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1 Anderson, Leon Japanese Rage: Japanese Business and Its Assault on the West
NY Four Walls Eight Windows 1992 094142359x / 9780941423595 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
203 pp., notes, index. Advertising executive Leon Anderson, a longtime student of Japan, argues that America is underestimating Japan's aggressive trade practices. Issued before Japanese economy entered an extended recession in the mid-90s. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, Azar Nafisi
2 Azar Nafisi Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
NY Random House 2003 081297106X / 9780812971064 24th Printing Trade Papeback Very Good 8vov --8 in Tall 
356 pp., ID label blacked out. Nearly new, no spine creases. Pencil numbers on front cover. A Johns Hopkins professor recounts her teaching years at a university in Iran. Every Thursday morning for two years, Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, the girls in Nafisis living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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3 Bloodworth, Dennis The Chinese Looking Glass
NY Farrar Straus & Giroux 1967 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
438 pp., bibliography. Chronology. DJ moderately chipped ; edgewear on spine. A number written on front endpaper, no other markings. Firm binding. A popular guide to Chinese history and culture, focusing on "what makes the Chinese tick." Though 40 years old, this book remains relevant as Chinese becomes a major industrial power, a rival to Japan and wary of America. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 Brownmiller, Susan Seeing Vietnam
NY Harper Collins 1994 0060190493 / 9780060190491 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
228 pp., 1 map. dj with mylar cover. Magazine writer tours Vietnam in 1992. Subtitle: Encounters of the Road and Heart. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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The Setting Sun (New Directions Book), Dazai, Osamu
5 Dazai, Osamu The Setting Sun (New Directions Book)
NY New Directions 1968 0811200329 / 9780811200325 19th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
175 pp. No markings, corners slightly curled. Cover design, with light soil, in black, gray and white. Later printing of a book first published in 1947. Translated by Donald Keene, who provides a 9-page introduction.Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Ozamu Dazai died, a suicide, in 1948. But the influence of his book has made "people of the setting sun" a permanent part of the Japanese language, and his heroine, Kazuko, a young aristocrat who deliberately abandons her class, a symbol of anomie. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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6 Dietz, Betty Warner and Park, Thomas Choonbai, Eds. Folk Songs of China, Japan, Korea
NY John Day Co. 1964 First Edition Photographic Cloth Very Good + Very Good Folio -- 12 in Tall 
47 pp. and flexible plastic 33 rpm record in rear pocket. Light foxing and flap crease on jacket, closed tear on rear panel. Chip at top of spine.Text clean. Not an ex-library copy. Features 9 chinese songs, 8 Japanese songs and 8 Korean songs, presented for school children. Features simple piano melodies in the pentatonic mdoe; lyrics in English and Oriental characters; notes on pronunciation and reference materials. The editors say they selected songs that are "messengers of sorrow and joy, hope and despair and the beauty of nature.." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Foreign Language Press New Archaeological Finds in China (II): More Discoveries During the Cultural Revolution
Peking, China Foreign Language Press 1978 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 12mo -- 7.25 in Tall 
128 pp., with 8 pp. of color photos, additional b&w photos. Clean, light wear, no markings. Light soil on rear cover. A collection of 16 articles from various Chinese archaeologists and publications re archaeological work inside China during the 1970s. Quotes from Chairman Mao sprinkled throughout. Includes a summary of finds, plus details about Panlunghcheng, a Shang city; tombs f the early western Chou dynasty; a mining site in Hupeh province; Chu's tomb in Kiangling; Chin pottery unearthed in Kirin; an overview of the art of the early Chin Dynasty; silk books from Tomb 3 at Mawangtui; military treatises recovered from the Han Tombs. a Li Ping statue; mural paintings from the Wei and Tsin tombs at Chiayukuan; galleries of Tang Dynasty murals; relics found on the Hshish Islands, and more. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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8 Franda, Marcus F. Political Development and Political Decay in Bengal
Calcutta Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay 1971 Stated 1st Edtiion Cloth Very Good Good + 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall 
259 pp. Small half-inch tears at top of dust jacket spine, light toning of dj. Text clean, binding sturdy. Previous owner's name in endpaper corner, no other markings. A collection of 8 scholarly articles written by a Colgate University political scientist, based on research in Calcutta during the 1960s. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 Fuller, Elizabeth Nima: A Sherpa in Connecticut
NY Dodd Mead & Co 1984 039683048 Cloth & Boards Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
198 pp., with b&w photos scattered throughout text. An American woman relates the story of Nima, a young Tibetan Sherpa guide who is brought to Connecticut by his American benefactors for treatment of tuberculosis. He recovers and becomes partly Americanized. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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10 Gautama, Prince; Woodward, F.L., Trans. Some Sayings of the Buddha According to the Pali Canon
Oxford UK Oxford University Press 1951 Later Printing Leather Very Good No Jacket Collectible 6 in Tall x 4 in Wide 
356 pp. Dime-sized lightly disclored spots, one on front cover, one on back. Light scuffing. Previous owner's name on half-title page and publication page. A pocket-sized volume, part of The World's Classics series, No. 483.Text clean, still bright, binding firm. Insignia stamped on front board. Gilt on ribbed spine faint. Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband. Compiled in Madras in 1925, with the translator choosing passages from the Vinay Pitaka, the Four Great Nikayas, and parts of the Short Nikaya in which the Buddha is represented as speaking. Also, the Khuddaka-Patha. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Gilman, John They're Killing an Innocent Man
Reading, U.K. Word Books 1992 0850095689 / 9780850095685 1st Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
209 pp. Story of John Gilman's missionary work in India and the use of film in evangelism. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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Meetings with Remarkable Men (All and Everything), Gurdjieff, G. I.
12 Gurdjieff, G. I. Meetings with Remarkable Men (All and Everything)
NY Arkana (Penguin) 1991 0140190376 / 9780140190373 11th Printing of Arkana Edn. Trade Paperback Very Goood 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall 
Lengthy note to gift recipient on inside cover. No other markings. Moderate edgewear and light soil on covers, some curling. Binding firm. Reprint of a philosophical autobiography/travelogue first published in UK in 1963. Author relates his quest for ancient wisdom that he believed was rooted in Central Asia and the Middle East. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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I Killed Scheherazade: Conffession of an Angry Arab Woman, Haddad, Joumana
13 Haddad, Joumana I Killed Scheherazade: Conffession of an Angry Arab Woman
Chicago Lawrence Hill Books 2011 1569768404 / 9781569768402 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good Ex Library 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
160 pp. Library labels and stamping but no card envelope. Still close to new, text clean. A Lebanese journalist and poet who launched an erotic literary magazine for women speaks out against Western stereotypes of Arab women. She asserts many are well-educated, wear western clothing and are independent-minded. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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14 Kidder Jr., J. Edward Japanese Temples: Sculptures, Paintings, Gardens and Architecture
Tokyo/Amsterdam Bijitsu Shuppan-shia and Harrn N. Abrams 1964 First Edition Raw Silk Fabric Very Good + Good + Folio -- 14 In. Tall By 10.25 in Wide 
554 pp. in brown raw silk cover, stamped in gilt, acetate protective wrapper. Sturdy binding, text clean. With bibliography. More than 300 full page b&w photos showing temples with detailed text explaining their history, structure, design and Buddhist function. Handsome, oversized copy weighing 10 pounds-plus. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Kishikawa, Shigemi Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1974 0804805474 / 9780804805476 6th Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
159 pp., glossy stiff wraps with fold-in flaps. Close to new. No markings. Detailed introduction to the Asian stone game that originated in China and remains popular in Japan. Numerous diagrams of game situations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Krich, John Music in Every Room: Around the World in a Bad Mood
NY McGraw Hill 1984 0070353026 / 9780070353022 First Edition Boards Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
304 pp. Slight slant to spine, chipping on dj. Otherwise clean, fresh. A humorous adventure tale by a disaffected Berkeley grad and his girlfriend who light out for Asia in the late '70s. 
Price: 3.80 USD
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17 Lal, Kanwar The Cult of Desire: An Interpretation of Erotic Sculpture of India
DeLhi Asia Press 1966 First Edition Stated Cloth Very Good + Very Good Art Book 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall Lal, Darshan, Photographer 
84 pp. essay, 19 pp. of notes on plates, 126 b&w glossy plates of sculptures. Red khadi-type cloth shows very little age. Dust jacket has some crinkling and soil on edges. Text is clean, very faint foxing on edges of endpapers. No markings. Scarce first edition. An Indian art specialist provides a general introduction to India's erotic temple sculptures, found mainly in middle and southern India. (Khajuraho, Konarek, Bhubaneshwar) Excellent photos give close-up details that an on-site visitor might miss because of poor lighting, weather erosion and elevated locations within temples. Excellent notes on the individual plates give the Hindu and Buddhist folklore and philosophy that inspired the graphic images, including fellatio, cunnilingus, bestiality and group sex. The essay is written in typical stilted British English found in Indian academia, but it is readable and not overly arcane. Understandable for westerners who may know little or nothing about eastern religions. Lal takes the view that the sculptures essentially convey a spiritual rather than an aphrodisiac message. He states: "...All these poses represent the various stages of sadhana -- of striving toward the spiiritual goal of release and of mergilng into the infinite." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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18 Leach, Bernard Beyond East and West: Memoirs, Portraits and Essays
London Faber & Faber 1985 0571116922 / 9780571116928 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 8.5 In 
320 pp. Vertical ripple in front cover, diagonal crease to lower right corner. Otherwise close to new, no markings. Includes chronology, index, several b&w photos. Leach, an eminent potter, provides an anthology of writing tracing his career in ceramics, his extended stay in Japan, his travels and evolution of his thought and religious belief. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Lewis, Michael Pacific Rift
Knoxville, Tenn. Whittle Direct Books 1990 0962474568 / 9780962474569 Cloth Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
85 pp. Covers bowed outward. Text OK. Small hole in dj., corners rubbed. Michael Lewis, former bond trader and author of "Liar's Poker," writes about two businessmen, one American, one Japanese, exploring each other's business culture. Whittle book includes several full page ads for Federal Express. Part of the Larger Agenda series. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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20 Liu, Melinda Beijing Spring
NY Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc 1989 1556701314 / 9781556701313 First Edition Trade Papeback Near Fine Photo Book 4to -- 1 in Tall Turnley, David & Peter, Photographers 
175 pp. of color photos on glossy stock. Nearly new, small red line on upper edge, no other markings, previous owner's address label on inside cover. Liu and Peter Turnley from Newsweek document the unrest among students in China from April through June of 1989. David Turnley of the Detroit Free Press also contributed photos. An 18-pp essay by Liu and introduction by Orville Schell. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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