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800,000,000: The Real China, Terrill, Ross
1 800,000,000: The Real China Terrill, Ross
Good. 
Hardcover. 3rd printing hardcover with dustjacket 1972 Atlantic-Little, Brown Family Bookshelf Edition. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; price intact on flap. Noticeable edgewear to jacket; 1-inch chunk gone from bottom of jacket spine. 235 pages; black-and-white photos; map. Language: English. '[T]he most sensitive and informed eyewitness study yet written of the people, government and leaders of China. It is the product of Ross Terrill's 1971 trip to China, as one of the first correspondents for an American publication (the Atlantic Monthly) to be admitted after Peking opened its doors.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: Eight Hundred Million, Chinese, Communist, Mao, travel, Western journalist, journalism, Chou En-lai, Kuo Mo-jo. No ISBN. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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After the War Was Over: Hanoi and Saigon, Sheehan, Neil
2 After the War Was Over: Hanoi and Saigon Sheehan, Neil
Acceptable. 
Paperback. Paperback 1992 Random House. Coffee stain on 2 pages; some pages dog-eared. Otherwise unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading / research copy. 131 pages. Language: English. 'Researching and writing the remarkable--and best-selling-- A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam took Sheehan 16 difficult years. Upon completion, he at last felt able to go back, in the summer of 1989, to the country he had last seen as a reporter covering the war. He describes conditions in north and south Vietnam, meets old friends, and interviews survivors from both sides. He relates his story, and theirs, within the context of the nation's history, the wartime and postwar experiences of its people, and his own life. Filled with insightful and informed observations, this brief book offers help toward understanding the past and breaking down the emotional and cultural barriers of the present.'--Kenneth W. Berger, Library Journal, 1992. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Beyond Vietnam: The United States and Asia , Reischauer, Edwin
3 Beyond Vietnam: The United States and Asia  Reischauer, Edwin
0394424050 / 9780394424057 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1973 Knopf. Very clean; jacket crisp; pages bright; binding tight. Light-to-average wear. 242pp, maps. Language: English. Author was U.S. Ambassador to Japan 1961-66. Keywords: foreign relations, Asian.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Bombay, Sheppard, Samuel T.
4 Bombay Sheppard, Samuel T.
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover published 1932 by The Times of India Press, Bombay. No dustjacket. Average wear: Cover corners bumped; edges rubbed and frayed. Moderate age-tanning to pages. Previous owner's name (R. U. Cruickshank) written on first blank page; at bottom of same page is a small inkstamp: 'This Book is from Thacker and Co., Ltd, Bombay'. Text clean and unmarked; binding tight. Chestnut-brown leather or leatherette-covered boards with gilt titles on front and spine. 166 pages; Index; black-and-white plates; map. Language: English. No additional printings indicated. A brief overview of the history of Bombay, mainly drawing on material that had appeared since the publication of the Gazetteer 20 years before. Keywords: history, city, cities, Indian, Mumbai, urban, 1930s, 20th century, vintage, travel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 CHINA AFTER THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Very Good. 
Hardcover. NY: Random House, 1969, 1st edition, hardcover with dustjacket, 247pp, Index. Very Good condition: clean, unmarked; binding tight. Only light wear to jacket. Language: English. 'Leading Western Sinologists on the causes, events, and consequences of Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a selection from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.' 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 China: The Revolution Continued Myrdal, Jan
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1970 Pantheon. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Remains of removed label on 1st blank page. Noticeable average wear. 201pp, B/W photos. Language: English (translated from the Swedish). 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Commemorative History of Sabah 1881-1981, Sullivan, Anwar (editor); Leong, Cecilia (editor)
7 Commemorative History of Sabah 1881-1981 Sullivan, Anwar (editor); Leong, Cecilia (editor)
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, published 1981 by Sabah State Government, Kuala Lumpur. Large gift note written on front free endpaper. Noticeable average wear to jacket; light edge-crumpling and rubbing. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight. 597 pages; black-and-white and color photos; tables. Language: English. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. Covers Sabahan history, culture, politics, administration, and economy for the past 100 years to commemorate the Centenary Year. Keywords: Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu. No ISBN. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan, Spence, Jonathan D.
8 God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan Spence, Jonathan D.
0393038440 / 9780393038446 New. 
Hardcover. Brand-new, 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket published 1996 by W. W. Norton. Gift-giving condition: pristine; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; unread. 400 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; black-and-white photos; maps. Language: English. 'Newly discovered texts in the British Library convinced Spence to reassess the uprising of China's Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and the actions of its leader, Hong Xiuquan. Spanning the early- to mid-19th century, the resulting epic study presents a fascinating history of the sect's leader: Hong's involvement with a Christian evangelist's writings and the developing mystical beliefs that led him to become a preacher with grandiose plans for Chinese citizenry. Spence traces Hong's eventual conversion and command of legions of religious acolytes into a vast army of supporters destined to attempt an astounding overthrow of the Manchu dynasty. A richly detailed, erudite account that will mesmerize history buffs and China watchers alike.'--Alice Joyce, Booklist. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Introduction to Filipino History, Agoncillo, Teodoro A.
9 Introduction to Filipino History Agoncillo, Teodoro A.
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover, ca. 1998 reprint of 1974 original, Garotech Publishing, Quezon City. Covers and spine are creased. Bookstore sticker on back cover. Pages are not tanned but are printed on low-quality newsprint. Sun-fading at bottom of front cover. Ink doodle on bottom page edge. Text clean and unmarked. Good reading / research copy. 308 pages; Index; grainy black-and-white photos; map printed inside both covers. Notes, questions, and student vocabulary at chapter ends. Language: English. Uncommon title. Keywords: Philippines, historian, Filipinism, nationalism, nationalist. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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10 Jampa: The Story of Racism in Tibet International Campaign for Tibet
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 2001. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 110pp, Bibliography, B/W stills from movie 'Serf'. Language: English. Overview of current policies and recommendations. Prepared for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism--Durban, South Africa, September 2001. Keywords: Tibetan, Nepal, China, Chinese, discrimination, discriminatory, foreign occupation, race. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697, Aston, W. G. (translator)
11 Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697 Aston, W. G. (translator)
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1956 George Allen and Unwin, London. Reprint edition with errata and addenda to the 1896 original. Noticeable average wear: chips and small rips to jacket edges; jacket spine tanned. Tanned area on front endpaper from old bookmark. Text clean and unmarked; binding tight. Great vintage reading/research copy. 443 pages; Index; a few black-and-white illustrations. Language: English (translated from the original Chinese and Japanese). 'Nihongi, or Chronicles of Japan was compiled early in the 8th century A.D. It is probably the most important of the standard sources for early Japanese History, including the history of the Shinto. A special feature of its treatment of the basic myths and legends of the country is its inclusion of different versions of the same story... This authoritative and readable translation, with copious notes, [is] by the late Dr. W. G. Aston, one of the greatest of Western scholars of Japanese literature...'-- from jacket flap. Keywords: ancient Japan, mythology, folklore, early civilization, culture, manners, customs, comparative religion, Asia, Asian. [code K] 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Red Guard: The Political Biography of Dai Hsiao-Ai, Bennett, Gordon A.; Montaperto, Ronald N.
12 Red Guard: The Political Biography of Dai Hsiao-Ai Bennett, Gordon A.; Montaperto, Ronald N.
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1971 Doubleday. Average wear to jacket; 1 repaired rip. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 267 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography. Language: English. 'Told in great part in Dai's own words, RED GUARD traces his initial enthusiasm for Chairman Mao's Revolution, his trips across China to mass demonstrations in Peking, ... and the ultimate disillusionment that led him to ... defect to Hong Kong.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: Cultural Revolution, eyewitness, Chinese, student, activist, leader, People's Republic, Canton, Communism, Communist, 20th, twentieth, century, government, politics. No ISBN. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Marcos Dynasty, Seagrave, Sterling
13 The Marcos Dynasty Seagrave, Sterling
0060158158 / 9780060158156 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 2nd printing hardcover with dustjacket, published 1988 by HarperCollins. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light-to-average wear. 485 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Keywords: history, Philippines, Imelda, Ferdinand, corruption, politics, political, government, dictator, dictatorship, power, rule, Filipino, Southeast, Asian, 20th, twentieth, century, modern. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Opium War 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Gates, Fay, Peter Ward
14 The Opium War 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Gates Fay, Peter Ward
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1975 University of North Carolina Press. Page corners CREASED. HEAVY WEAR to jacket: big rips, chips; tape on outside. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading / research copy. 406 pages; Index; Notes; Sources; endpaper maps. Language: English. '[A]n account of the coming and course of the war between England and China which delivered Hongkong to the English, forced the imperial Chinese government to add four ports to Canton as places in which foreigners could live and trade, and rendered irreversible the process ... loosely termed the opening of China.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: military history, British history, drug trade, nineteenth, 19th century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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When China Wakes, Guillain, Robert
15 When China Wakes Guillain, Robert
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1st U.S. edition 1966 Walker and Company. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Handsome blank bookplate on first free endpaper. Light edgewear to jacket; small chip from front top near spine. 268 pages; map. Language: English (translated from the French 'Dans 30 Ans la Chine'). 'In this authoritative appraisal, Robert Guillain, an internationally recognized specialist on Red Chinese affairs, predicts that within thirty years China may well become the dominant power on the political and military scene.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: Sino-Soviet, Great Leap Forward, Communism, Communist, Socialist, Socialism, People's Republic. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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