Friday, May 6, 2011

Asian Pacific Culture Heritage Month (1)

May is Asian-Pacific Cultural Heritage Month, and I'd like to recommend various books and resources to learn more. This will be a running series all this month, spotlighting various Asian cultures. Each blog entry will highlight different aspects of different cultures. These aren't meant to be complete and exclusive lists.

The Classic Tradition of Haiku, Edited by Fabion Bowers
Typhoon! Typhoon! An Illustrated Haiku Sequence by Lucile Maxfield Bogue
A Cat, a Man and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki
Geisha by Liza Dalby
The Tale of Genji by Murisaki Shikibu
The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby

The Guerilla is Like a Poet An Anthology of Filipino Poetry, edited by Robert Majzels
Filipino Martial Culture by Mark V. Wiley
Filipino Martial Arts (Cabales Serrada Escrima) by Mark V. Wiley

Ca Dao Vietnam, A Bilingual Anthology of Vietnamese Folk Poetry. Edited, Translated and Introduced by John Balaban

The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Introduction by Nigel Hawthorne
The Wisdom of Confucius, Edited by Ephiphanius Wilson
The Illustrated Tao De Ching by Stephen Hodge

Asian-American Experience:
The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker by Eric Liu
Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings By and About Asian American Women. Edited by the Asian Women United of California

More to come!

All original writing and art copyright A. Dameron 2000-2011

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