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The Hill Stations of Asia

by Crossette,Barbara

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1998
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West View, CO, 1998. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Covers the the colonial summer retreats for the wealthy in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, Dutch Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines.
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The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia

by Grousset, Rene

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1970
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Rutgers University , NJ, 1970. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "This great work of synthesis brings before us the people of the steppes, dominated by three mighty figures - Atilla, Genghis Khan, and Tamberlain - as they marched through ten centuries of history, from the borders of China to the frontiers of the West. The book includes nineteen maps, a… Read more
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Master of the Lotus Garden: The Life of Bada Shanren 1626-1705

by Fangyu, Wang and Richard M. Barnhart: Judith G. Smith (editor)

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Published
1990
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Yale U, New Haven, CT, 1990. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Bada Shanren created one of the most compelling and distinctive bodies of graphic art in the history of Chinese culture. A prince of the Ming imperial family, he became a Buddhist monk after the Manchu invasion of China led to the collapse of the Ming dynasty. Thirty years later,… Read more
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Approaches to Asian Classics

by de Bary, William Theodore and Irene Bloom

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Published
1990
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Columbia University. Press, NY, 1990. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 24 scholary essays Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese classics; plus the report on the Columbia Univerty symposium on the Oriental Humanities. 1ST EDITION
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The Art and Architecture of India: Buddhist, Hindu, Jain (slipcase)

by Rowland, Benjamin

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Published
1967
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3rd edition
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Penguin Books, Baltimore, 1967. 3rd edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. "The artistic heritage of the recently-discovered ancient cities of Harappa and Mojenjo-daro and the story of the civilizations that followed through fifty centuries. The influence of religion upon the history of architecture, sculpture, and painting in India and the surrounding countries from their prehistoric beginnings until the introduction of… Read more
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Sources of Indian Tradition

by De Bary, Wm Theodore, et al (editors)

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1964
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Columbia University, NY, 1964. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Sources of Indian Tradition has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-sates of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). How leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in."… Read more
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Legends of the Samurai

by Sato, Hiroaki (compiler, editor, translator)

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1995
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Overlook, NY, 1995. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Through masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power." [Pub. Info] 391 pages. 20 page scholarly introduction. Masterfully selected and translated by Sato. Maps,… Read more
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Chinese Mythology: An Introduction

by Birrell, Anne (compiler, editor)

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Published
1993
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Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, 1993. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many never translated into any Western language. Issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context." [Pub. Info] 100 classical texts; 300 myth narratives; 322 pages. 1ST EDITION.
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Sources of Japanese Tradition

by De Bary, Wm Theodore, et al (editors)

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1971
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Columbia University, NY, 1971. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Examines Japanese thought through the traditions of Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism, liberalism, nationalism, and socialism from earliest times to the present." [Pub. Info] 928 pages. 1ST EDITION, 7TH PRINTING.
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China: A New History

by Fairbank, John King

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Published
1992
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Belknap/ Harvard University, Cambridge, 1992. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A concise, comprehensive, and authoritative account of China and its people over four millennia. A country ever-changing and yet constant in its effort to achieve a cohesive identity. An enormous and enormously complex nation perpetually balancing between the imperatives of force and the power of ideas." [Pub. Info] 519… Read more
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Sources of Chinese Tradition

by De Bary, Wm Theodore, et al (editors)

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Published
1961
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Columbia University, NY, 1961. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Source readings - what the Chinese have thought about themselves, the universe they lived in, and the problems they faced. Intellectual and religious traditions." [Pub. info] 976 pages. 1ST EDITION, 3RD PRINTING.
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Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples: India, China, Tibet, Japan

by Nakamura, Hajime; Philip Wiener (editor); Revised English translation

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1971
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East west Center, Honolulu, 1971. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The design of this comparative study of modes of thought was developed out of the intellectual interests we have noted. Each of the four sections of the study is developed on a common plan. First there is some discussion of language and logic, of the characteristic ways in which… Read more
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The Life and Times of Po Chu-i

by Po Chu-I; translated by Arthur Waley

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1949
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George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1949. 1st edition. hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "This book gives the biographical background to the many poems of Po Ch-I (AD 772-846) and traces the connection between his literary career and the disturbed political life of the time. The volume also provides new translations in whole or in part of about a hundred… Read more
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Son of Heaven: Imperial Arts of China

by Thorp,Robert L. ( author and translator); Introductory essay by Yang Xiaoneng

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Published
1988
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Son of Heaven Press, Seattle WA, 1988. Soft Cover. Fine. Photography by Dan Hamilton. "[This book] represents 26 centuries of China's past, during which China's artists produced treasures of unequaled beauty and drama. The very finest of these were reserved for China's feudal rulers, the 'Sons of Heaven'... over 200 of the most significant of the treasures have… Read more
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Kokoro

by Soseki, Natsume; translated by Edwin McCellan

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1957
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Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. "The subject of 'Kokoro,' which can be translated as 'the heart of things' or as 'feeling,' is the delicate matter of the contrast between the meanings the various parties of a relationship attach to it. In the course of this exploration, Soseki brilliantly describes different levels of friendship, family… Read more
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The Oriental World

by Auboyer, Jeannine (Chief Curator, Musee Guimet, Paris [text - India and South East Asia] and Roger Goepper, Director of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Cologne [text - China, Korea and Japan]

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1967
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Paul Hamlyn, London, 1967. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. "The art of the Orient has a particular fascination for readers in the West. It is remote and exotic. It is often mystifying... This book covers an immense area: India... China, Korea and Japan. It is illustrated with over two hundred plates... two lucid texts enable the reader to move… Read more
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A Treasury of Japanese Flower Arrangements by Famous Japanese Masters

by Ishimoto, Tatsuo

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1959
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Bonanza Books, NY, 1959. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. "This magnificent volume, filled with superb pictures, shows not only the best of contemporary flower arrangement in Japan, but describes and analyses their origins in the great classical traditions." [Dust Jacket] "The most noteworthy feature of flower arrangements in Japan is their universality. You see them in the simplest houses,… Read more
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Master Prints of Japan: Ukiyo-e Hanga

by Stern, Harold

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Harry N Abrams, NY [No Date]. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Ukiyo-e [pictures of the floating world] hanga [woodblock prints]. "Ukiyo-e hanga is a Japanese art. It was secular, topical, uninhibited, and strictly in the vernacular. The prints were the posters, the billboards, the picture magazine of the day. They were sold on city streets and were cheap. They… Read more
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The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia

by Malinowski, Bronislaw

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1929
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George Routledge, London, 1929. 1st edition. hardcover. Fine/NDJ. An Ethnographic Account of Courtship, Marriage, and Family Life among the Natives of the Trobriand Island, British New Guinea [Subtitle] ,"In the early 1900s, anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski did his field work in the Trobriand Islands of the Western Pacific. After getting himself ashore, he dropped himself into their culture and… Read more
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The Ugly American

by Lederer, William J. and Eugene Burdick

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1958
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W. W. Norton & Company, NY, 1958. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S. government to advise the Southeast Asian country of Sarkhan on engineering projects. When Atkins finds badly misplaced priorities and bluntly challenges the… Read more
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