of turbulent change. .
"Second Sister" (Black Cat) by Chan Ho-Kei. When a college student commits suicide by jumping from the 22nd floor, her older sister refuses to believe it. What ensues is a game of cat and mouse through the streets of Hong Kong as the older sister searches for the truth about the murder and the killer.
Far Away Places (Diode Editions) by Teow Lim Goh. The poems in this book move between the wild and the tame, from orchid gardens and vast seas to caged birds and alpine landscapes. It resists the narrative and instead inhabits the residue of experience. It could be a private dictionary.
"Jenny Mei Is Sad" (Little, Brown and Company), written and illustrated by Tracey Subisak. This book introduces young readers to the intricacies of sadness and shows them that the best way to be a good friend, especially to someone who is sad, is to be there for fun, not fun, and everything in between. Charmingly illustrated.
"Vessel - A Memoir" (HarperVia) by Cai Chongda. This collection of personal essays from the editor-in-chief of GQ China sheds light on his family, friends and small-town neighbors who helped him understand himself and what the future might hold for him as a child with simple means. .
"A Way of Looking" (Silver Fish Review Press) by Jianqing Zheng. Half prose, half verse, this book is a candid account of exile and homecoming. Uprooted from Chinese soil after the Cultural Revolution, this immigrant found new roots in the rich dark soil of the Mississippi Delta, home of the blues. Winner of the Gerald Cable Book Award 2019.
"Singing Void - Kumar Gandharva performs the poetry of Kabir" (Seagull) by Linda Hess. In this book, two men separated by five centuries meet through poetry, music and performance. A great Hindu classical music singer of the 20th century takes on the challenge of singing the songs of Kabir, the great poet of the 15th century.
Boys I Know (Peachtree Teen Books) by Anna Gracia. A high school graduate navigates between messy kids and more complicated relationships in this scathingly funny and necessary look at the intersection of Asian-American identity and teen sexuality. June Chu drops out of high school to face an unknown world, struggling with her mother's expectations and relationship drama, and not knowing how to overcome it.
“Glyph – graphic poetry + trans. Sensory” (Tupelo) by Naoko Fujimoto. The poet finds a new way to combine word and image. Inspired by Emaki (Japanese picture scroll). The poet/artist uses vivid colors and drawings to bring the words of each poem to the reader in new ways and from different directions. Or as Gabrielle Bates says: "I was in awe of the Poetry House and this book showed me a door I didn't know existed."
Lurkers (Soho) by Sandi Tan. The author populates her corner in suburban Los Angeles with two suicidal Korean-American sisters and a cast of characters, including a creepy drama teacher, a gay horror novelist, and a black and white hippie mom. his Vietnamese adoptive daughter. She adds drama and stir with a dexterous pen for best results.
"The Many Meanings of Meilan" (Kokila) by Andrea Wang. Meilan's world consists of a few key ingredients: her family's beloved matriarch, the family bakery, and a career in Boston's Chinatown; and your favorite Chinese fairy tales. But things change when her grandmother dies and the family takes to the streets in search of a home. This young adult novel explores all the things to be sorry for, the injustices big and small that make us angry, and the peace that is unlocked when we learn to be home within ourselves.
A God at the Gate” (Copper Canyon) by Tishani Doshi. Doshi is an award-winning author and dancer of Welsh-Gujarat descent. He has published seven volumes of fiction and poetry. This new book of poetry evokes the extraordinary details of nature and humanity to redefine belonging and expose injustice.
Finding My Voice (Soho) is a reimagining of a classic young adult novel by Marie Myong-Ok Lee. It is a timeless coming-of-age story of a Korean-American teenager attending an all-white Minnesota high school. She struggles to fit in by being different. Her when she falls in love with a popular white soccer player. Can this relationship withstand the small-mindedness of a small town and the disapproval of her family?
Tokyo Forever (Flatiron) by Emiko Jean. It's hard growing up Japanese with a single mother in a small, mostly white town in Northern California. But when Izumi, or "Izzy" as she is known, discovers that her missing father is the crown prince of Japan, things become surreal. When she travels to Japan to find her father, her life is turned upside down. Not American enough in America, not Japanese enough in Japan. Will Izumi land on her feet?
"The Prince of Bombay" (Soho) by Sujata Massey. The latest book by this popular mystery author is in the Perveen Mistry series. Mumbai's first lawyer seeks justice for the family of a Parsi student murdered as riots against the British government break out on the city's streets. Set in Bombay in the 1920s.
Angel and Hannah: A Novel in Verse (One World) by Ishle Yi Park. The electricity of first love in the heart of New York's neighborhoods. When a Korean-American girl from Queens meets a Puerto Rican-American boy from Brooklyn on a quinceañera, sparks fly, as do family resistance and cultural complexities. This former Queens poet laureate uses language and imagery in sonnets and songs to emphasize the glow of first love.
"Swimming Back to the Trout River" (Simon & Schuster) by Linda Rui Feng. It's 1986 and a ten-year-old girl lives with her grandparents in a small Chinese town. Her parents sought opportunities in the United States years ago. Now her father promises to pick her up and take her to the United States when she turns 12. The girl is determined to stay. And what she doesn't know is that her parents are separated, oppressed by demons from her past. With an ocean between them, can a family start anew without losing each other? Jean Kwok calls this novel "a moving and beautifully written exploration of family, art, culture, immigration, and most importantly, love."
Body Facts (Diode Editions) by Jody Kim. These poems tell the story of a voice that is Korean, American, feminine, and physical. It weaves together Korean history and aesthetics, the speaker's childhood and family histories, US foreign policy toward North Korea, and the things we should and shouldn't do with our bodies.
"Made in Korea" (Simon & Schuster) by Sarah Suk. The premiere of a 'rom-com' novel follows two enterprising teenagers who meet - and maybe fall in love - while running competing Korean beauty companies at their high school.
"At the End of the Matinee" (Amazon Crossing) by Keiichiro Hirano, translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter. Described as both a love story and a psychological thriller, this novel traces the years-long relationship between a guitarist and a journalist, examining whether the relationship will last and perhaps develop into something deeper.
Looking for Junie Kim (Harper) directed by Ellen Oh. A young adult novel about a Korean-American girl who tries to fit in at school under the radar. But when racist graffiti appears at her school, she has a choice to make. When a teacher commissions an oral history project, Junie decides to interview her grandparents about the Korean War and how it was changing the world.
Never Have I Ever (Small Beer Press) by Isabel Yap is a collection of powerful speculative fiction/fantasy short stories that explore themes of monstrosity, shared trauma, systemic violence, friendship, and the ambiguity of love.
"A Pho Love Story" by Loan Le (Simon & Schuster) is a young adult romantic comedy about two Vietnamese-American teenagers who must find their new love amid their family's old rivalry over rival pho restaurants.
"If I Were a Tree" (Lee & Low) by Andrea Zimmerman, imaginatively illustrated by local artist Jin Jing Tsong. This photo book shows the journey of two brothers in the forest and how they explore nature with their five senses. Tsong's kaleidoscopic artworks bring the forested world to life and illuminate the author's poetic ode to trees.
"Death Fugue" by Sheng Keyi, translated by Shelly Bryant. This novel is a dystopian allegory of the Tiananmen Square massacre and has been banned in China.
'When Father Comes Home' was written and illustrated by Sarah Jung. June's father is like a goose: he flies a lot and when he comes home it's a special occasion. This picture book transforms the story of immigrant parents working abroad in hopes of expanding the field of opportunity for their children into a moving and thought-provoking story.
"The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War" (NYU) by Daniel Y. Kim. The author delves into novels, films, and photographs to reconstruct memories of the war and its meaning for Koreans, Asians, and people of color.
The Tangle Root Palace (Tachyon) by Marjorie Liu ("Monstress") is her first collection of dark, lush, and absorbing fantasy novels filled with thorny stories of love, revenge, and new beginnings.
"Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories About Race, Culture, And Identity" (Penguin Random House) by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi. Two 17-year-old girls (a Chinese American and an Indian American) take a year off after high school and travel across the country asking Americans how race has affected their lives. From 500 stories, they narrowed it down to 115 for this anthology.
The Unexplained Disappearance of Mars Patel (Walker), directed by Sheila Chari, is a young adult thriller inspired by the Peabody Award-winning podcast. When children disappear one by one from a high school and their parents seem unconcerned, Mars Patel and his team embark on a desperate search for answers.
"Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future - Kanaka Maoli and Critical Colonist Mapping in Hawaii" (Duke) by Candance Fujikane. Fujikane critiques life-hindering colonial cartographies of settlers and instead emphasizes the inclusive voices of Hawaiian communities and their perspective of generous healing and protection of the land.
All You Knead Is Love (FSG) by Tanya Guerrero. When a 12-year-old girl has to leave her mother to live with her grandmother in Barcelona, she feels strange. But she later begins to love the city that her mother called home. Reconnecting with her Spanish roots, she connects with her Filipino grandmother and discovers her passion and talent for baking bread. When her favorite bakery runs into trouble, she discovers what she can do to help.
Cho Nam-Joo's international bestseller Kim Jiyong, Born in 1982 (Liveright), translated by Jamie Chang, is now available in paperback. It follows a millennial Korean "everyday woman" who descends into mental decline in the face of rigid misogyny. A rallying cry for feminism and gender that resonated with women across Korea.
I am a bird (Candlewick) by Hope Lim, illustrated by Hyewon Yum. When a little girl goes on her morning bike ride with her father, she imitates the sounds of birds. But when she sees a strange woman with a stern demeanor and a mysterious bag, she freaks out. A children's book that encourages readers to embrace similarities rather than be separated by our differences.
"Incredible Planet Omar Rescue Mission" (Putnam) by Zanib Mian, illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik. Omar looks forward to his first trip to Pakistan, but then tragedy strikes. Your favorite teacher disappears. Could his master have been abducted by aliens? Omar investigates. Will creative thinking and a galactic adventurous spirit help solve this young adult mystery?
"Much Ado About Nothing About Baseball" (Yellow Jacket/Little Bee) by Rajani LaRocca. When Trish finds herself on the same summer baseball team as her math rival Ben, two people must put their animosity aside and come together to help his team win. Will solving a math puzzle help the team succeed? Trish and Ben think so.
“The Unicorn Rescue Society – The Secret of the Himalayas (Dutton) by Adam Gidwitz and Hena Khan is a follow-up to the New York Times hit young adult series about the teenage members of this group who travel to the rugged mountains of Pakistan to rescue a unicorn
"India's Elephant Doctor" (Chicago Review Press) by Janie Chodosh. When a young elephant touches a power line and gets stuck in the mud in Assam, India, there's only one person to turn to: Dr. Sarma, the elephant doctor. Chodosh spends time with the doctor, revealing to young readers what this unique vet is doing for the elephants she knows.
Kudo Kids: The Manhattan Mystery (Razorbill) by Maia and Alex Shibutani. This pair of brother and sister Olympic figure skaters has set out to write novels for young adults. The Kudo Kids come to New York to see the sights, but when a dress from their designer aunt's collection goes missing, they end up on a city-wide chase to find the culprit.
From Little Tokyo With Love (Viking), directed by Sarah Kuhn. Rika is a mixed-race adopted girl with impressive judo skills and a quick temper. When she hears rumors in her neighborhood that her real mother is not only alive but that she is a Hollywood movie star, she sets out to find her. Accompanied by her friend her actor Hank hers, she must make big decisions that could change the course of her own life.
"Choose A for the Aunts" (Berkley) by Jesse Q. Sutanto. In this hybrid of mistaken identity/sorority murder mystery/rom-com, a wedding photographer enlists the help of her mother and sisters to hide the body of her blind date while she attempts to pull off a lavish wedding for a billionaire client. 🇧🇷
"Rogue Flight" by Andrea Tang. In this young adult fantasy adventure, a young pilot-in-training is punished after he is caught cheating on an entrance exam. Eager to return, she enters a fighting tournament to win back her entry, only to discover that he must fight a strangely attractive opponent.
"Daddy's Love For Me" (pet) by Sarah and JoAnn Jung, illustrated by Chiara Civati. A daughter resents her overworked father when he doesn't have time to spend with her and show her love. When she overhears a conversation between her parents, she realizes how wrong she was.
Count Down With You (Inkyard) by Tashie Bhuiyan. A reserved Bangladeshi teenager longs for a quiet break when her demanding parents travel abroad. Instead, she is forced to tutor the bad boy at school and then talks through a façade of fake dating. But then her life changes over the course of days and the two meet.
Nina Soni, Sister Fixer (Peachtree) by Kashmira Sheth, illustrated by Jenn Kocsmiersky. This ongoing series follows the adventures of a young Native American woman looking for a new project while chafing over the behavior of her little sister. Maybe there is a way to solve both problems at the same time?
"Fatima's Great Outdoors" (Kokila) by Ambreen Tariq, illustrated by Stevie Lewis. This picture book celebrates an immigrant family's first outdoor camping trip and how it brings them together for the first time in a large tent under a starry sky.
"Frozen" (duck bill) by Devika Rangachari. This young adult historical novel delves into the tumultuous history of 10th-century Kashmir and Didda, Princess of Lohara, as she learns to hold her own in a court dominated by factions and conspiracies.
"Foreign Bodies" (Norton) by Kimiko Hahn. Inspired by her encounter with the Jackson Collection of curiosities on record at the Mutter Museum, this poet examines the control that seemingly insignificant objects have over our lives.
Black Water Sister (ACE) by Zen Cho. A modern fantasy story of spirits, gods, and the eternal bonds of family ties, set against the backdrop of modern Malaysia. A young woman returns to Penang and is reunited with her extended family during her stay in Sa.
Leave Society (Vintage) is Tao Lin's first novel since 2013. It follows a thirty-year-old novelist who lives part-time with his parents in Taiwan and part-time in New York as he grows further and further removed from his friends and family. community back to the United States. States As he moves from one place to another, the novel chronicles his growth as a son, a writer, and an outsider.
The Henna Wars (Page Street Kids) by Adiba Jaigirdar. This romantic comedy follows two teenagers with competing henna businesses who, despite their competition, find they have to come to terms with their mutual affection.
"In the watchful city" (TorDotCom) by S. Qiouy Lu. An unforgettable futuristic story set in a secondary world that essentially feels familiar, focusing on trans, non-binary, queer, mentally ill, and Chinese-encoded identities. It asks the eternal question: "What good is a city if it can't protect its people?"
Clues to the Universe (Quill Tree) is Chrsitina Li's first young adult novel. What do a young aspiring rocket scientist devastated by the death of her father and an artistic boy who loves superheroes and comic books have in common? When the two become partners in science class, they embark on an adventure and discover each other as they come together to face bullying, pain, and their own differences.
Arundhathi Subramaniam's Love Without A Storm (Blood Ax Books) is filled with poems celebrating growing kinship: of passion and friendship, mythical quest and modern longing in a world animated by dialogue and discord, delirium and stillness. .
Heiress Seeming (Abrams) by Diana Ma is the first book in an epic young adult romance series that follows the fictional descendants of China's only officially recognized ruler. Things get weird when a young Chinese-American from Illinois begins an acting career in Los Angeles after dropping out of college. When she landed a role in “M. Butterfly, which was filmed in Beijing, she discovers a royal Chinese heritage in her family that her parents would rather not know about.
Catcalling is a book of poetry by Lee Soho. This poet is part of the new wave of innovative feminist and queer poetry emerging in South Korea today.
"Endless Boredom - Stories" (verse) by Izumi Suzuki. This storybook introduces the reader to an iconic figure in Japanese literature who takes a unique approach to science fiction and is concerned with technology, gender, and imperialism.
"Forty Two Greens - Poems by Chonggi Mah" (Forsythia), translated by Youngshil Cho. The Korean Literature Award-winning poet's search for infinity in nature illuminates moments of beauty in the subconscious.
Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing (LACMA/Prestel) by Stephen Little and Virginia Moon is a major exhibition catalog exploring the understated beauty, strength, and flexibility of Korean calligraphy. It is the first exhibition outside of Asia that focuses on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea.
A Sky Beyond The Storm (Razorbill) is the finale of Sabaa Tahir's popular Ember in the Ashes series. This fantasy series finds that the soul hunter must look beyond the borders of his land in a quest that he can save or destroy everything, everything he loves.
"The Amazing Power of a Dumpling" (Scholastic) by Wai Chin. A girl balances taking care of her siblings, working at her father's restaurant, and caring for a mother who suffers from a debilitating mental illness. A deep and realistic exploration through the complex divisions of culture, mental illness, and family.
"The phone booth at the edge of the world" (Overlook) by Laura Imai Messina. A Japanese woman loses her mother and daughter in the tsunami. When she learns of a phone booth where people come to talk to her deceased loved ones, she makes the pilgrimage there, only to discover that her grief won't allow her to answer the phone. A novel based on a true story.
Ten - A Football Story (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Shamini Flint. A nice half-Indian girl in 1980s Malaysia shouldn't be playing "boys' sports," but Maya is fully committed to achieving her goals while placating a bossy Indian grandmother and holding together a multiracial family on the brink of breaking up. . A young adult novel that will inspire.
"The Secret Talker" (HarperVia), a novel by Geling Yan, translated by Jeremy Tiang. Hongmei and Glen seem to be living the perfect idyllic life in the Bay Area even though their marriage is falling apart. When a secret admirer contacts Hongwei through the Internet, her flirtation becomes an obsession.
The complete poems of Chika Sagawa (Modern Library) won the Pen Prize for Poetry in Translation for translator/poet Sawako Nakayasu. She is now reprinted in the new Modern Library Torchbearers series, celebrating women who have written with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of perseverance on their own terms. Sagawa was a boldly experimental voice in Tokyo's avant-garde poetry scene at the turn of the century. Her life ended because of cancer at the age of 24, but the words she left live on.
“CURB” (Nightboat) is a new collection of poetry by Divya Victor. This book documents how immigrants and Americans navigate the borders of everyday life, torn apart by violence and paved with opportunities to belong.
"Seance Tea Party" (graphic on the right) by Reimena Yee. A lonely girl encounters a ghost haunting her house and makes a new friend. But what happens when the girl grows up and the ghost stays the same age?
Nina Soni, Master of The Garden (Peachtree) by Kashmira Sheth and illustrated by Jenn Kocsmiersky. This young adult series about an Indian-American fourth grader follows her and her siblings at work on a garden project overseen by her landscape architect mother. What they did not anticipate was the unpredictability of Mother Nature. Can Nina Soni help this garden survive?
Mindy Kim, Class President (Aladdin) by Lyla Lee is part of a series of books about the adventures of a Korean-American teenager. In this story, she decides to run for class president, but she must first overcome her fear of public speaking.
The Truffle Eye (Zephyr) by Vann Nguyen is the first collection of poems by this Vietnamese-Israeli poet, translated by Adriana X. Jacobs. In it, he addresses issues of identity and cultural heritage with emotion and shock.
"Flower Tales - Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan" (Columbia University Press) by Takeshi Watanabe. This is the first comprehensive study of this Japanese historical narrative. Discover 150 years of events in Heian era society as written by female writers.
Pippa Park Ups Her Game (Fabled Films Press) directed by Erin Yun. This light-hearted take on Great Expectations follows a young Korean-American as she learns to navigate her new life at an elite private school in this young adult novel.
Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From (Wave) is a new book by Sawako Nakayasu, an artist who works with language and translation, individually and in various combinations. She alone is responsible for introducing English readers to a variety of modern Japanese poets over the years with her skillful new translations. This new volume is a multilingual work of original and translated poetry.
Taste for love directed by Jennifer Yen. When a rebellious teen agrees to help her mother's bakery host a teen pageant, she quickly realizes she's a set-up. All the contestants are young Asian American males chosen for them by her mother to date. What can she do?
That Was Now, This Is Then (Greywolf Press) is the first new collection from Paris Review editor Vijay Seshadri since his 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning book 3 Sections. Rosanna Warren says of this new book: “These are poems of heartbreaking self-discovery and stoic compassion. It is a book that we need now.”
Summer Solstice Mayhem (Yellow Jacket) by Rajani LaRocca. When her father, a well-known food writer, loses his sense of taste, the eleven-year-old's dreams of becoming a baker and winning a cooking contest are dashed. When she meets a boy in the woods, he teaches her new natural ingredients. Will the everyday magic of the kitchen give her the courage she needs to save her father?
"All the Reasons We Shouldn't" (Tor Teen) by Sara Fujimura. As a teenage girl's Olympic figure skating dreams fade, she meets a young man at her family's ice rink who hopes to make it to the Olympics in speed skating. As a rivalry develops, so does a romance.
"My Name Shall Grow Like a Tree" (Greywolf) by Yi Lei and translated from Chinese by Changtai Bi and Tracy K. Smith. Yiyun Li says of this book: "Yi Lei, one of China's most original and independent poets, documents not only the Chinese history of the past four decades, but, more importantly, the private history of rebellion and dwelling place of a woman."
Disappear Doppelganger Disappear (Little A) is by The Hundred-Year Flood author Matthew Salesses. Laura Van den Berg writes: "How do you live in a world that refuses to see you? Matt Kim's thrilling battle with his mysterious doppelganger takes him deeper and deeper into the vast, pressing sea of that question, and a possible answer. Imaginative and profound, scathingly hilarious and moving."
The Boys in the Back Row (Dear Levine) by Mike Jung. When band nerds, comic book nerds, and best friends Eric and Matt are tired of being bullied and called "gay" for racist comments, they hatch a plan to meet a famous comic book artist during a party. regional marching competition, but... an enemy. he has other ideas.
The girl who stole an elephant (Peachtree) from Nizrana Farook. Adventures deep in the Sri Lankan jungle await young readers when a rebellious nobleman's daughter steals the queen's jewels and escapes on the king's elephant. How will she turn out in the end?
Pink Mountain on Locust Island (coffee shop) by Jamie Marina Lau. In her debut novel, shortlisted for Australia's prestigious Stella Awards, misty, ancient scenes evoke a multifaceted world of philosophical angst and half-hearted violence. A young woman lives a humdrum existence in a Chinatown apartment until her father and her boyfriend plan a shady venture that requires her involvement.
"Kimono Culture - The Beauty of Chiso" (Worchester Art Museum) by Vivian Li and Christine D. Starkman tells the story of a Kyoto designer who is now one of Japan's oldest and most respected kimono makers.
Everything You Thought You Knew (Candlewick) by Shannon Takaoka. A girl wonders if she inherited more than just a heart from her donor when strange things begin to happen. As she searches for answers, her discoveries will make her question everything she thought she knew.
"Goat Days" (Seagull Books) by Benyamin, translated by Joseph Koyippally. A poor young man from South India dreams of getting a job in a Persian Gulf country so he can earn enough money to send his family home. When his wish comes true, things do not go as planned and he is trapped in the existence of a slave herding goats in the desert. Circumstances force him to embark on a dangerous plan to escape a life of loneliness and alienation. but will it be enough?
"Last Tang Standing" (Putnam) by Lauren Ho. "Crazy Rich Asians" meets "Bridget Jones" in this hilarious debut novel about finding happiness, surviving your thirties, and opening up to love.
AN I NOVEL (Columbia) by Minae Mizumura, translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter. This novel focuses on a single day in the United States of a Japanese expatriate who reflects on her life in this country and why she wants to return to Japan to become a writer and start writing in Japanese again.
Sacrificial Metal (Conduit Books & Ephemera) by Esther Lee. It won the Minds on Fire Open Book Award. Sean Dorsey writes that the book “dances through the shifting terrain of pain, touch, testimony, memory, and our tenacious human instinct for forward planning with shrewd curiosity and deep tenderness. With great compassion, Lee's poetry reminds us that everything human eventually falls apart..."
"Forbidden Memory - Tibet during the Cultural Revolution" (Potomac) by Tsering Dorje. Edited by Robert Barnett and translated by Susan T. Chen. The author uses eyewitness accounts with expert analysis to tell the story of how foreign invasion and cultural extinction rocked Tibet. This book is a longstanding acknowledgment of China's role in Tibet's tragic past.
'Paper Bells' (The Song Cave) by Phan Nhien Hao and translated by Hai-Dang Phan is a new collection of poetry from a Vietnam War-inclined poet forced to start over as a teenager in the United States. . bear witness to a delicate balance between two countries and cultures.
So This Is Love: A Twisted Story (Disney) by Elizabeth Lim. A young adult retells the story of Cinderella. In it, Cinderella leaves the house where she works and takes a job as a seamstress at the palace. Here she witnesses a huge conspiracy to overthrow the king. Can she find a way to save the kingdom?
From Maybe To Forever - An Adoption Story (Creston) by ML Gold and N.V. Fong, illustrated by Jess Hong. Told from the point of view of an older sister, this picture book illustrates the complicated adoption process for younger readers and the colorful display of art.
Butterfly Sleep (Tupelo) by Kim Kyung Ju, translated by Jake Levine, is a historical drama based on the early Joson dynasty. With a mix of magical realism and dark humor, it tells an existential allegory of Korea's rapid development. This work is a modern fable about a rapidly changing country that must face its ghosts.
Pauline Loh's "Lion Boys and Fan Girls" (Epigram) is about teens who vow to ban dating and focus on the lion dance. But they have to deal with unusual girls and cyber bullying. Singapore's rich culture and fascinating history of the lion dance make this book an engaging read for young adults.
Quan Berry's novel We Ride Upon Sticks (Pantheon) is set in a New England town where accusations led to the Salem witch trials. Friendship.
"People from My Neighborhood Stories" (Soft Skull) by Hiromi Kawakami and translated by Ted Goossen. This new book from the author of the international bestseller Strange Weather in Tokyo is a collection of interconnected stories that masterfully blend the mundane and the mythical. In the lives of these people, the details of the place and everyday life become duels, prophetic dreams, revolutions and visits from spirits and gods. Here is a universe ruled by mystery and transformation.
A Bond Undone (St. Martin's Griffin) by Jin Yong is the second volume of Legends of The Condor Heroes, one of Asia's most popular martial arts novels. Translated by Gigi Chang.
"Taiwan in Dynamic Transition - Nation Building and Democratization" (UW), edited by Ryan Dunch and Ashley Esarey. This book offers an up-to-date assessment of contemporary Taiwan, highlighting the country's emerging nationality and its importance in world politics.
"Liu Xiabao's Journey: From Dark Horse to Nobel Prize" (Potomac), edited by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman with Yu Zhang, Jie Li, and Tienchi Martin-Liao. Liu Xiabao was more than a dissident poet, and this collection of essays captures the intellectual and activist spirit of this late literary critic and symbol of democracy.
"Harris Bin Potter and the Drugged Philosopher" (Epigram) by Suffian Hakim. The Harry Potter parody from this young Singaporean-based writer takes the story in Malaysia and spices it up with local and pop culture references.
Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade (Aladdin) by Lyla Lee and illustrated by Dung Ho. Mindy is excited to go to the annual Lunar New Year Parade, but things don't go as planned. Will she be able to find another way to celebrate?
"From Maybe To Forever - An Adoption Story" (Creston) directed by M.L. Gold and NV Fong and illustrated by Jess Hong. Told from the point of view of an anxious older sister, this is a captivating story that embraces an often overlooked perspective.
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The Asian American Foundation has partnered with the Sundance Institute to launch a new AAPI artist fellowship. This collaborative grant provides technical and creative support. This year's honorees include Vera Brunner-Sung, Desdemona Chiang, Shayok Misha Choudhury, Tadashi Nakamura, Neo Sora, and Sean Wang. Additionally, the Asian American Foundation announced this year's grant recipients, including Georgia Fu, Leomax He , Jenna Lam, Simi Prasad, Norbert Shieh, and Nicole Solis-Sison.
Centrum has announced the 2022 Emerging Artists and Writers Residents for residencies at Centrum, a residency program for creative artists in Port Townsend. This year is the first emerging writers component of the annual emerging artists residency. All residents will receive housing and scholarships for one month until October 2022. Among the ten selected are Frank Abe, Josephine Lee and Satpreet Kahlon. Congratulations to all and may your time there bring creative rewards for all of us to enjoy. Visit centrum.org for more information.
For opera fans, Operavision is a free opera streaming service. Visit the link https://operavision.e/ for more details.
The Seattle Public Library offers free tickets to visit the Puget Sound museums. Visit www.spl.org/museumpass for more information. Also available to borrow is the Discover Pass, which grants access to more than 100 state parks and other recreational facilities. Visit www.spl.org/outdoorrecreation.
The University of Washington Press is issuing a call for authors working on a manuscript or new book proposal. The editors at this local publisher want to connect with current and upcoming authors about new projects and book suggestions. They invite authors to contact them via email to schedule a meeting via phone or zoom. If you are interested, please contact Editor-in-Chief Lorri Hagman at[email protected]
Congratulations to Wendy Lu, journalist, disability advocate, and editor of The New York Times. She was one of 20 recipients of $50,000 grants from the 2022 Ford and Mellon Foundation Disability Awards. The winners were selected from a pool of about 60 nominees by other artists with disabilities.
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