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

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 "messengers of sorrow and joy, hope and despair and the beauty of nature." Size: Folio -- 12 in Tall 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; Chin pottery unearthed in Kirin; an overview of the art of the early Chin Dynasty; silk books from Tomb 3 at Mawangtui; milit... 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

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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 that an on-site visitor might miss because of poor lighting, weather erosion and elevated locations within temples. Excellent ... 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: $8.50

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

Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening

By: Luytens, Mary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Avon Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Thus.

Seller ID: 010356

ISBN: 0380007347

Condition: Very Good

355 pp., 16 pp. historical b&w photos. Light wear, binding firm. Light spine creasing. Lightly toned. A childhood friend relates the first 37 years of the life of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a South Indian Brahmin regarded as a guru by the Theosophical Society. In later years, as he traveled the world with Annie Besant and others, he spurned the adulation. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

Mind, the Middleman

By: Maharaj, Satpal Ji

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Manav Utthan Sewa Samiti: 0

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009124

Condition: Very Good

280 pp., plus additional rear material. Dark blue cloth. Corners bumped and rubbed. Light wear to dj .No markings. No publication year given. Edited by Helen Clapham. A guide to overcoming mood swings and depression through meditation. Includes material on the law of karma, brain rest, yoga and slowing down the mind. A collection of satsangs (discourses), interpreted through scientific terminology. Author, born in 1951 in Hardwar, India, is a guru who oversees scores of ashrams throughout India. The ashram locations are listed in the rear of the book. No ISBN listed. Scarce, seldom seen title.... View more info

Shri Hans Ji Maharaj -- The Light of Wisdom: Life and Teachings

By: Maharaj, Satpal Ji

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Manav Utthan Sewa Samiti: 1987

Edition: First English Edition.

Seller ID: 010180

Condition: Very Good +

480 pp. Lightly read, still close to new, spine uncreased. No marking in text. Front cover has color portrait of the guru; rear cover features his son, the author. Frontispiece with protective tissue. About 30 pp. of b&w photos. The hard-to-find biography of a Hindu guru (1900-1966) who was based in Hardwar and attracted thousands of devotees in northern India and overseas. He also was an associate of Gandhi. Text includes testimonies from some of his disciples, accounts of his miracles, etc. Glossary included. Text mostly in English, but some Hindi passages appear in later portions. Translate... View more info

Discourses on RadhaSoami Faith

By: Misra, Pandit Brahm Sankar (also Known as Maharaj Sahab)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Agra, India, Radhasoami Satsang Sabha: 1960

Edition: First Thus Stated.

Seller ID: 009212

Condition: Near Fine

176 pp. , index., frontispiece photo of author, with glassine protector. Text clean, some foxing on endpapers. Beige-colored boards very clean, slight wrinkle on spine, hinges reinforced, binding sturdy. A guide to a Hindu sect founded in the mid-19th century in Agra by Shiv Dayal singh Sahab, also known as Soamji Maharaj (a cognate of Swami in Anglicized Hindi). The sect emphasized the discovery of God within oneself through meditation and teaching by a spiritual guide (guru) in a puritanical ashram setting. The faith disdained idols and devotion to such external gods as Krishna or Shiva. It ... View more info

This is India

By: Muir, Peter

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001790

Condition: Very Good

237 pp. Light wear, hinge weak. No markings. Maps on endpapers. An American newcomer to India takes a critical look at Indian nationalism in the 1940s and its Hindu-Moslem tensions.april 07, orig 7.50, mark down to 7. View more info

National Geographic August 1992 Issue "Struggle of the Kurds" Cover Story

By: National Geographic Society

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Washington, National Geographic Society: 1992

Edition: Vol. 182, No 2.

Seller ID: 009034

Condition: Good

130 pp. Light wear, some page corners creased. No markings. "Struggle of the Kurds," the 27-page cover story, describes the Kurdish people and atrocities they suffered in Iraq from Saddam Hussein before he was toppled in the First Gulf War . Article was the first Natl Geographic assignment by the late essayist Christopher Hitchens. Includes a full page map of Kurdistan as it stretches across Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Other a rticles features the Main-Danube Canal, Denali National Park, Paraguay and the Chinese Emperor's Tomb. Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall. View more info

Warlordistan -- June 1, 2003 Issue

By: New York Times Magazine

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, NY Times: 2003

Edition: June 1, 2003

Seller ID: 004484

Condition: Good +

105 pp. Light wear, corners curled. Cover story by Barry Bearak shows Ismail Khan, governor of Herat who is one of the few warlords moving reconstruction forward in the post-invasion period. A detailed look at how a benevolent despot runs a local government in the "new" Afghanistan. Other articles include an interview with Dennis Rodman, a piece on Howard Dean's adversarial relations with other Democratic presidential contenders; an essay on affirmative action and a piece about the uncertain future of Farnsworth, the Plano, Illinois, glass house built by Mies van der Rohe. View more info