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Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton: A Literary Biography

By: WHITE-PARKS, Annette

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Univ of Illinois Press: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 041070

ISBN: 0252021134

Condition: As New


The first full-length biography of the first published Asian North American fiction writer portrays a gifted, unsung woman and a world rarely seen in anything other than stereotypes. The eldest daughter of a Chinese mother and British father, Edith Maude Eaton was born in England in 1865 and moved to Quebec in the early 1870s. Removed from school at age ten to help support her parents and twelve siblings. In the 1880s and 1890s she worked as a stenographer, journalist, a... View more info

An Introduction to Oriental Mythology

By: WHITTAKER, Clio - Editor

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Markham, ON, Fairmount Books: 1997

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 33038

ISBN: 0921372612

Condition: Fine


'An exciting and informative guide to the myths and legends of the East'. 127pp, profusely illustrated in color. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy, about 'as new'. Weight, 730g. View more info

Map of Asia [Including Australia]; 1796

By: WILKES, John; NEELE, Samuel

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, John Wilkes: 1796

Seller ID: 053689

Condition: Very Good


Antique Copper Engraved Map of Asia dated 1796. Includes Australia then known as New Holland, and the entire Indian Ocean. Black and white, as published, no colour. At foot of map is stated - 'London Pubd. as the Act directs August 13, 1796 by J. Wilk[e]s'. Size of map within heavy black borders is 18.3 cm by 23 cm. Clean white, thick paper, a very little, light foxing along some edges - none on map. Adequate margins for matting. We ship worldwide by mail at cost. View more info

Emerging Japan

By: WILLIAMS, Barry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw Hill: 1969

Edition: Second American Printing

Seller ID: 31336

ISBN: 0070705429

Condition: Near Fine


A study of the political, social, and economic impact of Japan's leap into the industrial age. 143pp, illustrated, maps. Bright, clean interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to cloth.Price-clipped dustjacket is clean but with some edge wear. Weight, 400g. View more info

Emerging Japan

By: WILLIAMS, Barry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 036211

ISBN: 0070705429

Condition: Fine


Study of the political, social and economic impact of Japan's leap into the industrial age. 8vo, 143pp, photo illustrated, maps. Hardcover in black cloth with price clipped dustjacket. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, no wear to cloth. Dustjacket is also bright and clean and showing virtually no wear. Weight, 424g. View more info

Bandoola

By: WILLIAMS, J. H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12024

Condition: Near Fine


Further adventures of Elephant Bill in the jungles of Burma and the magnificent elephant Bandoola. 250pp, illustrated by Henry C. Pitz. Book is bright with a sound binding. Unmarked. Dustjacket is very clean and bright but with moderate edge wear, chips etc. View more info

One Chinese Moon

By: WILSON, J. Tuzo

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, Longmans Green: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14113

Condition: Very Good


An account of travel across China in the late 1950's when access was severly limited for Western observers. 274pp, photo illustrated. Bright interior, unmarked, with a sound binding. Minor wear to cloth at bottom edge. Dustjacket has a little edge wear. Weight, 530g. View more info

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

By: WINCHESTER, Simon

Price: $9.95

Publisher: U.S.A., HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First USA Printing

Seller ID: 051412

ISBN: 0066212855

Condition: Fine


The book Ccnsiders the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism. xvi, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked, very nearly 'as new'. The pictorial hardcover does not have a standard, full-size dustjacket but rather one two-thirds the reguilr size. This... View more info

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Behind Mud Walls 1930-1960

By: WISER, William and Charlotte

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1967

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 14512

Condition: About Fine


A classic account of a village in Indian, with an extended postscript written a generation later. 249pp. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Unmarked. Dustjacket is similar but with two small tape repairs to top, front edge. Weight, 460g. View more info

China und seine K├╝che : Eine photographische Reise

By: WOLF, Reinhart; TIGER, Lionel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Munich, Heyne Verlagsauslieferung: 1986

Edition: First Edition in German

Seller ID: 22058

ISBN: 3453360125

Condition: Fine


Originally published in the United States under the title, 'China's Food'.Spectacular photogaphy of the Food of China with explanatory text, recipes etc. 231pp, profusely color photo illustrated. Book is bright and clean, virtually 'as new'. No wear to cloth. Dustjacket is similar with one .5" tear at bottom corner of back panel. Heavy book weighing 1.6kg. View more info

Beijing confidential : a tale of comrades lost and Found

By: WONG, Jan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday Canada: 2007

Edition: CHINA TRAVEL BEIJING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 29647

ISBN: 0616445717

Condition: About 'As New'


In the early 70s, Canadian Jan Wong was studying at Beijing University when a young stranger, Yin Luoyi, asked for help in getting to the United States. Wong, then a starry-eyed Maoist, immediately reported Yin to the authorities. Thirty-three years on, Wong revisits the Chinese capital to begin her search for the person who has haunted her conscience; to apologize, to somehow make amends, and at the very least, to discover whether Yin survived. 320pp, maps. Signed by t... View more info

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Strange Battlegound; The Operations in Korea and Their Effects on the Defence Policy of Canada . The Official History of the Canadian Army in Korea

By: WOOD, Lt. Col. Herbert Fairlie

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Minister of National Defence: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044147

Condition: About Fine


Official History of the Canadian Armed Forces in the Korean War. 317pp, photo illustrated, folding maps, endpaper maps. Hardcover in red cloth with gilt spine and gilt device on front cover. No dustjacket. Tight, clean copy of a scarce book. Unmarked. Boards are bright, as is interior. Appears almost 'as new'. Weight, 750g. View more info

Letters from the Khyber Pass and Other Travel Writings

By: WOODCOCK, George

Price: $7.75

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd/Art Gallery of Ontario: 1993

Edition: First Trade Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 23426

ISBN: 1550540831

Condition: Good VG, or Better


Travel writing from Canada's George Woodcock spanning 40 years and covering much of the globe. 213pp. Bright, clean copy. Tight square binding with a lightly creased spine. Weight, 320g. View more info

S'akti and S'akta

By: WOODROFFE, Sir John

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Madras, Ganesh & Co.: 1965

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 23533

Condition: Near Fine


Collection of essays and addresses by Sir John Woodroffe dealing with the nature and validity of the Tantras in general and the Sakta Tantra in particular, Sakta Doctrine, Sakta Ritual and Kundalini Sakti. 732pp. Some passages highlighted towards end of book. Otherwise book is bright and clean. Well printed for type. Sound binding. Red cloth is bright and glossy. Lower corner bumps present. Dustjacket has edge wear, chips, small lost pieces etc., but bright and clean. ... View more info

Education in Japan: A Reprint of the Papers Submitted by the Japanese Preparatory Committees to the Seventh Biennial Conference of the World Federation of Education Associations, Volume II

By: WORLD FEDERATION OF EDUCATION

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tokyo, World Conference Committee of the Japanese Education Assoc.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21119

Condition: Good VG


Volume 2 only of the proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference of the W. F. E. A. This volume contains all of the papers prepared by the Japanese Preparatory Committee for the Conference in Tokyo in August of 1937. They deal with all aspects of education in Japan in the immediate pre-WWII period. English language text. 580pp, illustrated. Three ink signatures to ffep. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Sound hinges. Sound binding in dark green cloth with impressed design... View more info

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Laogai: The Chinese Gulag

By: WU, Hongda Harry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., Westview Press: 1992

Edition: Second Trade Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 30255

ISBN: 081331769X

Condition: Very Good Plus


'...comprehensive documentation of where and how China handles its prison population'. 247pp, photo illustrated, maps, tables.BNright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no creases to spine. A little rubbing and light scratches to rear wrappers. Weight, 350g. View more info

The New Look in China's Rural Areas

By: XIANCHU, Peng et al

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Beijing, China Reconstructs: 1983

Edition: First Edition in English

Seller ID: 29549

Condition: Vg+


An account of changes in China's rural areas circa the early 1980s. English language publication. 110pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Minor rubbing to wrappers otherwise almost 'as new'. Weight, 120g. View more info

Houses of Asia / Casas Asiaticas / Case Asiatiche

By: YABUKA, Nerelle

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Germany, Feierabend Verlag: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18695

ISBN: 3936761280

Condition: About Fine


High quality color photographs of the interiors and exteriors of houses in Asia. Text in English, Spanish and Italian. 400 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm. A very bright, fresh copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Only small defect - a light, top corner crease to the front wrapper. Otherwise 'as new'. Weight, 690g. View more info

Baggage Labels & Envelope; Yamato Hotel, Kobe, Japan

By: YAMATO HOTEL [Kobe]

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yamato Hotel, Yamato Hotel:

Seller ID: 052263

Condition: Fine/VG


Lot of 3 vintage items from the Yamato Hotel in Kobe, Japan. 1] Flower-shaped label, 4" diameter, VG+, full glue 2] Hotel building label, old and attractive but with a lost 'nick' to the left margin 3] Yamato Hotel envelope, unused. Inexpensive Lettermail postal rates apply - Domestic & International View more info

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Goethe in China (1899-1999): [Gede Zai Zhongguo]

By: YANG, Wuneng

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Frankfurt, Peter Lang: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 24353

ISBN: 3631357141

Condition: Fine


German language text. 185pp, illustrated. Mint copy, 'as new'. Weight, 290g. View more info