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Speaking of Yangzhou : a Chinese City 1550 - 1850

By Finnane, Antonia

Cambridge, MA, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 453 p. w/ illus., maps, endnotes, bibliography, Chinese character index, general index. A "biography" of a great Chines artistic and merchant center.

$45.00

Neo-Confucianism in History

By Bol, Peter K.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 366 p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, characer list, index. A study of how Neo-Confucianism fits into the history of China.

$35.00

Tears from Iron : Cultural Responses to Famine in Ninteenth Century China

By Edgerton-Tarply, Kathryn. foreowrd by Cormac Ó Gráda

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 352 w/ a few maps and illus., endnotes, bibliography, index. A study of cultural responses to the drought and famine of the 1870s in northern China, that killed nearly 10 million people focusing on Shangxi province, using a wide variety of sources including songs, poems, inscriptions, folklore and more.

$40.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

$75.00

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.

$30.00

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

The Southern Ming 1644 - 1662

By Struve, Lynn A.

New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dj. 297 p. w/ maps, endnotes, glossary, bibliography, index. A political and military history of the last of the Ming in South China, up to the conquest by the Manchu of the last pretender in Yunan province in 1662.

$35.00

China's Struggle for Tariff Autonomy 1848 - 1938

By Wright, Stanley F. sometime Commissioner, Chinese Customs Service

Taipei, Taiwan: Ch'eng-Wen Publishing Company, 1966. Reprint of 1938 edition. Hardcover. Good/no dust jacket. Thick, small octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Head and heel bumped. Spine faded but very legible. Some soiling to top of textblock. Flyleaves darkened a bit. Slightly musty. 775 pgs w/ footnotes, index, and numerous appendices. A survey of China's Tariff history, with a very large part of the history of the Chnese Customs Service.

$60.00

Crisis and Transformation in Seventeenth Century China : Society, Culture, and Modernity in Li Yü's World

By Chang, Chun-shu and Shelley Hsueh-lun Chang

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj. 452 p. w/glossary, extensive biblography, and index. A study of the extensive changes in Chinese society, culture and the state though the life of playwright, novelist, and publisher Li Yü (1611-1680).

$30.00

Labor and the Chinese Revolution: Class Strategies and Contradictions of Chinese Communism, 1928-1948.

By Thomas, S. Bernard.

Ann Arbor: Center of Chinese Studies, the University of Michigan, 1983.. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with minor bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj has light wear along edges with a few minor tears and slight scuffing to covers. Gift inscription by author on the front free endpaper to previous owners. Upper and fore-edges of pages are lightly foxed. 341 pages with endnotes, bibliography, glossary, and index.

$20.00