Praise for Our Books

No-No Boy

John Okada

"[This new edition] brings Okada's groundbreaking work to a new generation . . . an internee and enlisted man himself, [Okada] wrote in a raw, brutal stream of consciousness that echoes the pain and intergenerational conflict faced by those struggling to reconcile their heritage to the concept of an American dream."
- Shelf Awareness

Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints

Carolyn M. Putney, Kendall H. Brown, Koyama Shuko, and Paul Binnie

"The book is a feast for the eyes and an excellent addition to collections emphasizing Japanese art. Highly recommended." - Choice

Confronting Memories of World War II: European and Asian Legacies

Edited by Daniel Chirot, Gi-Wook Shin, and Daniel Sneider

The book, which acts as a solid overview of various postwar memory cultures, will be an excellent addition to most libraries. It is well-suited for undergraduates, instructors looking to broaden their knowledge of WWII memory cultures, and because of its contemporary relevance, general readers." - Choice

Wars evoke powerful emotions: grief and pride, humiliation and honor, outrage and exultation. As this excellent volume reveals, such feelings can come to form essential parts of national mythologies, and this has been especially so in the case of World War II." - Foreign Affairs

How to Read the American West: A Field Guide

William Wyckoff

A field guide unlike any other, with a focus on patterns, variations and the distribution of landscape features . . . it draws attention to eco-tones, watersheds, settlement patterns and corridors of connection . . . ultimately, it considers our grip on the land and the land's grip on us. - High Country News

Nisei Daughter

Monica Sone

Nisei Daughter is a book of its time, but it deserves to be read and re-read and considered within changing cultural perspectives and treasured for the voice it gives to a period in American history that still needs to be understood and should never be forgotten." - International Examiner

Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas

Kurkpatrick Dorsey

"Written with elegant prose and a wry wit, the book illuminates the many twists and turns of global whaling regulation. . . . This title is an excellent resource for those desiring detailed insight." - Choice

Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands, 1880-1950

Edited by Denise M. Glover, Stevan Harrell, Charles F. McKhann, and Margaret Byrne Swain

"A very valuable contribution that advances our understanding of an unfairly neglected topic in the study of China's borderlands." - Journal of Asian Studies

My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power

Hsiu-Lien Lu and Ashley Esarey

"An engrossing story of a life devoted to Taiwan. . . . A remarkable journey."
- Taipei Times

Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon

Cindy Ott

"Ott reexamines American history through the lens of the pumpkin. It is an undertaking that is both intellectual and fun." - Oregon Historical Quarterly

The "Bare Life" of Thai Migrant Workmen in Singapore

Pattana Kitiarsa

"Commendable for [its] analyses of the multifaceted aspects of migrant workers' lived realities. Particularly impressive is Pattana's effort to broach and present the deeply sensitive topic of workers' sexual lives. . . . Pattana's strengths as an ethnographer are clearly demonstrated in this volume through his empathy for the workers and his sensitivity to their rural, working class origins." - New Mandala