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I Didn't Hear the Dragon Roar  -(SIGNED)-
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I Didn't Hear the Dragon Roar -(SIGNED)-

By Parsons, Frances M. -(signed)-; (with) Donna L. Chitwood; (illustrator) Anh Vu

Washington DC: Gallaudet Univ Pr, 1988. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Red cloth with gilt, headband, maps for end papers, xv, 251pages with illustrations through-out, plus 8 pages of full colour photos, SIGNED with inscription "to Mark" by author on half-title page, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Very Good condtiion with minor edge wear & a light stain to reverse (does not show through) now in Mylar. "-----is the remarkable story of a remarkable odyssey through China. Frances Parsons experienced China as few Westerners ever have. Certainly no deaf woman of her age ever traveled through China as Parsons did - unaccompanied & third class." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.44

Homage to Heaven, Homage to Earth:  Chinese Treasures of the Royal Ontario Museum
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Homage to Heaven, Homage to Earth: Chinese Treasures of the Royal Ontario Museum

By Royal Ontario Museum; Barbara Stephen; Doris Dohrenwend; Patty Proctor; Sara Irwin; Ka Bo Tsang

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1992. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Grey cloth with gilt, 284 pages, nearly 300 objects are illustrated in 140 large, full-colour photos specially taken for this volume, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Contents include: Intro by Barbara Stephen / Chronology / Jades and Hardstones by Doris Dohrenwend / Ceramics by Patty Proctor / Bronzes and Oracle Bones by Sara Irwin / Burial Figures and Models by Patty Proctor / Sculpture by Doris Dohrenwend / Applied Arts by Sara Irwin / Painting by Ka Bo Tsang / Notes / Catalogue / Bibliography / index. Check out the scans. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto.

$38.56

An Introduction to "Chinese Brush Painting":  Technique - Light - Colour - Composition - Style   -over 150 illustrations
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An Introduction to "Chinese Brush Painting": Technique - Light - Colour - Composition - Style -over 150 illustrations

By Cherrett, Pauline

London: Quintet Book / New Burlington Books, 1994. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Glossy pictorial hard cover, 127 pages, over 150 mostly colour illustrations including stunning examples of the author's own work, with an overview of the development of Chinese brush painting & the range of styles & techniques used, no names, faint edge wear, no jacket. "The use of familiar materials, paper, brush, ink & water to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects can transform the artist's ideas, & in many cases change the techniques & attitudes even of established artists." Contents include: Intro / Materials and Equipment / Starting Out / Flowers / Fruit and Vegetables / Birds and Insects / Animals / Fish / Figure Painting / Landscape / The Finished Picture / Sources of Inspiration / Advanced Techniques / Suppliers / Index. Check out the scans. . 2004 New Burlington Edition . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Pauline Cherrett .

$23.50

The Crippled Tree - China, Biography, History, Autobiography
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The Crippled Tree - China, Biography, History, Autobiography

By Suyin, Han (Elizabeth Comber)

London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. -----Red cloth with gilt on spine, blue top edge, illustrated end papers, 461 pages plus 8 pages of b & w photos, former owners name and neat inscription on half-title page, dust jacket is in New Fine condition with all four corners clipped. The scan you see is the book you buy. 4th Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by P. N. Sharma jacket photograph. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$18.75

Till Morning Comes
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Till Morning Comes

By Suyin, Han (Elizabeth Comber)

New York: Bantam Books, 1983. -----Tight square and clean, no names, 620 pages plus map. The scan you see is the book you buy. First Edition First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Max Ginsburg.

$8.25

Chinese Opera Costumes Paper Dolls
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Chinese Opera Costumes Paper Dolls

By Ming-Ju Sun

Mineola, New York, U.S.A.: Dover Pub, 1998. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Tight square and clean, large soft cover, no names, completely intact. "This splendid paper doll collection, masterfully rendered by artist Ming-Ju Sun, recreates 16 dazzling costumes designed for characters in Chinese opera. Among these are a colorful set of loose trousers and long robe for the Monkey King, an elegantly embroidered costume for a hight-ranking government official, a simply cut robe with floral designs for a romantic young man, an exquisitely embellished floor-length robe for a noble young lady, and a decorative robe for an older lady in a comic role. Ornate headdressers & painted faces accompany the costumes for male and female figures; brief captions describe the characters." Contents include: 2 dolls (printed on gatefold cover) and 16 costumes: Entertainer or Waitress; Noble youn lady; Older lady, comic role; Female warrior; Dancer with flowers; Dancer with fan; Dancer with silk ribbon; Elaborate headdress dancer with fan; Monkey King; Good official; Offical, comic role; Prime minister; Romantic young man; Comic warrior; Warrior; Young military general, plus headgear & specially painted faces, on 16 plates of lightweight stock. 9 1/4 x 12 1/4. Check out the scans. . 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Ming-Ju Sun . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$27.95

In the Inner Quarters: Erotic Stories from Ling Mengchu's Two Slaps -   Fatal Seduction; One Woman and Two Monks; The Wife Swappers; The Elopement of a Nun; In the Inner Quarters
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In the Inner Quarters: Erotic Stories from Ling Mengchu's Two Slaps - Fatal Seduction; One Woman and Two Monks; The Wife Swappers; The Elopement of a Nun; In the Inner Quarters

By Mengchu, Ling; (1580 - 1644) (translated by Hu. Lenny; Guisso, R. W. L.)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd, 2003. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover, 255 pages, tight square and clean, flat uncreased spine, no names, with some b & w illustrations. "Ling Mengchu was a prolific writer producing more than thirty works in various genres during his lifetime. He was also a Confucian Scholar in an era characterized by increasing industrialization and urbanization, which led to more material society, and to a desire in the people to pursue luxuries and pleasures. Collected in The Inner Quarters are five erotic stories which were once part of a two-volume collection called Two Slaps." Contents include: Preface / Introduction / Ling Mengchu: An Overview / Ling Mengchu's Erotic Stories / Notes / Erotic Stories From "Two Slaps": Fatal Seduction; One Woman and Two Monks; The Wife Swappers; The Elopement of a Nun; In the Inner Quarters; Notes / Bibliography / Glossary. Check out the scans.. First Edition First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Uncredited. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.50

The Island of Seven Cities:  Where the Chinese Settled When They Discovered North America
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The Island of Seven Cities: Where the Chinese Settled When They Discovered North America

By Chiasson, Paul

Toronto: Vintage Canada , 2007. ....Large soft cover, Reviewers Copy with review slip and press release loosely laid in, 376 pages, flat uncreased spine. "In Cape Breton in the summer of 2002, Paul Chiasson discovered an ancient, wide, well-made road. Finding no record of it in two years of detective work, he came to a stunning conlusion: that a large Chinese colony had thrived in Cape Breton long before John Cabot's arrival. In this startling book, Chiasson shows how the colony was forgotten - except in the culture of the Mi'kmaq which, he persuasively argues, has deep cultural roots in China." Any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo!. First Vintage Canada Ed. 1st Printing. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Review Copy.

$15.10

The Iron House: A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre
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The Iron House: A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre

By Duke, Michael S.; Intro by John G. Healey

Layton, Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith, 1990. ....Large soft cover, tight clean and square, flat uncreased spine, minor edge wear, minor sticker residue on back cover, xv + 180 pages, + maps, with photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo!. First Edition First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.66

The Chinese American Song and Game Book
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The Chinese American Song and Game Book

By Jacobs, A. Gertrude

New York: A. S. Barnes and Company , 1944. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with black lettering on spine & paste-on paper front, 96 pages, tight square and clean, illustrated in colour and b & w. minor edge wear, some fraying at spine head, former owners name on ffep, oringinal store sticker on inside front board "Kamin Dance Bookshop and Gallery" New York, check out the scans. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrations by Chao Shih Chen, Text Romanization by Ching Yi Hsu, Chinese Characters by Yun Hsia. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.95

Red China Blues : My Long March from Mao to Now ...illustrated with Photos
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Red China Blues : My Long March from Mao to Now ...illustrated with Photos

By Wong, Jan

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday Publishing, 1997. ....Large soft cover , flat uncreased spine, x + 405 pages, b & w photos through-out book, no names. "Startling, ironic, and deeply personal, Red China Blues follows Wong's rocky romance with Maoism from the Number One Machine Tool Factory to Tiananmen Square. And through the individuals and events she encounters during her years as a correspondent in China, Wong reveals long-hidden dimensions of the world's most populous nation, and comes to terms with the legacy of her ancestral homeland." Any image directly beside this listig is the actual book and not a stock phtoto!. First Soft Cover Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.65

Treasury of Chinese Design Motifs
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Treasury of Chinese Design Motifs

By D'Addetta, Joseph

Mineola, New York, U.S.A.: Dover Pubns, 1981. ....Large soft cover, tight clean and square, no names. " In this volume, noted artist Joseph D'Addetta offers his own careful and sensitive pen rendering of motifs taken from first-rate examples of Chinese objets d'art in leading museums and private collections. Included are motifs from ceramics, textiles, jade, lacquer, bronzes, and furniture beginning in approximately 1300 B.C. and continuing through the Qing (Ch'ing) dynasty, which lasted until the early twentieth century. These 284 outstanding and copyright-free motifs are divided into eight categories: Flowers and Plants / Wave and Cloud Forms / Medallions / Horizontal Bands / Animal Life / Symbols / Allover Patterns / Ceramic Objects." Any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo!. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.58

The Tiger of Ch'in:  How China Became a Nation  -(fully Illustrated with b & w plates)-
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The Tiger of Ch'in: How China Became a Nation -(fully Illustrated with b & w plates)-

By Cottrell, Leonard

London: Evans Brothers , 1962. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Red cloth with gilt on spine, maps for end papers, 224 pages, full page b & w frontis plus 12 plates in b & w, tight square and clean, no names or writing, tiny speck of discolour on front edge ( very minor o/w NF ), dust jacket has minor chipping to edges. Chapter headings: The Artist-Assassin / Background to China / The Mounds of Yin / The Girl who Couldn't Smile / Divided China / The Voice of China / The Soul of China / The Rise of the Legalists / 'Go West, Young Man' / 'This is the One Time of 10,000 Generations' / 'The First Emperor' / 'They have no Faces...only Eyes...' / The Great Wall: Fact / The Great Wall : Tradition and Legend / The Son of Heaven / Chao Kao's Plot / 'I have Cut the Veins of the Earth' / Devil's Advocate / A Chinese Iago / The Fall of Ch'in. Check out the scans. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Illus. by REO . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.75