Asian Literature

Asian literature is the literature produced by writers in Asia. Or by Asian American writers.

The Covenant of Water
A History of Burning
Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea
Paper Names
The Salt Grows Heavy
Girls Like Girls
Where Waters Meet
Fake Dates and Mooncakes
You Are Here
The East Indian
Chasing Pacquiao
The Light at the End of the World
Magic Has No Borders
Can't I Go Instead
Our Missing Hearts
Crying in H Mart
The Last Rose of Shanghai
The School for Good Mothers
Where Waters Meet
I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokpokki
Someone Else’s Life
Night Angels
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
Stay True
Paper Names
The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)
The Henna Artist (The Jaipur Trilogy, #1)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriThe Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong KingstonSnow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Asian-American Books
537 books — 317 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniShōgun by James ClavellNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiLost in Yaba by Walt Gleeson
Best Books on Asia
1,006 books — 880 voters

The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaShantaram by Gregory David RobertsSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
986 books — 894 voters

Norwegian Wood
Memoirs of a Geisha
Convenience Store Woman
The Joy Luck Club
Kafka on the Shore
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
82년생 김지영
The Vegetarian

Hanleigh Bradley
The magic of the Kitsune was calling for her to claim it, own it, perhaps even be consumed by it.
Hanleigh Bradley, Cursed By The Crown

Simon S. Tam
I believe that reappropriation can be a powerful tool for creating social change. Sometimes, things like irony, satire, or humor are more effective in getting at difficult truths or concepts like white privilege, orientalism, and the exoticization of culture.
Simon S. Tam

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