Asian Man And White Woman Books: Interracial Relationship

There are quite a few books out there with Asian men and white women relationships in them but not everyone knows where to look.The titles sometimes give clues but most of the time they do not.

Some are out of print and might be a bit tricky to locate but I listed them anyway because I still occasionally see copies in used bookstores, Amazon and once in a while on sites like Ebay.

The books in this list aren’t all romances and men will enjoy reading some of these titles just as much as women especially the ones in the fiction and non-fiction category.

I’ve compiled this list based on genre. I own many of them.

Check back from time to time because I'll add to this list as more become known to me.

This is not a book review. I might give a quick opinion here and there but for the most part this is a list with a short summary of what you can expect in the book. If I did a review on each one this article would be too long. If you'd like to read reviews look up the titles on sites like Amazon and Good Reads.

I appreciate anyone sharing a link to my work but please don't copy and paste my research. I've spent years compiling this list.

Romance-


Jade Lee’s Tigress books are pretty racy and could almost be categorized as erotica but the publisher lists them as romance. They are not a series so each book stands alone. If you enjoy a steamy love story with Chinese men and white women you'll like these.

Getting Physical by Jade Lee

White Tigress by Jade Lee

Burning Tigress by Jade Lee

Hungry Tigress Jade Lee

The Tao of Sex by Jade Lee

Tempted Tigress by Jade Lee

School Bites by Jade Lee is in an anthology called Shards of Crimson

This is a paranormal romance about a white woman that is bitten and a Chinese man that falls is love with her anyway.

Jade Lee has a Chinese father and a Caucasian mother and probably why she writes so many novels with this formula. She also writes other types of books so don't expect everything she’s written to be about white women and Chinese men.

The Words of the Pitcher by Kei Swanson

This book is about a Japanese baseball player and his Caucasian interpreter. He is hard to get along with and they haven't been able to find an interpreter that suits him. Claire works in a dusty office on a college campus doing Japanese history research and isn't an interpreter by trade. Since she is fluent in Japanese, as a favor she agrees to interpret a few times for Kentaro until they can find someone else and as romances go they fall in love.

Season At Sanematsu by Kei Swanson

Seabird At Sanematsu by Kei Swanson

These two Swanson novels go together and you really have to have both to get the whole story. It was an interesting read but not really a romance even though the publisher has put it in that category. You can read the reviews on Amazon. Some readers didn’t care for the books but I enjoyed them. I suspect the main reason for the poor reviews is due to it being placed in the wrong genre. Romance readers expect a happy ending.

Tall, Dark and Irresistible by Joan Elliott Pickart

A Caucasian woman and a half Korean man. It’s a cute story and a typical romance.


Love in the China Sea by Judith Baker (This one is old, out of print and may be difficult to find.) A Eurasian man and a white woman romance.

Kiss of the Dragon by Barbara Faith (I believe this one is also out of print.) Another Eurasian man and white woman love story.

Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones.

A Caucasian woman lives in China and likes to frequent the bars at night picking up Chinese guys. She's trying to get over a Chinese boyfriend that didn't work out because his mom wanted him to marry a Chinese girl. The protagonist eventually gets a job as a translator with an archeologist, a couple of Chinese scientists and along the way she falls in love.

The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones

A food author who recently lost her husband goes to China to interview a Chinese chef and along the way she falls in love with him. This is my favorite Mones book of all, I really like this one.

Merger's and Matrimony by Allison Leigh (This book may be out of print.)

A recent widow has to run her late husband’s business, merges with a Japanese company and falls in love with the head of the corporation.

Ice Blue by Anne Stuart

She inherits a work of art from her nanny and puts it in a museum for safekeeping. Gangsters become interested in the piece and pursue her. She has to be protected and that is where her Japanese Knight comes into the picture.

Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart

Another action packed book featuring a Japanese guy and a white woman. This story takes place in Japan.

The Panther and the Rose by Mary Burkhard (This one is out of print and may be difficult to find.)

A Japanese/Swedish man and an English woman romance.


In The Flesh by Emma Holy

This is considered romance with explicit sex scenes between a Japanese man and a white woman.

Shaking Off The Dust by Rhianna Samuels

This one is a paranormal romance between a Japanese man and a white woman. It reminded me a little of Ghost Whisperer.

Miss Hungerford's Handsome Hero by Noel V. Carter

This one is a regency romance between a Chinese/Irish man and an English woman.

Anna and the King of Dragons by Karen Harbaugh

This story is in an anthology called Dragon Lovers and is a short story about a Dutch woman and a Japanese man.

Kyoto Connection by Deborah Kemp (Possibly out of print.)

Force of Nature by Susan Johnson

This one is an explicit romance between a Japanese man and white woman.


All The Tea In China by Jane Orcutt

This is a surprising story about an English woman and a Chinese man. I enjoyed it.

Til Morning Comes by Han Suyin

During WWII an American correspondent meets a Chinese doctor and falls in love.

Impulsive by Helenkay Dimon

Katie accepts money to spy on Eric, a Japanese American attorney but gets sidetracked and has an affair with him.

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

A white violinist falls in love with a Japanese immigrant at the wake of the Pearl Harbor bombing.

Secrets of the Apple by Paula Hiatt

Forgiven by Janet S Fox

Kanjiro by Pat Barr

Seduced In Seoul by Helen Hardt This is a romance between a Caucasian American woman and a Korean man

The Deepest Edge by Jessica Hall A suspense romance about a Caucasian woman and a Chinese man.

Seduction of the Phoenix Zhang Dynasty by Michele M Pillow This is a futuristic romance between a Caucasian woman and a Chinese man.

The Mandarin of Mayfair by Patricia Veryan A historic romance that may or may not be about a Caucasian woman and Chinese man. It's hard to tell, it's out of print and I haven't read it. He could simply be a white guy who is from China. Hopefully I can get a copy and clear this up.

And The Bride Wore Red by Lucy Gordon A Caucasian woman goes to China and falls in love with a Chinese man.

Love is a Battlefield by Tamara Morgan

The Thread of a Thousand Miles by Alan Yang

Gold Mountain by Joanne Pence

Red Shoes for Lab Blues by D.B. Sieder

Seducing Avery by Barb Han The cover picture on this one is great. I love to see a cover with an honest depiction of the hero.

My Heart In Seoul by Sydney Arrison

Source

Fiction-


The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd:

It is about a woman from Scotland betrothed to a man stationed in China. During the story she falls in love with a Japanese man, which causes a scandal not only because she is already married but because of the racial differences.

The story is written in diary form and is her account of the hardship of war and living with discrimination in a foreign country.

This was also made into a Mobil Masterpiece Theatre Presentation.


Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

This book is about a hostage situation in South America in a businessman's home filled with dignitaries from all over the world. A multilingual Japanese man interprets for everyone. It is not your typical stand off story and has surprises at every turn of the page.

There are a couple of unlikely romances that happen but I won't tell you who or how because that will ruin the story. This is a great book, I'd like to see it made into a movie.

Beside A Burning Sea by John Shors

A hospital ship is hit with a torpedo leaving three Caucasian nurses, a Japanese patient and a few other people stranded on an island.

One of the nurses falls in love with the Japanese guy. It is a sweet story and I really enjoyed this one.

The Foreign Student by Susan Choi

A Korean student goes to school in Tennessee and there is a romance between him and an older woman. A bit depressing at times but overall a good book.

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

This one is pretty popular, has won many awards and is on Oprah Winfrey’s book club list. It is about the tough life of a Chinese doctor and a Chilean woman in California during the gold rush and Wild West era.

The Man From Saigon by Marti Leimbach

This one is set during the Vietnam War and is about a female Caucasian reporter covering the inside story with the help of her Vietnamese photographer that also acts as her interpreter.

They live together in a tiny apartment. Her bathroom is turned into his darkroom, they eat out of the same plate and even sometimes wear the same clothes but she doesn't realize she is in love with him until the end. It's a sweet story sometimes sad as you see the hardships of war and it's devastation up close.

The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

This book is similar to The Man From Saigon; also about a female journalist who goes to Vietnam during the conflict and falls in love with a local man who is her guide. It is a wonderful story that gives you an inside feel of how it was during that terrible war.

Although these last two are similar they are still quite different and I enjoyed reading them both.

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin

This made the best sellers list. It’s about a young Canadian woman who falls in love with a Cambodian man and follows him to his country during the Khmer Rouge regime. It is a very moving story; keep a box of tissues nearby.

The Love Wife by Gish Jen

It's about a blond woman they all refer to as Blondie and her Chinese husband with two adopted Chinese daughters. Like many couples they waited too late in life to start a family and after fertility clinics failed decided it wasn't going to happen so they opted for adoption; then lo and behold they have a baby son that has blond hair and looks like mom.

It’s an eccentric story with ups and downs just like real life.


Cloud Mountain by Aimee Liu

This historic fiction is about an English tutor who falls in love with her Chinese student even though she is engaged to another man. The story is about their marriage and struggle with prejudice during the turn of the twentieth century.

East Wind; West Wind by Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck is an American icon that had a great love for the Chinese people and wrote many books about them. This one is about a Chinese woman who is about to get married. She tells the story of her brother and his American wife and their struggles with differing cultures.

A House Divided by Pearl Buck

Another great story by Pearl Buck; this one is about a young Chinese student who travels to America to go to school and meets a local girl.

Letter From Peking by Pearl Buck

There are two romances between Chinese men and white women in this story. The first are the young man's parents and then later on when he is older he meets a white girl and falls in love.

Mandala by Pearl Buck

An Indian prince becomes involved with a white woman.

Almost Japanese by Sarah Sheard

The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall

This is a powerful tale of a Chinese man and his Russian friend who fall in love and struggle to overcome a time of war and depression.

The Girl From Junchow by Kate Furnivall

This is the sequel to The Russian Concubine and equally touching as we continue the couple’s journey through China and Russia during time of starvation and war.

Take Me Home by Brian Leung

This is a great story about mining during the 1880’s in Wyoming and the racial conflict between the Chinese and western men.

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

This was made into a movie starring Tony Leung. It’s about a young French girl who has a spicy affair with an older Chinese man.

The North China Lover by Marguerite Duras

This is a continuation of the above story.

Hiroshima Mon Amour by Marguerite Duras

This is also a movie. A French actress goes to Japan with a film crew to film a documentary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. While there she meets a Japanese man at a bar and has an affair.

Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

This book inspired Anna and the King and The King and I movies.

Singapore Flings by Veronique Sanson

A middle age woman moves to Singapore after her husband divorces her and has a series of flings some of which are Asian men.


The Barbarians Are Coming by David Wong Louie

A Chinese American man wants to be a French chef, his parents want him to be a doctor and marry a nice Chinese girl. Instead he marries a white woman, has two sons and against his parents wishes becomes a chef only not the kind he wants... he gets a job cooking Chinese food for rich society ladies.

Wrack and Ruin by Don Lee

This is a fun story about an Asian American man who has a Brussels sprouts farm in California and a relationship with a white woman. He’s also an artist and there is a funny story about one of his creations.

Yellow by Don Lee

This is a compilation of stories and a few of them have Caucasian women with Asian men. Most of the relationships are quite dysfunctional.

Get Lucky by Katherine Center

This is a story about a white woman who moves in with her sister and her Indian husband to be a surrogate mother for their baby.

Repeat After Me by Rachel DeWoskin

A Caucasian woman teaches English to immigrants and falls in love with a Chinese student.

Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen

The main characters are a Vietnamese man and Mexican woman but one of his brothers marries a Jewish woman so we have a very diverse family in this story.

Sophie and the Rising Sun by Augusta Trobaugh

This is a sweet story about a white southern woman in Georgia that falls in love with a Japanese man just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is one of my favorites.

Coffee & Kung Fu by Karen Brichoux

This Chick Lit story is about a woman who is a big fan of Jackie Chan movies and is having career problems. In the end she takes up with a guy who is either Chinese or half, the author doesn’t really say but you can tell at least one side of his family is Chinese.

As the Earth Turns Silver by Allison Wong (Out of print and not easy to find.)

An Australian woman with two small children falls in love with a Chinese shopkeeper during World War I but must keep it secret due to prejudice.


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The main character is a Chinese man who grew up during the Japanese conflict, falls in love with a Japanese girl but cannot marry her. I put this story in my list even though the main characters are not an Asian man and Caucasian woman because later in the story the man’s son marries a white woman.

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford's dad is Chinese and his mother is white.

Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka

This first one has very little of the interaction between Lord Genji and Emily but the next one makes up for it.

Autumn Bridge by Takashi Matsuoka

This is the sequel to Cloud of Sparrows. Both are well written and I enjoyed reading them.

Over the Shoulder by Leonard Chang

This is a crime thriller about a Korean man who also has a relationship with a white woman. I'm not usually a mystery fan but enjoyed this book. I'll look forward to reading more of Leonard's work.

Hey, Good Looking by Fern Michaels

It's about a small town in Louisiana with three feisty Caucasian aunts in their 70's and their niece who is in her 30's. One of the aunts lived in Japan when she was younger and had a Japanese lover. This book doesn't have much about the relationship but there is a surprise ending I won't tell you about or it will ruin the story.

Bird and Fish by Adrienne Leslie

Wendy Dale has just found out she has cancer when she meets Hyun Jae Won who owns a chain of paint stores. They become friends and as the story progresses their relationship grows.

Sea and Sky by Adrienne Leslie

This is the sequel to Bird and Fish and in this book Wendy and Jae are reunited after he's gone back to Korea.

I enjoyed both of these books.

Tokunaga's Love in Translation by Wendy Nelson

Celeste Duncan is half Japanese but has blond hair and blue eyes. Since she looks white I'll go ahead and add this story. Celeste goes to Japan to try and find her roots and while there meets Tokunaga.

If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous

An American white woman loses her father, goes to Japan to teach English and learns their ways of disposing of waste is quite different than she is used to.

Mrs. Spring Fragrance by Sui Sin Far

This is a series of stories by a Chinese man in early America.

Beauty Plus Pity by Kevin Chong

A dark comedy about a young man who wants to be a model, loses his father and finds out about a half sister he didn't know about. He also has a child with a white woman.

Once Removed by Mako Yoshikawa

Two step sisters, one half Japanese and one white reunite after 17 years. Their parents have divorced, Rei is dealing with skin cancer and Claudia confesses her affair with a married Indian man.

Baby Jesus Pawn Shop Lucia Orth

A story about a white woman and a Filipino man during Ferdinand Marco's regime.

Native Speaker by Chang Rae Lee

A Korean American man and his white wife are separated after the death of their son.

The Evil B. B. Chow and Other Stories by Steve Almond

There are two stories in this book about white women and Asian men. I read a review in a blog and don't have details as to which country although it sounds like he's Chinese American.

The White Pearl by Kate Furnivall

Tiger's Tail by Gus Lee

This is listed as a mystery.

This is a list of thrillers written by Barry Eisler. The books are about a half Japanese half white hit man.

Rain Fall

Hard Rain

Rain Storm

Killing Rain

The Last Assassin

Requiem for an Assassin


This series is written by Chung Yun Bezine. They are out of print and were written in the early 90's but you may still be able to find them on Amazon or at a used book store.

Children of the Pearl

Temple of the Moon

On Wings of Destiny

From a Far Land by Robert Elegant

Daimyo by William Morrel

Daimyo's Revenge by William Morrel

Daimyo's Conquest by William Morrel

The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham

The Shallow Seas by Dawn Farnham

The Hills of Singapore by Dawn Farnham

Jade by Pat Barr

Never Love A Bad Boy by Patty Glenn and Julia Michaels

The Touch by Colleen McCullough

Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner

Where We Belong By Emily Griffin

Without A Trace (Athena Force)by Sandra K Moore This appears to be a crime fighting suspense novel with a Caucasian woman and a Chinese man. This book is part of a series with each book having different characters.

The Shallow Seas by Dawn Farnham In 1842 a 19 year old Scottish girl has an affair with a married Chinese man and finds herself pregnant in Singapore and has to make some big decisions on her own.

The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham This one is about an 18 year old Scottish girl that has an affair with a Chinese man.


The Hills Of Singapore: A Landscape of Loss, Longing and Love by Dawn Farnham A Scottish widow returns to Singapore with her sons and finds her Chinese lover from her past. Keep an eye on this author she seems to enjoy writing about Chinese men and Caucasian women.

Blue Diablo: A Corine Solomon Novel by Ann Aquirre A crime suspense novel about a Caucasian woman in Mexico and a Chinese man trying to find his kidnapped mother.

Forgiven (Faithful #2) by Janet Fox An historic fiction about a Caucasian girl trying to prove her father is innocent of murder and a Chinese man she has a romance with.

The Heart of Hyacinth by Onoto Watanna A sweet story written in 1903 about a half Japanese half English man and a English girl that grow up together and later fall in love.

Fortune is a Woman by Elizabeth Adler

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

Chrystal Clear by Ericka Scott

The Scarlet Kimono by Christina Courtenay

Never Love a Bad Boy by Patty Glenn and Julia Michaels

A Loyal Character Dancer (Inspector Chen Cao #2) by Qiu Xiaolong

Rock Paper Tiger by Lisa Brackmann The synopsis sounds like a suspense novel.

The Lost And Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Ruihan Xu

Fishing for Tigers by Emily Maguire A 35 year old Australian woman leaves an abusive relationship and moves to Vietnam where she has an affair with an 18 year old man.

Cindy and a Korean Boy by Hi Dong Chai

The Red Thread by Nicholas Jose

The Rose Crossing by Nicholas Jose

Losing Kei by Suzanne Kamata A story about a Caucasian American woman that goes to Japan, falls in love and marries a Japanese man.

Paranormal


White Tiger by Kylie Chan

Red Phoenix by Kylie Chan

Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan

These fantasies are written by an Australian woman and as of this writing these first three are all that is available here in the US but there are three more coming soon and a commenter says there are three more books in the works.

Here are the next three available in Australia:

Earth To Hell by Kylie Chan

Hell To Heaven by Kylie Chan

Heaven To Wudang by Kylie Chan

I'll add the next in this series as they become available.

Dragon Lovers This is an anthology of short stories. Karen Harbaugh wrote one called Anna And The King of Dragons.

Cathy's Key: If Found 650-266-8202 by Jordan Weisman and Sean Stewart This is a YA fantasy series of at least three books. Probably should have put it in the young adult section but since it's a paranormal I posted it here. It's a story about a white girl that finds out her boyfriend is immortal. Tsao appears to be Chinese but not sure. Again, anyone who has actually read this book please correct me if my information is incorrect.

Shadow Marked: A Demon Bound Novel by Anna J. Evans Not really sure where to put this one. It appears to be a paranormal suspense romance. The genres keep growing as it is so I'll just put it here. The main character is a Caucasian American and the guy is Asian although I'm not sure what decent, his name is Jace Lu. You can go to Amazon and see if you can figure it out.

Crystal Clear by Ericka Scott Appears to be a story about a Chinese American man and Caucasian American woman with psychic abilities.

Two On The Hunt by Heather Hiestand Now here's something you don't see everyday. A Caucasian woman and a Chinese vampire.

Animal (Lycan Warriors, Book four) by Nathalie Gray You should buy this book if nothing else for the hot guy on the cover. A shape shifting Japanese guy and a Caucasian goth fairy girl have a romance.

Zhang Dynasty :Seduction of the Phoenix by Michelle M. Pillow

Senshi (A Katana Novel) by Cole Gibsen

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck

Storm Born (Dark Swan #1) by Richelle Mead

Other by Karen Kincy

Bloodborn (Other #2) by Karen KIncy

Foxfire (Other #3) by Karen Kincy

Blood and Sand by Elizabeth Hunter This is a story about a hot Chinese vampire Baojia and a white reporter named Natalie. All of Elizabeth's books are amazing. In an earlier book Baojia has a sexy chemistry with another white woman, Beatrice but she is in love with an Italian so Baojia moves on.

Horror

Tick Tock by Dean Koontz


Erotica-


Dark Designs by Madelynne Ellis

This book is about a threesome with a Caucasian woman and two Japanese men.

Chrysanthemum, Rose, and the Samurai by Akahige Namban

An American missionary is shipwrecked in Japan and has a relationship with a Japanese man.

Women of the Mountain, Warriors of the Town by Akahige Namban

This is a sequel to the previous title.

The New Concubine by Akahige Namban

This one makes a trilogy and goes along with the previous two.

The Blonde Samurai by Jina Bacarr

The Blonde Geisha by Jina Bacarr

On A Bed Of Rice A compilation of short stories by many authors.

This book has something for everyone including same sex and inter-racial.

Under a Silver Moon by Barbara Sheridan

A romance between a Japanese man and white woman.

Come To Me by Barbara Sheridan

Another Japanese man and white woman romance.

Unfinished Business by Barbara Sheridan

This one appears to be a threesome between a Japanese guy, white guy and white woman. Feel free to correct me if you've read this one.

Samurai Captive by Barbara Sheridan

Another Japanese man and white woman novel. This one looks to be historical. I might have this one in the wrong category but most of Sheridan's work is of the erotic nature so I put this one here too.


RICE ON WHITE: AM/WF Erotic Tales of Forbidden Addiction by Dong Wan

This one is only available on Kindle ebooks.

Gaijin by Remittance Girl An erotic tale of a blonde English woman in Japan who is kidnapped and raped by a Japanese demi-god.

Thai’d Up by Helen Hardt (I'm not sure if I've listed this one in the right category so correct me if you've read this one and find it belongs somewhere else.) BDSM

The False Asian Stereotype (My Hot Steamy Asian Romance) by Susan Collins This book is a Kindle novella and only 28 pages but the price is low.

Page 93 by Maggie Montgomery A Chinese man and white woman story.

My Sexy Sensei by Fran Lee

The Dom Project (LA Doms Book 1) by Heloise Belleau and Solace Ames This one is a BDSM book.

Non-Fiction-


Patpong Sisters: An American Woman’s View of the Bangkok Sex World by Cleo Odzer

This book is a research project by an anthropology student who analyzes the prostitution profession of young women in Thailand and has a few encounters of her own.

Blonde Lotus by Cecilie Gamst Berg

This is a true story about a Norwegian woman who lives in China and has many romances with Chinese men. She’s an interesting woman, has YouTube videos and is on facebook.

Son of the Revolution by Judith Shapiro and Liang Heng

This book is a memoir written by Liang Heng and his Caucasian wife about his life growing up in China.

China Boy by Gus Lee

Gus’ mom passes away when he is young and his father remarries a Caucasian woman.

Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

A movie was made on this biography of Li’s life growing up in China, becoming a dancer and moving to the United States where he falls in love with a Caucasian woman. That relationship doesn’t work out but later he falls in love with another white woman and they have been married for years and have children.

Transnational Ties: Australian Lives edited by Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott and published by ANU E Press

It’s a compilation of Australian people and one of the stories is about a Chinese Australian man married to a Caucasian woman.

Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity by David Mura

It’s a memoir about David’s life. He’s married to a Caucasian woman.

Mae Franking's My Chinese Marriage: An Annotated Edition by Mae Franking

A biography of a white woman married to a Chinese man. This one may be difficult to find as it appears to be out of print.

A Pragmatist and His Free Spirit by Susan Chan Egan & Chih-p'ing Chou

A true story about a Chinese man and a white woman that fall in love.

Foreign Babes in Beijing by Rachel Dewoskin

Is a story based on the author’s life in a Chinese soap opera with the same title.

Kissing Outside The Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After by Diane Farr

Is a story about Jamie's marriage to a Korean American man and other interracial relationships between a few other couples.

Incorrigible by Velma Demerson

This is a heart breaking story about a Caucasian Canadian woman that falls in love with a Chinese man in 1939 isn't allowed to marry because it's against the law. She has a child and is institutionalized for a while but still remains true to her man.

On Golden Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey Of My Chinese American Family by Lisa See

This is a memoir of Lisa See's family. Her great grandfather Fong See founded a California business, married a Caucasian woman and fathered many children.

The Chinese in America by Iris Chang

This is a story about the history of the Chinese immigrants that came to America to build the railroads, work in the coal mines and factories. There are dozens of stories of Chinese men marrying white women.

Chinese in the Post-Civil War South by Lucy Cohen

A history of the Chinese in the southern United States many who took Caucasian wives.

Balancing Acts by Manny Tong

Man-Fong Tong left his Chinese village at 15 to become an acrobat, toured Europe in the 30's and 40's, met and married a Hungarian woman who was also an acrobat. He was even on the Ed Sullivan show.

Grace: An American Woman In China by Huie Kin

Grace Divine Lui, a Tennessee native moved to China in 1926 where she met Lui Fu-Chi, an engineering student. Neither family approved of the union but they married anyway and raised three children together. Her husband died in 1955 and she supported herself by teaching English. This book covers the hardship of life during the war and the many changes of China.

Reminiscences by Huie Kin

This book is out of print and not easy to find but it's the story of Huie Kin who immigrated to America in 1868. He married a Dutch American woman even though her family didn't approve and had many children.

White Tiger: An Autobiography of Yang Xianyi by Yang Xianyi

Born in 1915 he moved to England where he went to college at Oxford and met his wife Gladys.

America Is In The Heart by Carlos Bulosan

This is a memoir of a Filipino man and his life in the Philippines and America.

Riding The East Wind by Otohiko Kaga

A Japanese man and white American woman married during the attack of Pearl Harbor, fight prejudice and hardship while raising their son who was born in Japan.


Bridge To The Sun by Gwen Terasaki

A Japanese diplomat and a Tennessee white girl are married in 1931. The following ten years they travel to Japan, China, Cuba and America, have a daughter and then the war begins causing their lives to be forever changed.

Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Jose Rizal

Some of the reviews call it a semi-autobiographical story and some refer to it as a novel based on the Philippines during it's days as a Spanish colony. I haven't read this one so I'm not sure of the accuracy of the information inside. It's considered a classic and worth checking out.

Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss

This is a story of famous Siamese twins who married two Caucasian American wives, raised many children and lived happy prosperous lives.

The Girl With Hair Like The Sun by Claire Mix

A Caucasian American girl volunteers to help in a Japanese internment camp during the war and finds friendships and love.

Balancing Act by Manny Tong

Cloud Mountain Aimee Liu This a mostly true story of Aimee's parents and how they met. Her mom is half white and half Native American and her dad is Chinese.

Married To Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said "I Do" and Found Bliss by Linda Leaming


Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan by Jamie Zeppa

The Good Shufu: A Wife in Search of a Life Between East and West by Tracy Slater

Good Chinese Wife by Susan Blumberg Kason

Burmese Lessons: A true love story by Karen Connelly

A memoir of a woman who goes to Burma, where she falls in love with a leader of the Burmese rebel army.

Lessons From the Monk I Married by Katherine Jenkins

The Cherry Blossom Rarely Smiles by Ioana Lee This ebook is a true story about a Romanian girl that marries a Japanese aristocrat.

I married a Korean by Agnes Davis Kim

Marriage in Translation: Foreign Wife, Japanese Husband by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

Paranormal

White Tiger by Kylie Chan

Red Phoenix by Kylie Chan

Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan

These fantasies are written by an Australian woman and as of this writing these first three are all that is available here in the US but there are three more coming soon and a commenter says there are three more books in the works.

Here are the next three available in Australia:

Earth To Hell by Kylie Chan

Hell To Heaven by Kylie Chan

Heaven To Wudang by Kylie Chan

I'll add the next in this series as they become available.

Dragon Lovers This is an anthology of short stories. Karen Harbaugh wrote one called Anna And The King of Dragons.

School Bites by Jade Lee is in an anthology called Shards of Crimson

This is a paranormal romance about a white woman that is bitten and a Chinese man that falls is love with her anyway.

Jade Lee has a Chinese father and a Caucasian mother and probably why she writes so many novels with this formula. She also writes other types of books so don't expect everything she’s written to be about white women and Chinese men.


Shaking Off The Dust by Rhianna Samuels


This one is a paranormal romance between a Japanese man and a white woman. It reminded me a little of Ghost Whisperer.


Cathy's Key: If Found 650-266-8202 by Jordan Weisman and Sean Stewart This is a YA fantasy series of at least three books. Probably should have put it in the young adult section but since it's a paranormal I posted it here. It's a story about a white girl that finds out her boyfriend is immortal. Tsao appears to be Chinese but not sure. Again, anyone who has actually read this book please correct me if my information is incorrect.


Shadow Marked: A Demon Bound Novel by Anna J. Evans Not really sure where to put this one. It appears to be a paranormal suspense romance. The genres keep growing as it is so I'll just put it here. The main character is a Caucasian American and the guy is Asian although I'm not sure what decent, his name is Jace Lu. You can go to Amazon and see if you can figure it out.

Shadow Marked: A Demon Bound Novel by Anna J. Evans Not really sure where to put this one. It appears to be a paranormal suspense romance. The genres keep growing as it is so I'll just put it here. The main character is a Caucasian American and the guy is Asian although I'm not sure what decent, his name is Jace Lu. You can go to Amazon and see if you can figure it out.

Crystal Clear by Ericka Scott Appears to be a story about a Chinese American man and Caucasian American woman with psychic abilities.

Two On The Hunt by Heather Hiestand Now here's something you don't see everyday. A Caucasian woman and a Chinese vampire.

Animal (Lycan Warriors, Book four) by Nathalie Gray You should buy this book if nothing else for the hot guy on the cover. A shape shifting Japanese guy and a Caucasian goth fairy girl have a romance.

Zhang Dynasty :Seduction of the Phoenix by Michelle M. Pillow

Senshi (A Katana Novel) by Cole Gibsen

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck


Young Adult-


North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

This is a wonderful story about a teenage artist with a port wine birth mark on her face. She struggles to be accepted when she meets a handsome Chinese American boy who shows her she is beautiful even without make up.

Girls in Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 3)

by Ann Brashares

This has also been made into a movie. It’s a cute story about four best friends that share a pair of jeans that magically fit them all. One of the friends, Tibby has an Asian boyfriend, Brian. In the first two books they are just close friends but the last two books heats up the relationship into a romance.

There are two movies out on these books. If you want the movie with Tibby and Brian you need the second movie. They combined books 1 & 2 in the first movie and books 3 & 4 are together in the second movie.

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Book 4)

By Ann Brashares

Lili St.Crow's Strange Angels series is about Asian guys and a white girl and there is a bit of tension to see which boy she will end up with. From what a young reader has told me one is her best friend but they may become more than friends. I haven’t read this series.

Chenxi and the Foreigner

By Sally Rippin

Set in China a year before the Tiananmen Square tragedy. Anna is in China with her father when she meets Chenxi an art student.

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

I've read nothing but rave reviews, and there are many, about these books. A group of Australian teenagers return from a camping trip to discover that enemy forces have invaded their country. They use guerrilla warfare to help fight the enemy and during the melee romances ensue; one between a Vietnamese Australian boy and a white girl.

Here is a list of the books in that series:

Dead of Night

Third Day, The Frost

Darkness, My Friend

Burning For Revenge

The Night is for Hunting

The Other Side of Dawn

This led to a follow up of another trilogy called the Ellie Chronicles:

While I live

Incurable

Circle of Flight

So Totally Emily Ebers by Lisa Yee

This is a series of stories. Emily has just moved to California from New Jersey and meets new friends one of which is Stanford, a Chinese American boy.

Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee

Another book in the series only this time Stanford is the main character.

Stop Me If You've Heard This One by David Yoo

Girls For Breakfast by David Yoo

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Ink (The Paper Gods Series-book 1) by Amanda Sun This is a manga book about a girl that goes to live with her aunt in Japan and meets a guy who has special powers.

Feel free to check back anytime. I will be adding to this list as I find more books. Please let me know any I may have missed or might not know about in the comments below. Also any corrections to mistakes I may have made are always welcome.

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anglnwu 5 years ago

This is a really amazing list. As an Asian woman married to a White guy (the opposite), it's good to know there are many books about inter-racial relationship. Will be looking for some of the non-fiction titles--they sound interesting. Rated up!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

There are a lot out there. I find new ones all the time. Thanks for reading.


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recommend1 5 years ago

Wow - you really got a shelf load there - I didn't think there would be that many inter-racial books, let alone white woman asian guy books !

I will make it my business to look a few of these up next time I am buying a yard or two of books to bring back to China with me.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

There are a lot and they keep coming out with new ones.


Leonard Chang 5 years ago

Thanks for this comprehensive list (and for mentioning my novel)....


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

My brother married a woman that is Chinese (paternal) and Jamaican (maternal). The story goes that Angie's big love was a young, Japanese man that the family greatly approved of, but the relationship did not work out and he left. Angie and my bro met while at LSU. They have 2 sons and live in Davis, CA, where my brother is a professor at UC, Davis. Culturally, it seems some older families still prefer marriages between the same cultures. I know my brother was furious when he was questioned by someone in U.S. customs regarding Angie's "green card" status and the marriage. They've been married for years now and have two great sons.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Leonard. I haven't had a chance to read your book yet but it is on my list.

Amy, that is not quite the same thing. Asian men marrying white women is less common than white men marrying Asian women. It is growing though and we will see more and more.


Ed 5 years ago

Hey Pamela, I was reading through some websites about the Strange Angels book series and came across a review by, oddly enough and asian girl who took offense to some of the writing. Apparently one of the main characters (Graves) is half-asian (and yes that can makes a significant difference). Here is an excerpt by the reviewer, including the quote from the book

'I’d be lying if I said the reference to Graves being lucky that he hadn’t drawn the “really slit-eyed card a lot of half-breeds have to play” didn’t make me frown'

So basically, the female lead is attracted to Graves because he's not "too" asian. Funny how you can subtley sneak racism into anywhere. Awesome message for all the young girls out there who are fans of the series.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Ed, that is unfortunate. Like I said, I haven't read the series so I don't know the quality of the writing. Luckily there are many other great books out there to overshadow any negative ones we might encounter.

Some white women find Asian eyes very attractive.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I had no idea there was such a large selection either although I have read a couple of them. Thanks for an interesting hub.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Pam, sometimes they just fall off the shelf and into my hands.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hi Pamela N Red, I see you have been Peking through the bookshelves again. All kidding aside, you have compiled a lot of information here.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

lol Cute pun, mckbirdbks. I thought it might be useful to some.


Sarah 5 years ago

Thank you for making my dreams come true with this list!! haha I have been searching and searching bookstores and libraries and its SO rare to find this exact type of love story! Its my all time favorite. Plus I am currently writing a historical fiction book about a Korean Slave and a Caucasian woman. Her father bought him away from the cruelty but the damage has been done. So yeah! I need all the ideas and research I can get. This is just wonderful! THANK YOU! ^__^


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sarah, I'm glad you found my article. Let me know when you get published and I'll add your book to my list. Happy reading.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Nice collection here Pamela. Thank you ma'am!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Micky.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I was the first white man to date a black woman openly in the county in which I was raised. There's always a "penalty" from the "pure races" - for any deviation of true freedom. God bless!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Micky, stepping out of the norm makes some uncomfortable. I have no idea why.


Sveta 5 years ago

Wow is all I can think of when I see the list. I knew of some books that you mentioned, but the fact that there are so many...most I haven't even heard off! (Post script, there's Han Suyin's 'Till Morning Comes, Lisa See's family biography, On Gold Mountain I think it's called, and Adrienne Leslie's Sea and Sky and Bird and Fish...also on eharlequin it mentions that "Tall Dark and Irresistible", the hero is half Korean half white) As of now I'm trying to write a collection of fictional short stories detailing Korean Men and White Women relationships through time and nations. (One story I planned takes place in Tang China in 8th century.)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, thank you so much. I'll check those out.

I recently watched an old movie called The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. In the movie the main character, Ingrid Bergman, has a relationship with a half Chinese man. It's based on a true story called The Little Woman. Sometimes movies take liberties and add things to make the story more interesting so there might not be a romance in the book.


Di 5 years ago

Just wanted to say thank you for this list, its so hard to find stories fiction or not of this pairing

I myself am a mixed white woman happily been with my Chinese partner for many a year and we have 2 kids

Got my first book this morning from amazon (cloud mountain) and cant wait to start it tonight

Another book I would love to add to your list is incorrigible by velma demerson a true story of a white Canadian girl who falls in love with a Chinese man and they have a child, I wont say anymore other than the is a lot of hardship and sadness x


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Di, thank you for reading and adding another book to our collection. It is sad the discrimination that went on years a go. Thank goodness we have come a long way.


Sveta 5 years ago

If possible I'd like to add a few more AM/WF romance stories. One is Chenxi and the Foreigner by Sally Rippin (Chinese male/ white female) would be placed in fiction category, and one is possibly Wendy Nelson Tokunaga's Love in Translation (Technically a Eurasian Female/Japanese male, but by all appearances she's blonde haired and blue eyed, not sure if that counts.) Thanks for adding some books I mentioned, but you incorrectly said in Han Suyin's 'Till Morning Comes that they met during Korean War. Erm actually they met during World War II. I hope its okay, but I posted this page in my blog: http://sveta-randomblog.blogspot.com/


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, thanks so much for adding more. I am going to go ahead and add the Wendy Nelson book since she looks white.

Sorry I got the Han Suyin book wrong. I haven't read it yet, it seems to be hard to find since it's out of print. I'll make that correction.

Thank you for adding a link to your blog. I'll go check it out.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I've updated and added a few more books to this article for those interested.


Victoria 5 years ago

Hi, can I ask you to add one to this list? This is written by an Australian woman who herself is married to a Chinese man, and the couple in the series is australian woman / chinese man. It's a supernatural romance involving chinese mythology and Taoism.

http://kyliechan.com/

So far there are 6 volumes of what looks like it will be a total of 9 books.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Victoria. I love a good paranormal romance I'll check these out and certainly add them.


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pelt545 5 years ago from Hampton Roads, VA

This is an Eurasian hub, I'd say.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Pelt545, Eurasians are people of European and Asian descent. This article is about books with Asian men and white women relationships.


Sveta 5 years ago

Well, a few more AM/WF books :D I think one is called Impulsive by Helen Kay Dimon, another is titled Riding the East Wind by O. Kaga, Native Speaker by Chang Rae Lee, Hiroshima mon amour by Marguerite Duras, (All but Native Speaker are Japanese male/white female... Native Speaker is Korean man/white woman.) Also, out of curiosity, in A House Divided by Pearl, do the AM/WF have a happy ending or not really?


Sveta 5 years ago

Ah, forgot to mention one more book: Bridge to the sun by Gwen Terasaki


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I thought Hiroshima Mon Amour was the French version of The Lover so I didn't add it.

I haven't read A House Divided yet so I'm not sure if there is a happy ending or not. I need to order that one.

Thanks so much, Sveta, for these new additions. I've added a few more in the past weeks so you might see some new ones.


Sveta 5 years ago

No idea why is it that lately I'm finding Japanese male and white female novels, but here's another one, but it won't be out until February 28th, 2012 (Really REALLY want to read it...how will I be patient I wonder?) It's called Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, if you are like me they just seem to jump off the shelf and into your hands. :o)

I'll add this one to my wish list. I just ordered a few more books from Amazon, they love me.

Oh, and I told you wrong about Hiroshima Mon Amour. I thought that one was only a movie. I added it above.


Sveta 4 years ago

I'm not 100 Percent certain, but just in case could you check out Kate Furnivall's latest novel, The White Pearl? Perhaps it might be another AM/WF when it comes out :D Thanks in advance.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, that looks like a good one. From the review I read it looks like she will have a romance with the Japanese pilot they capture but we'll have to wait and see.


Sveta 4 years ago

Believe it or not there's another Pearl Buck story that sort of features interracial marriage; the letter to Peking. White woman with a mixed Asian man.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I think Peal Buck had a thing for Asian men but was marries so she didn't date any, at least not that anyone knows about. Thanks, Sveta, I'll look for that one too.


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Krantzstone 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Hello Pamela, I've seen you on 8 Asians. Very impressive list, I'll definitely have to check them out. :)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for stopping by, Krantzstone. Many of these are great reads.


Sveta 4 years ago

This is for young adults: So Totally Emily Ebers and Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee. Its an AM/WF hehe, very highly recommended.


Sveta 4 years ago

Also, there's Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart. I haven't read it but I think it might Japanese Male/White Female.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. I loved Anne Stuart's Ice Blue so I'll have to get Fire and Ice. She has a few other books with "ice" in the title but they don't appear to be AM/WF books.

I've been looking for more good books to read so I'll have to make an order to Amazon. :o)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Aidenwood, there are many books out there but it's not always easy to find them so I compiled a list to make it easier. Thanks for reading.


Sveta 4 years ago

Your wallet is about to kill me but I discovered even more AM/WF novels; two more are by Pearl Buck (I'm beginning to suspect you may be right. It's called The Living Reed, there's a subplot about a brother or so being together with a Russian woman. Another is called Mandala which has Indian as in South Asian Male and white female.) There's also a book called Almost Japanese by Sarah Sheard that might possibly have Japanese Male and White female relationship. Tiger's Tail by Gus Lee, Yellow by Don Lee (unfortunately only one story kind of has a happy ending between AM/WF. The rest have bad endings :() There are three more books but for the life of me I can't recall their authors or titles, although I'll give the summaries anyways.

I suspect all three are by male authors. Two are written by the same male author, Australian I believe, and another possibly by a Chinese male. Here are the summaries:

One story I recall is a Chinese man falling in love with a woman and there's sort of a telling of one of the Chinese classical novels. All I recall is that another woman is involved and that the white girl gets sick and he has to find the ending to the unfinished classic to learn what will happen next. The same author also wrote another novel that features AM/WF couple something involving the father.

The last one, for the life of me I can't remember author or title but I recall the summary somewhat. A Chinese guy during 1980s comes over to America to study and gains a girlfriend but finds himself unhappy. I think he goes back to China and is involved with Tiananmen Square incident. If I recall right, he's supposed to be the tank man; there might be brother involvement but I could be wrong.

If you or anyone else might know the last three books, please let me know. Sorry I couldn't be more help.


Sveta 4 years ago

Before I forget, there might be a possibility that two books by David Yoo might be AM/WF: Stop Me if you've heard this one before, and Girls for breakfast. If they are, please let me know :)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I've read Yellow by Don Lee but like you said the interactions with white women were so dysfunctional I didn't put it on the list but some of my readers might be interested anyway so I'll go ahead and add it. Thanks for the new list of books. I'll write them in.


Sveta 4 years ago

You don't have to add Yellow in. I remember trying to read it, but it made me feel sad because the portrayal of white women wasn't accurate. (When I dated my Korean ex, my family was very nice to him and treated him like a human being.) It would have been nice if more AM/WF in that book were happier rather than depressing.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I think Don Lee has had bad experiences with white women and it is reflected in his writing. It's a good book, don't get me wrong, he's a good writer it just doesn't show Caucasian women in a good light.


Sveta 4 years ago

Any chance I can share my story blog in here? :D I write AM/WF although at the moment it would be Korean men and white women stories haha.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, I couldn't find Mandala. Do you know the author's name?

Feel free to post your link. You have been a great help finding new books, it's the least I can do. :o)


Sveta 4 years ago

Mandala is by Pearl Buck. I'll try to update my blog regularly and I'm glad to be of help.

http://svetas-stories.blogspot.com/


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Okay, I didn't catch that. I'll add it in. Thanks.


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

Thanks Pamela..that's nice post


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, htodd.


Sveta 4 years ago

I could be wrong, but I suspect that White Pearl will not be AM/WF


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, I'll find out because I just got it in the mail from Amazon yesterday. It looks like a good story, I haven't started it yet I've had a lot of writing to do lately but I'll let you know what I find out.


Sveta 4 years ago

Sorry to bother again, but I don't think Living Reed by Pearl Buck has AM/WF. I suspect that I might have misread it or misunderstood it. Sorry again :(


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Okay, I'll remove that one.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, I'm not finished with White Pearl but it definitely is a AM/WF novel. I won't give details to ruin the story but there is a Caucasian woman and Japanese man romance in the story. It's set in Malaysia during the war.


Nichol 4 years ago

Sadly, I think AMazon removed Rice on White because its no longer aviable. Hopefully this means it'll pop up someother way later and isn't gone for good I would really like to read it.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Nichol, books go out of print but sometimes you can find a used copy. Who was the author?


Nichol 4 years ago

Rice on White Dang Won the one aviable on Kindle only.


Hector 4 years ago

I saw Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Jose Rizal listed above. It is a classic of Philippine revolutionary literature; however, I don't remember any AM/WF story there, although the hero's love interest is a mestiza (half-Filipina, half-Spanish). On a side note, it seems the author Jose Rizal had a long string of real-life romances with European women, and eventually married an Irish girl (Josephine Bracken) before he was executed by the Spanish colonial government.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Nichol, I haven't heard of that one. It's a shame it's no longer available.

Hector, I haven't read that one. I got that information on a review site. Perhaps they were thinking of his personal life and not his story. That's a shame he was executed. The Philippine people have suffered a lot over the years.


condorjoe 4 years ago

There are several series missing from your list.

Tomorrow, When the War began is actually a series of novels where the lead character is an Australian girl with a Asian romantic interests. Here is the list of titles:

Tomorrow When the War Began

Dead of Night

Third Day, The Frost

Darkness, My Friend

Burning For Revenge

The Night is for Hunting

The Other Side of Dawn

This led to a follow up of another trilogy called the Ellie Chronicles:

While I live

Incurable

Circle of Flight

There's another set of thrillers written by Barry Eisler who is a Asian American hitman with an Israeli romantic interest:

Rain Fall

Hard Rain

Rainstorm

Killing Rain

The Last Assassin

Requiem for an Assassin


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Condorjoe, thanks for these additions. I'll check into them.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

This article is soon becoming a novel in itself. Thanks to all of you that are continuing to add books.


chebrula 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Hi Pamela, thank you so much for this list! It is an amazing resource. I also have an request. There is this book that I have been trying to track down since a couple of years, but so far, without success. Here is what I know about it:

It is a novel about a mixed couple. She is a Western woman (I think British, but I might be wrong), and he is a Japanese man. The story is that they get married in the West, then get onto a ship to travel to Japan. During the long journey, the wife realizes that she didn't really know her husband all too well, the cultural differences become more and more apparent, and she eventually grows alienated from him.

I don't have much more information. I remember finding this book in a book store a couple of years ago, reading the summary, but I ended up not purchasing it at the time. I think I do remember that the author a woman, had a famous name (in the world of literature), and that the book had been published a while ago (but definitely in the 20th century, maybe around 1960-1970). As for the genre, it was definitely more on the side of "highbrow literature". I do not know the nationality of the author, but she is probably English, American, or maybe French, but definitely not German.

Does this ring a bell with anyone? I would love to get hold of this book now, but googling with the information I have seems to be fruitless. Thank you!


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Chebrula, that one doesn't sound familiar to me, hopefully some of my readers may remember that title.


Sveta 4 years ago

I'm tempted to try to find the mystery book, but not sure how. Is it a fiction story or a true story?


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Chebula, could it be Bridge To The Sun by Gwen Terasaki? That is an old true story and was also made into a movie with James Shigeta.


chebrula 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Pamela, thank you for the suggestion. I regret to say that it is not "Bridge to the Sun". The book I was speaking of was by a much more famous writer - definitely a household name (which I managed to forget anyway - oh well!). Also, the story in the book I am trying to get a hold of was not based on a true story. The summary said that the book was about the couple boarding a ship, and about their journey to Japan. The closer the ship came to Japan, the more alien the Japanese husband became, or something to that extent.

It was more of a story about alienation, cultural differences, and the "inner world" of that woman than about things happening in the real world. Think "highbrow literature".

In the meantime, I did some more Googling and even went back to the same store I saw the book at, but wasn't able to find it or get more information. This really bothers me - can it be so hard to locate a book in the age of information ;-)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Doesn't ring a bell, Chebrula and I've read just about everyone out there on this subject. If you find it or think of it let us know.


Sveta 4 years ago

The Red Angel: The Life and Times of Elaine Black Yoneda, 1906-1988

Had a nice post with more AM/WF books but I guess it got eaten up...

Pat Barr, Kenjiro, about an Englishwoman who falls in love with a young samurai in nineteenth century Japan.

Do you recall if the story was set during WW2 or is it contemporary? O Kaga's novel starts out with a couple in Japan but its WW2...


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, what genre are these two books? Sorry your post was lost, not sure what happened.


Sveta 4 years ago

one was true story I think another was fiction


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I'll try and order them soon. Thanks.


Sveta 4 years ago

Pat Barr also wrote a story titled Jade or Chinese Alice. I'm reading this from a site but if there's no mistake, the main character has affairs with Chinese men but I think she ends up with a Scottish man.


Sveta 4 years ago

Possible AM/WF

From a Far Land- Robert Elegant

William Morrel- Daimyo, Daimyo's revenge, Daimyo's conquest

Junichiro Tanizaki- Naomi

Dawn Farnham- The Red Thread, The Shallow Seas, The Hills of Singapore

Darin Strauss- Chang and Eng (nonfiction)

Enjoy! Hope the post won't get lost


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, that one by Pat Barr sounds like Singapore Flings. It's written by another author. I'll check out these others when time allows. Thanks.


Sveta 4 years ago

Ooh, just found a possibility: Forgiven by Janet Fox


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta, I've been looking for a new one. I still need to check out the last list you gave.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I found three more books at a used book store. It's a story about a Chinese family that comes to America in the early 20th century. Their hardships and struggles will be interesting to male as well as female readers.

Children of the Pearl, Temple of the Moon and On Wings of Destiny by Ching Yun Bezine.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, I apologize for not posting your latest list before now, I've been busy with other things.


Sveta 4 years ago

I heard of Ching Yun Bezine, but I thought her books didn't have any AM/WF (at least that I was aware of. I was kind of offended by her portrayal of a white female in the second book...)


Sveta 4 years ago

Umm, you forgot to include Kenjiro in the list...


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, it's not a nice depiction of a relationship but there one of the main characters marries a white woman and lives in Hawaii. It's a continuing saga of a family that migrates from China.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sorry, Sveta, I'll go add that one in.


Sveta 4 years ago

Which book and I do hope that it's not the woman who *ahem* wrecked the family in the second book. (I read beginning pages of second novel, the son's father abandoned family to marry a blond woman, and the son dated another white woman who broke up with him.)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

They have several affairs and marriages with Caucasian women, that's why I included it even though not all of the relationships are good ones.

I couldn't find the second book you mentioned by Pat Barr called Jade or Chinese Alice. If you find out more let me know.

I read The Girl With Hair Like The Sun by Claire Mix and loved it. It is a really great story.


Sveta 4 years ago

Hmm, what do you mean you couldn't find the book? If it helps, here's goodreads site:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/825218.Jade


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. I looked on Amazon but there wasn't much to go on. I'll add it.

I also added a new one today. It's not a new novel but one I recently found: The Touch by Colleen McCullough.


Sveta 4 years ago

Stop me if you heard this one by David Yoo:

"Before he met Mia, resigned loser Albert Kim was too busy dodging high school sociopaths to imagine having a girlfriend. Much less the adorable ex-girlfriend of alpha jerk Ryan Stackhouse. Yet somehow, by the end of a summer working at an inn together, Al and Mia are “something.”

Then September arrives with a thud: Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer and needs Mia at his side. As the school year turns into one giant tribute to Ryan, Al can’t help but notice that Ryan may not be quite who everyone—particularly Mia—thinks he is. Before his heart shatters completely, Al has just a few more things to point out. . . " from amazon.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. Is it YA or fiction?


Sveta 4 years ago

yes it's YA :) Wish I could read it...I might soon :D


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta, I'll add it in.


oddznns@gmail.com 4 years ago

Hi there

You might want to add Plum Wine and Butterfly's Child both by Angela Gardner Davis. The first is about a white woman Japanese man relationship in 1965. The second is a re-imagination of what would have happened to Butterfly's child (the Butterfly in Puccini's Butterfly).


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Oddznns. I added Plum Wine but it appears that Butterfly's Child is about a relationship between a Japanese woman and white man so it won't fit in this article.

Feel free to visit anytime, I add new ones all the time and always looking for new material.


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FitFamily 4 years ago from Lynnwood, Washington

What an amazing list! Thank you so much! My husband is Korean and while I've studiously read up on Korean culture in order to get along with my in-laws, I don't think I've ever read a book with a white woman/asian man relationship, and I didn't even realize it. Now I'm so curious to pick up one of these books!


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

FitFamily, there are many great books out there. The fiction aren't always accurate about the culture but still enjoyable reads. Thanks for stopping by.


Sveta 4 years ago

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin has kind of an half Korean male/white female relationship, or at least beginnings of one.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. I'll check that one out.


Sveta 4 years ago

This book sounds like an AM/WF but I could be wrong. Check it out please. It's called Fortune is a Woman by Elizabeth Adler


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I'll look into it. Also, Sveta, I ran across a new author some of you might want to check out. Her name is Kylie Chan, she writes fantasy and is married to a Chinese guy.

I bought one of her books but am really busy right now. I'll let y'all know if her content includes any romantic action between a Caucasian woman and Asian guy.


Sveta 3 years ago

Hey, here's a goodreads list of some more AM/WF books.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9741.Romance_Bo...


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Great list, Sveta. I'll go through and check it out. Looks like some are Asian men with Asian women and some we already have listed here but there are a few I don't recognize.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks to my faithful reader, Sveta, I added several new books. I also changed the Fantasy genre section to Paranormal because I think it fits better.

If anyone notices any errors please don't hesitate to let me know.


Sveta 3 years ago

Eleanor & Park has half Korean/half American male and an American female. There is another book titled Games of Love by Tamara Morgan the character is half Guam?/half American but race never played an important part.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta, I'll add them.


Sveta 3 years ago

I'm not sure which stories, but if possible please check out an author named Onoto Watanna. One of her books sounds like an AM/WF story titled The Heart of Hyacinth


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, I just ordered The Heart of Hyacinth from Amazon and read it in one sitting. It is a sweet story about a half Japanese man and a English girl.


Sveta 3 years ago

More possible books, I hope :D this will be published on 2015

Tracy Slater-The Good Shufu: A Wife in Search of a Life Between East and West

Linda Learning-Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said "I Do," and Found Bliss

Jamie Zeppa- Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan

Susan Blumberg Kason- Good Chinese Wife (upcoming)


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I recently heard about Tracy Slater's new book. I'm looking forward to that one.

I just finished The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs, it's wonderful. It was a bit choppy at first until I got into her writing style but as the story goes on it gets better.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sveta, I couldn't find the Tamara Morgan book. When I put in a search for Games of Love two books come up in a series and neither synopsis gives a clue to an Asian or part Asian guy being in the book. If you get a more specific title let me know.


Sveta 3 years ago

Its first one, Love is a Battlefield. Its stated in the book that the hero has a mother from Guam and his father was American. From the hero's side, it dealt with him realizing the importance of people around him. Julian Wallace's step-father claimed to be Scottish and gave him pride in that sort of heritage. (In the cover, I thought the hero looked kind of Asian...hope it helps). Out of curiosity, is Dana Sachs' book Asian male white female?

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13176623-love-i...


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

That title didn't even come up when I searched. Thanks.

Yes, Dana Sach's book is about a Jewish woman and a Japanese man and also another Jewish woman and an Indian man. There are too separate romances going on in that book.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I found another one. A Loyal Character Dancer (Inspector Chen Cao #2) by Qiu Xiaolong

Sounds like a mystery so men may enjoy this one too.


Sveta 3 years ago

Me being Jewish, I'll see if the book is near the library...


Sveta 3 years ago

Dang, I don't live in neither of the two libraries :( Maybe a birthday present or something...


Sveta 3 years ago

Heaven Sent (9/1987) by Jamisan Whitney Hero is Chinese and heroine is Eurasian...


Allan 3 years ago

The Thread of A Thousand Miles (3/2013) - A Novel by Alan Yang. Hero is Chinese and heroine is Caucasian.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thank you, Allan. Would you possibly be the author of this book?


Allan 3 years ago

Yes, Pamela, I am the author. Embarrassed to say. I am not a known author and this is my first novel. It took me quite a number of years to write it. It's available both on Kindle and as paperback.


Sveta 3 years ago

Interracial Sex Stories: Seducing Asian Guys Vol. 1

I looked it up on amazon and its black women/asian men...


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Allan, I bought your book and read it in two days. It was really good and I enjoyed it. Keep writing.

Sveta, that one won't work in this article since it doesn't have Caucasian women in them but thanks for looking.


Sveta 3 years ago

Umm you posted in your article, I was just pointing it out *feels embrassed*


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I did? Sorry, Sveta, I have so many I thought you were sharing a new one. I'll go take it out. I'm the one should be embarrassed.

I've read many of these but not all so don't always know what is in them.


Allan 3 years ago

Thank you, Pamela, for the nice word about my book and the nice comment you posted under my book at Amazon.com. I really appreciate it.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

You are welcome, Allan. I look forward to reading more of your work.


Oddznns 3 years ago

Hi, got 3 more for you 2 Vietnamese men and 1 Burmese. Marti Leimbach's Man from Saigon, Tatiana Soli's The Lotus Eaters, and Karen Connelly's Burmese Lessons: A True Love Story. Enjoy.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thank you, Oddznns. I thought I had The Lotus Eaters listed but I'll double check.


Sveta 3 years ago

The Lost & Forgotten Languages of Shanghai-Ruiyan Xu

On Gold Mountain-Joanna Pence

Rock Paper Tiger-Lisa Brackmann


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. I'll check on these and add them when I can. I always appreciate your help in finding these titles.


Sveta 3 years ago

RICE ON WHITE: AM/WF Erotic Tales of Forbidden Addiction-Dong Wan

Sadly the book is no longer available. If anyone knows how I can get my hands on the copy of this book, please let me know...thanks!


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

You might be able to get a used copy. Keep checking with Amazon, their used books sellers sometimes post copies of out of print books.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Typical, Gold Mountain has an Asian woman and white man on the cover instead of an Asian man and white woman. Why am I not surprised?

One of the nice things about self publishing is that you can choose your own cover instead of letting publishers screw it up like they usually do.


Sveta 3 years ago

RICE ON WHITE: AM/WF Erotic Tales of Forbidden Addiction-Dong Wan

The book is no longer available period. If you type the name in amazon nothing comes up.


Allan 3 years ago


Sveta 3 years ago

RICE ON WHITE: AM/WF Erotic Tales of Forbidden Addiction-Dong Wan

What I meant is that the book is no longer available anywhere :( if you go to an amazon link, they don't sell it anymore.

You're welcome Allan :D I'm happy you liked the review.


Sveta 3 years ago

Red Shoes for Lab Blues-D.B. Sieder


Sveta 3 years ago

Lessons from the Monk I Married

by Katherine Jenkins


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Put in a search in Google every once in a while and see if anything comes up. Amazon probably just doesn't have anyone selling copies right now. I don't think I have it either.

Thanks for the two new ones, Sveta, I'll check into those.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Blood and Sand by Elizabeth Hunter This is a story about a hot Chinese vampire Baojia and a white reporter named Natalie. All of Elizabeth's books are amazing. In an earlier book Baojia has a sexy chemistry with another white woman, Beatrice but she is in love with an Italian so Baojia moves on.


Sveta 3 years ago

The Cherry Blossom Rarely Smiles a true story, I think, of a Romanian woman and a Japanese male.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Great find, Sveta. I haven't seen many new ones lately so thanks for adding this one.


Sveta 3 years ago

Okay, some more AM/WF literature...

Cindy and a Korean boy- Hi Dong Chai

The Read Thread- Nicholas Jose

The Rose Crossing?- Nicholas Jose


Sveta 3 years ago

Oops, Red Thread


Sydney 2 years ago

My book 'my Heart In Seoul features an Asian man as the love interest. It's available on Amazon. http://amzn.com/B00G1J1346


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sydney, I'll add it in.


Sveta 2 years ago

Okay,

Losing Kei-Suzanne Kamata


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. I've been looking but haven't found many new ones. I'll add this one in. It sounds like a sad story.


Zhao Rung 2 years ago

Hello,

are there book clubs or book swap sites with AMWF romance novel? I am interested to compile a small motif index with the help of a social book reader.


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Zhao Rung, not that I'm aware of. You might look on Amazon to see if you can borrow some. I'm not aware of any book clubs.


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Krantzstone 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario CANADA

I'm slowly starting to hunt down some of these books. Thank you so much for making this list, Pamela! :) It's awesomely useful and heartening. Have you considered writing your own story or book?


Sveta 2 years ago

This isn't romance, but still the girl does have a crush on a Chinese boy. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford.


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Krantzstone, I'm working on one and hope to finish in a few months.


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. I loved his book The Corner of Bitter and Sweet so I'll definitely buy that one.


Sveta 2 years ago

I married a Korean by Agnes Davis Kim


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sveta. There haven't been very many new ones lately. Is that a fiction or non-fiction?


Sveta 2 years ago

Non-fiction :)


Lamill 2 years ago

I have a few adult books i've read that are not on this list:

Page 93 by Maggie Montgomery (Erotica)

My Sexy Sensei by Fran Lee (Graphic sex scenes)

The Dom Project (LA Doms Book 1) by Heloise Belleau and Solace Ames (BDSM)


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thank you, Lamill. I'll get those added. I haven't seen many new ones lately. I don't read erotica so missed these titles.


Jen 2 years ago

A few of the books listed are not AMWF. Player's Ultimatum is a black female, Force of Nature both characters are white....there's quite a few others you got wrong.


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thank you for your input, Jen. Some of these have been added by readers. I don't read all genres so haven't read some of these. Please let me know others you find with errors. I take my work seriously and do not want to print errors.


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Pamela N Red 2 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Force of Nature's synopsis says the hero is Japanese Irish. His last name is Ito which is a Japanese name. I'm keeping this one.


Sveta 2 years ago

Everything I never told you-Celeste Ng

Empress of Canton-Juliann Troi

The Green Pearl-Juliann Troi


Junwei 2 years ago

Angela Carter: Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, ISBN 1-84408-367-5

This anthology of short fiction contains a number of love stories between an English woman and a Japanese man. The style is Magical Realism.


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Pamela N Red 24 months ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Junwei. I'm always happy to find new books on this subject.


Junwei 23 months ago

Fictional:

Margaret Landon: Anna and the King of Siam, ISBN-10: 0060954884

The best-selling 1944 novel of the semi-fictional life of Anna Leonowens which is the source for endless adaption in different other genres musicals, TV and cinema.

The author lived in the age when the USA finally defeat the British Empire and became the sucessor for global hegemony.

It is a very interesting novel, because a white American woman wrote it from the first-person perspective of a Victorian British woman. So a very selective view about Victorian womanhood is portrayed against the background of Siam.

Non-Fictional

Mari Yoshihara. Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism. , ISBN 978-0-19-514534-2; $71.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-514533-5.

A cultural and literary study about American orientalism on stage, literature and furniture which try to bring light why American women are attracted by their invented East and continue to invest in orientalism.


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Pamela N Red 22 months ago from Oklahoma Author

Junwei, Anna and the King should be on there. I will add a graphic novel category. Thanks for reading.


Lamill 22 months ago

Hello, I love you by Katie M. Stout. It was released this year and seems to have a ton of readers and good feedback. Cover is promising amwf couple.


Sveta 17 months ago

Here's a new discovery: Highland Jade by Stephanie Bartlett (Korean male/Scottish female)


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Anna 2 weeks ago

Please, allow me to add the contemporary Romance book titled "Falling in love like a Korean Drama".

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