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Baba

By Yang, Belle




Baba ("papa" in Chinese) recounts the colorful childhood tales of Yang's father, who grew up at a time of great political and social upheaval in China. Behind the protective walls of the House of Yang, Baba is immersed in a world of the legends and colorful characters of village life. Yang's beautiful watercolors accompany each story and create "an astonishing personal vision" (Kirkus Reviews, pointer). Preface by Amy Tan; illustrations.


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Reflexions upon ridicule; or, what it is that makes a man ridiculous; and the means to avoid it.

Bellegarde, Abbé de [Jean Baptiste Morvan]. [WITH MANUSCRIPT POEM BY HILARIUS ON ‘RIDICULE’].

London: printed for Tho. Newborough at the Golden-Ball, D. Midwinter at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, and Benj. Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet, 1707. Octavo. [xvi], 390, [xviii]pp. A8-Z8, Aa8-Dd8. With an index. Second edition. Twentieth-century black cloth. With a previous owner's name and address rubberstamped on the front pastedown. ESTC T139371. English translator unknown, but it has been incorrectly ascribed to Jeremy Collier in the 1738 edition of the Dublin reprint (see ESTC). With a manuscript poem about the book addressed to J [I]. C., jnr from Hil. Bayly, dated 8/26/1708. The manuscript poem at the beginning of the text is about the subject matter of the book and does refer to it. A part on the fore edge was torn at one time and a previous owner reattached it with scotch tape; there is the usual dark mark at the intersection of the tear, but everything is present. The hand is very legible. I checked the UK parish registers for a person or persons whose first name started with 'Hil.' and whose surname was 'Bayly.' I found two; one had died in 1701. Those two are: Hilarius Bayly - Baptism - 20 Aug 1639 - Narborough in Norfolk - All Saints Church, and Hilary Bayly - Baptism - 01 Aug 1669 - Ashill in Norfolk - St Nicholas Church - Burial - 08 Oct 1701 - St Nicholas Church. Unfortunately, I was unable to find anything on Hilarius Bayly. An excellent scholar, and whose indulgence I beg for using his quote without his permission, stated that "... I enjoy the idea of someone named Hilarius owning a book on ridiculousness." A very interesting item..

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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Belle Yang

1994-03-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Belle Yang

1996-02-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Belle Yang

1995-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Baba: A Return to China upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Harcourt. Hardcover. 0151000638 New Condition. . New.

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Harvest Books. PAPERBACK. 0156002396 New Condition. . New.

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Belle Yang

1996-02-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Baba; A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle (Amy Tan -preface)

NY: Harcourt Brace, 1994. A near fine or fine copy of the book and jacket inscribed by Belle and signed along with a cat drawing she did on the endpaper as a holiday present for someone. Also signed by Baba as Joseph Yang with a little flourish-type drawing by him as well. Two different pens and handwriting/drawing styles.. Signed by Two. First Edition -stated, Also Letter "A". Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine Dj. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

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Yang, Belle. Preface by Amy Tan.

New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, (1994). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. The artist / author's first book, one in which she retells her father`s story of his coming-of-age in northern China in the 1930s and 1940s. He was the fourth son of a prominent Manchurian family and his odyssey included the years of the Japanese occupation of China, the Russian onslaught upon Northeastern China and the civil war that followed. Illustrated throughout with beautiful full page watercolor paintings by the author as well as many black and white drawings. Preface by Amy Tan. SIGNED by both Belle Yang and Amy Tan on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Large square format. 211 pp plus a final portrait of her father.

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BaBa -

Belle Yang -

Harcourt Brace Publishing -, 1994. Hardcover dj/pub.1994/VG condition/211 pages - Belle sees old China and new China and brings us those worlds in art and story. She also senses the lost world of her father in Chinese. [K811175]. Hard Cover. Good.

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harcourt Brace, 1994. This is a near fine hardcover copy in a near fine dust jacket with almost no wear. Signed in ink on the title-page by Belle Yang and dated 1994. (Not inscribed to anyone, just signed.) Autographed at one of the bookstores where the author toured with her book, and bearing a small sticker from the bookstore on the front cover. Illustrated in color. 9" square, 211 pages. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

London: Pavilion Books, 1994. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st. Square. "Baba" is "Papa" in Chinese, and Belle Yang's Baba, Joseph Yang, was born in Manchuria in 1928. Belle set out to preserve her father's memories of coming of age in Northern China through painting and writing. The result is this illustrated odyssey of the fourth of seven children in the House of Yang, a prominent Manchurian family, whose experiences of the Japanese occupation, the Russian onslaught upon northeastern China, and the ensuing Chinese civil war make for a spellbinding tale.London : Pavilion, 1995, c1994. xx, 211 p. : ill.(some col.), map, port ; 23cm. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight).

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Belle Yang

1994-03-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Belle Yang

Mariner Books, 1996-03-14. First Harvest Edition. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

N.Y.: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994. xx, 211p.cloth covers. A near fine copy, in a near fine d.j. Inscribed and signed, with an illustration by the author on the front free endpaper.. Signed and Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9" x 9".

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BABA: A RETURN TO CHINA [Hardcover]

Belle Yang

Publisher: Harcourt Date of Publication: 1994 Binding: Hardcover Condition: This is the OVERSIZED (it didn't fit in my scanner!) stated Harcourt First Edition from 1994. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drumAcceptable

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BABA: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders.

Yang, Belle. Preface by Amy Tan.

New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, (1994). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. The artist / author's first book, one in which she retells her father`s story of his coming-of-age in northern China in the 1930s and 1940s. He was the fourth son of a prominent Manchurian family and his odyssey included the years of the Japanese occupation of China, the Russian onslaught upon Northeastern China and the civil war that followed. Illustrated throughout with beautiful full page watercolor paintings by the author as well as many black and white drawings. Preface by Amy Tan. Large square format. 211 pp plus a final portrait of her father.

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BABA: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders.

Yang, Belle. Preface by Amy Tan.

New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, (1996). Very good+ (covers slightly bent).. 1st trade paperback printing. The artist / author's first book, one in which she retells her father`s story of his coming-of-age in northern China in the 1930s and 1940s. He was the fourth son of a prominent Manchurian family and his odyssey included the years of the Japanese occupation of China, the Russian onslaught upon Northeastern China and the civil war that followed. Illustrated throughout with beautiful full page watercolor paintings by the author as well as many black and white drawings. Preface by Amy Tan. Boldly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication, with a drawing of a cat by Yang. Large square format. 211 pp plus a final portrait of her father.

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Baba; a Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

New York, Etc.: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994. 1st Edition. xx, 211p., colored and b/w illus., square format, dj. SIGNED by the author. An illustrated odyssey of the author's father coming-of-age in Northern China in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Yang, Belle

New York: Harvest Books, 1996. Near Fine in softcover. 23 by 23 cm. 211 pages. Large trade size. Illustrated cover. Contains numerous color illustrations. Very light wear to corners only. Bright, clean..

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Baba: A Return to China upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Harcourt. Hardcover. 0151000638 Shipped from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. . New. 1994.

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BABA: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders.

Yang, Belle.

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1994. First Edition, First Printing . Hardcover. As New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Preface by Amy Tan. Baba is "Papa" in Chinese, and Belle Yang set out to paint and to write--and thereby to preserve for posterity--her father's memories of his coming-of-age in in northern China in the 1930s and 1940s. This period encompasses the experience of the Japanese occupation; the Russian onslaught upon northeastern China, and the ensuing Chinese civil war, and Yang's illustrated odyssey of her father's experiences makes for a spellbinding tale. As new, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. 9" X 9".

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle.

Harcourt Brace & Co., 1994. First edition, first printing. Remainder mark to lower edge, else fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.

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BABA : A Return To China Upon My Fatherýs Shoulders

Yang, Belle; (Any Tan, Preface)

San Diego, CA: Harvest Books/Harcourt Brace, 1996. BRAND NEW Copy w/faint creasing to lower front corner. Baba is "Papa" in Chinese. Artist and writer Belle Yang tells the story of her father, Joseph Yang, born in Manchuria in 1928 and came of age in northern China in the 1930s and 1940s. An odyssey of the House of Yang, a prominent Manchurian family, whose experience of the Japanese occupation, the Russian onslaught upon northeastern China, and the ensuing Chinese civil war makes for a spellbinding tale, illustrated with extraordinary artistry. An impressive and poetic portraiture of a father. It is of Baba (Papa in English) Joseph Yang in 1930s and 1940s China; a song of words and painted visions by a daughter. Japanese invasion of China with the establishment of last Ch'ing Emperor Pu-yi as a puppet regime in Manchuria (home of Baba), an area already swelled with White Russians refugees following disposement of the Tsar. Base firmed, invasion of China proper began in 1937. Popularly known as the Sino-Japanese War, it is the beginning of World War II on the Eastern Front, time wise, some five years before Pearl Harbor. This is the story of Baba, it is the story of war, it is the story of innocence lost, it is a story of resiliency, and, it is the story of what has been bequeathed to a loving daughter. The watercolor paintings are of great artistry. One color plate shows a tranquil rural setting with bombs falling far off; it is said that peasants, who well understood bullets, first thought bombs were no more than and odd phenomenon of bottles falling from the heavens! Fine copy.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Collectible - Near Fine/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

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Baba; a return to China upon my father's shoulders

Yang, Belle

San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996. xx, 211p., profusely illus. with Yang's drawings and inscribed by her, first printing, dj.

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Baba; a return to China upon my father's shoulders

Yang, Belle

San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996. xx, 211p., profusely illus. with Yang's drawings and signed by her, first printing, dj.

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Baba : A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

London: Pavillion, 1995. Clean, bright copy in price-clipped d/w which shows creases to inner flap. An illustrated odyssey of the fourth of seven children in the House of Yang, a prominent Manchurian family, who experienced the Japanese occupation of northern China. Through his life Baba is informed and influenced by characters both human and spiritual: the benevolent goddess Guanyin, the mystical Scholar Wang and the vague and ominously prophetic Ma Po Po. Prompt dispatch. . First British Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to.

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Baba : A Return to China upon My Father's Shoulders

Belle Yang

Toronto, ON, Canada: Harcourt Brace and Company, p. 213, b/w and color illustrations, a unique portrait of a culture straddlling thousands of years. 1996. First Harvest Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Paperback. Larger 8vo.

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Baba : A Return to China upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Pavilion Books, 1995. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1st UK Edit 1st print, looks and feels unused, hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition, no marks or writing, binding tight, dust jacket (not price-clipped) is bright and glossy. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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Yang, Belle

Harcourt, 1994. Hardcover. Used; Very Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory #2921617

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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Belle Yang

Harcourt, October 1994. Hardcover . Very Good/Very Good. Very Good Hardcover with Very Good Dustjacket. Light soiling and shelfwear to DJ. Light soiling and shelfwear to covers. Mild bumping on spine end. Pages clean and tight in binding. Pictures available upon request. A locally owned, independent book shop since 1984.

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Baba: a Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 151000638 . Fine in near fine dust jacket. Light corner bump and one small closed tear. A beautifully illustrated odyssey of Baba, the fourth of seven children in the House of Yang, a prominent Manchurian family, who experienced the Japanese Occupation, the Russian onslaught on northeastern China, and the ensuing Chinese civil war. 213 pp. .

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Baba: a Return to China Upon My Fatherýs Shoulders

Yang, Belle With A Preface By Amy Tan

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harcourt Brace, 1994. Fine in Fine jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. pp.206. Baba (Papa) born in Manchuria in 1928, his daughter Belle, set out to write and paint (beautiful drawings and illustrations throughout the book) to preserve his memories of his coming of age in northern China in the 1930s and 1940s. A tale of a prominent Manchurian family who experienced the Japanese occupation, the Russian onslaught and the Chinese civil war. clean tight copy slight rubbings to d/j.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by The Author.

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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders.

YANG, Belle.

Nr-square sl. landscape format. Hardback with DW. 211pp. Colour plates + other ills. VG/VG

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Yang, Belle

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harvest Books, 1996. Clean copy; no marks or tears. Edgewear; corners rubbed.. Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Good.

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994. BX5 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear. Signed by Amy Tan on the preface page. With a preface by Amy Tan. A book in which the author sets out to write down her father's memoiries of comingo-f-age in northern China in the 1930s and 1940s and the family's experiences with the Japanese occupation, the Russian attack at the end of the war on the Japanese northeastern China and the Chinese civil war. Illustrated with full page full color illustrations by the author. 9"x9", 211 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Baba : A Return to China upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle; Amy Tan

San Diego: Harcourt Brace. Fine. 1996. First Thus. Softcover. 0156002396 . New book, unread; lightly rubbed rear cover. Beautifully illustrated throughout. .

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Baba

Yang, Belle

Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. ...; . . Hardcover. Harcourt, 1994. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Light shelf wear to Jacket. Overall, a clean and tight copy. .. Packed to insure damage free arrival. Shipped promptly. .

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Baba

Yang, Belle

Fine in Fine dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. ...; . . Hardcover. Harcourt, 1994. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Overall, a clean and tight copy. .. Packed to insure damage free arrival. Shipped promptly. .

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Baba; A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

YANG, BELLE

harcourt brace. super octavo oblong hardcover in dustwrapper (ex libris); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost

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BABA: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle (Amy Tan, preface)

New York: Harcourt, Brace. Belle Yang, an extremely talented author / illustrator whose style has been compared to Isaac Bashevis Singer combined with Marc Chagall, follows her father's coming of age in Northern China in the 1930s & '40s. 212 pages with brightly colored illustrations throughout. OUT OF PRINT. . Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 1st Printing. 1994.

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Baba : A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Belle Yang

London: Pavilion Books, 1995. Half cloth with dustjacket, 23 cm, 209 pp. Ills.: b/w and color illustrations. Cond.: zeer goed / very good. ISBN: 1857936074. .

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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Fathers Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Harcourt Brace & Company: Harcourt Brace & Company. 1994. 1st ed. Hardcover. 0151000018 . B036075; 211 pp, illus with drawings, photo very good contents & price clipped dustjacket .

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Yang, Belle

Harcourt Brace, 1994. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition.

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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Pavilion, 1995. Hardcover. Small black dot on bottom edge, else near new condition, covers bright, text clean & binding tight in like dust jacket. 9" square, 211pp.

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Baba: A Return to China on my Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

A Harvest Book. Yang, Belle. Baba: A Return to China on my Father's Shoulders. San Diego: A Harvest Book, 2006. 211pp. Illustrated. Oblong 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Very good with slightly rubbed extremities and cover surfaces. . Very Good. 2006.

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Yang, Belle

Harcourt. Hardcover. 0151000638 Fine Copy. Packaged Carefully & Shipped Promptly. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! . Fine.

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Yang, Belle

Harvest Books. PAPERBACK. 0156002396 Yang, Belle. Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders. San Diego, CA: Harvest, 1994. 211pp. Illustrated. Square 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Very good. . Very Good. 1994.

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Yang, Belle

Harvest Books. Paperback. 0156002396 . Good. 1996.

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Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Belle Yang

Mariner Books, 1996-03-14. Paperback. Good.

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