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1 Chinese Rubbings
Beijing, China Publications Centre ca 1982 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Edited by Art Department, China Publications Centre. 88 leaves, very well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial wrappers, very good. 8-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. Text in Chinese and English. From the introduction: "Most of the rubbings introduced here are impressed from pictures engraved on bricks (stone). These brick pictures of ancient times were used as ornaments in the temples and burial chambers of the feudal aristocracy. " ; 88 pages 
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2 Asia Watch Committee (U. S.) & Robin Munro & Mickey Spiegel Detained in China and Tibet. a Directory of Political and Religious Prisoners
New York Human Rights Watch 1994 1564321053 / 9781564321053 Paperback Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
Xxviii, 632 pages, wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the publisher: "The most comprehensive report on arbitrary detention in China and Tibet ever published, DETAINED IN CHINA AND TIBET documents a pattern of systematic suppression of dissent, political and religions, from virtually very province of China nd throughout the Tibetan plateau. With sources ranging from restricted-circulation (neibu) , official documents to interviews with released detainees, the report charts the rise and fall of underground organizations through the arrest of members of pro-democracy networks, labor federations unofficial church congregations and traditional religious sects. It reaches back before the June 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square to record the cases of prisoners arrested in the 1970s and early 1980s and extends through arrest that took place as late as January 1994. ; Ex-Library; 9 X 6.25 X 1.25 inches; 632 pages 
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3 BERESFORD, Lord CHARLES (WILLIAM de la POER). The break-up of China. With an account of its present commerce, currency, waterways, armies, railways, politics and future prospects.
New York Harper & Brothers, 1899 Hard Cover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
491 pages, 1 folding table, pictorial cloth. 1st U.S. edition, cover little soiled & sun-faded, text vg. Based on a visit to China in 1898 including a tour of the various Army and Navy establishments for the Chinese Government. Cordier 2571. List of chapters: Amoy, Armies and Navies, British Consul in China, Canton, Chefoo, Chinkiang, Finance and Currency, Foochow, Forts and Arsenals, Hankow, Honk Kong, Japan, Kiangzin, Kiao-chow, Kiu-kiang, Nanking, Newchwang, Observatopms. Peking, Railways, Shanghai, Swatow, Tientsin, Tongshan, Trade, Treaties and Tariffs, United States, Waterways, Wei-Hai-Wei, Wuchow & Wuhu. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Beresford, Lord Charles (William De La Poer). The break-up of China. With an account of its present commerce, currency, waterways, armies, railways, politics and future prospects. By Lord Charles Beresford. With maps.
New York, Harper & Brothers, 1899 Hard Cover Fair with no dust jacket 
509 pages, 2 folding maps, 1 folding table, ex-library, covers show some soiliing and shelf-wear, text and maps are very good. Frontispiece is not original, it is a photocopy. Based on a visit to China in 1898 including a tour of the various Army and Navy establishments for the Chinese Government. Cordier 2571. List of chapters: Amoy, Armies and Navies, British Consul in China, Canton, Chefoo, Chinkiang, Finance and Currency, Foochow, Forts and Arsenals, Hankow, Honk Kong, Japan, Kiangzin, Kiao-chow, Kiu-kiang, Nanking, Newchwang, Observatopms. Peking, Railways, Shanghai, Swatow, Tientsin, Tongshan, Trade, Treaties and Tariffs, United States, Waterways, Wei-Hai-Wei, Wuchow & Wuhu. ; Ex-Library 
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5 Bernstein, Richard and, Munro, Ross H. The Coming Conflict with China.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1997 0679454632 / 9780679454632 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[6], 245, [2] pages, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 1st edition. From the dust jacket: "In eye-opening detail, Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro; , both of whom have been correspondents in China and bureau chiefs in Asia, examine China's continuing portrayal of America as the enemy; the shifts in Beijing's perception of American might; the enormous boon to China that the takeover of Hong Kong represents; China's increase in military strength; its challenging positions on Taiwan and the South China Sea; its sale of weapons to U. S. Adversaries; its concerted efforts to hijack technology; its rigorous attempts - often through American corporations profiting in China - to influence U. S. Policy. ~ This book is an informed and illuminating examination of a high-stakes clash of competing ideologies and economic interests. " SR4314; 245 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 BLAND, J[OHN] O[TWAY] P[ERCY] and, BACKHOUSE, Sir E[DMUND] T[RELAWNY]. China under the Empress Dowager. Being the history of the life and times of Tzu Hsi. Compiled from state papers and the private diary of the comptroller of her household.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1911 B0087Z3PNE Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Xxvi, 525, [1] pages, 25 pls. , 1 map (plan) , 1 text facsim. , cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. A most interesting work of rascality. Apparently Backhouse, who was responsible for the substance of this work, hoodwinked respected sinologist Bland into accepting material he supplied as fact and together they crafted this remarkable work. Long considered the standard reference work on the last days of the Manchu empire, it is still relied upon by the unsuspecting as a prime source. It is, however, a fictional account. Cordier 3487, U. S. Edition of. ; Ex-Library 
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7 Bramsen, Christopher Bo & Lin Hua (translator) Peace and Friendship. Denmark's Official Relations with China 1674-2000.
Copenhagen Nordic Institute of Asian Studies 2000 8787062828 / 9788787062824 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Chinese translation by Lin Hua. 160 pages, well illustrated (many in color) , cloth, DJ, very good. ; 9.53 X 6.61 X 0.71 inches; 160 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Brown, Karen The Shanghai lady,
New York Efrus & Bennett, Inc 1929 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
238 pages, 6 plates, cloth, very good. Novelized by Karen Brown. Adapted from John Colton's Drifting. Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay, a Universal Picture, starring Mary Nolan. From the Hal Erickson review on the All Movie Guide website : "Mary Nolan, whose own private life was as sensationally scandalous as any of her screen roles, starred in this cinema adaptation of the stage play Drifting. Having spent several wasted months in a Shanghai opium den former prostitute Cassie Cook (Nolan) yearns to start her life afresh. Likewise, ex-convict Badlands McKinney (James Murray) also wants to clean up his act. Upon meeting one another, Cassie and McKinney each assume that the other is a pillar of respectability. This mutual self-deception eventually blossoms into love and opens the door for redemption. The fly in the ointment is Repen (Wheeler Oakman) , an unforgiving detective who knows the truth about both Cassie and McKinney; fortunately for the plot, Repen is conveniently knocked off by one of the minor characters, a stereotypical Chinaman." ; 7.40 X 5.20 X 1.20 inches; 238 pages 
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9 CHANG, PANG-MEI NATASHA Bound feet & western dress.
New York Doubleday, 1996 0385479638 / 9780385479639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
215 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj, 'As a first-generation Chinese-American dutifully majoring in Chinese studies, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang stumbled across the name of her great-aunt Chang Yu-i in a history book. To Pang-Mei's astonishment, her eighty-three year old aunt, best known in the family for her retiring ways and masculine manner, had once been married to Hsu Chih-mo, China's preeminent modern poet, had run the Shanghai Women's Savings Bank during the 1930s and had suffered the anguish of enduring what is considered China's first Western-style divorce.... Bound Feet and Western Dress is the story of independent women struggling to emerge from centuries of custom and tradition.' 
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10 Chao, Shu-Li [I. E. Zhao Shuli] Changes in Li Village
Peking, Foreign Languages Press 1953 First Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
224 pages, pictorial wrappers, spine a little frayed at top and bottom otherwise very good. Translated from the Chinese by Gladys Yang. From the Biographical Dictionary of the Peoples Republic of CHina: "Zhao Shuli (19061970) was a famous novelist and short story writer, who, in the portrayal of rural life of the 1940s and 1950s, described the strength and the weaknesses of peasants, from the point of view of history and culture. Coming from a peasant background himself, Zhao employed forms of expression and story-telling which were rooted in this society. . . Characterized by his native humor, easy and plain style, and realistic depiction of life in the countryside, Zhao's books were widely read." 
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11 Chern, Kenneth S. Dilemma in China: America's Policy Debate, 1945
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1980 0208018298 / 9780208018298 First Edition Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
277 pages, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, publisher's file copy otherwise very good. Scarce. From the DJ: Dilemma in China is a valuable and interesting analysis of a critical episode in the history of Sino-American relations. The author has made good use of newly available sources such as the private papers of the leading figures in the Senate and public debates of 1945, and he dissects with perceptive objectivity the reporting of American government officials in china. - John S. Service, Foreign Service Officer, retired.; 277 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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12 Conger, Sarah Pike Letters from China, with Particular Reference to the Empress Dowager and the Women of China.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xvi, 392 pages, many plates, green decorated cloth, very good. Scarce. From Wikipedia: "In 1898, President McKinley appointed Edwin Hurd Conger as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to China, where he served as the United States' ambassador to the Great Qing Empire. ~ Conger's arrival in China in July 1898 coincided with the emergence of a violent anti-foreign, anti-Christian movement, the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists in China (known as "Boxers" in English). In June 1900, Boxer fighters gathered in Beijing to besiege the foreign embassies, in what became known outside of China as the Boxer Rebellion. Sensationalist American newspapers initially reported, in screaming headlines, that Conger was "undoubtedly dead," together with his staff consisting of H. G. Squires, William E. Bainbridge and Fleming D. Cheshire as well as all other foreigners in Beijing. Americans and other westerners retreated to the Beijing Legation Quarter, where they were under siege for fifty-five days until the Eight-Nation Alliance brought 20,000 troops to their rescue. After receiving a heroes' welcome on return to the United States in 1901, Conger resumed his duties in China for several more years, serving until 1905. His wife became a friend of Cixi, the Empress Dowager, and an outspoken critic of Western encroachments on Chinese sovereignty and interference in its internal affairs. "; 392 pages 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13 Dake, Antonie C. A. In the Spirit of the Red Banteng. Indonesian Communists between Moscoe and Peking
The Hague, Mouton Publishers 1973 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Xvi, 479 pages, plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the preface by Richard Lowenthal: For many years, the Communist Party of Indonesia (P. K. I. ) was not only known as the largest non-ruling communist party but was widely regarded a that with the best prospects of conquering power. Its art of mobilising and leading the masses by a network of affiliated organizations in town and country was the admiration and envy of communists in all continents. ; Ex-Library 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Eliot, Charles W. Some Roads Towards Peace, A Report to the Trustees of the Endowment on Observations Made in China and Japan in 1912 [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of Intercourse and Education, Publication No.1]
Washington, DC Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[6], 88 pages, cloth, very good. Original owners name otherwise fine. From the preface by Nicholas Murray Butler: The report which follows is the result of a journey to the East undertaken by Mr. Charles W. Eliot in pursuance of a definite plan adopted by the Trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. ; 88 pages 
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15 Finney, Charles & Arthur Shilstone The Old China Hands
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1961 B000NQBZK0 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. From the dust jacket: "The Old China Hands is a humorous, nostalgic look at Old China - the China of thirty years ago as seen through the eyes of a member of the near-legendary 15th Infantry Regiment, which was stationed in Tientsin for 26 years.. It was this long sojourn which earned the 15th the nickname 'The Old China Hands"; a hard unit to get into, once there its men were reluctant to leave. Charles Finney, the well-known American writer and humorist, was fortunate enough to spend a few golden years with the 15th in Tientsin, and this book is his account - witty, urbane, warmly nostalgic - of those years when life in the 15th was the 'good life' and Tientsin the best of all possible worlds." " Drawings by Arthur Shilstone. ; Ex-Library; 8.20 X 5.50 X 1 inches; 258 pages 
Price: 80.00 USD
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16 FORMAN, HARRISON Changing China.
New York Crown Publishers 1948 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
336 pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. Yuan p. 16. A comprehensive and detailed picture of Chinese life, customs, people, commerce, transportation, the press, etc. , just prior to the Communist takeover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 GALSTON, ARTHUR W. with, SAVAGE, JEAN S. Daily life in people's China.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co 1973 0690231407 / 9780690231403 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
255 pages, circa 100 illustrations, cloth, dj, very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Godwin, Paul H. B. The Chinese Communist Armed Forces
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Air University Press 1988 9999263291 First Edition Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
163 pages, diagrams, wrappers, 8 by 11 inches, very good. From the preface: "As this volume traces the development of the PLA, one of its primary purposes is to provide the historical background required to understand why the Chinese military establishment approaches its current problems as it does. It is for this reason that issues of weapons and equipment modernization, force structure, command control, and the development of doctrine and strategy are given primary emphasis." 
Price: 32.00 USD
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19 Grover, David H. and Grover, Gretchen G. Captives of Shanghai: the Story of the President Harrison
Napa, CA Western Maritime Press 1989 0962393509 / 9780962393501 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
[12], 202 pages, 14 plates, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, fine. Signed by author on title page. The President Harrison was the only American merchant ship captured at sea in World War II. Her crew spent the war imprisoned near Shanghai. From T. Horodysky's book review on the website of American Merchant Marine at War (usmm dot org) : "Prior to reading this book, I had read a few short descriptions of the SS President Harrison's saga. Much had puzzled me -- starting with the timing of her second voyage to rescue U. S. Marines from China. This father-daughter teams meticulously researched the situation in those tense last weeks of November and early December 1941 in the Far East -- including the movements and capabilities of U. S. Navy and U. S. Merchant ships. They examine the available choices and decisions that influenced the course of events. The authors recount the various tales of captivity for the Harrison's officers and crew -- the Japanese treated the officers as military and the crew as civilian captives -- as well as the fate of the U. S. Marines. The Harrison's Master was charged with damaging Japanese property, i. E. , deliberately ripping out the bottom of the ship to keep her out of Japanese hands. The Grovers follow the fate of the Harrison, her salvage and sinking by a U. S. Submarine while loaded with POW's and bring up the mystery of the "Peking Man, " whose fossils were to be carried on the Harrison. " B22-6 ; 202 pages; Signed by Author 
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20 HAN SUYIN. Wind in the tower: Mao Tsetung and the Chinese Revolution. 1949- 1975.
Boston Little Brown & Co. , 1976 0316342882 / 9780316342889 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
404 pages, map endpapers, cloth. 1st edition. The second volume of the biography of Mao and the Communist revolution in China. 
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