Hardcover. San Francisco, Ten Speed Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 128 pages. A GRAND TOUR OF ASIA recreates a time and a place that no longer exists except in the lyrical images so lovingly preserved by the lens of a wandering American, and so wryly captured in the prose of his mysterious companions nearly a century ago. Christian Rub, a character actor in Hollywood films, presented the intriguing album to its current owner, Hania Tallmadge, in 1949, when she was a child.A historically unique collection of photographs taken in the spring of 1910 on a four-month tour of the Far East, presented in an exquisite facsimile edition of the album in which they were originally discovered.Includes more than 150 images reproduced in their actual size, their hand-tinted colors authentic and un-retouched. Even the handwritten script has been carefully replicated.
Hardcover. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 2nd pr., 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 335 pages. The emphasis throughout the book is on the history of the Indonesian peoples themselves. An essential narrative of Political history is provided as well as discussions of social, cultural affairs. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 559 pages. "Behind the Bamboo Curtain is an important collection of essays on Sino-Vietnamese relations during the Cold War An excellent contribution from a Vietnamese historian and well-documented chapters on Soviet and French policy further augment the importance of the volume. The contributors make extensive use of primary documents from the United States, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, and Russia and offer authoritative analyses." -- The Journal of Cold War Studies. Claen, unread copy.
Softcover. London/NY, Routledge , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 288 pages, illustrated in b&w. Empire Building is a study of how and why Western architecture was exported to the Middle East and how Islamic and Byzantine architectural ideas and styles impacted on the West.The book explores how far racial theory and political and religious agendas guided British architects (and how such ideas were resisted when applied), and how Eastern ideas came to influence the West, through writers such as Ruskin and buildings such as the Crystal Palace.Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, Empire Building takes the reader on an extraordinary postcolonial journey, backwards and forwards, into the heart and to the edge of empire.
Hardcover. Jefferson NC, McFarland & Co., 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Part 1: A Korean Childhood in Japan, 1930-1944; Part 2: Growing Up in Korea, 1944- 1951. No Dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. New York, Hunt & Eaton, 1st, 1892, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 562 pages. B&w frontispiece and b&w photographs throughout. Decorated cover with minor soiling and wearing and rubbing to edges. Ex-library stickers on front flyleaf and rear endpapers. Decorated endpapers.
Hardcover. East Sussex, UK, Ammonite Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Over 180 black & white photographs. Isabella Bird was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women explorers. Her global travels and subsequent books made her famous, and led to her becoming one of the first female members of the Royal Geographical Society in 1891. This book celebrates her achievements of Isabella Bird with a beautiful pictorial record of her last great journey through China in the closing years of the 19th century, with supporting text by travel photography expert Debbie Ireland. The highlight of her visit was journeying by boat and sedan chair to make a major tour of the valley of the Yangtze River and much beyond, right up to the border with Tibet.
Hardcover. Cleveland, Ohio, Alexander T. Bunts, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 219 pages. Limited first edition copy. Minor fading on blue cloth cover. Faded sticker mark on front flyleaf. Otherwise, a very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Durham NC, Carolina Academic Press, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket that has some fading to spine and edges. 443 pages, several maps. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Watkins, reprint, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 272 pages. Marco Polo (c.1254-1324) was a Christian merchant from the Venetian Republic who learned about trading while his father and uncle were absent on an extended journey through Asia, which culminated in a visit with the great khan Kublai. In 1269 the brothers returned to Venice and met Marco for the first time. The three of them then embarked on a new journey to Asia and the court of the khan, returning after more than two decades to find Venice at war. Marco was imprisoned in Genoa, whereupon he dictated his romantic-sounding stories to a cellmate. The popularity of his account is a rare example of a success in publishing before the age of printing. Introduction by John Masefield.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, 1st, 1945, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, light tan cloth covers with light wear, 436 pages. The author spent 25 years in China as a journalist. Powell's book covers the period between (1917-1945) and discusses the personalities of the day: Chiang Kai Shek, Yuan Shi Kai and Chang Husiliang as well the intrigues of the Soviets and the Japanese. Note: Powell lost both his feet to the Japanese at his stay at the Bridge House. No markings.
Hardcover. Berkeley, University of California Press, First Edition, 1983 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 422 pages. Hardcover. Grey cloth boards with iridescent titles to spine. Black & white diagrams, charts throughout. Bright dust jacket with light sunfade to rear of jacket & a couple tears to edges. Light foxing top edge. Clean & unmarked text.
Hardcover. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 388 pages, hardcover. B&w plates. INSCRIBED BY ECKERT. Light foxing to edge and light wear to bottom edges of cover. According to conventional interpretations, the Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910 destroyed a budding native capitalist economy on the peninsula and blocked the development of a Korean capitalist class until 1945. In this expansive and provocative study, now available in paperback, Carter J. Eckert challenges the standard view and argues that Japanese imperialism, while politically oppressive, was also the catalyst and cradle of modern Korean industrial development. Ancient ties to China were replaced by new ones to Japan - ties that have continued to shape the South Korean political economy down to the present day.Eckert explores a wide range of themes, including the roots of capitalist development in Korea, the origins of the modern business elite, the nature of Japanese colonial policy and the Japanese colonial state, the relationship between the colonial government and the Korean economic elite, and the nature of Korean collaboration. He conveys a clear sense of the human complexity, archival richness, and intellectual challenge of the historical period. His documentation is thorough; his arguments are compelling and often strikingly innovative.
Hardcover. London, Cornmarket Press Ltd., reprint, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 205 pages + advertisement. Reprint of 1911 edition. Part of series of 50 books reprinted in facsimile from originals in the National Maritime Museum Library. B/W illustrations. Fold-out map at end of book. Dust jacket faded and lightly soiled otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Hokuseido Press, Reprint, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 382 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket & slipcase. Mustard cloth boards with black printed titles to spine. Full page, full color illustrations protected with tissue guards throughout. Frontis illustration, Man Playing the Samisen, in full color & protected with a tissue guard. Chronological chart of Japanese Humor tipped-in. Dust jacket with light wear to edges, lightly price-clipped to corners. Plain slipcase with creases, light wear to edges. Clean, unmarked copy.
Softcover. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 271 pages. Confronting the cultural stereotypes that have been attached to Asian-Americans over the last 150 years, this title seizes the label Oriental and asks where it came from. It shows how the bewildering array of racialized images first proffered by music hall songsters and social commentators have evolved and become generalized to Asian-Americans. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Century Co., 1st, 1919, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, yellow cloth stamped with black design, 240 pages illustrated with b&w photos. A book that covers many aspects of life in China through the eyes of an extraordinary woman: "Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873 - 1961) was an American nurse, journalist and author. After WW1, LaMotte travelled to Asia, where she witnessed the horrors of opium addiction. These travels provided her with material for six books, three of them explicitly dealing with the opium problem, this being the first. Covers show shelf wear, soil.
Hardcover. Harrisburg, Stackpole Company, 1st, 1961, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 322 pages. Hardcover. Features 16 pages of black & white photographs. Notations in red pencil on 2 maps - pages 92 and 97. Light wear to yellow cloth covers. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Transaction Publishers, 2nd Ed., 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. The late twentieth century witnessed rapid changes not only in Taiwan's economy, but also in its identity. Both economic as well as ideological restructuring have been basic elements in the transformation of postwar Taiwan, as rapid democratization opened a Pandora's Box, and stirred a whirlwind of social discord. This volume considers such important questions as whether the old Taiwanese work ethic is a relic of the past, and whether Taiwan is likely to become a battleground of ideological wars.The book addresses Taiwanese nostalgia for Chinese culture; the rise and fall of postwar Taiwanese agrarian culture; the transformation of farmers' social consciousness in the period 1950-1970; the place of Confucianism in postwar Taiwan; and the awakening of the "self" and the development of a Taiwanese national identity in the post-World War II period. Finally, it considers whether "mutual historical understanding" may be the basis for Taiwan-Mainland relations in the twenty-first century. This second edition includes a new chapter on the history of Taiwan after World War II, incorporating additional developments in Taiwan in the past decade.
Hardcover. Boston, Shambhala Publications, First Edition, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover four volume set. Red cloth covered boards with black text block & gilt titles to spine. Bright full color dust jacket to each volume. Vol. 1 - 485 pages. Dust jacket now protected with a plastic cover. Tight, clean & unmarked throughout. Vol. 2 - 551 pages. Black & white illustrated figures & diagrams. Dust jacket protected with a plastic cover. Vol. 3. -561 pages. Tight binding, clean & unmarked pages throughout. Vol. 4 - 456 pages. Tight binding, sharp corners, clean & unmarked pages throughout. A nice set.
Hardcover. Leiden GR, Walburg Pers, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. In 1604 the Dutch East India Company (VOC) gained the monopoly of trade from the Dutch Republic with Asia and expanded to become the greatest shipping and trading company in the world during the 17th and 18th centuries. Through the trade in pepper and cinnamon and, later on, in products such as silk, tea and porcelain the VOC gave the Netherlands a period of unprecedented economic and cultural prosperity. In this richly illustrated authoritative standard work Femme Gaastra sheds light on all facets of this unique company. For example, why was so much political power granted to what began as a commercial enterprise? What management structure was chosen? How was the VOC financed, how were the ships built and how were the nearly 5,000 voyages to the East organised? Why did tens of thousands of Europeans choose voluntarily to work for the VOC and thus for journeys full of hardship and with enormous risks? What were the working conditions on board like and how much military assistance was given? Using a wealth of historical material Gaastra shows us the enormous extent of activities of the VOC, which products were traded and what profits were made in the nearly two centuries of the existence of the enterprise. But he also shows us how war was conducted, often brutally, how competitors were eliminated and supplies of spices were extracted by force. A fascinating account of the founding, expansion and decline of the VOC.
Hardcover. Singapore, Times Editions-Marshall Cavendish, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 335 pages. The Temples of Lhasa is a comprehensive survey of historic Buddhist sites in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. The study is based on the Tibetan Heritage Fund`s official five-year architectural conservation project in Tibet, during which the author and his team had unlimited access to the buildings studied. The documented sites span the entire known history of Tibetan Buddhist art and architecture from the 7th to the 21st centuries The book is divided into thirteen chapters, covering all the major and minor temples in historic Lhasa.