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Best Asian Books You Must Read

Here is a list of the best Asian books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes (2017)

 Best Asian Books You Must ReadJet Tila knows a thing or two about authentic Asian cuisine. From a kid growing up in LA in a Thai and Chinese family to a prominent chef, restaurant owner and judge on Cutthroat Kitchen, he brings his years of experience and hard-earned knowledge together in this breakthrough book. Step inside Jet’s kitchen and learn the secrets to making your favorite Asian dishes taste better than takeout.
Author(s): Jet Tila

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set (2018)

 Best Asian Books You Must Read  New Yorker Rachel Chu does not know that her loving boyfriend, Nicholas Young, also happens to be Singapore’s most eligible bachelor and likely heir to a massive fortune. So when she agrees to spend the summer in Nick’s home, her life unexpectedly becomes an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Author(s): Kevin Kwan

The Asian Slow Cooker: Exotic Favorites for Your Crockpot (2016)

 Best Asian Books You Must ReadFaster, Easier, Tastier and Healthier Than Takeout Kelly Kwok, founder of Life Made Sweeter, provides great new flavors to try in your slow cooker. These simple and delicious recipes will have your favorite Asian dishes waiting for you right when you get home. With the press of a button, you can make authentic dishes that are healthier and tastier than their restaurant counterparts.
Author(s): Kelly Kwok

Future Is Asian (2019)

 Best Asian Books You Must ReadAsia is where the action is. Five billion people, one-third of the global economy, two-thirds of global economic growth, thirty of the Fortune 100, six of the ten largest banks, eight of the ten largest armies, five nuclear powers, and massive technological innovation. Whether using demography, geography, or economy as a metric, Asia is already the presentand it is certainly the future.
Author(s): Parag Khanna

Asian-Americans Who Inspire Us (2019)

 Best Asian Books You Must ReadThis beautifully illustrated book introduces readers of all ages to 16 Asian-Americans who changed the world. Asian-Americans Who Inspire Us shares engaging stories of 16 trailblazing Asian-Americans.
Author(s): Analiza Quiroz Wolf

The Asian American Achievement Paradox (2015)

 Best Asian Books You Must ReadAsian Americans are often stereotyped as the “model minority.” Their sizeable presence at elite universities and high household incomes have helped construct the narrative of Asian American “exceptionalism.” While many scholars and activists characterize this as a myth, pundits claim that Asian Americans’ educational attainment is the result of unique cultural values.
Author(s): Jennifer Lee, Min Zhou

Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2014)

 Best Asian Books You Must ReadAsian Americans are the fastest growing minority population in the country. Moreover, they provide a wonderful lens on the experiences of immigrants and minorities in the United States more generally, both historically and today.
Author(s): Pawan Dhingra, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez

Asian Religions: A Cultural Perspective (2014)

 Best Asian Books You Must ReadThis lively introduction offers a complete overview of the main Asian religions, their traditions and contemporary relevance, and how they are lived and practiced today.
Author(s): Randall L. Nadeau

Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) (2018)

 Best Asian Books You Must Readand China Rich Girlfriend, here is the uproarious conclusion to the Crazy Rich Asians Series. Esquire Best Books of 2017Kirkus Best Fictional Families of 2017Book Three of the Crazy Rich Asians SeriesWhen Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he’s not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune.
Author(s): Kevin Kwan

Best Asian Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some asian books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Health and national reconstruction in Nationalist China: the development of modern health services, 1928-1937 /

Author(s): Ka-che Yip.
ID: 2690625, Publisher: Association for Asian Studies,, Year: c1995., Size: 29 Mb, Format: pdf

The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas

Author(s): Eric Silverstein
ID: 2392514, Publisher: Sterling Epicure, Year: 7 May 2019, Size: 30 Mb, Format: epub

Japan’s Asian Diplomacy: Power Transition, Domestic Politics, and Diffusion of Ideas

Author(s): Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
ID: 2815172, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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