Category: Asia


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Japanese Rage: Japanese Business and Its Assault on the West

By: Anderson, Leon

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Four Walls Eight Windows: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000380

ISBN: 094142359X

Condition: Near Fine

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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

By: Azar Nafisi

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2003

Edition: 24th Printing.

Seller ID: 009888

ISBN: 081297106X

Condition: Very Good

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 wor... View more info

The Chinese Looking Glass

By: Bloodworth, Dennis

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004103

Condition: Good +

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. View more info

Seeing Vietnam

By: Brownmiller, Susan

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000106

ISBN: 0060190493

Condition: Very Good

228 pp., 1 map. dj with mylar cover. Magazine writer tours Vietnam in 1992. Subtitle: Encounters of the Road and Heart. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Setting Sun (New Directions Book)

By: Dazai, Osamu

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, New Directions: 1968

Edition: 19th Printing.

Seller ID: 010260

ISBN: 0811200329

Condition: Very Good

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 perman... View more info

Folk Songs of China, Japan, Korea

By: Dietz, Betty Warner and Park, Thomas Choonbai, Eds.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, John Day Co.: 1964

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009414

Condition: Very Good +

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 "mes... View more info

New Archaeological Finds in China (II): More Discoveries During the Cultural Revolution

By: Foreign Language Press

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Peking, China, Foreign Language Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005536

Condition: Very Good

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; ... View more info

Political Development and Political Decay in Bengal

By: Franda, Marcus F.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay: 1971

Edition: Stated 1st Edtiion

Seller ID: 005521

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info

Nima: A Sherpa in Connecticut

By: Fuller, Elizabeth

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd Mead & Co: 1984

Seller ID: 001749

Condition: Very Good +

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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Some Sayings of the Buddha According to the Pali Canon

By: Gautama, Prince; Woodward, F.L., Trans.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford UK, Oxford University Press: 1951

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009747

Condition: Very Good

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 Nika... View more info

They're Killing an Innocent Man

By: Gilman, John

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Reading, U.K., Word Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing.

Seller ID: 000873

ISBN: 0850095689

Condition: Very Good

209 pp. Story of John Gilman's missionary work in India and the use of film in evangelism. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Meetings with Remarkable Men (All and Everything)

By: Gurdjieff, G. I.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Arkana (Penguin): 1991

Edition: 11th Printing of Arkana Edn..

Seller ID: 009194

ISBN: 0140190376

Condition: Very Goood

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. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall View more info

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I Killed Scheherazade: Conffession of an Angry Arab Woman

By: Haddad, Joumana

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lawrence Hill Books: 2011

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009334

ISBN: 1569768404

Condition: Very Good

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. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

Japanese Temples: Sculptures, Paintings, Gardens and Architecture

By: Kidder Jr., J. Edward

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tokyo/Amsterdam, Bijitsu Shuppan-shia and Harrn N. Abrams: 1964

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009412

Condition: Very Good +

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. Size: Folio -- 14 In. Tall By 10.25 in Wide View more info

Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy

By: Kishikawa, Shigemi

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: 6th Printing.

Seller ID: 009985

ISBN: 0804805474

Condition: Near Fine

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. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

Music in Every Room: Around the World in a Bad Mood

By: Krich, John

Price: $3.80

Publisher: NY, McGraw Hill: 1984

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002430

ISBN: 0070353026

Condition: Very Good

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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Cult of Desire: An Interpretation of Erotic Sculpture of India

By: Lal, Kanwar

Price: $18.00

Publisher: DeLhi, Asia Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009547

Condition: Very Good +

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 t... View more info

Beyond East and West: Memoirs, Portraits and Essays

By: Leach, Bernard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1985

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010195

ISBN: 0571116922

Condition: Very Good

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. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

Pacific Rift

By: Lewis, Michael

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Knoxville, Tenn., Whittle Direct Books: 1990

Seller ID: 000590

ISBN: 0962474568

Condition: Good

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. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Beijing Spring

By: Liu, Melinda

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009729

ISBN: 1556701314

Condition: Near Fine

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. Size: 4to -- 1 in Tall View more info