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Tim I. Gurung unveils a history of the bravery of Gurkha war heroes and...

The Gurkhas of Nepal have had the reputation of soldiers to be feared ever since 1767, when 2,400 British soldiers advanced against them and retreated with only 1,000 survivors. In a power struggle to...

Artist Fiona Hawthorne creates an extraordinary record of what was once Kowloon Walled City,...

Hong Kong imprinted itself on Fiona Hawthorne who recently released her book of sketches, photography and drawing, Drawing on the Inside: Kowloon Walled City 1985. Arriving as a child of six and living there...

A supernatural, vengeful, thrilling, page-turning adventure through Saigon in the novel “Build Your House...

In the beginning of the novel Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith, Winnie Nguyen disappears in Saigon, and nobody is surprised or particularly concerned. An American teacher in an English language...

The novel “Comrade Aeon’s Field Guide to Bangkok” weaves Thai myth and history into...

Emma Larkin has spent her life in Bangkok since infancy. Her knowledge of the city gives her first novel an insight and clarity that other Western authors have failed to achieve when writing about...

“Vanishing Bangkok” is both a work of art and a compelling cry for historical...

Bangkok is famous for its temples, its markets, its food and other pleasures. However architectural notice is usually given only to its palatial shopping malls and towers of glass and steel. Reverent attention...

“Hong Kong Local” is a colorful delicious tour through the best of Hong Kong’s...

The eye-popping colors and pop-art graphics on the cover of Hong Kong Local: Cult Recipes from the Streets that Make the City immediately announce this is not your mother’s cookbook. ArChan Chan has taken...

Unforgettable characters who battle against injustice in pre-teen story will speak to everyone from...

Three children roam the city streets of Chattana, on their own but linked together in a way none of them completely understand. Pong and Somkit were born to prisoners which has left both boys...

“The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth” introduces readers to the gleaming radiance and magic...

Once upon a time two sisters lived in a house of infidelity, rage and silence. Chalika, the oldest, could remember a time when the house had been filled with the noises of daily living....

Community commentary: Where it ended, where it began

“In ten more years, when we look back at Seattle as it used to be, where will we decide we went wrong,” a friend wondered yesterday when we talked over coffee in my tiny...

“Shanghai Grand” chronicles the intertwining lives of three improbable characters in a city of...

Emily Hahn, legendary New Yorker journalist, was both a biographer’s dream and nightmare. Her restless and unconventional life is richly detailed in her memoirs, except for the few things that she deemed private. She...