Nonfiction titles submitted for the 2008 Kiriyama Prize (by author)
Title Author Publisher
The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing Alcalá, Kathleen University of Arizona Press
Beyond the Horizon: The Great Race to Finish the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Globe Angus, Colin Doubleday Canada
The World Made New Aronson, Marc and John W. Glenn National Geographic Society
Inside the Red Mansion August, Oliver Houghton Mifflin
Hiromi’s Hands Barasch, Lynne Lee & Low
Lines of the Nation Bear, Laura Columbia University Press
Marco Polo Bergreen, Laurence Knopf
Perfect Spy: The Incredible Life of Pahm Xuan An Berman, Larry HarperCollins
Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike Bialock, David T. Stanford University Press
The Father of All Things Bissell, Tom Pantheon Books
Pathways to the Present: U.S. Development and Its Consequences in the Pacific Blackford, Mansel G. University of Hawai’i Press
The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory, and the Death of Wild Culture Bowling, Tim Nightwood Editions
Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children’s Literature Bradford, Clare Wilfred Laurier University Press
Journey to the East: The Jesuit Mission to China Brocky, Liam Matthew Harvard University Press/Belknap
A War Like No Other: The Truth About China’s Challenge to America Bush, Richard C. and Michael E. O’Hanlon John Wiley & Sons
Assembling Women: The Feminization of Global Manufacturing Caraway, Teri L. Cornell University Press
Hapa Girl: A Memoir Chai, May-lee Temple University Press
The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics Chin, Annping Scribner
Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters Choi, Annie HarperCollins
Legacies of Struggle: Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Politics Chung, Angie Y. Stanford University Press
Notebooks of Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth University of Arizona Press
The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi from Samurai to Supermarket Corson, Trevor HarperCollins
Earth in Flower Cravath, Paul DatAsia, Inc
Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku Crowe, Ellie Lee & Low
East Wind Melts the Ice: A Memoir through the Seasons Dalby, Liza University of California Press
The Last Mughal Dalrymple, William Alfred A. Knopf (US)
America and China: Asia-Pacific Rim Hegemony in the Twenty-First Century Doyle, Randall Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield
Kiwis Might Fly Evans, Polly Delta/Dell
China Fever: Fascination, Fear, and the World’s Next Superpower Fang, Frank S. Stone Bridge Press
Changing Clothes in China: Fashion, History, Nation Finnane, Antonia Columbia University Press
Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Creature Flannery, Tim Grove Press
Revolution of Hope Fox, Vicente and Rob Allyn Viking
Witness to Disaster: Volcanoes Fradin, Judith and Dennis National Geographic Society
Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army Fruhstuck, Sabine University of California Press
The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Korean Nuclear Crisis Funabashi, Yoichi Brookings Institution Press
China Ghosts Gammage, Jeff HarperCollins
Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary Gao, Wenquian Public Affairs
China and Iran Garver, John W. University of Washington Press
China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power Gifford, Rob Random House
Rising Star: China’s New Security Diplomacy Gill, Bates Brookings Institution Press
Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War Gordin, Michael D. Princeton University Press
Countries of the World: Japan Green, Jen National Geographic Society
India After Ghandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy Guha, Ramachandra HarperCollins
Sisters of Heaven: China’s Barnstorming Aviatrixes Gully, Patti Long River Press
Famine in North Korea Haggard, Stephen and Marcus Noland Columbia University Press
A Life Less Ordinary Halder, Baby HarperCollins
The Airmen and the Headhunters Heimann, Judith Harcourt Trade Publishers
The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide Heiss, Mary Lou and Robert J. Ten Speed Press
Whale Warriors Heller, Peter Free Press
A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and Its War with the United States Henderson, Timothy Hill & Wang/FSG
Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West Hohenegger, Beatrice St Martin’s Press
The White Pacific: U.S. Imperialism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War Horne, Gerald University of Hawai’i Press
The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy Issenberg, Sasha Gotham Books (Penguin Group, USA)
The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the ‘Opening’ of Japan Jannetta, Ann Stanford University Press
Planet India: How the Fastest-Growing Democracy is Transforming America and the World Kamdar, Mira Scribner
Confessions: An Innocent Life in Communist China Kang, Zhengguo WW Norton
Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage, and the Modern Japanese Woman Kawakami, Sumie Chin Music Press, Inc
Charm Offensive Kurlantzick, Joshua Yale University Press
The Making of Minjung Lee, Namhee Cornell University Press
The Eighth Promise Lee, William Poy Rodale
A History of the Modern Chinese Army Li, Xiaobing University Press of Kentucky
In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India Luce, Edward Doubleday US
The Thorn of Lion City Lum, Lucy Public Affairs
Juki Girls, Good Girls: Gender and Cultural Politics in Sri Lanka’s Global Garment Industry Lynch, Caitrin Cornell University Press
The 100-Mile Diet/Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally MacKinnon, JB and Alisa Smith Random House Canada
The Last Days of the Incas MacQuarrie, Kim Simon & Schuster
The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression Mann, James Penguin Group-Viking
The Talented Women of the Zhang Family Mann, Susan University of California Press
Democracy with a Gun: America and the Policy of Force Matsuo, Fumio Stone Bridge Press
The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest McAllister, Ian Greystone Books
Holding the Bully’s Coat: Canada and the US Empire McQuaig, Linda Doubleday Canada
Karma Sutra: Essays from the Margin Menen, Rajendar Sage Books
The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us Meredith, Robyn WW Norton
Modern East Asia: An Introductory History Miller, John H. M.E. Sharpe
Breaking Trail Morimoto, Tom Fifth House Ltd
Stealing Buddah’s Dinner Nguyen, Bich Minh Viking
Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman’s Quest to Become a Mother Orenstein, Peggy Bloomsbury
Textures of Struggle: The Emergence of Resistance Among Garment Workers in Thailand Pangsapa, Piya Cornell University Press
Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans Pfaelzer, Jean Random House
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China Polly, Matthew Gotham Books (Penguin Group, USA)
Failed Diplomacy: The Tragic Story of How North Korea Got the Bomb Pritchard, Charles Brookings Institution Press
Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power And Purpose Pyle, Kenneth B. Public Affairs
Think India: The Rise of the World’s Next Superpower and What It Means for Every American Rai, Vinay Gotham Books (Penguin Group, USA)
Stones Witness Randall, Margaret University of Arizona Press
Travels in the East Richie, Donald Stone Bridge
Securing Japan: Tokyo’s Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia Samuels, Richard J. Cornell University Press
The Astro Boy Essays Schodt, Frederik Stone Bridge
For Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors: The Chinese Tradition of Paper Offerings Scott, Janet Lee University of Washington Press
Under the Dragon: California’s New Culture Shavelson, Lonnie and Fred Setterberg Heyday Books
China: Fragile Superpower Shirk, Susan L. Oxford University Press
When the Huai Flowers Bloom Shu Siang Lu SUNY Press
In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia Spector, Ronald Random House
Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man Spence, Jonathan D. Penguin Group-Viking
Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam Statler, Kathryn C. University Press of Kentucky
Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia Studwell, Joe Atlantic Monthly Press
Rescued by Mao: World War II, Wake Island, and My Remarkable Escape to Freedom Across Mainland China Taylor, William Leatherwood Press/Silverleaf
The High Road to China: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama, and the First British Expedition to Tibet Teltscher, Kate Farrar, Straus & Giroux
The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power Tharoor, Shashi Arcade
Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea’s Prisons Thomas, Cullen Penguin Group-Viking
Entrepreneurial States: Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea Tiberghien, Yves Cornell University Press
Capitalism Without Democracy: The Private Sector in Contemporary China Tsai, Kellee S. Cornell University Press
Coming Home to China Tuan, Yi-fu University of Minnesota Press
Poor People Vollmann, William T. HarperCollins
Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire von Tunzelmann, Alex Henry Holt, US and McClelland & Stewart, Canada
China’s Brave New World—And Other Tales for Global Times Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N. Indiana University Press
The Fragile Edge Whitty, Julia Houghton Mifflin
Beijing Confidential: A Tale of Comrades Lost and Found Wong, Jan Doubleday Canada
Global “Body Shopping” Xiang, Biao Princeton University Press
My Name is Number 4 Ye, Ting-xing Doubleday Canada
Rising Sons: The Japanese American GI’s Who Fought for the United States in WWII Yenne, Bill St Martin’s Press
The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia Zaminder, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Columbia University Press