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Chen Village
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Chen Village

By Anita Chan; Richard Madsen; Jonathan Unger

Berkeley: University of California Press. Trade Paperback. 1984. First paperback printing / full number line. Near Fine book. Text is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight but sun faded. Light edgewear. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. No tears, no creases, no folds. viii + 293 pages.

$8.75

Mao\'s People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China
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Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China

By B. Michael Frolic

Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Trade Paperback. September 20, 1981. Near Fine book. Text is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight with a reading crease. Light edgewear. No tears. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 278 pages. "How do we apply Chairman Mao's Thought to get fat pigs?" Squad Leader Ho (who knew the most about pigs) replied that, according to Chairman Mao, one must investigate the problem fully from all sides, and then integrate practice and theory. Ho concluded that the reason for our skinny pigs had to be found in one of three areas: the relationship between the pigs and their natural environment (excluding man); the relationship between the cadres and the pigs; and the relationship among the pigs themselves. And so the city slickers, sent down to the countryside for political reeducation, set out to find the Thousand-Dollar Pig, much to the bemusement of the local peasants. The sixteen stories in this collection give firsthand accounts of daily life in 1970s China that show how individuals from all parts of the country led their lives in the midst of rapid social change and political unrest. As fresh and original as the individual accounts are, common themes emerge: the sluggishness of an agrarian society in responding to modernization; the painful lack of resources in a poor and gigantic country; the constraints imposed on common people by the bureaucracy; the way in which individuals outwardly support the system and inwardly resist it; the limitations of heavy and conflicting doses of ideology in motivating individuals. But there are also recurrent motifs of economic and social progress: production rises, illiteracy declines, and socialist values have impact. A new China was emerging, though change was occurring far more slowly than its leaders had intended.

$8.95

Lords of the Rim
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Lords of the Rim

By Sterling Seagrave

New York: Putnam. Hardcover. August 30, 1995. First Edition / full number line. Endpapers features a map of the Pacific Ocean and bordering countries. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiv + 354 pages.

$13.95

China Wakes
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China Wakes

By Nicholas D. Kristof

New York: Times Books. Hardcover. August 30, 1994. Near Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Binding straight and tight. Light dust stains to top edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 502 pages. Two Pulitzer Prize-winning Beijing correspondents for The New York Times examine the evolution of China as it struggles for economic and political power, providing a fascinating portrait of the human implications of recent Chinese events.

$8.95

Buddha\'s Warriors
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Buddha's Warriors

By Mikel Dunham

New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin. Hardcover. December 29, 2004. First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine ends bumped. Very light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. Remainder mark to bottom edge. 433 pages.

$42.75

Red Star Over China
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Red Star Over China

By Edgar Snow

New York: Grove Press / Evergreen. Trade Paperback. March 1973. First Revised and Enlarged Edition. Sixth printing, 1981. Very Good. Interior is pristine. Spine straight, tight, uncreased. Edge and corn er wear. Spine faded. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 543 pages. The first Westerner to meet Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist leaders, Edgar Snow came away with the first authorized account of Maos life, as well as a history of the famous Long March and the men and women who were responsible for the Chinese revolution. This edition includes extensive notes on military and political developments in China, further interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology covering 125 years of Chinese revolution, and nearly a hundred detailed biographies of the men and women who were instrumental in making China what it is today.

$12.95

The Search for Modern China
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The Search for Modern China

By Jonathan D. Spence

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. January 17, 1999. Second Edition. Very Good+. Interior is pristine. Spine straight, tight, uncreased. Edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 992 pages. The characters and events of Chinas turbulent modern history, integrating political and cultural history with social and economic developments. More than 150 illustrations, 50 maps, and many helpful tables.

$19.95

The Dynamics Of Chinese Politics
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The Dynamics Of Chinese Politics

By Lucian W. Pye

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain. Trade Paperback. 1981. A Rand Corporation Research Study. Near Fine. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight, tight, and uncreased. Cover is clean and bright. Dust stains to top edge. Light edgewear. Not from a library. vii + 307 pages. An intriguing study of the psychological bases of mainland Chinese politics. According to Pye, the driving force of Chinese politics is the tension that arises out of the clash between the Chinese cultural imperative for conformity and consensus and the contradictory longing for personal security gained through special relationships. Pye shows how the resolution of this basic tension plays a key role in the policy process and in the resolution of PRC leadership struggles. The endless process of forming and reforming of clusters and networks of officials at times consolidates into fairly coherent factions. Those upholding the consensus tend to be suspicious that others are acting against it. Therefore they threaten the others and cause them to do the very things they are suspected of.

$41.95

Contemporary Chinese Politics: An Introduction
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Contemporary Chinese Politics: An Introduction

By James C. F. Wang

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Trade Paperback. 1985. Second Edition. First printing / full number line. Very Good. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Dust stains to edges. Light edge and reading wear. Spine faded. Not from a library. 391 pages.

$7.15

Coming Alive!: China After Mao
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Coming Alive!: China After Mao

By Roger Garside

New York: Mcgraw-Hill. Hardcover. February 26, 1981. First edition / full number line. Very Good book in a Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Dust soiling to top edge. Jacket torn at spine ends. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Price clipped. 458 pages. A penetrating look at the developments in China following the death of Premier Zhou Enlai in 1976. The author was at Tianamen Square when angry crowds rioted. The book shows how far-reaching are the changes now underway in China.

$10.95

Mao for Beginners (Pantheon Documentary Comic Books)
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Mao for Beginners (Pantheon Documentary Comic Books)

By Rius and friends; Eduardo del Rio; Richard Appignanesi (trans); Maria Clarkson (trans)

New York: Pantheon. Trade Paperback. June 12, 1980. First American Edition (stated). Very Good. Spine straight and tight. Light soiling and scuffing to spine and front cover. Not from a library. 171 pages.

$17.45

Private Life of Chairman Mao : the Memoirs of Mao\'s Personal Physician, Dr. Li Zhisui
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Private Life of Chairman Mao : the Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician, Dr. Li Zhisui

By Zhi-Sui Li

New York: Random House. Hardcover. October 11, 1994. First Edition (stated), second printing per number line. Translated by Professor Tai Hung-chao; with the editorial assistance of Anne F. Thurston; foreword by Andrew J. Nathan. Very Good+ book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Foxing along closed edges. Light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 682 pages. Chairman Mao's personal physician and confidant for twenty two years, takes us for the first time into the Chinese dictator's very private world.

$13.90

Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1949
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Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1949

By Lucien Bianco

Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. Trade Paperback. 1971. Originally published in French in 1967 under the title Les Origines de la Revolution Chinoise, 1915-1949. 1984 printing. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Suning and edgewear to cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 223 pages. The original French edition of this book, published in 1967, was widely acclaimed as the best introduction to Chinese Communism ever published. A fresh, bold interpretative survey, it focuses on the dynamic social forces underlying the Chinese Communists' rise in three short decades from obscurity to power. The author seeks above all to relate the events of this tumultuous period to certain tentative generalizations about the nature and course of the revolution. He is concerned less with the May Fourth Movement as such, for example, than with the revolution's intellectual origins, less with the Communist party's early political history than with the place of Marxist ideology in that history, less with the military aspects of the war of 1937-45 than with the influence of nationalism in the growing success of the Communists. An important part of the book deals with the various governmental and non-governmental attempt at reform during the Kuomintang era, which the author shows were too little too late to dam the swelling flood of revolution. The conclusion evaluates the crucial role of imperialism, the peasantry, and the army in the Chinese "formula" for revolution and re-examines the relationship between Marxism and the Chinese Revolution.

$12.50

China: An Introduction
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China: An Introduction

By Lucian W Pye

Boston: Little, Brown. Paperback. 1984. Third Edition. Very Good. Prior owner's name on front page, otherwise unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Dust stains to top edge. Edgewear to cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 400 pages.

$9.95

The Bridegroom
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The Bridegroom

By Ha Jin

New York: Vintage. Trade Paperback. September 11, 2001. Very Good+. Corner wear. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Not from a library. 240 pages. A collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising, disturbing, and delightful. Contents: Saboteur, Alive, In the Kindergarten, A Tiger Fighter is Hard to Find, Broken, The Bridegroom, An Entrepreneur's Story, Flame, A Bad Joke, An Official Reply, The Woman from New York, After Cowboy Chicken Came to Town.

$7.45

Selected Works of Ba Jin, Vol 2: Garden of Repose, Bitter Cold Nights
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Selected Works of Ba Jin, Vol 2: Garden of Repose, Bitter Cold Nights

By Ba Jin; Pa Chin; Li Yaotang

Beijing: Foreign Languages Press. 1988. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Fine. Remainder Mark. Translated from Chinese.

$59.95

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

By Dai Sijie

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2001. Hardcover. 2001. First American Edition (stated). Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Not from a library. Not a remainder. Not clipped. At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin-as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed.

$13.95

The Bear and the Dragon
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The Bear and the Dragon

By Tom Clancy

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. August 21, 2000. First Edition with full number line. Black paper covered boards with one-quarter black cloth spine and gilt lettering. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight. Jacket is clean and bright with light reading and shelf wear. No tears. No creases. No folds. Not from a library. Not clipped. 1028 pages.

$6.95

The Scholars
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The Scholars

By Wu Ching-Tzu

Peking: Foreign Languages Press. 1991. Hardcover. Very Good. Third Edition, Third Printing. Blue cloth over boards with gold-colored Chinese title on front cover and English title and decorations on spine. Very nice pictorial jacket. Frontis color portrait of author and interior illustrations by Cheng Shih-Fa. Decorative endpapers. Silk ribbon bookmark. Blue tinted top edge. Interior is unmarked. Foxing to long edge and exposed portion of jacket inner flaps. Not from a library. Not a remainder. Not clipped. No tears, folds, or creases. 607 pp. Rulin waishi, or Unofficial History of the Scholars, is considered one of the six classics of Chinese literature. Completed in 1750 during the Qing dynasty, The Scholars departs from the impersonal tradition of Chinese fiction, as the author wrote in the vernacular and makes significant use of autobiographical experience and models many characters on friends and relatives. Set in the Ming period, the novel describes and often satirizes scholars. Most of the loosely connected stories that form the bulk of the novel are didactic and satiric stories, on the one hand holding up exemplary Confucian behavior, but on the other ridiculing over-ambitious scholars and criticizing the civil service examination system. Under Mao, the work was taught to students, not for the comedy, but to educate on the failings of "the Old Way." Translators: Yang Hsien-Yi (Yang Xianyi) and Gladys Yang. ISBN: 0-8351-2407-X 7-119-01213-4 .

$19.95

China\'s Open Door Policy: The Quest For Foreign Technology And Capital: A Study Of China\'s Special Trade
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China's Open Door Policy: The Quest For Foreign Technology And Capital: A Study Of China's Special Trade

By Sam P. S. Ho; Ralph William Huenemann

Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 1984. Hardcover. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Not ex-library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Text unmarked. No tears, no creases.

$12.45

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