New Asian and Asian American Studies Titles from Penguin Random House

By Luis Diaz | February 8 2024 | General

Browse these new and notable titles for use in your Asian and Asian American Studies courses. To request complimentary exam copies for course-use consideration, click here.

Coming Out as Dalit
A Memoir of Surviving India's Caste System (Updated Edition)

Born into a “formerly untouchable manual-scavenging family in small-town India,” Yashica Dutt was taught from a young age to not appear “Dalit looking.” Although prejudice against Dalits, who compose 25% of the population, has been illegal since 1950, caste-ism in India is alive and well. Blending her personal history with extensive research and reporting, Dutt provides an incriminating analysis of caste’s influence in India over everything from entertainment to judicial systems and how this discrimination has carried over to US institutions.

$29.95 US
Feb 06, 2024
264 Pages
Beacon Press

A Graphic Memoir
In this beautifully illustrated and deeply philosophical graphic memoir, legendary artist Ai Weiwei explores the connection between artistic expression and intellectual freedom through interwoven stories from all the seasons of his life.
$22.99 US
Jan 30, 2024
176 Pages
Ten Speed Graphic

My Beloved Life
A novel
An absorbing, exceptionally moving novel that traces the arc of a man’s life, an ordinary life made exceptional by the fact that he has loved and has been loved in turn.
$29.00 US
Feb 27, 2024
352 Pages

Private Equity
A Memoir

A gripping memoir of one woman’s self-discovery inside a top Wall Street firm, and an urgent indictment of privilege, extreme wealth, and work culture.

$29.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
352 Pages
Penguin Press

Victory City
A Novel
The epic tale of a woman who breathes a fantastical empire into existence, only to be consumed by it over the centuries—from the transcendent imagination of Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie.
$18.00 US
Jan 30, 2024
352 Pages
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