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1 Author, No The making of a security community in the Asia-Pacific: Proceedings of the Seventh Asia-Pacific Roundtable, Kuala Lumpur, June 6
Institute of Strategic and I 1994 9679471926 / 9789679471922 Paperback Very Good 
Includes bibliographical references. 
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2 Baofu, Guo The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China
Odyssey Publications 1999 9622174876 / 9789622174870 Paperback Very Good 
The Close-Up series is the first of its kind to give you a concise introduc tion to individual aspects of China and its people. Each topic is presented by experts in their fields who write with brevity and clarity for the inte lligent reader. In 1974, near Xi'an in central China, villagers made an ast onishing archaeological find - an 8,000-man pottery army in battle-ready fo rmation 2,200 years old. The amazing army comes to life in this book which tells the incredible story behind one of the Wonders of the World. 
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3 Bonavia, David The Chinese
Penguin 1987 0140101004 / 9780140101003 Paperback Very Good 
"A China seen sympathetically but without rose-colored glasses." -- New Yor k Times Book Review 
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4 Breen, Michael The Koreans : America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea
Thomas Dunne Books 1999 0312242115 / 9780312242114 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. A veteran British journalist examines the history, culture, and economy of North and (principally) South Korea, where he lives for half of each year. Realizing that most readers know Korea only because of the war (1950-53) or because of the communist North's nuclear potential and noisy aggressiveness, Breen limns with patience and perspicuity an engaging portrait of this least-known of the major Asian economic powers. He describes, for example, the ``fierce sense of identity'' among Koreans and concludes that in Korean society ``you are your DNA. He examines Korean religions and educational systems, observing that the peninsula's undergraduate programs are inferior because students experience ``no pressure to perform as undergraduates. In a rapid summary of Korean history, Breen notes that the Koreans ``have remained a distinct people'' for centuries, despite domination by China, Japan, and others. He has a powerful command of anecdote and detail, illustrated for example in his description of community-wide rock fights in the 19th century to settle public disputes and in the horrible image of the 100,000 pickled Korean noses the 16th-century Japanese warriors took to their country to certify their body counts. Breen credits the late South Korean president Park Chung-hee for providing the leadership that propelled his nation into the front ranks of economic powers, but he also presents a devastating analysis of the pervasive bribery and corruption in the Korean business, educa 
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5 Cotterell, Arthur China: A Cultural History
Plume 1988 0452009502 / 9780452009509 Paperback Near Fine 
"A Meridian book." Bibliography: p. 325-328. Includes index. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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Inside China Today : A Western View, Dimond, E. Grey
6 Dimond, E. Grey Inside China Today : A Western View
Norton 1983 0393017117 / 9780393017113 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Some wear to jacket, bumping to corners, o/w bright and clean internally. Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Price: 890.00 JPY
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7 Dy, Khamboly A History of Democratic Kampuchea 1975 - 1979
Documentation center of Camb 2007 9995060043 / 9789995060046 Paperback Very Good 
Chapters include: Who were The Khmer Rouge? How Did They Gain Power? - The Khmer Rouge Come to Power - The Formation of the Democratic Kampuchea Gover nment - Administrative Divisions of Democratic Kampuchea - The Four-Year Pl an - Daily Life - The Security System - Office S-21 - Foreign Relations - T he Fall of Democratic Kampuchea. Plus appendix and bibliography. 
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China: A New History, Fairbank, John King
8 Fairbank, John King China: A New History
Belknap Press 1998 0674116712 / 9780674116719 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Written by a well-known scholar on China, this text offers an expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast and ancient civilization. Fairbank's work provides a concise, comprehensive and authoritative account of China and its people over four millennia, from the emergence of Beijing man in the Paleolithic culture to the Tiananmen massacre of 1989. 
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9 Frost, Frank Vietnam's Foreign Relations: Dynamics of Change (Pacific Strategic Papers)
Regional Strategic Studies P 1993 9813016655 / 9789813016651 Paperback Good 
Vietnam's Foreign Relations: Dynamics of Change 
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China Changes Face: The Road from Revolution, 1949-1989, Gittings, John
10 Gittings, John China Changes Face: The Road from Revolution, 1949-1989
Oxford University Press, USA 1990 0192851659 / 9780192851659 Paperback Very Good 
China has changed dramatically since Mao's victory over the Nationalists in 1949. Once a revered leader, Mao is now publically criticized for leading his people astray. And if seven hundred thousand landlords and rich farmers were executed during the land reform of the 1950, today private enterprise flourishes, and the Chinese people aspire to dishwashers and color TVs. In China Changes Face, John Gittings examines the political, social, and cu ltural changes that have swept China during the last four decades. He explo res the Cultural Revolution and how the Chinese view it now, the evolving t heories of socialism and the new enthusiam for capitalism and foreign trade , and the changing fortunes of political figures such as Lin Biao, the Gang of Four, and Deng Xiaoping. Gittings incorporates many vivid quotes from M ao, dissident writers, Red Guards, hopeful peasants, and new entrepreneurs, giving readers a more immediate sense of China today. Written for anyone interested in China--general readers, tourists, or students--China Changes Face offers an engaging introduction to the China of the 1990s, as seen on the 40th anniversary of the Communist victory. 
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The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market, Gittings, John
11 Gittings, John The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market
Oxford University Press 2005 0192806122 / 9780192806123 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Where is China heading in the 21st century? Can its Communist Party survive ? Will the US and China cooperate or compete in a dangerous future? Will Ch ina's economic boom be brought to a halt by environmental catastrophe? In t his highly readable account, veteran journalist John Gittings sheds much li ght on modern Chinese history as he answers these vital questions. Gittings, the Guardian's China specialist and East Asia editor for twenty y ears, offers a fascinating glimpse into Chinese history in the last half ce ntury, ranging from the early Peach-Blossom socialism, to the Great Leap Fo rward, the two Cultural Revolutions, the Hundred Flowers, the Gang of Four, and the Tiananmen Square massacre. He shows how China has undergone not on e but two revolutions in the 60 years since Mao Zedong took the road to vic tory. The first revolution swept away the old corrupt society and sought to build a 'spotless' new socialism behind closed doors; the second, since Ma o's death, has focused on an economic agenda which accepts the goals of glo bal capitalism. Bringing his narrative to the present, Gittings concludes t hat environmental degradation and rising pollution represent the most serio us threats to the Chinese people today. The nightmare scenario for China is not a collapse of the Party or of the banks, or that the rural masses will once again surround the towns as they did in the revolution. It is that Ch ina will run out of water. Based on his three decades reporting on China, as a witness 
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Beyond Hospitality: The History of the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limite d, hibbard, peter
12 hibbard, peter Beyond Hospitality: The History of the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limite d
Marshall Cavendish 2010 9814302058 / 9789814302050 Paperback Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980's, Honig, Emily
13 Honig, Emily Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980's
Stanford University Press 1988 0804714312 / 9780804714310 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Dramatic and far-reaching changes have occurred in the lives of Chinese women in the years since the death of Mao and the fall of the Gang of Four During the decade of the Cultural Revolution, attention to personal life was regarded as 'bourgeois'; in the post-Mao decade, abrupt turns in public policy made discussion of personal life imperative, and nowhere has this been more evident than in the debate about the role of women in Chinese society. This book is based on extensive personal viewing of urban women and study of contemporary literature and articles in the periodical press that touched on the problems of rural women. It is not only about the changes in women's lives but also about the excitement, confusion, and anxieties that Chinese women express as they contemplate the future of their society and their own place in it. Each chapter is devoted to one aspect of women's Lives: girlhood, adornment and sexuality, courtship, marriage, family relations, divorce, work, violence against women, and gender inequality. Giving a personal dimension to the issues discussed, the chapters close with a rich sampling of excerpts from the newly thriving women's press and other contemporary publications. Although many women in China still suffer discrimination in working life and mistreatment in the family, they can now raise questions that would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. Most notably, they can and do use the press to voice complaints, expose injustices, seek advice, and supp 
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14 Keay, John EMPIRES END : A History of the Far East from High Colonialism to Hong Kong
Scribner 1997 0684815923 / 9780684815923 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A highly collectible first edition/2nd printing, tight clean copy, protecte d in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Keay (The Honorable Company, Macmillan, 1994) provides a solid overview of the British, French, Dutch, and American empires in the Far East, concentrating on the years after 1930. He examines the effects of the Pacific War on empire and on the emerging nationalistic movements. He also discusses the Vietnam War and insurgency movements and ends by speculating on the future of Hong Kong. "There seems to be a continuum in the history of the East," he explains, "to which, albeit for its own purposes, empire substantially contributed." A solid work; highly recommended. 
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China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, Kristof, Nicholas D.
15 Kristof, Nicholas D. China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power
Vintage 1995 0679763937 / 9780679763932 Paperback Very Good 
The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and p olitical superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage. 16 pages of photos. 
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16 Li, Dun Jen The ageless Chinese; a history [by] Dun J. Li
Scribner 1971 0684125412 / 9780684125411 Paperback Very Good 
Bibliography: p. 551-558. 
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17 Loewe, Michael Everyday Life in Early Imperial China During the Han Period 202 Bc-Ad 220
Dorset Press 1988 088029177X / 9780880291774 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 1100.00 JPY
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18 Long, Simon Taiwan: China's last frontier
Macmillan 1991 0333512936 / 9780333512937 Paperback Very Good 
Very good condition Good plus, clean text, tight binding. Probes the economic and political contradictions of Taiwan, where 20 million people have experienced explosive industrial and commercial development under a government that claims all of China. Long, a commentator for the BBC, describes how recent events on the mainland have affected the growing demands for democracy on Taiwan and raised the sensitive question of independence and self-determination. 
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19 Menzies, Gavin 1421: The Year China Discovered America
Harper Perennial 2004 006054094X / 9780060540944 Paperback Good 
On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from C hina. Its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to c ollect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole wor ld in Confucian harmony. When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moo rings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's lon g, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ship s had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. Also concealed was how the Chinese co lonized America before the Europeans and transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world. Unveiling incontrovertible evidence of these astonishing voyages, 1421 rewrites our understanding of history. Our knowledge of world exploration as it has been commonly accepted for centuries must now be reconceived due to this landmark work of historical investigation. 
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1421: The Year China Discovered America, Menzies, Gavin
20 Menzies, Gavin 1421: The Year China Discovered America
William Morrow 2003 0060537639 / 9780060537630 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The incredible true story of the discovery of America before Columbus was e ven born. Gavin Menzies's extraordinary findings rewrite history. On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, huge junks nearly five hundred feet long and bui lt from the finest teak, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal e unuch admirals. Their mission was "to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite th e whole world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last more than two years and circle the globe. When they returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China i n political and economic chaos. The great ships, now considered frivolous, were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were d estroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was th e knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Col umbus and circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. Also conceal ed were how the Chinese colonized America before the Europeans and transpla nted to America, Australia, New Zealand and South America the principal eco nomic crops that have fed and clothed the world. Now, in a landmark historical journey, Gavin Menzies, who spent fifteen years tracing the astonishing voyages of the Chinese fleet, shares the remarkable account of his discoveries and the incontrovertible evidence to support them. 
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