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Asian History

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Stories from Chinese Proverbs (Written in Chinese and English)
1 Stories from Chinese Proverbs (Written in Chinese and English)
China Doctor House Unknown Softcover with Dust Jacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover with pictorial dust jacket, edition unknown, 374gms, 250 pages, written in the chinese and english languages. Chinese proverbs are presented in both the Chinese and English languages along with some small black and white illustrations. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
 
 
Japanese Art and Korean Art, Abbate, Francesco (ed)
2 Abbate, Francesco (ed) Japanese Art and Korean Art
London, England Octopus Books Limited 1972 0706400267 / 9780706400267 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Hardcover with cream boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 460gms, 158 pages, includes 110 full colour illustrations. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate shelf wear and chipping. Spine of dust jacket is almost completely faded, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
 
 
Catherine the Great: Life and Legend, Alexander, John T.
3 Alexander, John T. Catherine the Great: Life and Legend
Oxford, England Oxford University Press 1989 0195052366 / 9780195052367 Reprint Hardcover with Dust Jacket Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover with maroon and black boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 904gms, 418 pages, blank endpapers. An extremely well researched, well organized and judiciously balanced politicalportrait of Empress Catherine II. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
House of Nomura, The: The Inside Story of The Legendary Japanese Financial Dynasty, Alletzhauser, Albert. J.
4 Alletzhauser, Albert. J. House of Nomura, The: The Inside Story of The Legendary Japanese Financial Dynasty
New York, USA Arcade Publishing, Inc., 1990 1559700890 / 9781559700894 First Edition Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover with brown and black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 700gms, 343 pages, blank endpapers. The House of Nomura is a major work of finance, big business, and politics by the only Westerner who has gained access to the inner sanctum of Nomura Securities, the Nomura family records, and to the amazing cast of characters that make up the Nomura Dynasty. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! 
Price: 10.50 AUD
 
 
Rus Into Muscovy: The History of Early Russia, Almedingen, E. M.
5 Almedingen, E. M. Rus Into Muscovy: The History of Early Russia
London, United Kingdom Longman Publishers 1971 0582155460 / 9780582155466 First Edition Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Good Fair to Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Charlton, Michael 
Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 225gms, 95 pages, blank endpapers. This is a brief history of some of the most turbulent and exciting years in the story of Russia. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild page discolouration to some pages, stamp from previous booksellers on some pages. Dust jacket is in fair to good condition with mild shelf wear, mild damage including scuffing, tears and holes to dust jacket, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! 
Price: 45.00 AUD
 
 
In the Name of Sorrow and Hope, Artzi-Pelossof, Noa Ben
6 Artzi-Pelossof, Noa Ben In the Name of Sorrow and Hope
New York, USA Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1996 0679450793 / 9780679450795 First American Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Hardcover with maroon boards and pictorial dustjacket, first American edition, 352gms, 181 pages. Yitzhak Rabin's granddaughter writes about her grandfather, her country and the quest for peace. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, small stamp on inside front page from previous bookseller. Dust jacket is in very good condition with light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Wonder That Was India, The: A Survey of the History and Culture of the Indian Sub-Continent Before the Coming of the Muslims, Basham, A. L.
7 Basham, A. L. Wonder That Was India, The: A Survey of the History and Culture of the Indian Sub-Continent Before the Coming of the Muslims
London, England Fontana 1977 0006323693 / 9780006323693 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 464gms, 572pgs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book has been covered in clear contact. There is a small pen mark on the inside front page from a previous owner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
 
 
Man's Conquest of the Pacific: The Prehistory of Southeast Asia and Oceania, Bellwood, Peter
8 Bellwood, Peter Man's Conquest of the Pacific: The Prehistory of Southeast Asia and Oceania
Auckland, New Zealand William Collins Publishers P/L 1978 0002169118 / 9780002169110 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Hardcover with light blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 1735gms, 462 pages. This book hops through 2 million years and 16 thousand west to east kilometres of prehistory, starting with the earliest traces of homo sapiens to their diffusion throughout the Pacific. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear and minor chipping, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. This book weighs almost 2kg so postage may be more than quoted. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
Pink Samurai: An Erotic Exploration of Japanese Society, Bornoff, Nicholas
9 Bornoff, Nicholas Pink Samurai: An Erotic Exploration of Japanese Society
London, England Grafton Books 1992 0586205764 / 9780586205761 Reprint Paperback Good Not Applicable 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Paperback, reprint, 378gms, 719pgs. In this examination of modern life in the world's greatest economic power, Nicholas Bornoff takes us on a fascinating tour through the pleasures and pains of Japanese love, marriage and family life. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Cover shows mild creasing to cover and spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
 
 
China: The Land and the People: The History, The Art, and the Science, Buchanan, Keith; Fitzgerald, Charles. P.; Ronan, Colin. A.
10 Buchanan, Keith; Fitzgerald, Charles. P.; Ronan, Colin. A. China: The Land and the People: The History, The Art, and the Science
New York, USA Crown Publishers, Inc. 1980 0517544946 / 9780517544945 First Edition Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 2,200gms 520 pages, blank endpapers. China, the land of contradictions, the land of tranquil landscapes and changeless tradition, the land of rapid change and social upheaval, the land of enormous human potential, the old China and the new China- for so many years hidden from us by its cultural isolation, its language, the cryptic nature of its political crises, our own fears, and yet so essential for us in the west to understand. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, chipping and one 1 inch tear to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Barbarians and Mandarins: Thirteen Centuries of Western Travellers in China, Cameron, Nigel
11 Cameron, Nigel Barbarians and Mandarins: Thirteen Centuries of Western Travellers in China
Hong Kong Oxford University Press 1997 0195903730 / 9780195903737 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 576gms, 443pgs, illustrated endpapers. This book presents a fascinating record of the confrontation between East and West over thirteen centuries, through the accounts of representative Western travellers in China. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
Maharajah's Box, The: An Imperial Story of Conspiracy, Love and a Guru's Prophecy, Campbell, Christy
12 Campbell, Christy Maharajah's Box, The: An Imperial Story of Conspiracy, Love and a Guru's Prophecy
London, England Harper Collins Publishers 2001 0006530788 / 9780006530787 First Edition Paperback Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Paperback, first edition, 388gms, 474 pages. This book details the story of Maharajah Duleep Singh, one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of the British Raj. It is an entertaining and well-researched biography of a famboyant but ultimately tragic figure caught between two cultures. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 5.50 AUD
 
 
Brother Enemy: The War After the War - A History of Indochina Since the Fall of Saigon, Chanda, Nayan
13 Chanda, Nayan Brother Enemy: The War After the War - A History of Indochina Since the Fall of Saigon
New York, USA Collier Books 1988 0020463614 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 462gms, 479pgs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
 
 
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Chang, Jung
14 Chang, Jung Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
London, England Flamingo 1993 0006374921 / 9780006374923 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 696gms, 582 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate to heavy age-related page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
 
 
Life and Death in Shanghai, Cheng, Nien
15 Cheng, Nien Life and Death in Shanghai
London, England Flamingo 1995 000654861X / 9780006548614 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 394gms, 496 pages. During China's cultural revolution, Nien was accused of being a British spy and locked in solitary confinement for 6 years. This extraordinary book is the story of her struggle to survive against all the odds, defying her brutal interrogators and steadfastly maintaining her innocence. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a small sticker on the inside back of the front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
 
 
Hong Kong 1997: Hello Goodbye, Chugani, Michael (ed)
16 Chugani, Michael (ed) Hong Kong 1997: Hello Goodbye
Kowloon, Hong Kong Hong Kong Standard and Sing Tao Daily 1997 9626720344 / 9789626720349 First Edition Hardcover Good Not Applicable 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, first edition, 1080gms, 299 pages, blank endpapers. This book contains a collection of views - both domestic and foreign - on what lies beyond 1997 for Hong Kong. Foreign leaders, as well as leading Hong Kong figures in politics, government, and business talk candidly about what they think will and should happen to Hong Kong. A separate chapter contains a pictorial history of colonial Hong Kong. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are also in good condition with only mild shelf wear and scuffing to corners and edges, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage. 
Price: 110.00 AUD
 
 
Heart of the Dragon, The, Clayre, Alasdair
17 Clayre, Alasdair Heart of the Dragon, The
Boston, USA Houghton Mifflin Company 1985 039535336X / 9780395353363 Reprint Hardcover with Dust Jacket Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint edition, 1280g, 281pgs, map endpapers. This book takes the reader into China, exploring the private lives of individual families, the work of the villages, the problems and successes of factories and mines, and the closed world of the country's courts, hospitals, asylums and prisons - a rare look at areas that will once again be closed to public view. Companion book to the PBS series. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with light shelf wear. Dj has been covered in protective plastic sleeve which has a small tear at front, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
 
 
Tears of Blood: A Cry For Tibet, Craig, Mary
18 Craig, Mary Tears of Blood: A Cry For Tibet
Washington D.C. Counterpoint 1999 158243025X / 9781582430256 First Printing Hardcover with Dust Jacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first printing, 754gms, 341pgs plus notes, index and appendices. This book looks at what has taken place in Tibet over the last 4 decades since the Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded the Tibetan heartland in 1959. It is not only an account of the Chinese attrocities, but more importantly a celebration of the Tibetan people and their non-violent struggle to preserve their culture and religion. Book is in very good condition with light general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
 
 
Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City, Dong, Stella
19 Dong, Stella Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City
New York, USA Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins) 2001 068815798X / 9780688157982 First Perennial Edition Paperback Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Paperback, First Perennial Edition, 275gms, 318 pages. Stella Dong follows the rise and fall of the city's booming international port, gateway to China's heartland. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild page discolouration to pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Clive: The Heaven-Born General, Edwardes, Michael
20 Edwardes, Michael Clive: The Heaven-Born General
St Albans, England Hart-Davis, MacGibbon Ltd 1977 0246106239 / 9780246106230 First Edition Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Good Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover with beige boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 625gms, 211 pages, blank endpapers. Here, against the vivid pageant of eighteenth-century India, he (Michael Edwardes) freshly illuminates the myth, the achievement and the ultimate nemesis of this extraordinary man. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, book is ex-library therefore there are library stamps to some pages, library pocket to back page, some writing to the endpapers as well as bar code card. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, covered in clear plastic and stuck to boards, library shelf along spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
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