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CHINESERELIGI Chinese Religion Seen Through The Proverb $60
Chinese Religion Seen Through The Proverb
Author: Clifford H. Plopper, B.D., Ph.D.
Publisher: Shanghai Modern Publishing House, Shanghai, 1935 (Second edition, first edition published in 1924)
Hardcover with dust jacket: 381 pages including black and white illustrations, deciphering of the Chinese calligraphic proverbs, a source bibliography and key, an index of authors quoted and index.
Language: English.
Size: 8-1/2” x 6”.
Condition: Used, dust jacket torn and retaped, black moire impressed cloth spine weakened at boards juncture, minor discolouration of pages, other minor signs of age, wear and use, overall fine condition.
#0394488350 Emperor of China: Self-portrait of K’ang-hsi $10
Emperor of China: Self-portrait of K’ang-hsi
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1974 (second printing)
Hardcover with dust jacket: 228 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-394-48835-0
Size: 8-1/2” x 7-3/4”.
Condition: Used, dust jacket with sun bleached spine and perimeter tears, minor signs of wear, use and age, otherwise fine condition.
#0312439431 Jade: A Novel of China $5
Jade: A Novel of China
Author: Pat Barr
Description: Spanning forty of the nineteenth century's most turbulent years, JADE captures the rich variety of the Celestial Empire: the harsh formality and exotic sensuality of a traditional Chinese household, the bleak Puritanism of missionary outposts, the narrow-minded bigotry and social frivolity of the Westernised treaty ports, the pioneer's rewards and risks of trading up the Yangtze, the idealistic optimism of the young intellectuals of Peking. Amid it all are the signs of an ancient and regal civilisation crumbling around the edges, soon to be swept away forever by the tides of history. An epic story teeming with unforgettable characters and vivid locales, set against one of the most thrilling periods of history, JADE ranks with the great panoramic sagas of recent years, from THE FAR PAVILIONS to NOBLE HOUSE, DYNASTY, and SPRING MOON. Invariably exciting, and moving as only the best fiction can be, JADE is a novel to read and remember, a story whose power and charm will linger with its readers long after its last page is turned.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1982 First Edition
Hardcover with dust jacket: 597 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-312-43943-1
Size: 9-1/2” x 6-3/8”.
Condition: Used, dust jacket edges worn, otherwise excellent condition.
#0394555481 Life and Death in Shanghai $5
Life and Death in Shanghai
Author: Nien Cheng
Publisher: Grove Press, New York, 1986 (originally published in Great Britain by Grafton Books 1986)
Hardcover: 547 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-394-55548-1
Size: 9-7/16” x 6-3/8”.
Condition: Used, sun bleached spine, minor signs of use and wear otherwise excellent condition.
LIFEANDSPORT Life and Sport in China $30
Life and Sport in China
Author: Oliver G. Ready, B.A.
Author’s Note: The British public is greatly handicapped in forming an intelligent appreciation of happenings in China by a lack of that initial experience which can only be gained by residence in the country. In this little work I have endeavoured to place before readers a sketch of things as I saw them, and to convey to their minds an idea of how Europeans live there, of their amusements, of their work, and of those things which are matters of daily interest to them, so that my book may serve as a kind of preface to that enthralling volume, the current history of China, as it is daily revealed in the press, in magazines and in learned works. While confining myself herein to the lighter side of narrative, I am not unconscious of those intricate problems and deep studies connected with the Far East, but to which profound research and matured judgement must be applied, though information thereon, even when collected and published, would appeal mostly to the narrow circle of experts on matters Chinese. The vast Empire of China with its hundreds of millions of toiling slaves, with its old, old civilisation reaching back for untold years prior to the dawn of history in the West, with its manners and customs so worn into the national character that they almost form the character itself, with its fertile plains, its sandy deserts, its lofty mountains, its mighty rivers, its torrid heat and arctic cold, its devastating floods, its cruel famines and loathsome epidemics, represents a mass , the contemplation of which staggers the mind and makes one ask, "What is Europe trying to do here? Does she hope to conquer, to change or to purify?" After a residence of twelve years in various parts of the country I instinctively feel that while military occupation by the Great Powers may be possible, not only is China in a sense unconquerable, but that she is eminently a conquering nation, though not by clash of arms. Insidiously, remorselessly and viciously she will subdue apostles of the West who are sent to her, and unless persistently restrained will overflow into adjacent lands and conquer there by cheap labour and unremitting toil.
Publisher: Reprinted by Ch’eng Wen Publishing Company, Taipei, 1971 (Second edition) (Original by Chapman & Hall, Limited, London 1904)
Hardcover: 238 pages.
Language: English.
Size: 7-5/8” x 5-3/8”.
Condition: Used, minor signs of age, wear and use, overall fine condition.
#0517567121 Peking Story: Thew Last Days of Old China $5
Peking Story: Thew Last Days of Old China
Author: David Kidd
Publisher: Griffin Paperback. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. New York, 1988.
Paperback: 207 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-517-56712-1
Size: 8-1/4” x 5-1/2”.
Condition: Used, excellent condition.
#0671448730 The Chinese: Portrait of a People $5
The Chinese: Portrait of a People
Author: John Fraser
Publisher: Summit Books, New York, 1980 (First Edition)
Hardcover with dust jacket: 463 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-671-44873-0
Size: 9-3/8” x 6-3/8”.
Condition: Used, dust jacket having edge wear and a sun bleached spine, otherwise excellent condition.
#069109750X The I Ching or Book of Changes $5
The I Ching or Book of Changes
Translator: Chinese to German - Richard Wilhelm
German to English - Cary F. Baynes
Publisher: Bollingen Series XIX, Princeton University Press 1987 (22nd printing).
Hardcover with dust jacket: 740 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-691-09750-X
Size: 8-1/8” x 5”.
Condition: Used, front corner tear to dust jacket, minor signs of wear, use and age, otherwise fine condition.
THEIMPORTANCE The Importance of Living $10
The Importance of Living
Author: Lin Yutang
Description: The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humor to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence. At a time when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, here is a refreshing, playful reminder to savour life's simple pleasures.
Publisher: John Day Company, Inc., Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1937 (First edition)
Hardcover: 459 pages including appendix and index.
Language: English.
Size: 8-5/8” x 5-3/4”.
Condition: Used, minor tears to top of cloth spine, label to front end paper “From the Library of Harold E. Dryden, pages yellowed, other minor signs of age, wear and use, overall fine condition.
#0312155565 The Jade Peony: A Novel $5
The Jade Peony: A Novel
Author: Wayson Choy
Publisher: Picador USA, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1997 First USA Edition
Hardcover with dust jacket: 240 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-312-15556-5
Size: 8-1/2” x 5-3/4”.
Condition: Used, excellent condition.
#0226971473 The Journey to the West (Hsi-yu Chi), Volume 1 $5
The Journey to the West (Hsi-yu Chi), Volume 1
Author: Wu Ch’eng-en
Translator: Anthony C Yu
Publisher: Phoenix edition, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1980. (First edition 1977, Original text c. 1570.)
Paperback: 575 pages, including 25 chapters and additional notes.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-226-97147-3
Size: 8-7/8” x 5-7/8”.
Condition: Used, sun bleached spine, signs of wear, use and age, otherwise fine condition.
9780300154368 The Lure of China: Writers from Marco Polo to J.G.Ballard $20
.The Lure of China: Writers from Marco Polo to J.G.Ballard
Author: Frances Wood
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, 2009.
Hardcover with Dustjacket: 283 pages with colour and black and white illustrations, index.
Language: English.
ISBN: 978-0-300-15436-8
Size: 8-3/8” x 5-3/4”.
Condition: Used - excellent condition.

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