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Impact of Customs

By Lim, T. S.

Republic of Singapore: Singapore National Printers, 1974. additional authurs include S. Nair, and S. M. Razak.This book is a historical, procedural and organisational study of Singapore Customs. Other interesting topics in the book includes revenue collections, anti-smuggling operations, the war against drugs and the gold traffic. 170 pp including recommended reading, acknowledgements, and index. . 1st. Softcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Asia.

$46.08

Lee Kuan Yew: The struggle for Singapore

By Alex Josey

Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1974. 325 pages plus index. From a long and intimate association with Singapore, Alex Josey presents a portrait of Lee - the man who dragged, bullied and cajoled Singapore's multi-racial people from a position of subjection under British colonial power to their now prosperous independence.. 1st. Soft Cover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$13.78

The Road to KEEP: The Story of Paul Rusch in Japan

By Elizabeth Anne Hemphill

United States of America: Walker/weatherhill , 1970. inscribed and signed by Elizabeth Anne Hemphill and Paul Rusch. 185 pages plus appendices, bibliography, and index. The story of Paul Rusch, Missionary and founder of the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project and the rise of Japanese Militarism in the 1930's. Inscribed & Signed. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$23.28

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

By Li Jian , Hou-mei Sung

United States of America: Yale Univ Pr, 2017. 107 plus bibliography and index. A richly illustrated book featuring recent revelations about China’s first emperor, Ying Zheng, and his famous burial site containing an army of life-size terracotta soldiers and other artifacts. First discovered by a farmer in 1974, the burial site of China’s first emperor, Ying Zheng, has yielded thousands of life-size terracotta figures and artifacts, and continues to be excavated today. This fascinating publication features more than 130 works including ten of these majestic terracotta figures, arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics. Dating from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 BC) through the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC), these objects represent the complex history, myths, and burial customs of ancient China. The texts introduce recent scholarship on this material culture to illuminate not only the first emperor’s burial complex, but also his powerful influence in Chinese history and the myriad ways in which his political and economic reforms transformed the daily lives of the Chinese people. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Asia.

$27.08

The Mission to Siam and Hue, 1821-1822 (Oxford in Asia Hardback Reprints)

By George Finlayson

Malaysia: Oxford University Press in association with the Siam Society, Bangkok, 1988. 412 pages. From the Journal of the Late George Finlayson, Esq, Assistant Surgeon of His Majesty's 8th Light Dragoons, Surgeon anad Naturalist to the Mission. inscribed on front end paper.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$19.00

Splendours of Myanmar, The

By Thanegi, Ma

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Asia House pictorial soft cover with a glued spine. A few of the pages have been pushed, but the book remains clean and bright without any marks or tears. 96pp of color photographs. It is a Land of Historical wealth with the Old Capitals of Bagan, Mandalay, annd Mrauk Oo testifying to the glory of the great kings of the past. . 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Myat Min Khant. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Travel.

$28.50

Political Development in Singapore 1945-55

By Yeo Kim Wah

Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1973. 277 pages plus conclusion, appendix, bibliography, and index. this is a study of singapore's political history during the decade after the 2nd world war. it examines Singapore's struggle for self-rule within an independent united Malaya, the early political parties and thier participation in the electoral experiment introduced after the war, the acceptance of the China-born Chinese into the Singapore citizenry, the introduction of a policy of cultural pluralism, the rise of a communist-oriented student-labour movement in the island. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$61.75

The Land of the White Elephant: Sights and Scenes in South East Asia 1871-1872 (Oxford in Asia Hardback Reprints)

By Frank Vincent

The Siam Society : Oxford Univ Press, 1988. 316 pages. this is the story of a young man who, at the age of twenty-three, was made welcome in the Royal Courts of Ava, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$23.28

Way to Victory: Annotated Book of Five Rings
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Way to Victory: Annotated Book of Five Rings

By Hidy Ochiai

Woodstock, New York: Overlook Books, 2001. 162 pages. A new translation of the great Japanese treatise on strategy and combat updates the three-hundred-year-old text for modern readers. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$11.88

Posthumous Pieces
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Posthumous Pieces

By Wei Wu Wei

United States of America: Sentient Publications, 2004. The book is a profound experience that dissolves the illusion of separateness in the world. The book teaches by means of startling questions and pithy one-liners and addresses the nature of time, space and the self.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$11.88

Ordinary Enlightenment: A Translation of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa
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Ordinary Enlightenment: A Translation of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa

By Charles Luk

Boston, MA: Shambhala, 2002. This classic scripture of Mahayana Buddhism and Zen emphasizes spiritual practice in the midst of secular life. Composed in about the second century CE, The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra tells the story of a householder named Vimalakirti who lived a worldly life while following the Bodhisattva path. This sutra is particularly applicable to Western students of Buddhism because it teaches that people in the secular life can practice Buddhism as effectively as members of monastic communities. The translator provides an accurate and accessible text complete with explanatory notes and a glossary.. 2nd. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$13.78

Shadows on the Path

By Abdi Assadi

New York, NY: Publicide Inc, 2016. second printing. Abdi Assadi's book, Shadows on the Path, is a discussion on the often overlooked aspect of spiritual attainment: the shadow. It is a common misconception for spirituality to be viewed as movement toward the light instead of delving into, identifying, and integrating repressed aspects of our psyche. The consequences of this omission are visible every day in our addictive culture, its spiritual practices, and the high price that we all pay by depriving ourselves of this untapped reservoir of energy.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$17.58

Rudi: In His Own Words
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Rudi: In His Own Words

By Swami Rudrananda

Cambridge, MA: Rudra, 2001. As a teacher, Rudi illuminated and enhanced countless lives. He didn't give answers, but showed students how they themselves could find what they needed within themselves. These are some of the words that energized and filled the spirit of his followers. "...an inspiring work for the spiritual seeker [and] an extraordinary glimpse into the teacher/student relationship from the teacher's point of view."--Body Mind Spirit Magazine.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$17.58

The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti
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The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti

By U. G. Krishnamurti

Boulder, CO: Sentient Publications, 2002. An underground spiritual classic distributed widely for the first time in the U.S., this is the story of one of the most unusual figures in contemporary spirituality, U.G. Krishnamurti, in his own words. The Mystique of Enlightenment is a scathing critique of contemporary spirituality. In a world in which spiritual techniques, teachers, concepts, and organizations are legion, U. G. stands nearly alone in his rejection of it all: "I am only interested in describing this state, in clearing away the occultation and mystification in which those people in the 'holy business' have shrouded the whole thing. Maybe I can convince you not to waste a lot of time and energy looking for a state that does not exist except in your imagination... The natural state is acausal: it just happens." The author does not equate the natural state with enlightenment, which he describes as an illusion created by our culture. He states emphatically that one can do nothing to attain the natural state. In fact, any movement towards it separates one from it.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$11.88

The Governance of China

By Xi Jinping

Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2014. The first published work by a sitting Chinese President, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China offers a unique look inside the Communist Party of China and its vision for the future. The book presents excerpts and summaries of 79 speeches, talks, interviews, instructions and correspondences in 18 chapters. Each item is accompanied by relevant notes about China's social system, history and culture. The book includes 45 photos taken at various stages of Xi's life, which provide readers with more information about his career and personal life. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$13.78

The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words

By Sri Ramanasramam

South India: T.N. Venkataraman, 1965. Near fine condition, Jacket in good condition-chipped and torn around spine, Hardcover, 256pp including index, The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words edited by Arthur Osborne. 2nd. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Eastern Philosopy.

$33.25

Master Tang Hoi: First Zen Teacher in Vietnam and China
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Master Tang Hoi: First Zen Teacher in Vietnam and China

By Thich Nhat Hanh

United States of America: Parallax Press, 2002. Master Tang Hoi presents an overview of the life, work, and thought of Tang Hoi, the earliest known Buddhist meditation master of Vietnam. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Philosopy.

$27.08

Dali Dreamstones an Art Form Reborn

By Teller, Michael C.

Hampstead, NY: International Dali Dreamstone Association, 2011. the material in this book has been been laid out for your reading and viewing pleasure. While not presented in a typical chapter format, it is our fervent hope that you will enjoy the experience of reading the book as well as viewing the photographs, the Dreamstones with releated information, and their descriptions. We hope the that the selections of quotations and poems will please you and also round out of the experience. 265pp plus a page of citations. There are two spots of water damage to the gilt on the top and bottom edge. The pages that were stuck together at the gilt have been seperated with a minimum of damage. all the defect is on the page edge. There is also an inscription to the previous ownwe by author on half-title.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Asia.

$118.75

The Sword of No-Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu
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The Sword of No-Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu

By John Stevens

Boston and London: Shambhala, 1994. Very Good softcover. 169pp including notes. Master swordsman, calligrapher, and Zen practitioner, Yamoaka Tesshu is a seminal figure in martial arts history. John Stevens's biography is a fascinating, detailed account of Tesshu's remarkable life. From Tesshu's superhuman feats of endurance and keen perception in life-threatening situations, to his skillful handling of military affairs during the politically volatile era of early nineteenth-century Japan, Stevens recounts the stories that have made Tesshu a legend. This is the book all martial artists must own.. 1st. Softcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Asia.

$9.50

Sunflower Splender

By Wu-Chi Liu & Irving Lo

Bloomington: Indianna University Press, 1975. A comprehensive anthology of Chinese poetry from the 12th century B.C. to the present. This magnificent collection has the effect of a complete library rather than of an anthology of poetry.... A lyric quality comes through into our own language... Every page is alive with striking and wonderful things, Sunflower Splendor is the largest and, on the whole, best anthology of translated Chinese poems to have appeared in a Western language. 630pp including 2 appendices and an index of authors.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Poetry.

$9.50

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