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The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan.

By Morris, Ivan.

Baltimore, MD Penguin Books: Peregrine , 1969. Paperback First Edition (1969), not directly stated, but indicated by a lack of reference to subsequent printings, in accordance with Penguin's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good in Wraps: moderate rubbing to the wrapper covers; a couple of green marker pen marks at the lower backstrip and along the rear "hinge"; stress creases here and there to the panels; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.7 inches). 348 pages. Preface and Introduction by the author. Language: English. Weight: 11.3 ounces. Peregrine Y83. First Edition (1969), not directly stated, but indicated by a lack of reference to subsequent printings, in accordance with Penguin's customary practice at the time of publication. Trade Paperback.

$11.96

Transactions of the International Conference of Orientalists in Japan, No. XXV 1980.

Tokyo, Japan The Toho Gakkai (The Institute of Eastern Culture, 1980. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: former owner's name at the upper front panel; very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; a faint crease near the lower front corner; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.9 x 0.35 inches). 178 pages. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. Paperback.

$24.50

Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake: How the Shogun's Ancient Capital Became a Great Modern City, 1867-1923.

By Edward Seidensticker.

Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle , 1984. Paperback First Edition Thus (1984), Third Printing (1989). first publlished by Knopf in hardcover in 1983. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: three tiny, very faint coffee-like stains to the fore-edge; two pages have been dog-eared at the lower corner. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of very minor, unobtrusive flaws only. Bright and clean. In overall appearance, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.2 x 4.55 x 0.75 inches). ix, 302 pages. Maps precede the text. Liberally illustrated with vintage photographs in black & white. Language: English. Weight: 12.1 ounces. First Edition Thus (1984), Third Printing (1989). first publlished by Knopf in hardcover in 1983. Mass Market Paperback.

$11.96

Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwated Chinese Daughter.
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Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwated Chinese Daughter.

By Adeline Yen Mah.

New York, NY John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Hardcover First Edition USA (1998); Second Printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book shows the barest hint of bowing to the boards;else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a single minor flaw. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows just a tick of wear at the corner tips of the corners of the the rear panel; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Very close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library copy. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.7 x 1.25 inches). 278 pages. Language: English. Weight: 19.6 ounces. First Edition (1998); Second Printing. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$14.70

East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia.

By Benson Bobrick .

New York, NY Henry Holt: Owl Books, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus (1993); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1993); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: light wear to extremities; a single crease at the backstrip; faint shelf-soiling along the bottom edge of the text block; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing mild wear and just a couple minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.1 x 1.45 inches). 542 pages. Maps. Chronology. Names and Dates. Notes, Bibliography. Index. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11.4 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

The Cambridge History of China, Volume 11: Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part 2.
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The Cambridge History of China, Volume 11: Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part 2 .

By John K. Fairbank and Kwang-Ching Liu, (Editors).

New York, NY Cambridge University Press, 1980. Hardcover First Edition [1980], so stated. First Edition [1980], so stated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows faint thumbing to the fore-edge; two tiny spider dropping spots at the top edge of the text block; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Remains virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows only a hint of rubbing at the corner tips; else flawless; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 x 1.85 inches). xx, 754 pages. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 12.9 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$117.60

China: A Short Cultural History.

By C. P. Fitzgerald.

New York, NY Frederick A. Praeger, 1961. Hardcover Third Edition [1961]. The first edition was published in 1935. Two pages show sparse UNDERLINING AND MARGINALIA. Else, Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of very careful use; several pages have been inadvertently creased at the upper corner; the binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; three-word note at the front free endpaper, which also shows the former owner's name and place; else flawless. The DJ shows moderate wear to the extremities, with loss to chips and wear at the head and heel of the backstrip and at the corner tips due to rubbing; mild overall rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; a small lipstick-like stain to the upper front panel; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. A handsome, if flawed, copy in a moderately worn but still functional DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xviii, 624 pages. Liberally illustrated in Black & White.19 maps. Fold-out glossy plate at the rear endpapers. Beige buckram over boards. Weight: 2 pounds, 10.8 ounces. Third Edition [1961]. The first edition was published in 1935. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

China's Struggle to Modernize.

By Michael Gasster.

New York, NY McGraw-Hill Companies, 1982. Paperback Second Edition [1983]; 7th printing thus. The first edition was published in 1972. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; Just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the wrapper covers; a price and a three-word note at front endpaper in ink; shows the slightest spine lean, though the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Not perfect, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches). 211 pages. Weight: 9.4 ounces. Second Edition [1983]; 7th printing thus. The first edition was published in 1972. Academic Press Paperback.

$19.60

Understanding Vietnam.

By Neil L. Jamieson .

Berkeley, CA University of California Press: A Philip E. Lilienthal Book , 1993. Hardcover First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows just a hint of rubbing - or perhaps discoloration - at the bottom edge of both boards, near the corner tip; very mild bumping to the front corner tips; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows very light wear to the outside edges and corner tips; unclipped; mylar-protected. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.25 x 1.2 inches). 428 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 9.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$29.40

The Chinese Experience.

By Raymond Stanley Dawson.

London, UK Orion Books: Phoenix Press, 2005. Paperback Second Edition Thus [2005]. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the pages tanned slightly, due to aging; else flawless: the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xxiv, 318 pages. Illustrated in black & white. Second Edition Thus [2005]. First published in hardcover in 1978; the first Phoenix paperback edition was published in 2000. Trade Paperback.

$4.70

Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival.
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Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival.

By John Kenneth Knaus.

New York, NY Public Affairs, 1999. Hardcover First Edition [1999]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [1999]; First Printing indicated. 8vo. xi, 398 pages. Hardback with DJ. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows just a touch of shelving wear along the bottom edge of the boards; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows a short (about an inch), stary pen mark at the lower rear panel; else flawless; the price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xi, 398 pages. Decorated Endpapers. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

Philippines: A Country Study.

By Fredericka M. Bunge.

Washington DC U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984. Hardcover Third Edition. Very Good: shows a tiny nick at the top of the front panel; mild rubbing; faint soiling. The binding is square and secure; text clean. Despite these minor flaws, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 368pp. Foreward by William Evans-Smith. Illustrated with photographs, maps, graphs, tables, etc. in black & white. Decorated Endpapers. Third Edition. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$2.94

Discos and Democracy.

By Orville Schell .

New York, NY Random House: Pantheon Books, 1988. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows a faint smudge at the bottom edge and a couple of faint stains at the bottom edge of the front pastedown endpaper; the binding shows very slight lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows a crease at the upper corner of the inside front flap; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, while no longer pistine, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 384pp. Hardback with DJ.

$4.70

The People's Republic of China: A Concise Political History.
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The People's Republic of China: A Concise Political History.

By Witold Rodzinski.

New York, NY Macmillan: The Free Press, 1988. Paperback First Ed USA, First Printing indicated. First Ed USA, First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: light wear to extremities, with a little scuffing at the lower front corner tip; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. No longer pristine, but remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 304pp. Trade Paperback. Traces the history of the People's Republic of China, from its founding in 1949 to the rise to power of Deng Xiaoping in the eighties and identifies the individuals who have helped shape modern China. Witold Rodzinski (1918 – 1997) was a Polish historian, sinologist and diplomat. He was born in 1918 in Lviv, son of the renowned conductor Artur Rodzinski. He studied at Columbia University, was an official at the United Nations 1945–47, and adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1947–48, a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences and the Central Committee of the Higher School of Pedagogy in Warsaw. From 1958 to 1971 he was assistant professor at the Department of History of the University of Warsaw. He was the Polish Ambassador to the United Kingdom 1960–65 and to the People's Republic of China 1966–69. Rodskinzki was the author of the monumental History of China, published in English as The Walled Kingdom: A History of China from Antiquity to the Present. He died in December 1997, aged 79.

$3.53

In Exile from the Land of Snows: The Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest.

By John F. Avedon.

London, UK Harper Perennial, 1994. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: binding very slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; pages tanned a bit. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 383pp. Trade Paperback. If you have had any Shangri-La type illusions about Tibet, this book will soon blow them away. This book will make you laugh, weep, clench your fists and probably curse before you're done, but it will not leave you unchanged, either in your opinion of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, and especially of China. This is a very balanced account from the Tibetan perspective of the period roughly from the end of WWII until 1990. In addition to an unvarnished account of Tibetan bravery, desire to retain their homeland at all costs and credulity, and unlimited Chinese brutality and treachery, there is a great deal of social insight woven in. This is not a "feel-good" story to garner sympathy for the Tibetans, this is a tell-it-like-is book whose message is so daunting that I'm not sure most of the world, much less the Tibetans themselves are ready to face much of it. This is not a book so much about religion, although you cannot write about Tibet without writing about Buddhism, as about world politics thundering down on a small, isolated nation. It is about the bravery and resourcefulness of the Tibetan people and the greatness of their leader. And it is about the utter shameless cupidity and determination of the Chinese to lay hold of this strategic bit of real estate and anihilate its native population. This book should serve as a powerful reminder of what the PRC is capable of and just how much their talk is worth. The chances for any kind of an autonomous, much less independent, Tibetan region are slim to none, but that the facade needs to be kept up for political and morale reasons. None the less it is a bitter truth that the Chinese have done the rest of the world a favor: by driving the Tibetans out of Tibet, they have released a great force for peace and good to the rest of us in the form of Tibetan Buddhism His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

$5.88

Invading Tibet.

By Mark Frutkin .

New York, NY Soho Press, 1991. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows former owner rubber-stamped address at front free endpaper; binding shows very slight spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows only very mild rubbing; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 215pp. Hardback with DJ.

$5.29

From Japan's Modernity: A Reader.

By Tetsuo Najita, [Preface] & The Center for East Asian Studies.

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 2002. Paperback First Edition [2002], unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. "OK " stamped at rear face; else flawless. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 166pp. (Select Papers, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago, 11). First Edition [2002], unstated. Paperback.

$19.60

Legal Reform in Occupied Japan: A Participant Looks Back.
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Legal Reform in Occupied Japan: A Participant Looks Back.

By Alfred C. Oppler.

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press, 1976. Hardcover First Edition [1976], unstated. Very Good+ in Good DJ: Book shows indications of light use; just a touch of wear to extremities; slightest spine lean; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; faint rubbing and soiling; a dampstain at the top of the front hinge has led to crinkling and slight loss at that point and another, smaller and fainter dampstain at the top front corner; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, securely bound, presentable copy in an flawed, but mostly whole DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 345pp. First Edition [1976], unstated. Hardback with DJ. After a distinguished career as a jurist in Germany, Alfred Oppler came to the United States in 1939, and in 1946 was invited to Tokyo, where he was SCAP's authority on reform of the Japanese legal order to implement the principles of the new Constitution. Here is his account of the legal reforms and the methods used to achieve them. The author describes the wide scope of his activities, which included a vigorous promotion of civil liberties, surveillance of relevant legislation, and observation of the administration of justice throughout the country. He focuses on the Continental nature of the Japanese law and analyzes the American objectives as well as the personalities of the Occupation and of Japanese with whom he negotiated. Special chapters describe the Supreme Court mission to the United States (which the author escorted), the removal of General MacArthur, and the author's post-Occupation work on Japanese, Korean, and Ryukyuan problems. Treating all aspects of the legal reforms, this book provides insights into Japan during and after the Occupation.

$166.60

Court and Bakufu in Japan: Essays in Kamakura History.
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Court and Bakufu in Japan: Essays in Kamakura History.

By Jeffrey P. Mass, [Editor].

New Haven, CT Yale University Press, 1982. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Book shows just a touch of wear to extremities; considerable bowing of boards; minimal wear; binding a litttle cocked. but there is no spine lean, and the signatures remain perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to its sheen; one-inch, closed tear at top edge front face; scuff at head of backstrip; tiny tear at heel of spine; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New, but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 322pp. Introduction by the Editor. Hardback with DJ. The details in history, combined with intelligent insight, makes for an excellent resource. For anyone interested in knowing names, dates, events that shaped Kamakura and the Bakufu that thrived in it, I recommend this book.

$16.27

Contemporary China: Economic and Social Studies [Documents, Chronology, Bibliography]: Volume III [1958-1959].

By E. Stuart Kirby [Editor].

New York, NY Hong Kong University Press [Oxford University Press], 1960. Paperback First Ed thus; unstated. First Ed thus; unstated [2000 copies]. Scattered PENCIL UNDERLINING first two-thirds of the book. Else, Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of light use: slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 439pp. Paperback.

$14.70

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