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The Chinese-English Dictionary

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Torrance, California, U.S.A., Heian International Publishing, Incorporated: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 17938K

ISBN: 0893463159

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, as new copy. No spine crease, no cover lift, no names or writing. Pages and page edges pristine. Clearly never used. Contents are an adaptation of the dictionary compiled by the Beijing Foreign Languages Institute and published in 1979. All entries arranged by Chinese Phonetic alphabetical order. Includes a Chinese character radical index plus six appendices. Contains over 5000 single character entries and over 80,000 compound entries, set phrases and examp... View more info

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Silent Poetry; Chinese Painting in the Douglas Dillon Galleries

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1982

Seller ID: 25475

Condition: Very Good


Very beautiful over-sized booklet measuring 8-1/2"x11" lavishly illustrated with black and white and much color art. Though categorized as one, this is NOT an art catalog published to accompany an exhibition, but rather a booklet devoted solely to the Chinese paintings in the Douglas Dillon Galleries of the museum. The text is quite lengthy and all is printed on quality coated paper. 80 pages. View more info

New York's China Town; An Historical Presentation of Its People and Places

By: Beck, Louis J.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Bohemia Publishing Company: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24769A

Condition: Good-plus


Book is clean and tightly bound, but does show wear to crown and tail of spine including a small piece missing at crown. Hinges are tight, but back one shows a repair made with Japan paper similar in color to endpapers. Hinge is strong and tight, but you can see cracking to pages through repair paper (see photo). Silver ornamentation is bright on both face and spine and there are no names or writing. Book provides a detailed history of New York City's China Town during ... View more info

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Learn to Speak Chinese Through Conceptualized Dialogues

By: Changhui, Ren; Mingi Zhu (editors)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: China, The Commercial Press: 2008

Seller ID: 24089

ISBN: 978710054072

Condition: New in Box


Crisp, BRAND NEW offering still in oiriginal publisher's shrinkwrap. Contents come in a box and consist of a paperback instruction manual, a CD, and 64 double faced dialogue cards -- one side in English, the other in Chinese. Perfect for beinning students or travelers in need of a crash course in survival Chinese. View more info

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Scent of Ink: The Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Chinese Painting

By: Chou, Ju-Hsi;

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum: 1994

Seller ID: 27496RD

ISBN: 0910407304

Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful book, gently kept. Clean and bright inside and out with just a small dark spot to upper back corner near spine (see photo). This is an exhibition catalog which accompanied a traveling display which began in 1989 and ended in 1994. Sites included The Phoenix Art Museum; The Mary & Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University; The Harvard University Art Museums; the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; The Columbus, Ohio Museum of Art; The Elvehjem Art... View more info

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Mothers and Sons in Chinese Buddhism

By: Cole, Alan; Cole, R. Alan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Standford, California, Stanford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 27977

ISBN: 0804731527

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp and clean as new with one odd defect -- a six digit number written on the title page (see photo) . The orignal publisher material is still laid in and other than the defect stated the book is pristine inside and out. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Close readings of more than 20 Buddhist texts shined a light on a "mother-son filial piety, in contrast to the traditional father-son model." Chapters as follows: Buddhist Propaganda; Confucian Complexes... View more info

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Taiko to seido dobutsu. Agraffes and Bronze Animals. Ancient Chinese Ornaments.

By: Egawa, Toshio

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Japan, Ribun Shuppan Co., Ltd.,: 1994

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 28091

ISBN: 4947546794

Condition: Fine in Fine Slipcase & Sleev


Beautiful book, numbered 394 of only a 700 copy print run. Elegantly presented and shows as new from book itself to the sllipcase and the sleeve which covers them both, Text is in both English and Japanese and was SIGNED by author thus : "With my respect, T. Egawa." Book is bound in quarter brown morocco at spine with textured butterscotch colored boards. Pristine inside and out. The author's private collection is sumptuously photographed in color and focuses on ancice... View more info

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Classical Chinese Furniture

By: Flacks, Marcus

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Vendome Press: 2012

Seller ID: 25878

ISBN: 0865652910

Condition: NEW in Shirikwrap


Crisp BRAND NEW book still in original publisher's shinrkwrap. Oversized at 11"x13". the aauthor covers pieces from the 16th-18th centuries. 52 rare and beautiful peices are showcased not only to reveal the Chinese design and artistry, but also to show their influence on modern design. Illustrted with 200 striking photographs.Very heavy book. Will require extra postage for overseas orders. View more info

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Rice Grain Porcelain; A Handbook to Accompany the H. Nelson Hartstone Collection

By: Hartstone, Eleanor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1978

Seller ID: 27506RD

Condition: Very Good


Very clean and tightly bound book, covered in sturdy blue buckram and designed without dustjacket. Measures 9"x11" and has 80 pages. Th author showcases exampless from the collection in both words and photographs. She also offers a history of Chinese rice grain porcelain, explains their patterns and symbols, and displays the 80 items in the exhibit. The book is essentially a hard cover exhibit catalog. Very attractive with many color pictures. View more info

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Chinese Amusement: The Lively Plays of Li Yu

By: Henry, Eric P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Archon: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27636

ISBN: 0208018379

Condition: Fine


Book is in beautiful condition -- no names or writing, no tears or chiops to jacket, and no bunps to boards. Pages and page edges are pristine. The playwright, Li Yu, was born in 1611 and became a literary star of the Ch'ing dynasty. Book includes biographical material about him, and thereare alsp chapters dedicated to each of the four plays. The pays include The Paired Soles, The Amazing Reunion, The Kite's Mistake and What Can You Do? The author creates a bridge bet... View more info

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A-O-A Hong Kong Guidebook; Hong Kong Hilton

By: Hoffman, Walter K.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hotels Association:

Seller ID: 23795

Condition: Very Good


At the time this guide was in use it was likely during the Age of Aquarius -- 1960's.The book was given to tourists as a souvenir compliments of the Hong Kong Hilton. There's a map at the center and lots of information and places to go and do, especially local stores. Throughout the book there are also small photos in both color and black and white. The guide is very clean and tightly bound and measures 4-1/2" x 7-3/4" with 248 pristine pages on coated paper. There's eve... View more info

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Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake

By: Linda Butler

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 23705

ISBN: 0804747547

Condition: Fine


Beautiful oversized book in almost as new condition. There is a small wrinkle to bottom of dustjacket, otherise it's pristine inside and out and will arrive in a brand new mylar cover.The author, Linda Butler, inscribed it to two people as thus: ""For Diane with much gratitutude for your help with the text of my book. And to Tim who nurtures and educates those of us who love photography. With affection, Linda, Sepetember 26, 2004." The book is so lovely with page after p... View more info

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Wisdom of The Heart Sutra

By: Master Sheng-Yao

Price: $22.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Art Founders Inc.: 2011

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 27961

ISBN: 0981237827

Condition: Very Good


Very nice book, nicely kept. Pristine pages and page edges. Type is very readable against the very ehite paper. The graphic on the cover was initially sprayed on rice paper. Text is in English, translated by Katherine Vova. Author's preface is in both Chinese and English. chaopters are thus: Liberating the Mind and the Four Wisdoms; Truth Body, Transformation Body, and Bliss Body of Buddha; The Essence, Phenomenon and Function of Prajna; The Three Insight Practices of th... View more info

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The Chinese Femme Fatale: Stories from the Ming Period

By: McLaren, Anne E. (translator)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Wild Peony Pty Ltd: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 24085

ISBN: 0646149245

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean soft cover measuring 5-1/2"x 8-1/2". Clean as a whistle inside and out with no names or writing and no spine crease. Only fault is flat crease to lower back corner. Illustrated throughout with copies of Ming period woodcuts. Opens with essay entitled "Wicked Women in Cghoinese Literature followed by the stories and selected bibliography. 103 pages. View more info

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Chinese Art Jades, Porcelains, Furniture, Siamese Sculptures, Japanese and Chinese Paintings Belonging to Various Owners Including Frederic Stadelman and James Arthur Ewing

By: No Author

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Parke-Berney Galleries Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 25505

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp beautiful auction catalog. Pristine yellow cover and like pages. Printed on coated paper and illustrated with black and white photographs. Auction was held Thursday, February 25, 1960 and 249 lots were auctioned. Catalog measures 6-1.4"x9-1/2" and has 47 pages. View more info

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Weisbrod Chinese Art: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Works of Art: 26 March-2 April, 1996

By: No author Stated

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, New Yorkj, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 25824

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful exhibition catalog with full page color photographs of the art. The catalog measures 8"x10" and is printed on quality coated paper with 138 pages. Each of the 69 items on exhibit are given star treatment with the large color photo plus a detailed description. A chronological chart at the front helps with understanding dynasties and dates. Among the items shown are pottery (glazed and unglazed), jades, marble, bronzes, wood sculptures, cloisonne, blue a... View more info

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Nagel's Encyclopedia -- Guide China

By: No author Stated

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Geneva, Paris, Munich, Nagel Publishers: 1978

Seller ID: 25831DH

Condition: Very Good


An amazing amount of information in a book which measures 4-1/2"x6-1/2", but is also 2-1/2" thick with 1504 pages. Wonderful crisp, clean fold-out maps and charts throughout, plus an atlas at the back of the book in full color. Book sports red board swith no bumps to corners and a handsome orange top exterior edge as per design, a red bound-in ribbon marker, and map endpapers. Only faults are small tear to both outer bottom corners of dustjacke, former owene... View more info

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Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy (Christie's Auction Catalog November, 2008

By: No Author Stated

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Beijing, China, Christie's: 2008

Seller ID: 27726

Condition: Near Fine


This is as much a book as it is an auction catalog -- absolutely beautiful and large at 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" with 355 pages in both English and Chinese.It also includes the charming advertising piece which shows the lay-out of the venue -- see the main photo. Due to China's Law on the Protection of Cultural Relics any item marked with a star was prohibited for exportation. The art is gorgeous throughout and predominately in full color. View more info

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Fine Chinese Modern Paintings Hong Kong December 2, 2008

By: No author Stated

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Christie's: 2008

Seller ID: 28294

Condition: Fine


Very handsome auction catalog held in Hong Kong by Christie's. The art is exquisite and interesing -- elements form classic Asian painting melds with a new, contremporary boldness. Beautiful! The catalog is pristine with no names or writing and no spine crease. It measures 8-1/2" x10-1/2" and has 252 pages View more info

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Weisbrod : Searching For Immortality Autumn 2000 An Exhibition September 19-October 6

By: No author Stated

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23481

Condition: Very Good


This is the catalog for the Chinese art exhibition which originally cost $85. The envelope inside contains a notice about the upcoming event. I buy every Weisbrod I can find -- gorgeous in dust jackets and full page color photos of the art.They're also oversized at 8-3/4" x 12". This one has 107 pages highlighting 42 works of art in bronze, pottery, limestone, jade and porcelain. Catalog is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing.The only fault is a small area a... View more info