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Image for Undermining the Japanese Miracle: Work and Conflict in a Coalmining Community

Undermining the Japanese Miracle: Work and Conflict in a Coalmining Community

By: Allen, Matthew

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06437

ISBN: 0521450098

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear and bumping. Clean copy. 290 pages, including Glossary, List of Abbreviations, Notes on Translation and Anonymity, Bibliographical Essay, Bibliography, List of Informants, and Index. Illustrated with black and white plates, maps, and figures (lists provided for each). An account of the coalminers of Chikuho, largely forgotten in the history of Japan's postwar industrialization efforts. Neglect of these miners by the coal companies and the Japanese govern... View more info

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Whampoa: Ships on the Shore

By: Coates, Austin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, South China Morning Post Limited: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07817

Condition: Near Fine


Brown leatherette with gilt lettering on the spine. Dust jacket included, a bit of edge wear and protected now in a new Mylar cover. 266 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with black and white and color photographs. History of the Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Company and the building of the docks in Hong Kong, which revolutionized the city. View more info

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One Day in China: May 21, 1936

By: Cochran, Sherman and Andrew C.K. Hsieh with Janis Cochran (Translated, Edited, and Introduced by)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08452

ISBN: 0300028342

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket has wear at the head of the spine and some rubbing to the rear panel. 290 pages with Appendixes, List of Passages Translated, Bibliography, and Index. Depicts the activities and experiences of people from all over China and at every level of society on an ordinary day, as related by the people themselves. Originally published in China in 1936, this is the first English edition and contains 84 of the original pieces. The selections are organized to focus on four to... View more info

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Last Moments of a World

By: Gaan, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01475

ISBN: 0393056570

Condition: Near Fine


Very light wear. Jacket's front flap clipped at bottom, price intact at top. Clean and unmarked. Stated First Edition. A true family saga set in Shanghai against the violent, incredible events of the Chinese civil war. View more info

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The Pacific Century: Asia and America in the Modern World

By: Gibney, Frank

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07812

ISBN: 0684193493

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to book and jacket. Companion volume to the PBS TV Series. 596 pages with Selected Refrences and Index. Illustrated with maps and photos, including a section of color plates. Heavy volume that may require extrra postage for expedited or overseas delivery. View more info

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Modern Japan: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Nationalism (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities)

By: Huffman, James L. (Editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Garland Publishing Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09674

ISBN: 0815325258

Condition: Fine


[xxxiii] 316 pages including Introduction, Subject List, Chronology, Contributors, Maps, The Encyclopedia, and Index. Numerous illustrations. View more info

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A Million Truths: A Decade in China

By: Jakobson, Linda

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, M. Evans & Company. Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08627

ISBN: 0871318733

Condition: Near Fine


339 pages with Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Illustrated with black and white photos and endpaper maps. From the publisher: "First as a teacher and then as a Finnish foreign correspondent living in China, author Linda Jakobson describes the changes that have been taking place over the past ten years. A result of hundreds of interviews with Chinese of all ages and of all ranks, this personal, wide-reaching, and intelligent book speaks on several topics with some sta... View more info

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Sang Thong : A Dance Drama from Thailand

By: King Rama II & the Poets of His Court

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan, Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1973

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 02132

Condition: Near Fine


Bright, clean copy. Light suffing to top-edge of boards. Bottom of front flap clipped, but price in dollars intact at top. View more info

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Castles in Japan

By: Schmorleitz, Morton S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1974

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 02264

ISBN: 0804811024

Condition: Very Good+


Owner stamp on half-title page. Light edge wear to jacket. 188 pages with Notes, Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. 50 illustrations, mostly black & white photographs. From the publisher: "Behind the glossy facade of modern Japan there survive remnants--some of them surprisingly well preserved--of the country's feudal past, of warlords and fighting samurai, of shoguns and sequestered emperors, of princes and peasants. This book vividly presents the castles of Japan, ... View more info

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China in Disintegration: The Republican Era in Chinese History, 1912-1949

By: Sheridan, James E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Free Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07637

ISBN: 0029286107

Condition: Near Fine


338 pages with Index. From the jacket writing: "Complete study of the Republican Era... Contains the most thorough discussion of warlords and warlordism available [as of 1975], and also provides an incisive view of the republican revolution, the May Fourth intellectual movement, the Nanking decade of Kuomintang rule, and the origins of the Chinese Communist Party." View more info

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The Crippled Tree

By: Suyin, Han

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1965

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 08593

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear to book, some edge wear and slight chipping to jacket. 461 pages, illustrated with black and white photos. From the jacket: "The author explores China and her family's story from the Taiping Rebellion in the middle of the nineteenth century through the Kuomintang." View more info

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The Road to Democracy: Taiwan's Pursuit of Identity

By: Teng-hui, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tokyo, PHP Institute, Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07806

ISBN: 4569606512

Condition: Near Fine


229 pages with Index. Ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding. View more info

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Historical Sites in Burma

By: Thaw, Aung

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Ministry of Union Culture, Government of the Union of Burma: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08317

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. Previous owner name and some browning or staining on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has some wrinkling (moisture exposure, no stains) on the rear panel, which was previously stuck to the rear cover. Price in faded ink in upper corner of the front panel. Protected now in a clear Mylar cover. 137 pages with Bibliography and Index. Numerous photos in both color and black and white. View more info

Image for The Qin Terracotta Army: Treasures of Lintong

The Qin Terracotta Army: Treasures of Lintong

By: Wenli, Zhang

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Scala Books and Cultural Relics Publishing House: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 03209

ISBN: 0856674508

Condition: Fine


Archaeological find at Lintong, the burial ground for Emperor Qin Shi Huang (second century B.C.) where more than 7,000 terracotta soldiers and horses and countless bronzes have been discovered. They were crafted by slaves over many years to serve the Emperor in the underworld. View more info