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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. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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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. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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4 Breen, Michael THE KOREANS : AMERICA'S TROUBLED RELATIONS WITH NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA
Thomas Dunne Books 1999 0312242115 / 9780312242114 First 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 First 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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CHINA: A NEW HISTORY, Fairbank, John King
7 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. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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8 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. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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BEYOND HOSPITALITY: THE HISTORY OF THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITE D., hibbard, peter
9 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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10 Keay, John EMPIRES END : A HISTORY OF THE FAR EAST FROM HIGH COLONIALISM TO HONG KONG
Scribner 1997 0684815923 / 9780684815923 First 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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11 Kissinger, Henry ON CHINA
Penguin Books 2012 0143121316 / 9780143121312 Paperback Very Good 
In thi sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country that he has known intimately for decase a nd whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminat es the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as th e initial encounters between China and modern European powers, the formatio n and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet allicance, the Korean war, and Richard N ixon's historic trip to Beijing. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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CHINA WAKES: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF A RISING POWER, Kristof, Nicholas D.
12 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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13 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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14 Loewe, Michael EVERYDAY LIFE IN EARLY IMPERIAL CHINA DURING THE HAN PERIOD 202 BC-AD 220
Dorset Press 1988 088029177X / 9780880291774 First 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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15 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. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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16 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. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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1421: THE YEAR CHINA DISCOVERED AMERICA, Menzies, Gavin
17 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. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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18 Oberdorfer, Don THE TWO KOREAS: REVISED AND UPDATED A CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Basic Books 2001 0465051626 / 9780465051625 Paperback Very Good 
Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The Two Koreas places the tensio ns between North and South within a historical context, with a special emph asis on the involvement of outside powers. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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19 Quinones, C. Kenneth THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING NORTH KOREA
Alpha Books 2004 1592571697 / 9781592571697 Paperback Good 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding North Korea by C. Kenneth Quino nes, Joseph Tragert In this accessible guide, readers will find unmatched expert analysis of th e volatile situation in North Korea, along with answers to frequently asked questions. Covered topics include: - North Korea's geography, people, industry, political systems, and governm ent - The history of the country, from myths to kingdoms, including Japan's col onial rule and its effects - The dictator, Kim Jong Il, and his father, Kim Il Sung - The possibility of reunification with South Korea - Options for international involvement. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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A CONCISE HISTORY OF CHINA, Roberts, J. A. G.
20 Roberts, J. A. G. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CHINA
Harvard University Press 1999 0674000757 / 9780674000759 Paperback Near Fine 
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 centuries-long complexity of China's political experience, the richness of its culture, and the drama of its economic unfolding are the hallmarks of this short but sweeping history. China's own history is entwined with it s response to the West in a rich tapestry depicting its peoples, rulers, an d society. More than a nuanced history of a vast continent, this study is s ensitive to the multifaceted and changing interpretations of China that hav e been offered over the years. In this overarching book, J. A. G. Roberts refers to recent archeological f inds--the caches of bronze vessels found at Sanxingdui--and to new document ary reevaluations--the reassessment of Manchu documentation. The first half of the book provides an up-to-date interpretation of China's early and imp erial history, while the second half concentrates on the modern period and provides an interpretive account of major developments--the impact of Weste rn imperialism, the rise of Chinese Communism, and the record of the People 's Republic of China since 1949. Concise and direct, this book is a compelling narrative and handy companion for those interested in China. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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