Chinese History

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The Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Rebellion

by Diana Preston

Chinese peasants chafed against the foreign technologies and ideas that the imperialists introduced. Then a new movement-mystical, materialistic, and virulently anti-Christian-began to spread among them like wildfire. The foreigners laughed at the peasants' martial-arts routines and nicknamed them "the Boxers"-never imagining that the group, with the backing of China's empress dowager, would soon terrorize the world...This acclaimed account of the Boxer Rebellion, by an Oxford-trained historian, is an... Read more
The Island Of Seven Cities

The Island Of Seven Cities

by Paul Chiasson

Paul Chiasson is a Yale-educated architect whose expertise is the history and theory of religious architecture. He was born on Cape Breton Island and is a direct descendent of the Acadians who were among the first European settlers in the New World. He has taught at Yale, at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and at the University of Toronto. Chiasson’s discovery of the remains of an ancient Chinese settlement on Cape Breton Island is a direct result of his ancestral interest in... Read more
The Search For Modern China

The Search For Modern China

by Jonathan D Spence

The Sui Dynasty

The Sui Dynasty

by Arthur F Wright

Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts

by Jasper Becker

Jade

Jade

by Roger Keverne

Emperor Of China

Emperor Of China

by Jonathan D Spence

Fire and Water

Fire and Water

by Ralph D Sawyer

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The Memory Palace Of Matteo Ricci

by Jonathan D Spence

From the renowned historian and author of The Death of Woman Wang, a vivid and gripping account of the 16th-century missionary’s remarkable sojourn to Ming China   In 1577, the Jesuit Priest Matteo Ricci set out from Italy to bring Christian faith and Western thought to Ming dynasty China. To capture the complex emotional and religious drama of Ricci's extraordinary life, Jonathan Spence relates his subject's experiences with several images that Ricci himself created—four... Read more
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Comrade Chiang Ch'Ing

by Roxane Witke

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Comrade Chiang Ch'Ing

by Roxanne Witke

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Soong Dynasty

by Sterling Seagrave

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Shanghai

by Harriet Sergeant

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Comrade Chiag Ch'Ing

by Roxanne Witke

Chinese History Books & Ephemera

From Emperor To Citizen

From Emperor To Citizen

by Pu Yi, Aisin-Gioro

China\'s Imperial Past

China's Imperial Past

by Charles O Hucker

God\'s Chinese Son

God's Chinese Son

by Spence, Jonathan D

China -

China -

by Harley Farnsworth MacNair

The Art of War. Translated and with an Introduction by Samuel B. Griffith. With a Foreword by B. H. Liddell Hart (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. Chinese series)

The Art of War. Translated and with an Introduction by Samuel B. Griffith. With a Foreword by B. H. Liddell Hart (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. Chinese series)

by Sun Tzu; Sunzi Bing Fa; Samuel B. Griffith (trans); B. H. Liddell Hart (foreward)

London: Oxford University Press, 1971. Trade Paperback. Good+. Some highlighting and underlining, otherwise Fine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. No tears, creases, or folds. Not from a library. 197 pages.Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written more than 2,000 years ago, The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays... Read more
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$8.95
Lords of the Rim

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.
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$13.95
China Wakes

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.
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$8.90
Old Buddha

Old Buddha

by Princess Der Ling

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1929. Cloth. Good. Orange-yellow cloth. 347 pp. A few black and white photos present. Further reminiscences of Yu Derling, recalling court life in China under the Empress Dowager Cixi, during the late 1800s, early 1900s. GOOD+ condition. Minor soiling, some darkening and staining to the covers, mostly to the rear. Small area of discoloration to the front cover. Minor scuffing along the extremities. Interior hinges weak but holding. Minor toning to the text block.... Read more
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$20.00
The Island of Seven Cities: Where the Chinese Settled When They Discovered North America

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

by Paul Chiasson

2007-03-13. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$92.46
Tso Tsung T'ang. Pioneer Promoter of the Modern Dockyard and the Woollen Mill in China

Tso Tsung T'ang. Pioneer Promoter of the Modern Dockyard and the Woollen Mill in China

by Gideon Chen (Chen Qitian)

Peiping (Beijing): Department of Economics, Yenching University, 1938. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Text in English with some Chinese characters inserted throughout. Original cloth covered boards. A worn title label pasted on spine. Spine faded. A few foxing. Internally clean, tight, and very good. Tso Tsung T'ang. Pioneer Promoter of the Modern Dockyard and the Woollen Mill in China is the third monograph in the series, The Pioneer... Read more
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$380.00
The Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury American Edition. 52 Issues from January 4, 1946 to  December 27, 1946

The Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury American Edition. 52 Issues from January 4, 1946 to December 27, 1946

by The Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury

New York: The Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury, 1946. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Text in English. Illustrated in black and white. 52 issues bound in one book. Green cloth covered boards with covers edges rubbed and faded. Spine rubbed. Spine head and foot slightly worn. Gilt title on spine with letters rubbed. Back cover slightly worn in the middle. Covers outside corners slightly bumped. A few pale and scattered foxing. First 80 pages... Read more
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$1,200.00
China's Futures: Scenarios for the World's FasChina's Futures: Scenarios for the World's Fastest Growing Economy, Ecology, and Society (The Josey-Bass Business & Management Series)

China's Futures: Scenarios for the World's FasChina's Futures: Scenarios for the World's Fastest Growing Economy, Ecology, and Society (The Josey-Bass Business & Management Series)

by James Ogilvy; Peter Schwartz; Joe Flower

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. New. No remainder mark. Not damaged. xiv + 159 pages.
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$6.95
Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

by Zhao Ziyang; Bao Pu (trans); Renee Chiang (trans); and Adi Ignatius (trans); Roderick MacFarquhar (foreward)

New York: Simon & Schuster. May 2009. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Fine jacket. A few dust stains to top and fore-edge, otherwise pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxv + 306 pages. Gives readers a front row seat to the secret inner workings of China's government. It is the story of Premier Zhao Ziyang, who tried to stop the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, and was dethroned for his efforts. Contents: The Tiananmen massacre.... Read more
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$24.95
The River's Tale: A Year on the Mekong

The River's Tale: A Year on the Mekong

by Edward Gargan

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Hardcover.First Edition (stated). Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 332 pages. The chronicle of a remarkable three thousand mile journey down the Mekong River as it runs through China, Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
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$14.45
Current Scene. Developments in Mainland China. Bound Volume. Volume 4, Nos. 1-23. January, 1966-December 26, 1966

Current Scene. Developments in Mainland China. Bound Volume. Volume 4, Nos. 1-23. January, 1966-December 26, 1966

by Various authors

Hong Kong: The Green Pagoda Press, 1966. Cloth. Good. The Green Pagoda Press. Hong Kong: dates vary. Dark blue cloth. Lacking any original wraps that may have been issued. A bound volume of issues of volume 4 of the Current Scene, a magazine devoted to China, its politics and government, as well as its society as governed under communist rule. Topics include the cultural revolution, hundred flowers campaign, press and propaganda, red guards, politics peasantry, government, etc. GOOD condition. General... Read more
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$75.00
The Soong Dynasty

The Soong Dynasty

by sterling-seagrave

Corgi Adult, 1996. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$7.48
1421 : The Year China Discovered America

1421 : The Year China Discovered America

by Gavin Menzies

HarperCollins Publishers, 2004. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
Kundun: A Biography of the Family of the Dalai Lama

Kundun: A Biography of the Family of the Dalai Lama

by Mary Craig

Washington, DC: Counterpoint. Hardcover. Second printing. October 1997. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Cover clean and bright. xxi + 392 pages. Kundun is a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally, the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people. This is the first work to focus on the Dalai Lama's family: his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Particularly compelling are the author's portraits of the Dalai... Read more
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$13.40
Chinese Prose Literature of the T'ang Period AD 618 - 906

Chinese Prose Literature of the T'ang Period AD 618 - 906

by EDWARDS, E. D

London: Arthur Probsthain, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo, 2 volumes, 236pp. plus advertisements, 433pp. plus advertisements. Ex-library copy with the usual markings, in blue gilt-stamped cloth. Very good, slightly bumped at the corners. A lovely copy.
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$100.00
A Short History of Communism

A Short History of Communism

by Robert Harvey

New York: Thomas Dunne Books. Hardcover. November 2004. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Bright red cloth over boards with gold lettering to spine. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Black remainder dot to top edge. Rubbing and light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. Not clipped. xxiv + 422 pages.
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$8.95
The Government and Politics of the PRC: A Time of Transition

The Government and Politics of the PRC: A Time of Transition

by Jurgen Domes

Boulder & London: Westview Press, October 1985. Trade Paperback. First Edition / Full Number Line. Very Good. Interior unmarked other than original booksellers price stamp. Spine square and tight. Dust stains to edges. Light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 316 pages.
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$18.45
Beijing Transportation Network Atlas  (Bei Jing Shi Yun Shu Li Cheng Shi Yi Tu)

Beijing Transportation Network Atlas (Bei Jing Shi Yun Shu Li Cheng Shi Yi Tu)

by Beijing Municipal Transportation Administration Bureau

Beijing: Beijing Municipal Transportation Administration Bureau (Bei Jing Shi Jiao Tong Yun Shu Ju), 1964. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Text in Chinese. Original heavy paper boards with red cloth spine. Stunning vintage illustration along with the Chinese characters "Bei Jing Shi Yun Shu Li Cheng Shi Yi Tu" on front cover. Slight wear to spine head, foot and cover outside corners and edges. A few stains and scratches on covers. Small... Read more
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$360.00
Private Life of Chairman Mao : the Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician, Dr. Li Zhisui

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... Read more
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$13.90
The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

by R. L. Hobson

Used book in good condition. No Highlighting/Marking/Underline, Neat & Clean Copy.Front Page Has Ex Owner's Name.Has Mild Yellow Dots On The Surface.Ships with tracking and packaged with care.Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$60.00
Coming Alive!: China After Mao

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... Read more
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$10.95
Lights and Shadows of Chinese Life

Lights and Shadows of Chinese Life

by John Macgowan

Shanghai: North China Daily News & Herald Ltd, 1909. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Text in English. Original cloth binding. Spine head, foot slightly rubbed. Cover outside corners slightly bumped. A few stains on front covers. Back cover bottom edge slightly faded. Pencil notes on back of front and back endpapers. Signature by previous owner on back of front cover. Hinges cracked especially back hinge but holding. A photographic plate... Read more
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$180.00
The Search for Modern China

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.
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$19.95
The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

by R. L. Hobson

Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1962. First. Hardcover. Very Good/Very good. Slipcase has some shelf wear, but book is in very good condition, with only one chip to dust jacket as only evident defect. Overseas price is clipped. 1962 reprint of the 1923 book.
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$30.00
U.S.S. Augusta Under Fire: Fire Over Pootung, Sino-Japanese Incident, 1937-1938, Shanghai, China

U.S.S. Augusta Under Fire: Fire Over Pootung, Sino-Japanese Incident, 1937-1938, Shanghai, China

by Claf E. Polley (Clad Elmer Polley), Myron O. Hill

Shanghai: North China Daily News, 1938. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Text in English. Illustrations in black and white. Original hardcover with string binding. Spine head, foot, covers corners and edges slightly worn. Cover soiled and a few watermarks on covers. A few pages slightly dog eared. A few pale foxing. Internally clean, tight and very good. A chronological record of events in the life of the Fleet Flagship during the... Read more
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$350.00