Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month! To celebrate, Joanna Chiu author of China Unbound: A New World Disorder and Anuja Varghese author of Chrysalis have selected some very good books to add to your reading list! 

Click to learn more about Joanna's picks and Anuja's picks.

We'll be donating 10% of web sales on to Joanna's organization of choice, NüVoices, an international editorial collective gathering veteran and emerging writers, journalists, translators and artists to celebrate and support the diverse creative work of women and other underrepresented voices/communities working on the subject of China (broadly defined). We'll be donating an additional 10% to Anuja's organization of choice, South Asian Women's Centre, a voluntary non-profit women’s organization run by, and for South Asian Women.

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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

A bestseller that has sold over one million copies internationally and the most important book to have come out of South Korea since The Vegetarian.


Genre-blending stories of transformation and belonging that centre women of colour and explore queerness, family, and community.

China Unbound

While the United States stumbles, an award-winning foreign correspondent chronicles China’s dramatic moves to become a dominant power.

My Grief, the Sun

The highly anticipated debut collection from acclaimed poet Sanna Wani.


With your face covered, sneaking into a city you thought you knew, are you still yourself? Or have you crossed to another world, where the streets are unpredictable and the people strangers, where you might at any moment run into some unknown dream version of yourself?

We Two Alone

A masterful debut collection of stories that dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years.

Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me is an award-winning middle-grade novel about the power of grassroots activism and how kids can make a difference.

Red Land, Yellow River

The amazing, dramatic and painful autobiographical story of Ange Zhang as he came of age during the Cultural Revolution in China.

Grandmother’s Visit

Grace says goodbye to Grandmother in this touching book about love and loss.

The Accusation

A major publishing phenomenon, The Accusation by anonymous North Korean writer Bandi is the first piece of fiction to come out of North Korea.


Three-time Governor General’s Literary Award–shortlisted author and playwright Anosh Irani’s critically acclaimed one-man show Buffoon is a masterclass of tragicomic theatre.

Nobody Knows

A powerful and moving novel inspired by actual events that took place in Tokyo, and based on the award-winning film by Hirokazu Kore-eda.