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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!

1. Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) (2014)

Best Asian Books You Must Readnow a major motion picture! When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.   On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of…
Author(s): Kevin Kwan

2. 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. Here are some of the recipes you’ll learn to master:-Korean BBQ Short Ribs on Coke-Jet’s Famous Drunken Noodles-Beef Pho-Miso Roasted Black Cod-Panang Beef Curry-Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich-Sweet Chili Sriracha Hot WingsAnd if you…
Author(s): Jet Tila

3. 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. And that’s all before she discovers the true identity of her long-lost father . . .    This box set includes the entire trilogy: Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People…
Author(s): Kevin Kwan

4. 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. You’ll experience a wide variety of flavors; choose spicy, vegetarian, noodles or rice. There are even recipes that have 5 ingredients or less. Extra long day? Kelly’s fuss-free one-pot and skillet recipes will have dinner on the…
Author(s): Kelly Kwok

5. 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

6. 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. The stories bring to life Vietnam Memorial architect Maya Lin, Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi, musician Yo-Yo Ma, astronaut Ellison Onizuka, anchorwoman Lisa Ling, activists Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz, and more! Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, discover role models, and meet ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Whether they were breaking Olympic…
Author(s): Analiza Quiroz Wolf

7. 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. In The Asian American Achievement Paradox, sociologists Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou offer a compelling account of the academic achievement of the children of Asian immigrants. Drawing on in-depth interviews with the adult children of Chinese…
Author(s): Jennifer Lee, Min Zhou

8. 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. In this timely new text, Pawan Dhingra and Robyn Magalit Rodriguez critically examine key sociological topics through the experiences of Asian Americans, including social hierarchies (of race, gender, and sexuality), work, education, family, culture, identity, media, pan-ethnicity, social movements, and politics. With vivid examples and lucid discussion of a broad range of theories, the…
Author(s): Pawan Dhingra, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez

9. 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

10. 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. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of…
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 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.

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

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

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative: Concept, Context and Assessment

Author(s): Siegfried O. Wolf
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407901

Fukuzawa Yukichi’s Bourgeois Liberalism: The Betrayal of the East Asian Enlightenment

Author(s): Minhyuk Hwang
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408717

Environmental Sustainability in Asian Logistics and Supply Chains

Author(s): Xiaohong Liu
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2254680

Devising a Clean Energy Strategy for Asian Cities

Author(s): Hooman Farzaneh
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2254739

Framing the Mahabharata: Against the Evolution of Early South Asian Society

Author(s): Saikat k Bose
Publisher: Vij Books India, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2284938

Universalizing Nuclear Nonproliferation Norms: A Regional Framework for the South Asian Nuclear Weapon States

Author(s): Adil Sultan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309726

Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas

Author(s): Vittorio Barale, Martin Gade
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 41 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311130

Asian Indigenous Psychologies in the Global Context

Author(s): Kuang-Hui Yeh
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311509

Gems in the Early Modern World: Materials, Knowledge and Global Trade, 1450–1800

Author(s): Michael Bycroft, Sven Dupré
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311537

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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