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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. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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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. 
Price: 32.73 USD
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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. 
Price: 25.37 USD
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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 BECKER, JASPER. Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine.
Free Press, New York: 1997. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The first full account of the tragedy that claimed over 30 million victims. This is the horrific story of the state-sponsoired terror, cannibalism, torture, and murder during Mao Zedong's "Great Leap Forward," an attempt at utopian engineering gone wrong. Includes an Index. 
Price: 6.61 USD
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11 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: 4.09 USD
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12 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: 56.53 USD
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13 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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14 BICKERS, ROBERT. Out Of China: How The Chinese Ended The Era Of Western Domination.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Nationalism matters in China, and what matters in China matters to everyone. China's new nationalism, Robert Bickers shows, is rooted not in its present power but in shameful memories of its former weaknesses. Invaded, humiliated, and looted in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by foreign powers, China looks out at the twenty-first century through the lens of the past. History matters deeply to Beijing's current rulers, and Out of China explains why. Bickers tracks the long, often agonizing process by which the Chinese regained control of their own country. He describes the corrupt, lurid modernity of prewar Shanghai, the often tiny patches of extraterritorial land controlled by foreign powers, the entrepôts of Hong Kong and Macao, and the myriad means—through armed threats, technology, and legal chicanery—by which China was kept subservient until, gradually, it emerged from Western control. This plural and partial subjugation of China is a story that involves not only European powers and Japan but also the United States. This complex history must be grasped not to atone for the sins of the past but to recognize China's internationalized landscapes with all their contradictions, violence, cosmopolitanism, and ambitions. The story of the foreign presence in China in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is too important to be left in the hands of the Chinese party-state and its approved script. Out of China is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what shapes China's view of the world in the twenty-first century. 576 pages, 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 15 color illustrations, 5 duotones, 16 halftones. Robert Bickers is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. "[Bickers's] thoughtful, engaging, and well-written analysis helps to separate fact from myth when it comes to understanding the nature of Chinese nationalism… Out of China is a panoramic examination of the increasingly powerful articulation of China's national identity in the twentieth century and the country's painful encounter with Western imperialism… Out of China, underpinned by extensive research in archives and written in warm and often witty prose, seeks neither to condemn nor celebrate the Western presence in China. Instead, it is an important reminder that even when our shared history is forgotten in the West, it is very much remembered—and sometimes resented—in Beijing and Shanghai today."—Rana Mitter, The New York Review of Books "[A] superb history of foreign power in China."—Gavin Jacobson, The Times Literary Supplement "A beautifully written history of China's 20th-century interactions with the outside world. But instead of the narrow, legitimacy-enhancing story peddled by the Chinese Communist party, Bickers tells a far more complex tale of the forces of attraction, rejection and interdependence that have consistently defined China's varied dealings with the world… Out of China demolishes many favorite motifs of official history in China… Interweaving political and cultural history, the detailed narratives of this book are essential correctives to the tale spun by Beijing's current rulers. Each regime chronicled in this book sought to contort history to serve its purposes, and Xi's today is no exception… Teeming with nuances while assailing the Communist party's nationalistic narrative, Bickers' book is a reminder of the importance of uncovering the past's messy, contradictory truths."—Julian Gewirtz, Financial Times "Robert Bickers is a pre-eminent chronicler of China… A great story told with splashes of color and sharp wit."—Jonathan Fenby, Literary Review "This is a bold endeavor to try to cover an entire century in one volume, yet Bickers does a good job providing detailed narratives which reveal that Chinese nationalism was a corollary of foreign intervention, invasion, and atrocities… An all-embracing and fascinating tale."—P. F. Shan, Choice 
Price: 33.25 USD
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15 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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16 BOASE, WENDY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ARTHUR COTTERELL; ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANGUS MCBRIDE & TERRY DALLEY. The Civilization Library: Early China.
Gloucester Press, New York: 1978. 0531014266 / 9780531014264 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Library discard. 
Discusses early Chinese civilization including the life, customs, arts and beliefs of the people. Juvenile literature. 
Price: 5.65 USD
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17 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. 
Price: 20.19 USD
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18 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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19 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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20 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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