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Stories from Chinese Proverbs (Written in Chinese and English)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: China, Doctor House:

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: FORFIC26

Condition: Very Good


Softcover with pictorial dust jacket, edition unknown, 374gms, 250 pages, written in the chinese and english languages. Chinese proverbs are presented in both the Chinese and English languages along with some small black and white illustrations. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Japanese Art and Korean Art

By: Abbate, Francesco (ed)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, England, Octopus Books Limited: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001914

ISBN: 0706400267

Condition: Good


Hardcover with cream boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 460gms, 158 pages, includes 110 full colour illustrations. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate shelf wear and chipping. Spine of dust jacket is almost completely faded, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Catherine the Great: Life and Legend

By: Alexander, John T.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford, England, Oxford University Press: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOASI14

ISBN: 0195052366

Condition: Good


Hardcover with maroon and black boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 904gms, 418 pages, blank endpapers. An extremely well researched, well organized and judiciously balanced politicalportrait of Empress Catherine II. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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House of Nomura, The: The Inside Story of The Legendary Japanese Financial Dynasty

By: Alletzhauser, Albert. J.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, USA, Arcade Publishing, Inc.,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISASI23

ISBN: 1559700890

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown and black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 700gms, 343 pages, blank endpapers. The House of Nomura is a major work of finance, big business, and politics by the only Westerner who has gained access to the inner sanctum of Nomura Securities, the Nomura family records, and to the amazing cast of characters that make up the Nomura Dynasty. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition wit... View more info

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Rus Into Muscovy: The History of Early Russia

By: Almedingen, E. M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Longman Publishers: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISASI15

ISBN: 0582155460

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 225gms, 95 pages, blank endpapers. This is a brief history of some of the most turbulent and exciting years in the story of Russia. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild page discolouration to some pages, stamp from previous booksellers on some pages. Dust jacket is in fair to good condition with mild shelf wear, mild damage including scuffing, tears and holes to dust jacke... View more info

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In the Name of Sorrow and Hope

By: Artzi-Pelossof, Noa Ben

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: BIOASI20

ISBN: 0679450793

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with maroon boards and pictorial dustjacket, first American edition, 352gms, 181 pages. Yitzhak Rabin's granddaughter writes about her grandfather, her country and the quest for peace. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, small stamp on inside front page from previous bookseller. Dust jacket is in very good condition with light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Gods

By: Axell, Albert; and Kase, Hideaki

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Pearson Education Limited: 2002

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: HISASI39

ISBN: 058277232X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, second printing of first edition, 630g, 274pgs, black endpapers. With the use of interviews and previously unpublished documents, Kamikaza is a truly original book, providing a fascinating and insightful picture of an incredible historical phenomenon. Book is in very good condition with only minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with only very mild shelf wear, otherwise no oth... View more info

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Man's Conquest of the Pacific: The Prehistory of Southeast Asia and Oceania

By: Bellwood, Peter

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand, William Collins Publishers P/L: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001408

ISBN: 0002169118

Condition: Good


Hardcover with light blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 1735gms, 462 pages. This book hops through 2 million years and 16 thousand west to east kilometres of prehistory, starting with the earliest traces of homo sapiens to their diffusion throughout the Pacific. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear and minor chipping, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. This book weighs almo... View more info

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Pink Samurai: An Erotic Exploration of Japanese Society

By: Bornoff, Nicholas

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, England, Grafton Books: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISASI47

ISBN: 0586205764

Condition: Good


Paperback, reprint, 378gms, 719pgs. In this examination of modern life in the world's greatest economic power, Nicholas Bornoff takes us on a fascinating tour through the pleasures and pains of Japanese love, marriage and family life. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Cover shows mild creasing to cover and spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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China: The Land and the People: The History, The Art, and the Science

By: Buchanan, Keith; Fitzgerald, Charles. P.; Ronan, Colin. A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISASI16

ISBN: 0517544946

Condition: Good


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 2,200gms 520 pages, blank endpapers. China, the land of contradictions, the land of tranquil landscapes and changeless tradition, the land of rapid change and social upheaval, the land of enormous human potential, the old China and the new China- for so many years hidden from us by its cultural isolation, its language, the cryptic nature of its political crises, our own fears, and yet so essential for u... View more info

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Barbarians and Mandarins: Thirteen Centuries of Western Travellers in China

By: Cameron, Nigel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISASI59

ISBN: 0195903730

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 576gms, 443pgs, illustrated endpapers. This book presents a fascinating record of the confrontation between East and West over thirteen centuries, through the accounts of representative Western travellers in China. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Maharajah's Box, The: An Imperial Story of Conspiracy, Love and a Guru's Prophecy

By: Campbell, Christy

Price: $5.50

Publisher: London, England, Harper Collins Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOASI48

ISBN: 0006530788

Condition: Good


Paperback, first edition, 388gms, 474 pages. This book details the story of Maharajah Duleep Singh, one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of the British Raj. It is an entertaining and well-researched biography of a famboyant but ultimately tragic figure caught between two cultures. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Brother Enemy: The War After the War - A History of Indochina Since the Fall of Saigon

By: Chanda, Nayan

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Collier Books: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISASI56

ISBN: 0020463614

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 462gms, 479pgs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

By: Chang, Jung

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, England, Flamingo: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOASI31

ISBN: 0006374921

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 696gms, 582 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate to heavy age-related page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Life and Death in Shanghai

By: Cheng, Nien

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, England, Flamingo: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOASI51

ISBN: 000654861X

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 394gms, 496 pages. During China's cultural revolution, Nien was accused of being a British spy and locked in solitary confinement for 6 years. This extraordinary book is the story of her struggle to survive against all the odds, defying her brutal interrogators and steadfastly maintaining her innocence. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a small sticker on ... View more info

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Girl in the Picture, The: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War

By: Chong, Denise

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: WARVIE17

ISBN: 0743207033

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 346gms, 372 pages. On June 8, 1972, nine year old Kim Phuc, severely burned by napalm, was captured in an iconic photograph, one of the most unforgettable images of the 20th century. This is the story about the photograph, the photographer, Kim Phuc, and the impact on social history. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Hong Kong 1997: Hello Goodbye

By: Chugani, Michael (ed)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Standard and Sing Tao Daily: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISASI12

ISBN: 9626720344

Condition: Good


Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, first edition, 1080gms, 299 pages, blank endpapers. This book contains a collection of views - both domestic and foreign - on what lies beyond 1997 for Hong Kong. Foreign leaders, as well as leading Hong Kong figures in politics, government, and business talk candidly about what they think will and should happen to Hong Kong. A separate chapter contains a pictorial history of colonial Hong Kong. Book is in good condition with mi... View more info

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Heart of the Dragon, The

By: Clayre, Alasdair

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, USA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISASI42

ISBN: 039535336X

Condition: Good


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint edition, 1280g, 281pgs, map endpapers. This book takes the reader into China, exploring the private lives of individual families, the work of the villages, the problems and successes of factories and mines, and the closed world of the country's courts, hospitals, asylums and prisons - a rare look at areas that will once again be closed to public view. Companion book to the PBS series. Book is in good condition ... View more info

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Days of Infamy: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Churchill - The Shocking Truth Revealed

By: Costello, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Pocket Books: 1994

Edition: First Pocket Books Hardcover Printing

Seller ID: WARTWO36

ISBN: 0671769855

Condition: Good


Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, first Pocket Books hardcover edition, 796gms, 448 pages, white endpapers. How world leaders and their secret deals and strategic blunders caused disasters at Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Tears of Blood: A Cry For Tibet

By: Craig, Mary

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., Counterpoint: 1999

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: HISASI44

ISBN: 158243025X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first printing, 754gms, 341pgs plus notes, index and appendices. This book looks at what has taken place in Tibet over the last 4 decades since the Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded the Tibetan heartland in 1959. It is not only an account of the Chinese attrocities, but more importantly a celebration of the Tibetan people and their non-violent struggle to preserve their culture and religion. Book is in very good... View more info