New Asian and Asian American Studies Titles from Penguin Random House

By Luis Diaz | March 7 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.

The Oxherd Boy
Parables of Love, Compassion, and Community
Inspired by thousands of years of Chinese thought, an enchanting and heart-opening illustrated fable about a young boy who explores the many ways to make meaning and find joy in the everyday.
$20.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Great Reclamation
A Novel
Set against a changing Singapore, a sweeping novel about one boy’s unique gifts and the childhood love that will complicate the fate of his community and country
$18.00 US
Mar 26, 2024
464 Pages
Riverhead Books

On Gold Hill
A Personal History of Wheat, Farming, and Family, from Punjab to California
A young South Asian American woman's story of reconnecting with her identity, family, and heritage through sustainable farming
$28.95 US
Mar 26, 2024
336 Pages
Beacon Press

36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem

In his first international release since the award-winning, bestselling The Boat, Nam Le delivers a shot across the bow with a book-length poem which honors every convention of diasporic literature—in a virtuosic array of forms and registers—before shattering the form itself.

$28.00 US
Mar 05, 2024
80 Pages

Not Your China Doll
The Wild and Shimmering Life of Anna May Wong
Set against the glittering backdrop of Los Angeles in the gin-soaked Jazz Age and the rise of Hollywood, this debut book celebrates Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star, to bring an unsung heroine to light to reclaim her place in cinema history.
$32.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
480 Pages

Starry Field
A Memoir of Lost History

A poignant memoir for readers who love Pachinko and The Return by journalist Margaret Juhae Lee, who sets out on a search for her family’s history lost to the darkness of Korea’s colonial decades, and contends with the shockwaves of violence that followed them over four generations and across continents.

$32.50 US
Mar 05, 2024
288 Pages
Melville House

Memory Piece
A Novel
The award-winning author of The Leavers offers a visionary novel of friendship, art, and ambition that asks: What is the value of a meaningful life?
$28.00 US
Mar 19, 2024
304 Pages
Riverhead Books

Green Frog

From the author of Sea Change comes a short story collection that explores Korean American womanhood, bodies, animals, and transformation as a means of survival.

$17.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
240 Pages