About Us

Our Story

Founded in 1982, Pan Asian Publications has been a leading supplier and library service provider of Asian language materials to schools and libraries across the world. We provide MARC cataloging and physical processing services tailored to the needs at a minimal cost for the libraries. We also offer many free library services to help libraries develop and maintain an excellent collection of Asian languages. For the books we distribute please visit our CJKV Online Catalog or Recommended Lists websites for the latest collections!

In 1994, we at Pan Asian Publications made it our mission to publish quality bilingual children's books. Since then, we have presented many classical folktales and popular stories in bilingual format -- not only in Asian languages but also in Spanish, Russian, and many other languages. Many of our titles have received excellent reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal. We are honored to mention that among our publications, "The Ballad of Mulan" has been selected by Houghton Mifflin and Thomson/Heinle for textbook use.

In 2007, we undertook a new project to convert our picture storybooks into DVD, CD, and eBook formats.

Our Mission

Pan Asian Publications is a publisher of high quality picture story books. Our mission is to promote Chinese culture and to encourage children to learn a second language. Our picture story books are adapted from classic Chinese stories, legends and folktalks. They are available in English only and bilingual formats. Bilingual editions include

  • English/Chinese
  • English/Spanish
  • English/Vietnamese
  • English/Hmong
  • English/Khmer
  • English/Korean
  • English/Laotian
  • English/Tagalog
  • English/Thai

Pan Asian Publications also distributes bilingual books in 35 languages published around the world, ranging from Arabic to Yoruba. For more information please visit our CJKV Online Catalog.