A Recommended Reading List of Chinese Materials

Recommended by Chinese-American Librarians


Legends: A=Adult; YA=Young Adult; C=Children


Anthology: A collection of writings by the youth of Chinatown. Los Angeles: Chinatown Teen Post, 1978. YA

Chan, Jeffery Paul, et al., eds. The big AIIIEEEEE!: an anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American literature. New York: Meridan, 1991. A

Chan, Jennifer L. One small girl. Illustrated by Wendy K. Lee. Chicago : Polychrome Pub. Corp., c1993. C

Chang, Cindy. The seventh sister : a Chinese legend. Illustrated by Charles Reasoner. Mahwah, N.J. : Troll Associates, 1994. C

Chang, Diana. The frontiers of love. New York: Random House, 1956. A

Chang, Heidi. Elaine, Mary Lewis, and frogs. New York : Crown Publishers, 1988. C

Chang, Iris. The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II. New York: Basic Books, 1997. A

Chang, Iris. Thread of the silkworm. New York : Basic Books, 1995. A

Chang, Kathleen. The iron moonhunter. San Francisco: Children's Books Press, 1977. C

Chang, Lan Samantha. Hunger : a novella and stories. New York : W.W. Norton, c1998. A

Chang, Nancy. Lotusville, a conservative town. Minneapolis, MN. : UTVS Press, 1989. A

Chao, Evelina. Gates of grace. New York : Warner Books, 1985 A

Chao, Patricia. Monkey king. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1997. A

Chen, Yuan-tsung. The dragon's village. New York : Patheon Books, 1980. A

Cheng, Nien. Life and death in Shanghai. New York : Grove Press, 1987. A

Chennault, Anna. The education of Anna. New York: Times Books, 1980. A

Chennault, Anna. A thousand springs: the biography of a marriage. Middlebury, Vt.: Paul Eriksson, 1962. A

Chiang, Fay. In the city of contradictions. New York: Sunbury Press, 1979. A

Chin, Frank. Bulletproof Buddhists and other essays. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, c1998. A

Chin, Frank. The chickencoop Chinaman ; and, The year of the dragon: two Plays. Seattle: University of Washington Press, c1981. A

Chin, Frank. Donald Duk : a novel. Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 1991. A/YA

Chin, Frank. Gunga Din highway : a novel. Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, c1994. A/YA

Chin, Steven. ragon parade : a Chinese New Year story. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1993. C

Chin-Lee, Cynthia. A is for Asia. Illustrated by Yumi Heo. New York : Orchard Books, 1997. C

Chin-Lee, Cynthia. Almond cookies & dragon well tea. Illustrated by You Shan Tang. Chicago, Il.: Polychrome Pub.,c1993. C

Chinn, Karen. Sam and the lucky money. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu. New York : Lee & Low Books, c1995. C

Chu, Louis. Eat a bowl of tea. New York: Lyle Steward, 1961. A

Chou, Cynthia L. My life in the United States. North Quincy, Mass. : Christopher, 1970. A

Chuang, Hua. Crossings. New York : Dial, 1969. A

Dong, May L. No speak English. New York : Pageant Press, 1962. A

Fang, Linda. The Ch'i-lin purse : a collection of ancient Chinese stories. Pictures by Jeanne M. Lee. New York : Farrar, Straus and Girous, 1995. C

Ho, Minfong. The clay marble. New York : Farrar, Straus,and Girous, 1991. YA

Hong, Lily Toy. The empress and the silkworm. Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 1995. C

Hu, William C. Chinese New Year, fact and folklore. Ann Arbor, MI : Arts Ceramica, 1991. A

Hwang, David Henry. Broken promises : four plays. New York : Avon Books, 1983. A

Hwang, David Henry. The dance and the railroad : and, Family devotions : two plays. New York : Dramatists Play Service, 1983. A

Hwang, David henry. Fob. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1979. A

Hwang, David Henry. M. Butterfly. New York : Dramatists Play Service, 1988. A

Hwang, David Henry. The sound of a voice. New York : Dramaststs Play Service, 1984. A

Hwang, David Henry. Trying to find Chinatown : and, Bondage. New York : Dramatists Play Service, 1996. A

Jen, Gish. Mona in the promised land. New York : Knopf, 1996. A

Jen, Gish. Typical American. Boston : Houghton Mifflin/S.Lawrence, 1991. A

Jen, Gish. Who's Irish? and other stories. New York : A.A. Knopf, 1999. A

Joe, Jeanne. Ying-Ying : pieces of a childhood. San Francisco : East/West Publishing, 1982. C

Kingman, Dong. Dong Kingman's watercolors. With special photos by Helena Kuo Kingman. New York : Watson-Guptill Publishers, 1980. A

Kingston, Maxine Hong. China men. New York : Knopf, 1980. A

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,1998. A

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Hawai`i one summer. Honolulu : University of Hawai`i Press,1998 1987. A

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Tripmaster monkey : his fake book. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage international,1989. A

Kingston, Maxine Hong. The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts. New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House,1976. A

Krakauer, Hoong Yee Lee. Rabbit mooncakes. 1st ed. Boston : Joy Street Books, c1994. C

Kuo, Alexander. The Window tree. Peterborugh, N.H.: Windy Row Press, 1971. A

Kuo, Alexander. New letters from Hiroshima and other poems. New York: Greenfield Review Press, 1974. A

Kwong, Peter. China, New York : labor and politics, 1930-1950. New York : Monthly Review Press, 1979. A

Kwong, Peter. Forbidden workers : illegal Chinese immigrants and American labor. New York : New Press, 1997. A

Lai, H. Mark, et al. Island : poetry and history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island 1900-1940. San Francisco : Hoc Doi (History of Chinese Detained on Island) ; distributed by San Francisco Study Center, 1980. A

Lee, Chin-Yang. Land of the Golden Mountain. New York: Meredith Press,1967. ALee, Gus. China boy : a novel. New York : Dutton, c1991. A

Lee, Gus. Honor & duty. New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994. A

Lee, Gus. No physical evidence. New York : Fawcett Columbine,1998. ALee, Gus. Tiger's tail : a novel. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. A

Lee, Huy Voun. In the park. Also illustrated by Huy Voun Lee. New York : H. Holt, c1998. C

Lee, Huy Voun. In the snow. New York : H. Holt, c1995. C

Lee, Jeanne M. Legend of the Li River, an ancient Chinese tale. New York : Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1983. C

Lee, Jeanne M. Silent Lotus. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991. C

Lee, Josephine D. Performing Asian America : race and ethnicity on the contemporary stage. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997. A

Lee, Milly. Nim and the war effort. Pictures by Yangsook Choi. New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997. C

Lee, Virginia. The house that Tai Ming built. New York: Macmillan, 1963. A

Leong, George. A lone bamboo doesn't come from Jackson Street. San Francisco: Isthmus Press, 1977. A

Leong, Monfoon. Number one son. San Francisco: East/West, 1975. A

Li, Leslie. Bittersweet. Boston: Charles E. Tuttle, 1992. A

Lim, Genny. Wings for Lai-Ho. San Francisco : East/West Publishing, 1982. C

Lin, Alice P. Grandmother had no name. San Francisco : China Books & Periodicals, 1988. A

Lin, Grace. The ugly vegetables. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 1999. C

Lin, Yutang. The flight of the innocents. New York : Putnam, 1964. A

Lin, Yutang. Juniper Loa: Autobiographic Novel. Cleveland: World Publishers, 1963. A

Lin, Yutang. Lady Wu : a novel. New York : Putnam, 1965. A

Lin, Yutang. Moment in Peking. New York : Popular Library, 1967. A

Lin, Yutang. The red peony. London : Heinemann, 1962. A

Ling, Bettina. Maya Lin. Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1997. YA

Liu, Aimee. Cloud mountain. New York: Warner books, 1997. A

Liu, Catherine. Oriental girls desire romance. New York : Kaya Production, 1997. A

Lord, Bette. In the year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Illustrated by Marc Simont. New York: Trumpet club, 1984. C

Lord, Bette. Eigth moon. New York : Harper & Row, 1964. A

Lord, Bette. Legacies: a Chinese mosaic. London : Chapmans, 1990. A

Lord, Bette. Spring Moon : a novel of China. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. A

Louie, Ai-Ling. Yeh-Shen : a Cinderella story from China. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York : Philomel Books, 1982. C

Louie, Andrea. Moon cakes : a novel. New York : Ballantine Books, 1995. A

McCunn,Ruthanne Lum. Pie-Biter. Illustrated by You-shan Teng. San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco, 1983. C

McCunn, Ruthanne Lum. Thousand pieces of gold. San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco, 1981. A

McCunn, Ruthanne Lum. Wooden fish songs. New York : Dutton, c1995. A/YA

Mosny, Nancy Young. Pieces of gold. New York : Bantam Books, 1999. YA

Namioka, Lensey. Den of the White Fox. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1977. C

Namioka, Lensey. April and the Dragon Lady. San Diego : Browndeer Press, c1994. YA

Namioka, Lensey. Yang the second and her secret admirers. Illustrated by Kees de Kiefte. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1998. YA

Namioka, Lensey. Yang the third and her impossible family. Illustrated by Kees de Kiefte. Boston : Little, Brown, c1995. YA

Namioka, Lensey. Yang the youngest and his terrible ear. Illustrated by Kees de Kiefte. Boston : Joy Street Books, c1992. YA

Ng, Fae Myenne. Bone. New York : Hyperion, c1993. A

Ng, Mei. Eating Chinese food naked : a novel. New York : Scribner, 1998. A

Quon,Ethel. A hundred feelings = Pai kan. Tustin, CA. : Pacific Writers Press, c1991. A

She, Colleen. A student's guide to Chinese American genealogy. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1996. C

She, Colleen. Teenage refugees from China speak out. New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 1995. C

Sing, Rachel. Chinese New Year's dragon. Illustrated by Shao Wei Liu. Cleveland : Modern Curriculum Press, c1992. C

Sledge, Linda Ching. A map of paradise. New York : Bantam Books, 1997. A

Sun, Chyng Feng. Mama bear. Illustrated by Lolly Robinson. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994. C

Tan, Amy. The Chinese Siamese Cat. Illustrated by Gretchen Schields. New York: Maxwell Macmillan, 1994. C

Tan, Amy. The hundred secret senses. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. A

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. New York : Putnam's, 1989. A

Tan, Amy. The kitchen god's wife. New York : Putnam, c1991. A

Tan, Amy. The Moon Lady. Illustrated by Gretchen Schields. New York: Maxwell Macmillan, 1992. C

Telemaque, Eleanor Wong. Its crazy to stay Chinese in Minnesota. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 1978. YA

Tyau, Kathleen. A little too much is enough. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995. A/YA

Wang, Ping. American visa : short stories. Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 1994. A

Wang, Ping. Foreign devil : a novel. Minneapolis : Coffee House Press,1996. A

Wong, Jade Snow. No Chinese stranger. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. A/YA

Wong, Nellie. Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park. San Francisco: Kelsey St. Press, 1978. A

Wong, Shawn. American knees. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1995. A

Wong, Shawn . Homebase, 1979. New York: Ishmael Reed Books, 1979. A

Wong, Shawn . Night driver : a novel. San Francisco : San Francisco State University, 1974. A

Yang, Belle. Baba: a return to China upon my father's shoulders. New York: Harcourt Brace, c1994. YA

Yang, Belle. Chili-chili-chin-chin. San Diego : Silver Whistle, 1999. C

Yang, Belle. The odyssey of a Manchurian. New York : Harcourt Brace, 1996. YA

Yee, Wong Herbert. A drop of rain. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1995. C

Yep, Laurence. The case of the goblin pearls. New York : HarperCollins, 1997 YA

Yep, Laurence. The case of the lion dance. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. C

Yep, Laurence. Child of the owl. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers,1977. C

Yep, Laurence. Dragon cauldron. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers,1991. YA

Yep, Laurence. The dragon prince : a Chinese beauty and the beast tale. Illustrated by Kam Mak. New York : HarperCollins, 1997. C

Yep, Laurence. Dragon steel. New York : HarperTrophy,1985. YA

Yep, Laurence. Dragonwings. New York : Dramatist Play Service, c1993. YA

Yep, Laurence. The ghost fox. Illustrated by Jean Tseng and Mou-Sien Tseng. New York : Scholastic,1994. YA

Yep, Laurence. The junior thunder lord. Illustrated by Robert Van Nutt. [Mahwah, N.J.] : BridgeWater Books, 1994. YA

Yep, Laurence. The Khan's daughter : a Mongolian folktale. Illustrated by Jean Tseng and Mou-Sien Tseng. New York : Scholastic,1997. C

Yep, Laurence. The lost garden. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : J. Messner, 1991. YA

Yep, Laurence. The rainbow people. Illustrated by David Wiesner. New York : Harper & Row,1989. YA

Yep, Laurence. Ribbons. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992. YA

Yep, Laurence. The shell woman & the king : a Chinese folktale. Illustrated by Ming-Yi Yang. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers,1993. C

Yep, Laurence. The star fisher. New York : Morrow Junior Books,1991. YA

Yep, Laurence. Thief of hearts. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. YA

Yep, Laurence. Tongues of jade. Illustrated by David Wiesner. New York : HarperCollins,1991. YA

Young, Ed. Cat and rat : the legend of the Chinese zodiac. New York : H. Holt, 1995. C

Young, Ed. Donkey trouble. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995. C

Young, Ed. High on a hill : a book of Chinese riddles. New York : Collins, 1980. C

Young, Ed. Little Plum. New York : Philomel Books, 1994. C

Yung, Judy. Unbound feet : a social history of Chinese women in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. A