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The Chinese Empire Illustrated: Being a Series of Views from Original Sketches
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The Chinese Empire Illustrated: Being a Series of Views from Original Sketches

By Thomas Allom & GN Wright

Hong Kong: John Nicholson, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good. This is an abridged version of the the first major work to explain China, its culture and history, to the Western reader. It was finally completed with its publication in 1859, during the second bout of the so called Opium Wars. Allom was a missionary in China and Wright was an architect who based his drawing on sketches made by others. In this abridgment by DJM Tate has selected 60 of the 143 plates from the original work. 127 pages followed by seven pages of colour plates. Weight 1kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal wear. The front and rear end papers have medium tanning and damp marks. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$44.75

Entangled Landscapes: Early Modern China and Europe
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Entangled Landscapes: Early Modern China and Europe

By Yue Zhuang & Andrea M. Riemenschnitter (eds)

Singapore: NUS Press, 2017. Paperback. New. This interesting study of China-Europe relationships bypasses the more common description and analysis of events and instead focuses on the role played by concepts of landscape, borrowed from each other, in determining the relationship between them. The contributors look at landscape design, cartography, literature, philosophy and the material culture between 1500 and 1800 to produce some fascinating insights. 328 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$26.85

China: Two Decades of Reform and Change
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China: Two Decades of Reform and Change

By Wang Gungwu & John Wong (eds)

Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1999. Paperback. New. Twenty years after a heady period of change in China, a group of academics look at what has changed since 1978 and attempt to predict what changes are to come. 172 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.66

Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality and the First Temple of Confucius
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Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality and the First Temple of Confucius

By James A Flath

Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. Hardcover. New/new. 17-6-16. The Temple of Confucius, Kong Temple, is a remarkable testament to the durability of the core of Chinese culture from its glory days under the Ming and Qing dynasties, through the vicissitudes of war and revolution through to now being recognised as a Wold Heritage site. With the temple's history as his inspiration, Flath has written the most complete work on this monument, taking the reader through its rich history and out the other side into the twenty-first century where he observes the adaptations taking place in to preserve the temple for more generations to come. 290 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 1.1kg Post free within Malaysia but may incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.

$38.04

This is China: Analyses of Mainland Trends and Events
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This is China: Analyses of Mainland Trends and Events

By Francis Harper (ed)

Hong Kong: Dragonfly Books, 1965. Good. A collection of articles from contributors to the magazine Current Scene attempting to analyse from the outside what was happening inside China at the height of the Cold War. 358 pages. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia Part of the lamination on the front cover has bubbled and part of the lamination of the back cover has beenrubbed off. The binding is tight and the text clear with medium tanning throughout.

$11.19

1421\
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1421" Voyages: Fact and Fantasy

By P. J. Rivers

Ipoh, Malaysia: Perak Academy, 2004. First edition. Paperback. As New. An experienced mariner and expert in maritime history sets out to demonstrate many of the inaccuracies of Gavin Menzies' book 1421 which became an international best seller based on claims that Chinese mariners had been to many parts of the world before the better known European explorers. 97 pages with four colour folding maps. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$38.04

Marriage Law and Policy in the Chinese People\'s Republic
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Marriage Law and Policy in the Chinese People's Republic

By MJ Meijer

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. In 1950, the Communist Party brought in a new marriage law in China. In this book the author, both a sinologist and lawyer, seeks to interpret the law and its impact twenty years after it was first promulgated. 369 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 1.1 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia The dust jacket has become dirty with age but is completely in tact. There is a minor bit of spotting on the end papers. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.

$33.57

A Sketch of Chinese History
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A Sketch of Chinese History

By Henry Fenn

New Haven, Conn, USA: Institute of Far Eastern Languages, 1952. Paperback. Good. A text book for teaching Chinese, written before the development of Pin Yin, in Yale Romanisation of Chinese characters. With teaching instructions in English. 183 pages with an index. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has one or two stains and the spiral binding has yelowed. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild to medium tanning throughout. There are some small stains on the title page

$20.14

Chinese Tea Culture The Origin of Tea Drinking
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Chinese Tea Culture The Origin of Tea Drinking

By Wang Ling

Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, 2001. Paperback. New. A comprehensive explanation of the importance of tea in Chinese history, today and in ritual. with a few colour illustrations at the beginning. 154 pages. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$22.38

The Shanghai Taotai
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The Shanghai Taotai

By Yuen-Sang Leung

Singapore : Singapore University Press, 1991. Paperback. Near Fine. In this study Leung sets out to examine the role of the Taotai government official in Shanghai as a link between various groups in a rapidly changing Chinese society in the latter part of the 19th century. Part One deals with the taotai as a link between China and the West, Part Two looks at how he balance his role tradition and modernity in his role and Part Two focuses on him as a bridge between the gentry and merchants. 237 pages including list of tables, maps, and charts, endnotes, list of abbreviations, appendices, glossary, bibliography and index. Weight 0.6 kg. Post free within Malaysia.

$44.75

Ideas Won\'t Keep The Struggle for China\'s Future
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Ideas Won't Keep The Struggle for China's Future

By Wang Gungwu

Times Academic Press,Singapore, 2003. First edition. Paperback. New. This collection of essays from the noted historian of China and Southeast Asia reflects on elements of China's long history to see what light, if any, they throw on the more recent transformation of China from a mainly inward looking Communist state to a country which is now a major player on the world stage. 249 pages with notes and an index. Please see scanned photos for a list of the chapters. Weight: 0.5.kg. * Post free within Malaysia.

$55.94

Secrets of the Chinese Palace
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Secrets of the Chinese Palace

By Clara Show (Trans.)

Singapore: Asiapac Books, 1999. Paperback. Very Good. Tian Hengyu. In cartoon form this book gives us an amusing, but also informative, insight into life as a concubine in imperial China through the ages. 199 pages. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia There is some spotting on the text block and minor tanning of the inside covers and endpapers, but otherwise the book doesn't appear to have been read and the text is bright and binding tight.

$11.19

A Research Guide to China-Coast Newspapers 1822-1911
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A Research Guide to China-Coast Newspapers 1822-1911

By King, Frank HH & Prescott Clarke

Cambridge, Mass, USA: Harvard University Press, 1965. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. From the 19th century onwards whenever a sufficient mass of colonists and entrepreneurs got a foothold in an area the establishment of a newspaper in the new arrivals' own language often followed. This work is an introduction to the variety of newspapers mainly in English, but also in French, German and Portuguese, that sprang up to cater for Europeans and Americans along the China coast. 235 pages whose contents include - I - The Character and Use of China-Coast Newspapers, II - The Development of China-Coast Newspapers, III - An Annotated List of China-Coast Newspapers, IV - Biographies of China-Coast Editors and Publishers, V - Extant Copies of China-Coast Newspapers, A Glossary of China-Coast Newspaper Titles, Appendices on Other China-Coast Periodicals & Japanese Language Newspapers. There is also a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.70 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free There is some rubbing on the face of the front cover and inch tears at the top and bottom of the spine and some rubbing to the corners of the cover. The book has very mild tanning throughout.

$49.23