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1 The Republic of China Yearbook, Taiwan 2002
Taipei, Government Information Office 2002 9570110716 / 9789570110715 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
616 pages, illustrations (many in color) , maps, tables, pictorial boards, very good. Cover illustration" "Sun Moon Lake is again ready to welcome tourists after reconstruction following the September 21, 1999 earthquake" 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Barnett, A (Rthur) Doak China on the Eve of Communist Takeover
New York Frederick A. Praeger 1963 Third Printing Hardcover Good+ 
Xii, 371 pages, map, boards, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks front blank endpaper otherwise very good. From the back cover: "These reports have an all-around comprehensive and perceptive quality which I think is quite rare, and I predict they will beocme classics. " (John K. Fairbank, Harvard University. SR2500; Ex-Library 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Bland. J. O. P. (John Otway Percy). 1863-1945. Houseboat Days in China
London Edward Arnold 1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
X, 289 pages, illustrations, green cloth, very good. From Wikipedia: "John Otway Percy Bland (18631945) , a British writer and journalist, who wrote under the name J. O. P. Bland, was born on 15 November 1863 in Malta, the second son of the ten children of Major-General Edward Loftus Bland (18291923) and Emma Frances Franks (d. 1894). Best known as the author of a number of books on Chinese politics and history, he lived in China for most of the period 1883-1910. A planned career in law was curtailed while he was still at university, and his father arranged for him to be considered for an appointment in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. Bland arrived in China in 1883, and worked in the Customs from 1 July 1883 until 31 January 1896, serving in Hankou, Canton, and Peking, serving there as Inspector-General Sir Robert Hart's Private Secretary from 1894-96. From early in his career he began writing light verse about life amongst the foreign expatriate communities in the Chinese treaty ports, collected in Lays of Far Cathay, in 1890. He married an American, Louisa Dearborn Nickels (b. C.1864) , widow of M. C. Nickels and daughter of a Pacific Mail Line skipper, Captain H. C. Dearborn, in Shanghai on 29 November 1889. In 1896 Bland resigned from the Customs to take up the position of Assistant Secretary to the Shanghai Municipal Council, which governed the Shanghai International Settlement, succeeding to the Secretaryship the following year on the retirement of the incumbent, R. F. Thorburn. This was not initially an onerous position, and Bland began to develop a parallel career as a free-lance journalist. As a Customs employee he had been forbidden from writing to or for the press, but now, as well as starting a humorous weekly, The Rattle, he penned more light verse, and commenced an association with The Times as its Shanghai correspondent. Verse and Worse was published in 1902 with illustrations by Willard Dickerman Straight, who had joined the Customs in 1902, and with whom Bland struck up a friendship. Bland began to get critically engaged in the politics of Britain's China policy, and was a vocal advocate of a forward policy, especially with the arrival on the scene in China of German interests after 1897. At Shanghai during his tenure of his post as chief administrator, the International Settlement expanded in size threefold, and Bland himself was active in the Shanghai Committee of the British China Association, which advocated a more aggressive policy in China than its parent committee in London. He left the Municipal Council in 1906 to take up a new position with the British and Chinese Corporation (BCC) , formed largely by Jardine Matheson and by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 1898, becoming its Peking-based agent conducting railway loan negotiations with the Chinese government. This ended in acrimony in 1910 as Bland's anti-German proclivities ran counter to the Bank's policy, and he was dismissed. The following year saw the termination of his relationship with The Times. Since his move back to Peking Bland had assisted the paper's China correspondent George Ernest Morrison, who had no Chinese. Morrison eventually saw Bland as a rival and engineered his dismissal." 
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4 Collier, Basil. The War in the Far East, 1941-1945 A Military History.
New York William Morrow 1969 0688027253 / 9780688027254 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 530 pages, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: Lucidity, thoroughness, impartiality are the hallmarks of Basil Collier as a military historian. In this encyclopedic, one-volume history of how World War II was fought in the Far East, Mr. Collier is at the height of his power." ; X X 
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5 Dallin, David J The Rise of Russia in Asia.
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1971 0208009957 / 9780208009951 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Xiv, 293 pages, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the preface: "The founding of Vladivostok, the opening of Korea, the Kaiser inciting the Tsar to fight the 'yellow peril,' Theodore Roosevelt as Japan's friend and American delight at Russia's defeats in 1905, the first outline of a Russian 'sphere' n China - are these not events that have long passed into ancient history, events that bear no relation to the manifold problems and troubles of today?" ; 293 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Davis, Bob [i.e. DAVIS, ROBERT HOBART] ORIENTAL ODYSSEY People Behind the Sun
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1937 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xii, 266 pages, plates, cloth, very good. From the Special Collections Department of the NYPL: "Robert Hobart Davis (1869-1942) was an American journalist, editor, dramatist, and photographer. He was editor of Munsey's Magazine from 1904 to 1925, columnist for the New York Sun from 1925 to 1942, and honorary president of the Stevenson Society of America. " 
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 Dickson, Lillian These My People: Serving Christ Among the Mountain People of Formosa.
Grand Rapids, Mi, Zondervan Publishing House 1958 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
121 pages, 2 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. Introduction by Bob Pierce. From the dust jacket: "As Dr. Bob Pierce, president of World Vision declares in his foreword: "Lil' Dickson isn't just a person. She's an institution!" As he points out, she is so 'completely sold out to Christ' - so completely dedicated to helping others in His name - that it never occurs to her that anyone would be interested in her. Yet, though her book deals with her beloved mountain people of Formosa to whom she has poured out her life and love and whimsical good humor for over thirty busy years, inevitably her unique, colorful, Christ-centered personality comes shining through. " NR208; 121 pages 
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8 Dietrich, Craig People's China. a Brief History
New York Oxford University Press 1986 0195036883 / 9780195036886 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xviii, 327 pages, map, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "This concise and balanced history of the People's Republic of China sketches the historical circumstances and the rare cast of characters who seized power in 1949 after decades of national disintegration and defeat. In lively style, Dietrich describes how Mao and his party battled tradition, poverty, and sometimes one another to build a powerful Socialist nation." ; 8.50 X 5.81 X 1.24 inches; 352 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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9 FAIRBANK, JOHN KING China bound. A fifty-year memoir.
New York, Harper & Row, 1982 0060390050 / 9780060390051 Hard Cover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
480 pages, 8 plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: An informative and delightful memoir by America's most distinguished student of China, a man known and loved as the father of American China studies. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 FEIS, HERBERT The China Tangle. the American Effort in China from Pearl Harbor to the Marshall Mission.
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1953 0691056064 / 9780691056067 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
X, 445 pages, cloth, dust jacket, 1st edition, very good. 
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11 Fenby, Jonathan Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and the China He Lost.
Free Press 2003 0743231449 / 9780743231442 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
736 pages, illustrations, plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. Former owner's embossed imprint on two pages. From the DJ: "This is the first full biography of Chiang in English for 25 years. Focusing on hi extraordinary life up to and including the defeat by Mao Zedong in 1949, it draws on a wealth of sources in China and the West, many of which have never been used in any previous book for the general reader. Highly dramatic and colourful, with an amazing cast of characters, GENERALISSIMO explores Chiang's military and political career as well as revealing his equally complex private life." ; 9.06 X 6.30 X 1.73 inches; 736 pages 
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12 Fifield, Russell H. The Diplomacy of Southeast Asia: 1945-1958
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1968 020800677x / 9780208006776 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 384 pages, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. FR4-3. From the DJ: "The author has sifted an extremely large amount of material to bring out the basic relevant facts and has done a remarkable job of compressing information ~ The comprehensive Bibliography is noteworthy" - Annals of the American Academy. ; 384 pages 
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13 Firth, Raymond Malay Fishermen: Their Peasant Economy
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1966 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xiv, 398 pages, plates, illustrations, charts, tables, twofolding maps, very good. From the DJ: This book is a study of some Far Eastern peasant problem based mainly on field research carried out on the East Coast of Malaya in 1939-1940. ~ The author has revised the community and written a new introduciton and a chapter detaileing the changes which have taken place both between his first visit and the end of the war, and from then to the present date. ; 398 pages 
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14 Fischell, Rosalind & John Esten (editor) & Olof Walhund (Photographs) Blue and White China. Origins/western Influences.
Boston Little Brown and Company 1987 0316283495 / 9780316283496 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
151 pages, well illustrated (many in color) , cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 11 inches. From the DJ: This beautifully illustrated book explores the fascinating history of blue and white china, from its origins to its influence on style today~ this romantic history, full of turmoil and change, has never been so thoroughly represented in so understandable a format." ; 11.10 X 8.70 X 0.80 inches; 160 pages 
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15 Fleming, Peter The Siege at Peking
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1959 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
273 pages, plates, maps, cloth, very good. An account of the Boxer Rebellion. From Wikipedia: "Robert Peter Fleming, OBE (31 May 1907 18 August 1971) was a British adventurer and travel writer. He was the elder brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond." ; 8.20 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches 
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16 Giles, Lancelot & L. R. Marchant The Siege of the Peking Legations. a Diary. Edited with Introduction: Chinese Anti-Foreignism and the Boxer Uprising by L. R. Marchant.
University of Western Australia Press 1971 0855640413 / 9780855640415 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Xxviii, 212 pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Foreword by Sir Robert Scott: "For generations the name Giles has been known to students of China throughout the world. The diary now published is yet another contribution to sinology by a member of the Giles family. Yong Lance Giles was finishing his first year in Peking when the siege of the LEgations took place in 1900. He recorded his impressions and activities during the siege in a letter to his father, written in diary style. This came into the hands of Leslie R. Marchant of the University of Western Australia, sixty-five years later." ; Ex-Library; 9.61 X 6.22 X 1.10 inches; 239 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 Grousset, Rene The Empire of the Steppes. a History of Central Asia.
New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press 1970 0813506271 / 9780813506272 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxxii, 687 pages, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. Translated from the French by Naomi Walford. Foreword by Peter Charanis. From the dust jacket: "The aim of this first English-language edition has been to make available a major work useful to the general reader as well as to the specialist, above all an edition which retains the majestic sweep and grandeur, as well as the overriding intellectual grasp, of Grousset's original. " BR182A ; 687 pages 
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18 HADFIELD, John (Edited by) The Saturday Book 27. [The Oriental Dream, Western Nights Entertainment, Collectors' Items, A Cabinet of Curiosities]
Hutchinson 1967 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
256 pages, illustrations, blue cloth, covers a little spotted, former owners signature crossed out on front blank endpaper, otherwise very good, gilt lettering on spine is sharp and clear. From the introduction: "This year we are studying in depth the escapist impulse that has drawn men's thoughts towards the Orient during the past three hundred years. ; 8.90 X 6 X 1 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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19 Han, Suyin (1917-?) ... and the rain my drink / Han Suyin
London Jonathan Cape 1956 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
310 pages, cloth, minor spotting on cover otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "And the Rain My Drink is a novel by female Eurasian writer Han Suyin. It is set against a backdrop of the Malayan Emergency of the late 1940s and 1950s. It describes the methods used by the British colonial authorities and the left-wing rebels, and how individual lives were affected. The story takes place during the fifth and last year of the Emergency. By this point in time, the MNLA (Malayan National Liberation Army) forces were decimated, but the war was far from over. To secure a steady supply of food and other necessities, the Communist Party desperately tried to maintain contact with people living on the outside of the jungle areas where the armed guerilla forces of the Communist Party were hiding. The novel has been regarded as a partial autobiography of Han Suyin. She worked at the Johore Bahru General Hospital during the 50s, and she has many similarities with the narrating voice of the story. One of the most important similarities may be the sympathy for the communist detainees in Malaysia. This seems to have led to the novel being perceived as anti British colonialism. Despite this, the novel was a success and became somewhat influential in creating public opinion, criticising the British authority and its policies. Han's husband at the time was Leon Comber, whose career suffered as a result of the novel's publication. In a November 2008 interview, Leon Comber, who left the police force in 1956, three years before he and Han were finally divorced, commented: "The novel portrayed the British security forces in a rather slanted fashion, I thought. She was a rather pro-Left intellectual and also a doctor. I understood the reasons why the communists might have felt the way they did, but I didn't agree with them taking up arms." " 
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20 Henry, Eric P. Chinese Amusement. the Lively Plays of LI Yu.
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1980 0208018379 / 9780208018373 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xvi, 288 pages, cloth, DJ, publisher's file copy otherwise very good. From the DJ: Not intended only for the specialist, Eric Henry's study provides a biographical introduction to the playwright. Since Li Yu's plays are still untranslated, Henry incorporates many quotations and scene recreations in the body of the book to make his remarks readily intelligible without prior reference to the plays. The act summaries in the appendix are leisurely enough to suggest a little of the original tastes and sensations of the plays. After describing the general characteristics of the long, musical, poetic, narrative-filled type of drama to which Li Yu's plays belong, Henry devotes one chapter to each of the four plays under consideration. " FR4-3; 384 pages 
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