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Tribute of the Chamber of Commerce of the state of New-York to the memory of Anson Burlingame, late ambassador from China, March 3d, 1870. Eulogy
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Tribute of the Chamber of Commerce of the state of New-York to the memory of Anson Burlingame, late ambassador from China, March 3d, 1870. Eulogy

By Cowdin, Elliot C.

New York: John W. Amerman, Printer, 1870. 11p., slender hardcover, gilt title on front board; sun-fading along spine and part of front cover, interior very good. Gilt textblock edges. Commemorates the Harvard Law School graduate, abolitionist, and Massachusetts politician who had been appointed by Lincoln as minister to the Qing Empire. During his tenure Burlingame opposed imperialism and its designs on China, which so impressed the Qing court that when his tenure had expired, the Chinese government hired him to serve as its "envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary" to head a Chinese diplomatic mission to the US and Europe. As this tribute by Cowdin states, "It is one of the highest proofs of the keen sagacity and capacious heart of our friend, that he was able to understand and willing to appreciate both the people and the government of China, thus doing for them and for the world what no other foreigner had ever succeeded in accomplishing; and he early resolved that in due time he would make the true character of this ancient Empire known to the nations of the west." The city of Burlingame, California is named after him.

$195.00

Shu yu ji zhu
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Shu yu ji zhu

By Li Qingzhao; Wang Yanti

Shandong wen yi chu ban she, 1984. 31, 6, 158 pages; very good paperback. Annotated poems by the female writer of the Song dynasty.

$12.00

A comintern agent in China 1932 - 1939 Translated from the German by Jeanne Moore with an introduction by Dick Wilson
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A comintern agent in China 1932 - 1939 Translated from the German by Jeanne Moore with an introduction by Dick Wilson

By Braun, Otto

London: C. Hurst & Company, 1982. Hardcover. xiii, 278p., very good condition in a price clipped dj.

$30.00

She was the emperor: a portrait of the Empress Wu Tse T\'ien of the T\'ang dynasty
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She was the emperor: a portrait of the Empress Wu Tse T'ien of the T'ang dynasty

By West, Keith

London: Robert Hale, 1951. 256p., very good hardcover in an edgeworn dustjacket, which is now protected by mylar cover. Novel based on the life of Wu Zetian (624-705), who ruled during the brief Zhou dynasty as the only woman in Chinese history with the title "huangdi.

$75.00

Pi pa qu xuan, 1949-1979
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Pi pa qu xuan, 1949-1979

Beijing: Ren min yin yue chu ban she, 1982. 75p., slender paperback, very good. Musical notation. Post-revolutionary compositions for the pipa (Chinese lute).

$12.00

Ba yue de xiang cun
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Ba yue de xiang cun

By Xiao Jun

Beijing: Ren min wen xue chu ban she, 1981. 191p., very good paprback. This late reprint of the classic novel of the anti-Japanese war (Village in August) has been inscribed boldly by the author during a 1981 visit to San Francisco. Also laid in is a color photograph of the author. The incription is to [Huang] Keyi, a loal cultural figure and book collector.

$245.00

Lu ban de chuan shuo
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Lu ban de chuan shuo

By Zhu Xin

Shanghai: Shao nian er tong chu ban she, 1978. 37p., staplebound booklet, very good. Children's version of the story of Lu Ban, the ancient carpenter.

$12.00

Ho-Ming: Girl of New China
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Ho-Ming: Girl of New China

By Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman

London: George G Harrap & Co Ltd, 1935. 255p., hardcover, boards lightly scuffed and edgeworn, gift inscription on half-title page; a decent reading copy. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. A novel highlighting the changing status of women in China. Lewis, who had served as a Methodist missionary in China, was a Newbery Award-winning author of children's books.

$12.00

The Peking massacre: a summary report of the 1989 democracy movement in mainland China
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The Peking massacre: a summary report of the 1989 democracy movement in mainland China

Taibei: Kwang Hwa Pub. Co, 1989. 73p., paperback; black and white photos.

$20.00

The China, Cambodia, Vietnam triangle
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The China, Cambodia, Vietnam triangle

By Burchett, Wilfred

Chicago: Vanguard Books, 1981. Paperback. 235p., trade paperback, very good copy.

$12.00

Quan guo shu ji cha tu xuan, 1977-1979
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Quan guo shu ji cha tu xuan, 1977-1979

Changsha: Hunan sheng xin hua shu dian fa xing, 1981. 79p., very good slender paperback. A selection of notable book illustrations form the late 1970s.

$12.00

Za ji yi shu de hua duo
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Za ji yi shu de hua duo

By Zhang Menggeng

Beijing: Beijing da zhong chu ban she, 1956. 50 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates; front cover has a corner crease. On acrobatic performances of the sort one might see at a circus.

$12.00

Hua jia Xu Beihong
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Hua jia Xu Beihong

By Huang Miaozi

Beijing: Beijing chu ban she, 1957. 21p., slender booklet, very good.

$12.00

The Inner Opium War
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The Inner Opium War

By Polachek, James M.

Cambridge: The Council on East Asian Studies / Harvard University. Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1992. Hardcover. viii, 400p., publisher's ads, first edition hardbound in 9x6 inch black cloth boards titled in metallic green, in dust jacket. Jacket is unclipped, very slightly edgeworn, near-fine; casebound book has a couple specks and a dot of white paint adhered to bottom edge of each board, else very good: no other damage, no signs of wear, no ownership or other markings, a clean sound very good copy all round. Author Polachek researched "clique" and "literati" elements of the period to explain the emperor's futile resistance to Western military might. Polachek was at writing "an international markets analyst for Baring Securities in New York City," One wonders how certain one can be of his opinions, working as he did for Baring which collapsed in 1995 owing to fraudulent practices (but, mainly out of the Singapore branch). Harvard East Asian monographs, 151.

$60.00

Chinese Festivals the Hawaiian Way
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Chinese Festivals the Hawaiian Way

By Chang, Toy Len

Honolulu: Self-published by the author, 1983. Paperback. 74p., scattered decorations throughout text from facsimiles and paper-cutouts, expect lots of recipes and ethnic info, trade paperback in 9x6 inch frenchfold wraps. Exterior edges are somewhat handled with a mildly abraded spine, clean within and unmarked except for the author's signed inscription, a good to very good copy.

$20.00

Stamps Tell the Story of The Republic of China
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Stamps Tell the Story of The Republic of China

Taibei: Directorate General of Posts, Republic of China, 1972. 28p., staplebound booklet, very good with light handling wear.

$12.00

Lu Hsiang-shan. A twelfth century Chinese idealist philosopher
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Lu Hsiang-shan. A twelfth century Chinese idealist philosopher

By Huang, Siu-chi

New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1944. 116p., paperback, spine ends chipped.

$18.00

Yun lu / jie zou: dong shu tang su xie zuo pin ji
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Yun lu / jie zou: dong shu tang su xie zuo pin ji

By Dong Shutang [Frank Shu-tang Dong]

Tainan: Ge er yi shu jing ji gong si, 2000. 88p., paperback, very good. Text mostly in Chinese, featuring illustrations of paintings by the Walnut Creek-based artist.

$40.00

Folk Poems from Chinas Minorities
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Folk Poems from Chinas Minorities

By Alley, Rewi

Beijing: New World Press, 1982. xiv, 147p., very good paperback. Translations by the New Zealander who became a member of the Chinese Communist Party.

$12.00

Would you let this man stand in the way of your bottom line? [poster]
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Would you let this man stand in the way of your bottom line? [poster]

San Francisco: International Friends of Wei Jingsheng, [199-]. 11x17 inch poster, faint horizontal crease, otherwise very good. Small image of the "Tank man," a civilian who stood in front of a line of tanks at Tiananmen Square. Final line: "Business is the enemy of human rights and knows it.

$95.00

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