There are 35 books in this catalogue.
The Porcelain Thief
Book Number: 64175
4th Estate, London 2015. 8vo. softcover. 300pp. index, colour illus. Very good.
A Hidden Life The Enigma of Sir Edmund Backhouse.
Book Number: 63817
MacMillan, London, 1976 8vo. hardcover. 316pp. index. Very good, light foxing to endpapers & outer page edges. / Very good d/w.
Royal Doulton Exhibition 1979
Book Number: 45260
Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney. 1979 8vo softcover 112pp very good. An exhibition of Doulton ceramics from the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney. October 17 to November 14, 1979. Illustrated throughout with descriptions in colour and b&w.
The Clouds And The Rain: The Art of Love in China
BEURDELEY, Michel, Kristofer SCHIPPER, Chang FU-JUI and Jacques PIMPANEAU
Book Number: 48716
Office du Livre, Fribourg Switzerland, 1969 Large 4to. hardcover. 210pp. b/w illus. tipped-in colour plates. Very good+. / Very good d/w.
Ten Thousand Miles Without A Cloud - One Woman's search for her Roots
Book Number: 41321
Flamingo 2005 Trade paperback. 464pp. Index. Sun Shuyun retraced Zuanzang's steps from China, though Central Asia to India, the journey he made to find treue Buddhism, and in doing so traverses four landscapes - historical, cultural, spiritual and personal and gives us a vivid and fascinating insight into China and its people, past and present.
Changjiang..the Longest River in China
Book Number: 5147
Beijing. Foreign Languages Press, 1980. First edition. Oblong 8vo. limp boards with laminated pictorial jacket cover. 163pp. colour photos. good condition, cover edges slightly curled. signatures for a tour group inside cover, fep.
The Dragon's Teeth - Inside China's Armed Forces
Young, John Robert
Book Number: 55108
Hutchinson 1987 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 224pp. Very good. Index. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs. Contents includes Historical Background, chronology, China, A Selection of conventional weapons and equipment current and under development.
Chinese Creeds & Customs. Volume I
Burkhardt, V R.
Book Number: 6338
Hong Kong. South China Morning Post. 1972 8vo. hardcover. 180pp. + index. colour frontis. b/w pen drawings by author. very good. / good+ d/w.
Dealing With The Dragon: A Year In The New Hong Kong
Book Number: 22627
New York, Little, Brown, 2000 8vo. softcover. 312pp. + b/w plates. very good, remainder mark bottom edge.
Chinese Women Speak.
Book Number: 30174
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1958, 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 263pp. b/w illus. near fine. / very good+ d/w.
The diaries of Genghis Khan
Cooper, Brian H.
Book Number: 37321
Maleny, Qld. House of Caladan 1996 8vo softcover 252pp very good. Owner's inscription on fep.
Jan Wong's China - Reports from a not-so-foreign Correspondent
Book Number: 38883
Doubleday 1999 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. Very Good condition. On the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Jan Wong reflects on her work as a foreign correspondents. From a peasant tax revolt through the new consumerism (ads on television) to the closeted world of Chinese gays, Jan Wong's China is a highly personal, entertaining account of a country in transition. Jan Wong asks the questions no one else thinks to ask. Employing behind-the-scenes detail and her trademark humour, she brilliantly weaves her adventures into a rich journalistic tapestry.
Book Number: 40051
Bantam Books 1993 8vo softcover 321pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Jan Wong's China - Reports from a not-so-foreign Correspondent
Book Number: 43419
Doubleday 1999 8vo. Softcover. Very Good condition. On the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Jan Wong reflects on her work as a foreign correspondents. From a peasant tax revolt through the new consumerism (ads on television) to the closeted world of Chinese gays, Jan Wong's China is a highly personal, entertaining account of a country in transition. Jan Wong asks the questions no one else thinks to ask. Employing behind-the-scenes detail and her trademark humour, she brilliantly weaves her adventures into a rich journalistic tapestry.
Book Number: 46499
John Murray Publishers 2002 8vo softcover 464pp index, b/w illus. very good+. Becker has spent 20 years touring through China and meeting people in order to understand this vast and mysterious land. His vignettes on government types, shamans, and businessmen join to present a revealing look at China over time. The Chinese is a captivating and enlightening read for anyone interested in Asian or cultural studies.
The Last Empress: The She-Dragon of China
Book Number: 47212
John Wiley & Sons November 2003 8vo softcover 256pp very good. In 1856 Emperor Hsien Feng turned over an ornately carved jade name-plaque next to his bedchamber, an action with which he brought a much-desired new concubine to his bed and unwittingly sealed the fate of the Manchu dynasty. A centuries-old prophecy had foretold that Manchu rule in China would be brought to ruin by a woman from the Yeho-Nala tribe; in the darkness of the bedchamber those words became reality. The Emperor was entranced with the young woman he had chosen, and from that time her power over him was ensured. Her name was Yehonala. Forced to enter the Forbidden City at the age of sixteen Yehonala lost her family, her betrothed and the life she had sought. She was entering a world of opulence, scholarship, intrigue and power struggles; a world that had remained for centuries untouched by the outside world or the passing of time, ruled by etiquette and tradition but with danger in every word or gesture. The beautiful young girl proved herself equal to all the court. She rose to be one of the greatest female autocrats in history, the most powerful person in China, maintaining her power with a mixture of seduction, intrigue, manipulation and even murder.
Legacies - A Chinese Mosaic
Lord, Bette Bao
Book Number: 50276
Knopf, New York 1990 8vo. hardcover. 245pp. Very good. / Very good d/w. Signed by author.
The Story of the Stone aka The Dream of the Red Chamber The Golden Days Volume 1
Book Number: 50368
Penguin Classics March 30, 1974 8vo softcover 544pp good. "The Story of the Stone" (c. 1760) is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The first part of the story, The Golden Days, begins the tale of Bao-yu, a gentle young boy who prefers girls to Confucian studies, and his two cousins: Bao-chai, his parents' choice of a wife for him, and the ethereal beauty Dai-yu. Through the changing fortunes of the Jia family, this rich, magical work sets worldly events - love affairs, sibling rivalries, political intrigues, even murder - within the context of the Buddhist understanding that earthly existence is an illusion and karma determines the shape of our lives. Text: English, Chinese (translation)
The Terracotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation
Book Number: 54457
Bantam Press September 1, 2007 8vo softcover 416pp very good. Weaving together history and first-hand experience from his travels in China, John Man tells the story of how and why these astonishing artefacts were created. In doing so, he gives a vivid account of the First Emperor and the events that form the roots of China today.
The Good German of Nanking : The Diaries of John Rabe
Book Number: 54956
Little Brown 1999 8vo hardcover 314pp very good / very good d/w. In 1937, as the invading Japanese Army closed on Nanking, then the capital of China, all foreigners were ordered to evacuate. One man, a mild 55-year-old German named John Rabe who ran the local Siemens factory, refused on the grounds that it would show a bad example to his Chinese workers. Sending his wife and family to safety, he watched in horror as the Japanese began to wipe out the population. Hastily contacting the tiny remaining community of foreigners, and using the flimsy authority of a pact Hitler had made with the Japanese, Rabe spent months safeguarding and providing refuge for thousands of Chinese, often interposing himself physically between the executioners and their victims. It is estimated that he saved between 250,000 and 300,000 lives by his efforts. And every night, he would write up his diary of these extraordinary events. THE GOOD GERMAN OF NANKING is Rabe's story, in his own words: the amazing testament to one of the hitherto unsung heroes of the twentieth century.
Vermilion Gate: A Family Story of Communist China
Book Number: 55415
United States Little Brown UK September 2000 8vo softcover 819pp index, b/w illus. very good. Aiping Mu was born in Beijing in 1951 to parents close to the top of the Communist hierarchy. Her early life was one of luxury, servants, and exclusive schooling. But politics was soon to pull the family apart, and as the Cultural Revolution took hold, Aiping's mother and father were classed as counter-revolutionaries and imprisoned. Rehabilitation followed, but the years of political infighting had taken their toll on her parents; their subsequent divorce became the stuff of national headlines, with government figures lining up to influence the outcome. And while Aiping's career flourished, her own marriage was not to last. Part autobiography, part epic historical drama, Vermilion Gate is a stunning insight into the events that shaped Communist China, and how Communist China shaped the family, marriage, and the role of women.