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 , CHINA'S NATIONAL MINORITIES.
CHINA'S NATIONAL MINORITIES.
San Jose, CA: Panda Lodge, n.d. (ca 1974) Pamphlet. An uncommom propaganda piece focusing on the gains in education and industrialization made by the minorities in China under socialism. Illustrated with photographs. 16 pp. including the cover. Very good in stapled illustrated wrappers (some soiling to the covers)
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Book number: 69195
USD 28.50 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3139]

 (ANTHOLOGY), CITY COUSIN AND OTHER STORIES
(ANTHOLOGY)
CITY COUSIN AND OTHER STORIES
Peking: Foreign Language Press, 1973. First printing in wrappers. A collection of 8 short stories about village life in China, described in glowing terms - among the characters are a storekeeper who gives her whole heart to serving the peasants, People's Liberation Army men who guard the land and cherish the people and others. Very good in printed wrappers (inexpensively printed and bound.)
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Book number: 6722
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 8.5 | JP¥ 1211]

4770014651 ABE, KOBO, BEYOND THE CURVE.
ABE, KOBO
BEYOND THE CURVE.
New York & Tokyo: Kodansha, (1991.) dj First printing. His first collection of short fiction, one which confirms his reputation as one of Japan's most significant modern writers. The stories - often surrealistic - start from the same point: a seemingly innocuous act plunges an ordinary individual into extraordinary, often nightmarish circumstances that lead him to question his identity or his sanity. Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 247 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 4770014651
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Book number: 57867
USD 27.50 [Appr.: EURO 25 | £UK 21.25 | JP¥ 3029]
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 ALBERY, NOBUKO, BALLOON TOP.
ALBERY, NOBUKO
BALLOON TOP.
New York: Pantheon, 1978. First US printing. Dramatist's first novel, about a Japanese girl coming-of-age first under the US occupation of Japan and later in the revolutionary sixties. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (remainder mark, price-clipped)
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Book number: 3948
USD 21.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | £UK 16.75 | JP¥ 2368]

 
ALEXANDER, GARTH
THE INVISIBLE CHINA: The Overseas Chinese and the Politics of Southeast Asia
New York: Macmillan, 1974. dj First US printing. Based on 4 years of study of the Chinese who live in Southeast Asia. 264 pgs, photographs, index, bibliography. Map endpapers. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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Book number: 36544
USD 19.75 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2175]
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ALEXANDER, GARTH
THE INVISIBLE CHINA: The Overseas Chinese and the Politics of Southeast Asia
New York: Macmillan, 1974. dj First US printing. Based on 4 years of study of the Chinese who live in Southeast Asia. 264 pgs, photographs, index, bibliography. Map endpapers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (apparently unread.)
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Book number: 8830
USD 15.75 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1735]

 ANDO, SHOEI, ZEN AND AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM: An Investigation of One's Self.
ANDO, SHOEI
ZEN AND AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM: An Investigation of One's Self.
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1970. dj First American edition. A comparative study of the products of two different cultures: zen and transcendenatlism. Includes sections on what Zen is, American Transcendentalism and American Transcendentalism in combination with Zen. Christianity and Zen, including two appendices. Brief biography of author tipped in at end of book. Index, vi, 218 pp. Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (lightly embossed prev owner's seal)
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Book number: 59503
USD 34.50 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 26.75 | JP¥ 3800]
Keywords: Zen, Transcendentalism, Spritualism, religion, japan, japanese,

0811212246 WANG ANYI., BROCADE VALLEY.
WANG ANYI.
BROCADE VALLEY.
New York: New Directions, (1992.) dj First US printing. When this novella was first published in China in 1987, it was both a best seller and very controversial: in it, the young woman is not only not punished for her sexual adventure, she is rewarded. Translated from the Chinese by Maiping Chen and Bonnie S. McDougall. Translator's note. xii, 123 pp. Very good in a fine dust jacket (some scattered underlining.). ISBN: 0811212246
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Book number: 57439
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1927]
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0835120325 WANG ANYI., LAPSE OF TIME.
WANG ANYI.
LAPSE OF TIME.
San Francisco: China Books, (1988.) First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. A collection of one novella and six short stories by the most popular woman writer of Shanghai, stories which depict the humanism underneath the Cultural Revolution and in the movement away from it. Introduction by Jeffrey Kinkley. Translated by Howard Goldblat, Gladys Yang and others. A title in the New Chinese Fiction series, with cover praise from Tillie Olsen and Maxine Hong Kingston. 144 pp. Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. ISBN: 0835120325
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Book number: 66762
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1927]
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 APPACHANA, ANJANA, LISTENING NOW
APPACHANA, ANJANA
LISTENING NOW
New York: Random House, 1998. First printing. A complex first novel by this young Indian writer. F/F.
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Book number: 9220
USD 31.50 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3469]

9780812994346 AW, TASH., FIVE STAR BILLIONAIRE.
AW, TASH.
FIVE STAR BILLIONAIRE.
New York: Spiegel & Grau, (2013) dj First US printing. Award-winning author's third novel, the stories of young Chinese men and women who bring their hopes and dreams to Shanghai, the shining symbol of the New China. SIGNED on the title page. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 379 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 9780812994346
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Book number: 63505
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.25 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4405]
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BATES, JUDY FONG.
MIDNIGHT AT THE DRAGON CAFE.
New York: Counterpoint, (2005.) Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Author's excellent first novel (and second book), the story of a young Chinese girl who is torn apart by family secrets and divided loyalties in a small Canadian town in the 1950's. Originally published in Canada - where the author, like the narrator in this novel, came as a young girl - this is being published as a trade paperback original in the United States. 315 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. (a new copy.)
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Book number: 30762
USD 21.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | £UK 16.75 | JP¥ 2368]
Keywords: canada, chinese immigrants, first novel, new,

 
BAUER, WOLFGANG AND FRANKE, HERBERT, EDITORS.
THE GOLDEN CASKET: Chinese Novella of Two Millennia.
New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1964. dj First American edition. Translated by Christopher Levenson from Bauer's and Franke's German version of the original Chinese, under the supervision of Arthur Waley. Introduction by Herbert Franke. Illustrated with Chinese woodcuts. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (soiling to back cover, light edgewear.)
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Book number: 12721
USD 31.50 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3469]
Keywords: erotic chinese ming period

 
BEN-DASAN, ISAIAH.
THE JAPANESE AND THE JEWS.
New York: Weatherhill, 1972. dj First American edition. A remarkable, often controversial, double portrait of two of the world's most unique peoples by an author with an intimate knowledge of both, although his exact identity is unknown. Winner of the prestigious Oya Prize in Japan in 1970 where the book was originally published. Near fine in very good dust jacket. (pc, some loss of lamination to dj,1/2-inch tear on back cover)
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Book number: 13992
USD 26.50 [Appr.: EURO 24 | £UK 20.5 | JP¥ 2919]

824808177 BIRNBAUM, PHYLLIS, TRANSLATOR., RABBITS, CRABS, ETC.: Stories by Japanese Women.
BIRNBAUM, PHYLLIS, TRANSLATOR.
RABBITS, CRABS, ETC.: Stories by Japanese Women.
Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, (1982) First printing, a trade paperback. Translations of six 20th century Japanese women's stories - writers who choose not to recognize the docile stereotype of Japanese women, but rather to write probing, provocative and sometimes chilling explorations of the female pysche. Translated and with an introduction by Birnbaum. Among the writers are Kanei Mieko, Sono Ayako, Enchi Fumiko and others. ix, 147 p . Near fine in illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name) ISBN: 824808177
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Book number: 76309
USD 19.50 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2148]
Keywords: women authors, literature in translation, japan, anthology 824808177

 
BLACKSTOCK, GRAHAM BELCHER
SOJOURN IN OCCUPIED JAPAN.
New York: Vantage Press, (1979.) dj First printing. SIGNED by the author with the words with the best of good wishes on the dedication page. A fictionalized account - a novel based on the author's experiences - of a young American girl who arrives in Japan in 1945, at the end of World War II, to work with the American Red Cross - among the soldiers was the Army officer, who became her husband. As they spent the years working in Japan, they fell in love with the country and with the people as they struggled to build a new life among the devastation of the old. Illustrated with 42 full-page black and white paintings by the artist-cartoonist Takeo Nishijima (based on watercolors which inspired this book). 399 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 053303843X
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Book number: 39040
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Keywords: red cross worker, post world war ii, japan, 053303843X

 
BLOODWORTH, DENNIS.
AN EYE FOR THE DRAGON: Southwest Asia Observed 1954-1970.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1970.) dj Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition). Map endpapers. Bibliography, index. 415 pp Good in good dust jacket (dustjacket flaps have been partially pasted onto endpapers.)
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Book number: 41168
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1322]
Keywords: malayan peninsula, mayalsia, cambodia, burma, vietnam,

 BLOODWORTH, DENNIS., AN EYE FOR THE DRAGON: Southwest Asia Observed 1954-1970.
BLOODWORTH, DENNIS.
AN EYE FOR THE DRAGON: Southwest Asia Observed 1954-1970.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1970.) dj Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition). Map endpapers. Bibliography, index. 415 pp Fine in fine dust jacket.
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Book number: 46329
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1652]
Keywords: malayan peninsula, mayalsia, cambodia, burma, vietnam,

 
BLYTH, R.H. [REGINALD HORACE]
ORIENTAL HUMOUR.
Tokyo, Japan: Hokuseido Press, 1959. dj First printing. Rather uncommon first edition of this classic and comprehensive English-language work on Japanese, Chinese & Korean humor from all periods (India is not included, although the introduction describes India as the chief origin of world humour.) Among the topics are Chinese classics and poetry, ghost stories, Liehtse, proverbs, Taoism, Zen, short stories, Korean humor and proverbs, Chinese influence on Japan, Japanese caricature, old and modern Senryu, Yanagidaru, and more. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, 26 rather striking inserted plates (7 in color), each with a tissue guard imprinted with notations about the plate, by Kang Hi An, Li Am, Sengai, Hakuin, Tosa Minsunaga and others, and 6 en texte illustrations. Chronological chart, bibliography, index. 582 pp. Very good in a good only dustjacket - a solid, clean copy in orange cloth with just a hint of dampness/crinkling to the upper edges of the first few pages, previous owner's name, in a fragile dustacket with rubbing along the folds, and one fold partially split (now protected by an archival cover.)
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Book number: 36003
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 203 | £UK 173 | JP¥ 24780]
Keywords: china, japan, korea,

 
BORNOFF, NICHOLAS.
PINK SAMURAI: Love, Marriage & Sex in Contemorary Japan.
New York: Pocket Books, (1991.) dj First printing. From the dj: 'Journalist Nicholas Bornoff opens a unique, richly researched window to the East in this revealing, often surprising account of sexual pursuits and politics in modern Japan. Attitudes towards women, men, family, work and erotic preferences are explored in depth, from the first primitive myths to the neon glare of the modern cities' - including geishas, love hotels, no-pantie coffee shops, erotic comics and more. Photographs. xvi, 479 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 0671742655
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Book number: 37901
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Keywords: japan, prostitution, rape, sex customs, sex business, 0671742655

0811834905 BRIDGES, SHIRIN YIM; ILLUSTRATED BY SOPHIE BLACKALL., RUBY'S WISH.
BRIDGES, SHIRIN YIM; ILLUSTRATED BY SOPHIE BLACKALL.
RUBY'S WISH.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2002.) dj First printing. A story based on the author's grandmother - Instead of getting married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family. An engaging portrait of a young girl who strives for more and a grandfather who rewards her hard work and courage. SIGNED by the author opposite the half title page. Illustrated with watercolor paintings by Sophie Blackall. Large format, unpaginated. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) ISBN: 0811834905
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Book number: 55062
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3855]
Keywords: china, role of girls, 0811834905

 
BUSS, CLAUDE A.
CORY AQUINO AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Stanford, CA: Standford Alumni Association, 1987. 1st trade paperback printing. This book places the events leading to the fall of President Marcos and the rise of President Aquino in the context of Philippine history. 200 pgs. A title in the Portable Stanford Series. Very good. (slight edge wear)
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Book number: 13884
USD 13.75 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1514]

 
CAMPBELL, HELEN L.
THE STORY OF LITTLE METZU, THE JAPANESE BOY.
Philadelphia: David McKay Co., (1914, orig c 1905.) Revised edition. A title in the Children of the World Series. Illustrated with photographs and some drawings. 106 pp plus a map and Japanese vocabulary list. Very good+ in dark green cloth with illustrated covers.
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Book number: 29283
USD 19.75 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2175]
Keywords: photographs, japanese culture, children of the world,

0449910687 CHAI, ARLENE J., THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER.
CHAI, ARLENE J.
THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER.
New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1996.) dj First printing. The first novel by this author who was born in Manila in the Philippines of Spanish, Chinese and Filipino ancestry, and who now lives in Australia. Cover praise from Amy Tan who called this A remarkable first novel filled with family secrets and the intersection of personal and world histories, told through four mesmerizing voices. Dust jacket art by Julie Quinlivan. 340 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0449910687
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Book number: 35906
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2093]
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9780930773922 CHANG, LEONARD., CROSSINGS.
CHANG, LEONARD.
CROSSINGS.
Mill Creek, Washington: Black Heron Press, (2009) dj First edition. A novel which takes an unflinching look at the lives of Korean immigrants, legal and illegal, in the San Francisco Bay Area. This novel centers on Sam, a widower, who finds himself in debt to a local gangster and Unha, an illegal immigrant working at a nightclub. . . When Unha rebels against the stringent demands placed on her, she is kidnapped and and trafficked into prostitution and Sam is determined to save her. 315 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 9780930773922
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Book number: 75947
USD 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2313]
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