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Sanctioned Violence in Early China

By Lewis, Mark Edward

Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1990. Trade Paperback. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 374. p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, index. A study of permitted violence in the early imperial era : warfare, hunting, sacrifice, punishment, and vengeance.

$25.00

Trauma and Transcendence in Early Qing Literature.

By Idema, Wilt L., Wai-yee Li, and Ellen Widmer, editors

Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press / Harvard University Asia Center, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 533 p. w/ footnotes, index. A survey with 12 chapters by various authors of the effects of the end of the Ming dynasty and the rise of the Qing through poetry, prose, and drama.

$45.00

Spymaster : Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

By Wakeman, Frederic Jr.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (over size) Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Spine slightly faded 650 p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, and glossasry-index.

$65.00

Peking : Temples and City Life 1400 - 1900

By Naquin, Susan

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 816 p. w/ maps, illus., tables, appendices, bibliography, and a combined glossary-index. A detailed study of the relationship between the city and the temples (incl. churches) and festivals of Peking in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

$80.00

Rebellion and Its Enemies in Late Imperial China : Militarization and Social Structure 1796 - 1864

By Kuhn, Philip A. with a new preface by the author

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980. 2nd ed, 4h printing. Trade Paperback. Very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 254 p. w/ footnotes, maps, bibliography, index. Includes much discussion of militias.

$35.00

Praying for Power : Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late Ming China

By Brook, Timohy

Cambridge, MA: Council on East Asian Studies / Harvard University Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 403 (3) p. w/ illus., maps, endnotes, bibliography, index. Examines Buddhism's relationship to Neo-Confucianism, growth of tourism to sites, and motives for charitable donations by Ming gentry, then focusing on 3 very different counties.

$30.00

The Dynamics of Masters Literature : Early Chinese Thought from Confucius to Han Feizi

By Denecke, Wiebke

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 370 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index. An exploration on examining and translating the corpus of Masters Literature through various displines, instead of philosophy.

$30.00

Speaking to History : the Story of King Goujian in Twentieth Century China

By Cohen, Paul A.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers and dust jacket. 354 p. w/ endnotes, Chinese character list, bibliography, index. A study examining the use of King Goujian as a source of inspiration and hope throughout the turbulence of 20th c. China.

$35.00

The Sea of Learning : Mobiliy and Identity in Nineteenth Century Guangzou

By Miles, Seven B.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 450 (13) p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, character list, index. A look at the intellectual, social , and local history of the Xuehaitang (Sea of Learning Hall) in Guangzou and how it changed literati culture, affiliations, and perceptions.

$30.00

Practicing Kinship : Lineage and Descent in Late Imperial China

By Szonyi, Michael

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 313 p. w/ illus., character list, endnotes, bibliogaphy, index. A study of kinship focusing on the Fuzhou region of China, showing that kinship was strategic, flexible, and negotiable.

$30.00

A Court on Horseback : Imperial Touring and the Construction of Qing Rule 1680 - 1785

By Chang, Michael C.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 550 (12) p. w/ footnotes, endnotes, character list, bibliography, index. A study of Qing rule in China, focusing on the six southern tours of emperor Qianlong to Jiangnan and back to Beijing.

$40.00

Death by a Thousand Cuts

By Brook, Timothy, Jerome Bourgon, and Gregory Blue

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 320 p. w/ illus., endnotes, bibliography, index. A study of the history, iconography, and legal contexts of Chinese tortures and executions from the tenth century to 1905.

$35.00

The Inner Opium War

By Polacheck, James M.

Cambridge, MA: Council on East Asian Studies / Harvard University Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers and dust jacket. 400 (7) p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, glossary/index. Covers the inner domestic context of the Opium War in 1840-1842.

$40.00

The Qing Formation in World Historical Time

By Struve, Lynn A. editor

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers and dust jacket. 412 (11) p. w/ chapter endnotes, glossary, index. 8 scholarly essays on varius aspects of the Qing dynasty of the 17th and 18th century.

$50.00

Prosperity, Region, and Institutions in Maritime China : the South Fukien Pattern, 946 - 1368

By So, Billy K. L.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 469 p. w/ maps, 2 appendices, endnotes, character list, bibliography, index. A study of Fukien province when it was one of the most prosperous regions of China and the factors that contributed to its prosperity.

$65.00

A Newspaper for China : Power, Identity, and Change in Shanghai's News Media 1872 - 1912

By Mittler, Barbara

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 504 p. w/ footnotes, appendices, works cited, index, and a finding list of Shenbao articles. A study of the influential Shanghai newspaper Shenbao, a private effort started by British merchant Ernes Major. It was considered one of the most independent newspapers of the world at the time, though one of precarious finances.

$130.00

The Making of the Republican Citizen : Political Ceremonies and Symbols in China, 1911 - 1929

By Harrison, Henrietta

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 2nd printing. Hardcover w/glossy boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket issued with this printing. 270 p. w/ illus., chapter endnotes, bibliography, index.

$110.00

Monarchs and Ministers : the Grand Council in Mid-Ch'ing China 1723 - 1820

By Bartlett, Beatrice S.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Some soiling to top and foredge of textblock. 417 p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, charts, and glossary-index. Covers the transition from monarchical rule to ministerial administration.

$70.00

Chinese Bronze Age Weapons : The Werner Jannings Collection in the Chinese National Palace Museum, Peking

By Loehr, Max

Ann Arbor / London: University of Michigan Press / Oxford University Press, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Myalar cover is good, with smal cracks at the corners and little chipping at the head and heel of spine. xiii (3), 288 p. w/ catalogue, bibliography, index, and additional 46 pages of plates. A very detailed study of both the subject and this collection. Covers Axes, spearheads, knives and daggers, swords, and Siberia in the Early Bronze age.

$105.00

The Chinese Communist Party's NOMENKLATURA System : a Documentary Study of Party Control of Leadership Selection 1979 - 1984

By Burns, John P. editor

Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe Inc. , 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket issued. 166 p. A collection of translated documents and excerpts with an in depth opening introduction with analysis.

$50.00

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