Far Eastern Fiction

Set in Hong Kong, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, and Tibet, these are recently published novels by Asian and Western authors. The setting of the novels is mostly 20th century or present day, and the the stories deal with the effects of colonization, occupation, tradition, and social change. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.

Fiction set in Hong Kong
Fiction set in Korea
Fiction set in Mongolia
Fiction set in Taiwan
Fiction set in Tibet

Fiction Set in Hong Kong

Chieng, Chieh. A Long Stay in a Distant Land. 2005.

Connelly, Michael. Nine Dragons. 2009. (Adult Mystery CON).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Gardam, Jane. The Man in the Wooden Hat. 2009.

Greenway, Alice. White Ghost Girls. 2006.

Lanchester, John. Fragrant Harbor. 2002.

Lee, Janice Y.K. The Piano Teacher. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Luk, Henry. The Heir. 2000.

McDonell, Nick. The Third Brother. 2005.

Pemberton, Margaret. The Last Goodbye. 2007. (Adult Romance PEM).

Petit, Caroline. Deep Night. 2008.

Roberts, Les. The Chinese Fire Drill. 2001. (Adult Mystery ROB).

Row, Jess. The Train to Lo Wu. 2005.

Shi, Shuqing. City of the Queen: A Novel of Colonial Hong Kong. 2005.

Stone, Eric. Shanghaied: The Fourth Ray Sharp Novel. 2009. (Adult Mystery STO).

Tsukiyama, Gail. The Language of Threads. 1999.

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Fiction Set in Korea

Brady, James. The Marine: A Novel of War from Guadalcanal to Korea. 2003.

Chung, Sonya. Long for this World. 2010.

Church, James. The Man with the Baltic Stare. 2010. (Adult Mystery CHU).

Drabble, Margaret. The Red Queen: A Transcultural Tragicomedy. 2004.

Hagberg, David. The Expediter. 2009.

Haig, Brian. Mortal Allies. 2002.

Hwang, Sog-yong. The Guest. 2005.

Jin, Ha. War Trash. 2004.
     Also available: Large Type

Keller, Nora Okja. Fox Girl. 2002.

Kim, Eugenia. The Calligrapher's Daughter. 2009.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Kim, Hyejin. Jia: A Novel of North Korea. 2007.

Kim, Young-ha. Your Republic is Calling You. 2010.

Lee, Marie G. Somebody’s Daughter. 2005.

Limón, Martin. G.I. Bones. 2009. (Adult Mystery LIM).

Park, Samuel. This Burns My Heart. 2011.

Poyer, David. Korea Strait. 2007.

Scott, Joanna C. The Lucky Gourd Shop. 2000.

Sin, Kyong-suk. Please Look After Mom. 2011.
     Also available: CD

Talarigo, Jeff. The Ginseng Hunter. 2008.
     Also available: CD

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Fiction Set in Mongolia

Cussler, Clive. Treasure of Khan. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Howard, Christopher R. The Tea of Ulaanbaatar. 2011.

Iggulden, Conn. Khan: Empire of Silver. 2010.

Jiang, Rong. Wolf Totem. 2008.

Morson, Ian. City of the Dead. 2008. (Adult Mystery MOR).

Tschinag, Galsan. The Blue Sky. 2006.

Walters, Michael. The Shadow Walker. 2006. (Adult Mystery WAL).

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Fiction Set in Taiwan

Cheng, Ching-wen. Three-Legged Horse. 1999.

Dalton, John. Heaven Lake. 2004.

Faigen, Anne G. Out of Turns. 2009. (Adult Mystery FAI).
     Also available: Large Type

Hyde, Anthony. Formosa Straits. 1995.

Lin, Francie. The Foreigner. 2008.

Liu, Marjorie M. The Red Heart of Jade. 2006. (Adult Romance LIU).

Ritari, Jacob. Taroko Gorge. 2010.

Wang, Chen-ho. Rose, Rose, I Love You. 1998.

Wu, Zhuoliu. Orphan of Asia. 2006.

Xiao, Lihong. A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers. 2000.

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Fiction Set in Tibet

Adam, Paul. Oracle Lake. 2003.

Alai. Red Poppies. 2002.

Cussler, Clive. Golden Buddha. 2003.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Dietrich, William. Blood of the Reich. 2011.

Falla, Jonathan. Blue Poppies. 2001.

Pattison, Eliot. The Lord of Death. 2009. (Adult Mystery PAT)

Xinran. Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet. 2004.

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