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1 Elementary Chinese Readers: Revised Edition, Book Four.
Sinolingua, Beijing: 1996. Elementary Chinese Readers Series. Revised Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This new editionof Elementary Chinese Readers has been substantially revised by the authors in order to incorporate new material that is based on recent developments in linguistic theory and teaching methods, and the many constructive suggestions from readers. The textbooks have been condensed from the original five volumes into four. More emphasis is now put on practical language needed in daily communication. Also, the material has been updated to reflect current Chinese life. The lessons have been carefully arranged to make the book as useful as possible, although the general structure of the original has been maintained. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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2 Elementary Chinese Readers: Revised Edition, Book One.
Sinolingua, Beijing: 1997. Elementary Chinese Readers Series. Revised Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This new editionof Elementary Chinese Readers has been substantially revised by the authors in order to incorporate new material that is based on recent developments in linguistic theory and teaching methods, and the many constructive suggestions from readers. The textbooks have been condensed from the original five volumes into four. More emphasis is now put on practical language needed in daily communication. Also, the material has been updated to reflect current Chinese life. The lessons have been carefully arranged to make the book as useful as possible, although the general structure of the original has been maintained. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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3 Elementary Chinese Readers: Revised Edition, Book Three.
Sinolingua, Beijing: 1996. Elementary Chinese Readers Series. Revised Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This new editionof Elementary Chinese Readers has been substantially revised by the authors in order to incorporate new material that is based on recent developments in linguistic theory and teaching methods, and the many constructive suggestions from readers. The textbooks have been condensed from the original five volumes into four. More emphasis is now put on practical language needed in daily communication. Also, the material has been updated to reflect current Chinese life. The lessons have been carefully arranged to make the book as useful as possible, although the general structure of the original has been maintained. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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4 Elementary Chinese Readers: Revised Edition, Book Two.
Sinolingua, Beijing: 1997. Elementary Chinese Readers Series. Revised Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This new editionof Elementary Chinese Readers has been substantially revised by the authors in order to incorporate new material that is based on recent developments in linguistic theory and teaching methods, and the many constructive suggestions from readers. The textbooks have been condensed from the original five volumes into four. More emphasis is now put on practical language needed in daily communication. Also, the material has been updated to reflect current Chinese life. The lessons have been carefully arranged to make the book as useful as possible, although the general structure of the original has been maintained. 
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5 ACHESON, DEAN (LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL). United States Relations With China: With Special Reference To The Period 1944-1949.
United States Government Printing Office, WashingtonL 1949. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This is Department of State Publication 3573 released August 1949. The chapter headings are as follows: I - A Century of American Policy, 1844-1943; II - A Review of the Kuomintang-Chinese Communist Relations, 1921-1944; III - The Ambassadorship of Major General Patrick J. Hurley, 1944-1945; IV - The Yalta Agreement and the Sino-Soviet Treaty of 1945; V - The Mission of General George C. Marshall, 1945-1947; VI - The Ambassadorship of John Leighton Stuart, 1947-1949; VII - The Military Picture, 1945-1949; and VIII - The Program of American Economic Aid, 1947-1949. 
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6 ALLEN, SARAH M. Shifting Stories: History, Gossip, And Lore In Narratives From Tang Dynasty China.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Shifting Stories explores the tale literature of eighth- and ninth-century China to show how the written tales we have today grew out of a fluid culture of hearsay that circulated within elite society. Sarah M. Allen focuses on two main types of tales, those based in gossip about recognizable public figures and those developed out of lore concerning the occult. She demonstrates how writers borrowed and adapted stories and plots already in circulation and how they transformed them—in some instances into unique and artfully wrought tales. For most readers of that era, tales remained open texts, subject to revision by many hands over the course of transmission, unconstrained by considerations of textual integrity or authorship. Only in the mid- to late-ninth century did some readers and editors come to see the particular wording and authorship of a tale as important, a shift that ultimately led to the formation of the Tang tale canon as it is envisioned today. Sarah M. Allen is Assistant Professor of Chinese at Wellesley College. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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7 ARNOLD, EVE. In China.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1980. 0394509013 / 9780394509013 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
An incomparably complete and beautiful photographic portrait of China in 1976 the people, the landscape, the work, the life; from Peking to Mongolia, from the Burmese border to Tibet. One hundred and seventy magnificent photographs, all in full color. 
Price: 33.24 USD
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8 BAO LORD, BETTE. Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1990. 0394583256 / 9780394583259 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Signed by the author. 
Brings us closer than we have ever been to penetrating the great conundrum of China: the Chinese sensibility, the Chinese tradition and China now.It is the testament of a woman who is at once profoundly a daughter of her ancestral China - she was born in Shanghai - and equally a child of Americ where she was raised from ag eight. 
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9 BARRYMAINE, NORMAN. The Time Bomb: Today's China From The Inside.
Taplinger Publishing Company, New York: 1971. 0800877306 / 9780800877309 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This is a lucid and prophetic report on China today--and tomorrow. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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10 BEGUIN, GILLES & DOMINIQUE MOREL. The Forbidden City: Center Of Imperial China.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1997. Fifth Printing. Discoveries Series. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Takes the reader on a tour of the Forbidden City, and by examining its artworks, its history, and its elaborate ceremonies reveals the world of imperial China over five centuries of its greatest might and grandeur -- five centuries during which, despite great cultural and political changes, life within the palace walls followed an immutable and divinely ordered course, until this day when the modern world entered its gates and changed it forever. Includes an Index. Translated into English from the French by Ruth Taylor. 
Price: 4.56 USD
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11 BELL, STEPHEN & FENG, HUI. The Rise Of The People's Bank Of China: The Politics Of Institutional Change.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
With $4.5 trillion in total assets, the People's Bank of China now surpasses the U.S. Federal Reserve as the world's biggest central bank. The Rise of the People's Bank of China investigates how this increasingly authoritative institution grew from a Leninist party-state that once jealously guarded control of banking and macroeconomic policy. Relying on interviews with key players, this book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the evolution of the central banking and monetary policy system in reform China. Stephen Bell and Hui Feng trace the bank's ascent to Beijing's policy circle, and explore the political and institutional dynamics behind its rise. In the early 1990s, the PBC—benefitting from political patronage and perceptions of its unique professional competency—found itself positioned to help steer the Chinese economy toward a more liberal, market-oriented system. Over the following decades, the PBC has assumed a prominent role in policy deliberations and financial reforms, such as fighting inflation, relaxing China's exchange rate regime, managing reserves, reforming banking, and internationalizing the renminbi. Today, the People's Bank of China confronts significant challenges in controlling inflation on the back of runaway growth, but it has established a strong track record in setting policy for both domestic reform and integration into the global economy. Stephen Bell is Professor of Politics at the University of Queensland. Hui Feng is an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded Research Fellow in Political Science at the University of Queensland. "The volume is accessible to readers at all levels and is valuable reading for anyone interested in the [People's Bank of China] and the dynamics between the PBC and the Chinese party-state over the past 40 years."—D. Li, Choice "The Rise of the People's Bank of China focuses on how the transition to a market economy provided an opportunity for the PBC to increase its authority in the party-state hierarchy and become a key player in deciding macroeconomic policy and financial reform. A significant book on China's central bank and an engaging, absorbing, and informative read."—Leong H. Liew, Griffith University, Australia "An innovative book that combines a close attention to institutional detail and politics, a good understanding of the broader China context, and an interesting theory-based argument."—Barry J. Naughton, University of California, San Diego 
Price: 71.25 USD
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12 BERHARD, WOLFRAM. A Dictionary Of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols In Chinese Life And Thought.
Routledge Publishing, New York: 1986. 0415002281 / 9780415002288 First published in German as Lexikon chinesischer Symbole by Eugen Diederichs Verlag, Cologne, in 1983. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
"An ideal rference book to help one learn and explore further, while simultaneously giving greater insight into many other aspects of Chinese life . . . The most authoritative guide to Chinese xymbolism available to the general reader today . . . A well-researched, informative and entertaining guide to the treasure trove of Chinese Symbols. Translated into English from the German by G. L. Campbell. 
Price: 33.87 USD
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13 BLOODWORTH, DENNIS. The Chinese Looking Glass.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 1967. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Essentially a book for the layman, not an academic study, and it is enlivened by the author's personal experiences with the Chinese. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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14 BOLTON, ANDREW WITH JOHN GALLIANO, ADAM GECZY, MAXWELL K. HEARN, HOMAY KING, HAROLD KODA, MEI MEI RADO, AND WONG KAR WAI. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PLATON. China: Through The Looking Glass.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: 2015. s Flexibound with flaps. Brand new book. 
For centuries, China has fueled the creative imagination and served as an enduring source of fashion inspiration. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese art, film, and aesthetics on international fashion designers, including Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent. Drawing upon Chinese decorative arts, cinema, and costume— notably imperial court robes, the close-fitting cheongsam, and the unisex Mao suit—their breathtaking, often exotic designs are fantastical pastiches of motifs that both mirror the original source materials and transform them into ingeniously creative fashions. Illustrated with new photographs by Platon, this is a lavish volume of special beauty, with a gold- stamped silk cover and Chinese- fold pages intermixed with translucent, printed vellum overlays. Juxtaposing modern fashions and film stills with their forebearers in fine and decorative arts and historical dress, China: Through the Looking Glass reveals the rich and ongoing creative dialogue between East and West, past and present. 256 Chinese-fold pages and 40 vellum leaves, 231 full-color illustrations. 9 1/4'' x 11''. Flexibound. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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15 BONAVIA, DAVID. China Unknown.
Times Books, New York: 1985. 0812911415 / 9780812911411 China Guide Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Within China, enormous differences of lifestyle have evolved - and the full-color photographs in this book help to show just how enormous they are. The borderlands are partly inhabited by ethnic minorities - Mongols, Tibetans, Uighurs, Miaos and more than fifty others. With the fresh encouragement now being given to the minorities to keep up their old customs and wear traditional dress as well as speaking and writing their native languages (but also learning Chinese) they provide a large part of the fascination of modern China. 
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16 BONOSKY, PHILLIP. Dragon Pink On Old White.
Marzani & Munsell, New York: 1963. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Chinese color symbolism differs drastically from that in the West, illuminating the contrasts in cultures. Here is a friendly but critiical eyewitness account by an American novelist sensitive to the art, culture and social psychology of China - areas generally neglected by other reporters. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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17 BOONE, MURIEL. The Seed Of The Church In China.
United Church Press, Philadelphia: 1973. 0829802649 / 9780829802641 First Edition (Unstated). A Pilgrim Press Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is slightly worn at the top. 
China in the 19th century was a country of paradoxes - a land of unbelievable wealth and a land of unbelievable poverty and disease; a great and ancient culture in a country undermined by opium. It was to this China that Dr. William J. Boone came. He brought with him just his family, his faith, and his life's dream: to plant the seed of God's word in this strange and foreign land. The Seed of the Church in China is the fascinating and deeply moving story of Dr. Boone's life and mission, written by his granddaughter Muriel Boone, herself a former missionary there. 
Price: 39.66 USD
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18 BOSSLER, BEVERLY. Courtesans, Concubines, And The Cult Of Female Fidelity.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Traces changing gender relations in China from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries by examining three critical categories of women: courtesans, concubines, and faithful wives. 
Price: 47.69 USD
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19 BRASOVAN, NICHOLAS S. Neo-confucian Ecological Humanism: An Interpretive Engagement With Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692).
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2017. Chinese Philosophy and Culture Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi's neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism. In this novel engagement with Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692), Nicholas S. Brasovan presents Wang's neo-Confucianism as an important theoretical resource for engaging with contemporary ecological humanism. Brasovan coins the term "person-in-the-world" to capture ecological humanism's fundamental premise that humans and nature are inextricably bound together, and argues that Wang's cosmology of energy (qi) gives us a rich conceptual vocabulary for understanding the continuity that exists between persons and the natural world. The book makes a significant contribution to English-language scholarship on Wang Fuzhi and to Chinese intellectual history, with new English translations of classical Chinese, Mandarin, and French texts in Chinese philosophy and culture. This innovative work of comparative philosophy not only presents a systematic and comprehensive interpretation of Wang's thought but also shows its relevance to contemporary discussions in the philosophy of ecology. "This is a fine study of Wang Fuzhi's complex and fascinating neo-Confucian cosmology. I learned an immense amount about one of China's last great Confucian intellectuals." — John Berthrong, author of Expanding Process: Exploring Philosophical and Theological Transformations in China and the West Nicholas S. Brasovan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Central Arkansas. Bookmark and Share Table of Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction Thesis Interpretive Methodology Biographical Introduction to Wang Fuzhi Significance, Symbolism, and Strata of the Yijing Disambiguating Ecological Humanism Synopsis 1. Natural Cosmology Creationism as Antithesis Tian qua Nature Neo-Confucian Terminology of Cosmic Creativity 2. Complex Systems and Patterns of Energy A Perspective from Ecosystems Ecology Nature as Patterns of Energy From "Simple" to "Complex" Materialism 3. Reading the Yijing from an Ecological Perspective Holistic Hermeneutics Cosmography of the Yijing Practical Knowledge through Comprehensive Observation 4. Between Nature and Persons Humanizing Nature in Ecological Humanism Humanizing Nature in Chinese Philosophy Between Persons and Nature Wang Fuzhi's Critique of Orthodox and Heterodox Doctrines Mencius's Heart-and-Mind and the Human Experience 5. Identifying Religiosity in Wang Fuzhi's Neo-Confucianism Ritual Propriety as Humanizing Nature Immanence of Persons-in-the-World Procreativity in the Yijing Experiencing the Sublime in Nature 6. Conclusion Summarizing Reflections Application of a Theory Notes Glossary of Key Chinese Terms Bibliography Index Related Subjects 
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20 BROOK, TIMOTHY. The Troubled Empire: China In The Yuan And Ming Dynasties.
Belknap Press, Cambridge: 2010. History of Imperial China Series, No. 5. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Mongol takeover in the 1270s changed the course of Chinese history. The Confucian empire—a millennium and a half in the making—was suddenly thrust under foreign occupation. What China had been before its reunification as the Yuan dynasty in 1279 was no longer what it would be in the future. Four centuries later, another wave of steppe invaders would replace the Ming dynasty with yet another foreign occupation. The Troubled Empire explores what happened to China between these two dramatic invasions. If anything defined the complex dynamics of this period, it was changes in the weather. Asia, like Europe, experienced a Little Ice Age, and as temperatures fell in the thirteenth century, Kublai Khan moved south into China. His Yuan dynasty collapsed in less than a century, but Mongol values lived on in Ming institutions. A second blast of cold in the 1630s, combined with drought, was more than the dynasty could stand, and the Ming fell to Manchu invaders. Against this background—the first coherent ecological history of China in this period—Timothy Brook explores the growth of autocracy, social complexity, and commercialization, paying special attention to China's incorporation into the larger South China Sea economy. These changes not only shaped what China would become but contributed to the formation of the early modern world. 18 halftones, 7 maps, 3 tables. Timothy Brook is Professor of History and Republic of China Chair at the University of British Columbia. "Brook has given a readers a fast-paced, intriguing account of the Yuan and Ming dynasties that will be read and enjoyed for many years to come."—David D. Buck, Canadian Journal of History "Brook's ecological approach to China is both original and timely: for also China's rulers of today are faced with widespread social tension deriving from environmental calamity and natural catastrophe."—Tjalling Halbertsma, Journal of Asian History "One of those rare works that appeal to both academic and general readers. Its readable prose and intriguing storytelling, coupled with the emphasis on total history, make it more accessible to students at different levels… The Troubled Empire is an outstanding macro study of the Yuan-Ming dynasties by a leading authority on Chinese history."—Wensheng Wang, Journal of World History "This series on China, brilliantly overseen by Timothy Brook, is a credit to Harvard University Press. Above all, it encourages us to think of China in different ways."—Jonathan Mirsky, Literary Review "A broad and well-written overview of Chinese history from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Brook uses stories and anecdotes to illuminate historical trends with grace and skill. For those interested in Chinese history, and for comparative historians, this is a very useful book."—Peter Ditmanson, University of Oxford 
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