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A Special Study Set of Fine Art Reproductions: Asian Art Survey (University Prints)

By: N/A

Price: $24.95

Publisher: "Winchester, MA", The University Prints: (Undated)

Seller ID: 63P004

Condition: NEAR FINE


"Set of spiral bound 5-1/2x8"" black & white prints of Asian art and architecture, including a large section on India. Approx. 250 prints. 1 folded page corner. Otherwise as new. AH 320: Prof. Elkinton" View more info

Hong Kong Voices

By: "Balke, Gerd"

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Hong Kong, Longman Group: 1989

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 28T010

ISBN: 9623590733

Condition: FINE


"As new except for faint sticker shadow on back cover. ""In this collection of interviews with a cross-section of Hong Kong people, Gerd Balke has discovered a wide variety of opinions about the territory's future…"" 273 pages." View more info

Things Chinese

By: "Ball, J. Dyer (H. J, Lethbridge, intro.)"

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Hong Kong, Oxford University Press: 1982

Edition: (5th edition)

Seller ID: 7-5T024

ISBN: 0195815254

Condition: VERY GOOD+


" Tight, light age tanning to pages, light age soil to exterior page edges, square. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Crisp dust jacket which has shelfwear to top and bottom edges and a 1"" L-shaped rip which has been stabilized with clear tape on the inside. A ""dictionary of Chinese culture, society and history"" 766 indexed pages. 8.5x5.75x2.5""" View more info

"Last Emperor, The"

By: "Behr, Edward"

Price: $3.50

Seller ID: 9780708834398

ISBN: 0708834396

Condition: GOOD


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"Last Emperor,the"

By: "Behr, Edward"

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780553344745

ISBN: 0553344749

Condition: very good


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UNBEATEN TRACKS IN JAPAN (VIRAGO TRAVELLERS)

By: "BIRD, ISABELLA L."

Price: $1.65

Publisher: VIRAGO PRESS LTD:

Seller ID: 9780860684220

ISBN: 0860684229

Condition: GOOD


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China: Alive in the Bitter Sea

By: "Butterfield, Fox"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780553345025

ISBN: 0553345028

Condition: GOOD


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The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

By: "Chang, Iris"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140277449

ISBN: 0140277447

Condition: GOOD


In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered--a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written what will surely be the definitive history of this horrifying episode. "The Rape of Nanking" tells the story from three perspectives: of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and of a group of Europ... View more info

The rape of Nanking

By: "Chnag, Iris"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London UK, Penguin / Basic Books: 1998

Seller ID: 8-5T001

ISBN: 0141007885

Condition: FINE


"As new - gift quality! ""the forgotten story of one of history's most brutal massacres…(told from) 3 perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers; that of the Chinese; and that of a group of Westerners who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone..."" 290 indexed, annotated pages." View more info

Geisha

By: "Dalby, Liza"

Price: $6.00

Publisher: University of California Press:

Seller ID: 9780520204959

ISBN: 0520204956

Condition: very good


In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. Her new preface considers the geisha today as a vestige of tradition as Japan heads into the 21st century. View more info

From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China

By: "Elman, Benjamin A."

Price: $134.95

Publisher: "Cambridge, MA", Harvard East Asian Monographs #110: 1984

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 63H001

ISBN: 0674325257

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for owner's library bookplate (stamped"" Discard"") on first free page and owner's embossed stamp on title page. Dust jacket, in protective cover, as new, except for a few scratches and Dewey Decimal number sticker on spine. Smells as though it has been in a room with a fragrance. 368 indexed, annotated pages, including Bibliography and Glossary." View more info

A History of Hong Kong (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks)

By: "Endacott, G.B."

Price: $2.00

Publisher: OUP China:

Seller ID: 9780196382647

ISBN: 0196382645

Condition: GOOD


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"Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Gates"

By: "Fay, Peter Ward"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press:

Seller ID: 9780807847145

ISBN: 0807847143

Condition: GOOD


This book tells the fascinating story of the war between England and China that delivered Hong Kong to the English, forced the imperial Chinese government to add four ports to Canton as places in which foreigners could live and trade, and rendered irreversible the process that for almost a century thereafter distinguished western relations with this quarter of the globe--the process that is loosely termed the "opening of China."Originally published by UNC Press in 1975, Peter Ward Fay's study was the first to treat extensively the opium trade from the point of production in India to the poi... View more info

FIRE IN THE LAKE V927

By: "Fitzgerald, Frances"

Price: $1.10

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780394719276

ISBN: 0394719271

Condition: GOOD


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A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phüntso Wangye

By: "Goldstein, Sherap & Siebenschuh"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "Berkley, CA", University of California Press: 2006

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 63H002

ISBN: 0520249925

Condition: FINE


"As new except for tiny remainder dot on bottom exterior page edges. ""political autobiography of Phüntso Wangye (Phünwang), one of the most important Tibetan revolutionary figures of the twentieth century…""" View more info

The Civilizations of the East: The Near and Middle East (Original title: Les Civilisations de L'Orient)

By: "Grousset, Rene (Catherine Alison Phillips, trans.)"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, "Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.": 1931

Edition: (1st English language edition)

Seller ID: 88X003

Condition: VERY GOOD+/No DJ


"Tight, faint age toning of pages, clean interior, faint soil to bottom exterior page edges, faint tilt. 404 pages (9.25x6.5""), 313 illustrations, ""Erratum"" tipped in on title page. Black cloth with gilt lettering and red blocks on spine. ""a general introduction to the study of the arts in Asia for the cultivated public""" View more info

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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History

By: "Milton, Giles"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140292602

ISBN: 0140292608

Condition: very good


The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago--remote, tranquil, and now largely ignored. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, however, Run's harvest of nutmeg turned it into the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a fierce and bloody battle between the all-powerful Dutch East India Company and a small band of ragtag British adventurers led by the intrepid Nathaniel Courthope. The outcome of the fighting was one of the most spectacular deals in history: Britain ceded Run to Holland, but in return was given another small isla... View more info

Triad Societies in Hong Kong

By: "Morgan, W. P."

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, The Government Printer: 1982

Edition: (2nd Impression)

Seller ID: 7-5T020

Condition: FINE


"As new except for slightest wear to top edge of crisp, clean dust jacket. 306 illustrated pages of information including ""Anglo- Chinese Glossary"" with Cantonese romanization-Mandarin romanization- character-meaning, and a list of Main Societies Operating, or known to have operated, in Hong Kong up to the end of 1958. ""For 116 years, Triad activities have been noted in the official law and police reports of Hong Kong. For 113 years, special Ordinances and related legislation have been created in attempts to deal with the problem. The Triad societies are still wi... View more info

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan

By: "Morris, Ivan"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140054798

ISBN: 0140054790

Condition: GOOD


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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace? One School at a Time

By: "Mortenson, Greg"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143038252

ISBN: 0143038257

Condition: GOOD


The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyardAnyone who despairs of the individual's power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan's treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools--especially for girls--that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous ... View more info