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Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
Sounds of the River
A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
Paperback      ISBN: 0060958723
The author of Colors of the Mountain recalls his coming-of-age years in Beijing during China's Cultural Revolution, during which he studied at the corruption-troubled University of Beijing and dreamed of going to America. Reprint.
Shanghai: Collision Point of Cultures, 1918-1939
Shanghai
Collision Point of Cultures, 1918-1939
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517570254
Traces the history of the Chinese city of Shanghai between the two world wars, examining the rich social, political, and cultural complexities of the city during the period.

China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power
China Wakes
The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0679763937
A profile of modern China describes its booming economy, which is stated to be rapidly outstripping those of the U.S. and Japan, while noting the often disturbing practices that contribute to such success. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour. NYT. PW.
The Mummies of Urumchi
The Mummies of Urumchi
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0393045218
A look at the incredibly well-preserved ancient mummies found in Western China describes their clothing and appearance, attempts to reconstruct their culture, and speculates about how Caucasians could have found their way to the feet of the Himalayan mountains.
Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
Bones of the Master
A Journey to Secret Mongolia
Paperback      ISBN: 0553379089
A Buddhist monk who fled the Chinese persecution of his country returns fifty years later to Tibet and offers a moving memoir of his experiences as he describes his odyssey, with an American friend, back to his birthplace on the edge of the Gobi as he searches for the grave of his elderly Ch'an Buddhist master, Shuih Deng. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Treason by the Book
Treason by the Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670892920
An acclaimed historian delves deeply into a famous 1728 plot to overthrow the Manchu dynasty, in a fascinating study of the intrigues, political and legal systems, and key personalities of eighteenth-century China. By the author of The Gate of Heavenly Peace. 22,500 first printing.
Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure
Himalayas
An Aesthetic Adventure
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0520239008
This sweeping survey of the artistic achievements of Himalayan culture is the first major exhibition to include objects from all the major religions of the region. Created to accompany the landmark art exhibition that will include almost two hundred of the finest works of art created between the sixth and nineteenth centuries in India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, this book explores the particular beauty that evolved from the spiritual traditions unique to the Himalayas. Lavishly illustrated with many rarely seen images, Himalayas conveys the spiritual aspirations of those who defied the physical hardships of an arduous mountain terrain to express their soaring creative spirit. Currently held in private and public collections in North America and Europe, seventy percent of this art has never been published or publicly exhibited. The works include temple sculptures of stone and wood; works in terracotta; cast bronzes with inlaid gemstones, gilding, and paint; colorful paintings--from reverential portraits to depictions of awe-inspiring deities--on cloth, palm leaf, paper, and wood; and ritual objects in various media. Pratapaditya Pal provides a fascinating description of the cultural milieu in which these works of art were created. Copublished with the Art Institute of Chicago This sweeping survey of the artistic achievements of Himalayan culture is the first major exhibition to include objects from all the major religions of the region. Created to accompany the landmark art exhibition that will include almost two hundred of the finest works of art created between the sixth and nineteenth centuries in India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, this book explores the particular beauty that evolved from the spiritual traditions unique to the Himalayas. Lavishly illustrated with many rarely seen images, Himalayas conveys the spiritual aspirations of those who defied the physical hardships of an arduous mountain terrain to express their soaring creative spirit. Currently held in private and public collections in North America and Europe, seventy percent of this art has never been published or publicly exhibited. The works include temple sculptures of stone and wood; works in terracotta; cast bronzes with inlaid gemstones, gilding, and paint; colorful paintings--from reverential portraits to depictions of awe-inspiring deities--on cloth, palm leaf, paper, and wood; and ritual objects in various media. Pratapaditya Pal provides a fascinating description of the cultural milieu in which these works of art were created. Copublished with the Art Institute of Chicago
China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
China, Inc.
How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0743257359
Predicting economic challenges that the author believes will occur as a result of China's growing ability to produce U.S. products more cheaply, an economic analysis draws on hundreds of interviews with Chinese, American, and European workers and businesspeople that draw conclusions about China's future as a superpower. Reprint.
Red Azalea
Red Azalea
Paperback      ISBN: 0425147762
Reveals the author's experiences in China during the final years under Mao and conveys the oppressive brutality that was endured as well as the resilience of human spirit that perpetuated survival throughout the nation. Reprint. NYT.
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
The Rape of Nanking
The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0140277447
Relates an account of the 1937 massacre of 250,000 Chinese civilians in Nanking by the invading Japanese military, a carnage for which the Japanese government has never admitted responsibility