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Socio-Cultural Comparison Between South and North Korea
1 Socio-Cultural Comparison Between South and North Korea
Seoul Research Center for Peace & Unification 1975 Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Light soil to beige card covers, pages lightly yellowed. ; A bright, solid book, side stapled. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages; 30 years after Korea was liberated from Japan and 25 years after the start of the Korean War studies were made to understand the feasibility of the reunification of the 2 countries that once made up a whole Korea. 
Price: 40.00 CDN
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2 Avakian, Arra S.; Ara John Movsesian Armenia; A Journey Through History
Fresno, CA Electric Press 2000 091691920X / 9780916919207 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Previous owner's name on FFEP; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 0.8 x 9.1 x 5.4 Inches; 306 pages; The second printing has added information 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Japan and the World Since 1868, Barnhart, Michael A.
3 Barnhart, Michael A. Japan and the World Since 1868
London Hodder Arnold Publication 1995 0340528583 / 9780340528587 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 
Light corner curl , bottom corner lightly bumped ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; International Relations and the Great Powers; 0.7 x 9.1 x 6 Inches; 208 pages; Japan's position as a major power in international affairs is recent, but the changes it has gone through during even so short a time have been immense. How to account for its progress from prudence, through folly, to present success is the enquiry at the core of Michael Barnhart's study. He provides a masterly account of the domestic pressures that often helped shape foreign policy, as well as an evaluation of the changing world order itself. 
Price: 34.95 CDN
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Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan, Bix, Herbert P.
4 Bix, Herbert P. Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan
New York HarperCollins 2000 006019314x / 9780060193140 First Edition; Sixth Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edgewear to dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.21 X 6.46 X 1.97 inches; 816 pages; the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern scientific worldview, the young emperor gradually evolves into his preeminent role, aligning himself with the growing ultranationalist movement, perpetuating a cult of religious emperor worship, resisting attempts to curb his power, and all the while burnishing his image as a reluctant, passive monarch. Here we see Hirohito as he truly was: a man of strong will and real authority.Supported by a vast array of previously untapped primary documents, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is perhaps most illuminating in lifting the veil on the mythology surrounding the emperor's impact on the world stage. Focusing closely on Hirohito's interactions with his advisers and successive Japanese governments, Bix sheds new light on the causes of the China War in 1937 and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. 
Price: 15.95 CDN
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Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Cheng, T.J.
5 Cheng, T.J. Taiwan Journal of Democracy
Taiwan Taiwan Foundation for Democracy 2013 Paperback Very Good 
Bottom fore corner bumped. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Special issue, May 2013, ISSN 1815-7238; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 170+ pages; This was issued in honor of Arend Lijphart on the tenth anniversary of the Foundation of Democracy 
Price: 30.00 CDN
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In Xanadu  A Quest, Dalrymple, William
6 Dalrymple, William In Xanadu A Quest
London HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 1989 0002179482 / 9780002179485 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Previous owner's name on illustrated pastedown, price-clipped, top of spine bumped. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9.20 X 6.10 X 1.50 inches; 314 pages; "In the summer of 1986 two Cambridge history undergraduates set out on Marco Polo's famous journey across Central Asia to the city of Xanadu in Mongolia. This account traces their experiences in the war-torn Middle East and along 1500 miles of the Silk Road to their eventual destination." 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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Historiography and Japanese Consciousness of Values and Norms, Fogel, Joshua A.; Baxter, James C. (editors)
7 Fogel, Joshua A.; Baxter, James C. (editors) Historiography and Japanese Consciousness of Values and Norms
Kyoto, Japan International Research Center for Japanese Studies 2002 Softcover Very Good 
Bottom fore corner creased, only light edge wear ; A tight solid book, text unmarked; International Symposium in North America 2001; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 242 pages; Part 1: People, Words and Things: Cultural Exchange among China, Japan and the West, Part 2: Historical Consciousness in Japanese Texts 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Rope in the Water  A Pilgrimage to India, Fraser, Sylvia
8 Fraser, Sylvia The Rope in the Water A Pilgrimage to India
Toronto Thomas Allen & Son 2001 0919028438 / 9780919028432 1st Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Some edge wear to extremities of both book and dust jacket, previous owner's name on front free end paper ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 7.90 X 5.50 X 2 inches; 352 pages; "At Kovalam beach on India's southwestern shore I plunge into the Arabian Sea, the same soft temperature as the air...Looking shoreward, I see lifeguards gesturing. Since I'm much further than I imagined, I begin a determined swim toward them...The lifeguards continue to blast and gesture, but I'm powerless against the riptide irresistibly sweeping me out to sea. Though my situation appears hopeless, I'm about to undergo the most remarkable and mysterious event of my life...." So begins The Rope in the Water, the story of Sylvia Fraser's three-month pilgrimage to India in search of "something larger than myself, something deeper, something more."Travelling 12,000 kilometers across deserts and through jungles, Fraser visits sacred sites such as the twilight city of Varanasi on the Ganges, dense with the smoke of hundreds of funeral pyres; north to the glittering Golden Temple of the Sikhs; up Mount Abu where she stays with a Hindu sect called the Brahma Kumaris; south to a Buddhist retreat where she meditates eleven hours a day for ten days while observing a vow of silence; and to the Kovalam beach where her life is saved by a miracle.Fraser brings alive the sense-luscious tapestry of India, from its fluorescent seas of turbans and flowing robes, to the cerulean alleyways and the hot crush of urban bazaars, while exploring Eastern concepts such as "You create your own future" and "Change yourself and you change everything." Humourous and intelligent, The Rope in the Water is an uplifting yet earthbound literary odyssey for all those interested in the physical and philosophical worlds beyond their own. 
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Sukhothai  Its History, Culture, and Art, Gosling, Betty
9 Gosling, Betty Sukhothai Its History, Culture, and Art
Singapore Oxford University Press 1991 0195889843 / 9780195889840 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Glossy pictorial paper covered boards as new show only slight wear ; A bright, solid book ; The Asia Collection; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 156 pages; Referred to as "the cradle of Thai culture", the city of Sukhothai in north-central Thailand now lies in extensive and impressive ruins that are a testimony to a period from the mid-thirteenth to the mid-fifteenth centuries of the accomplishments of this independent city in the fields of architecture, sculpture, painting, and ceramics. Despite the historical importance ascribed to Sukhothai in laying the political, cultural, and artistic foundations for the modern day Thai state, the facts of its founding, growth, and decline have been shrouded until fairly recently in mystery, being largely dependent on an unreliable oral tradition. Drawing on twentieth-century study of scores of abandoned stone inscriptions and archaeological research, Gosling paints a rich picture of the political, religious, and cultural life of the Sukhothai period. 
Price: 48.95 CDN
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Inside Asia, GUNTHER, John
10 GUNTHER, John Inside Asia
New York Harper & Brothers 1939 1st Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Bottom book fore corners a little bumped. Price clipped DJ chipped with short tears and creasing, some soil. ; A tight solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Fold-out duotone map tipped in next to title page. ; 8.20 X 5.90 X 1.50 inches; 599 pages; A virtual "Who's Who" in Asia, from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, on the eve of WWII. Gunther introduces the history and national characteristics of each nation, together with the biographies of their statesmen, politicians and war lords. Full of details and anecdotes, this is a superb accomplishment. This was a very timely analysis of the Asian world in a world in flux, on the cusp of a worldwide conflagration. You must remember that Japan was in the process of a brutal attack on China and within a matter of a few years after the end of WWII, Palestine would become Israel and India would emerge from the influence of Great Britain. The Phillipines were heavily involved in the Pacific theater. 
Price: 95.00 CDN
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The Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia, Harris, David R.
11 Harris, David R. The Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia
Washington, DC Smithsonian Institution Press 1996 1560986751 / 9781560986751 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear, minor crease to top foredge on front cover. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked. ; 9.80 X 7.10 X 1.60 inches; 594 pages; "Providing a continental-scale framework for examining the agricultural "revolution" from its inception nearly ten thousand years ago, contributors examine the transition to agriculture and pastoralism from seven different disciplinary perspectives, focusing on Southwest Asia, Europe, and Central Asia." 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Chinese Ceramics from Japanese Collections  T'ang Through Ming Dynasties, Hayashi, Seizo &  Henry Trubner
12 Hayashi, Seizo & Henry Trubner Chinese Ceramics from Japanese Collections T'ang Through Ming Dynasties
New York Asia Society Inc.,N.Y. 1977 0878480498 / 9780878480494 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Light shelfwear to card covers, small corner bumps.; A bright, solid book.; Color Photographs; 9.60 X 8.60 X 0.80 inches; 136 pages; A collection of colour and B&W photographs of ceramic pieces, with description and history. 
Price: 18.95 CDN
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Hildreth's "Japan As It Was and Is";  A Handbook of Old Japan (Vol I only), Hildreth, Richard; Ernest Wilson Clement  (editor)
13 Hildreth, Richard; Ernest Wilson Clement (editor) Hildreth's "Japan As It Was and Is"; A Handbook of Old Japan (Vol I only)
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Company 1906 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Only light wear to green cloth covered boards, circular stamped design on front board, gift notation on FFEP. Top edge gilt, hinges intact, 'containing one hundred illustrations and maps.' ; Top edge gilt, 2 fold-out maps, bright, solid book. ; Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall; 401 pages; Richard Hildreth (journalist and historian) originally published this in 1855 with editions in 1856 and 1861 closely following. This edition has attempted to make the information more accessible to the Western reader 
Price: 62.55 CDN
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14 Joe, Wanne J.; Hongkyu A. Choe (editor) Traditional Korea A Cultural History
Elizabeth NJ Hollym 1998 1565910729 / 9781565910720 Revised Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Plates 
Light edge wear & scuffing, front flap clipped ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.2 x 8.9 x 5.7 Inches; 403 pages; A scholarly, basic, and highly readable introduction to the total culture of Korea--as patterns and in historic perspective. 
Price: 13.25 CDN
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Sino-Soviet relations, the first phase 1917-1920, Leong, Sow-Theng
15 Leong, Sow-Theng Sino-Soviet relations, the first phase 1917-1920
Canberra AU Australian National University Press 1971 0708103952 / 9780708103951 Softcover Very Good- 
Light edgewear and scuffing of card covers, two sets of initials on front cover ; Contemporary China papers, 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; This study examines the mysteries of the Karakhan Manifesto, allegedly issued by Soviet Commissariat in 1919 and promising to restore to China the rights and privileges forcibly extracted by Tsarism. The Russians denied it but issued a new version. Which manifesto was the authentic one? 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Dynasties of India and Beyond  Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malhotra, Inder
16 Malhotra, Inder Dynasties of India and Beyond Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
New Delhi, India HarperCollins India 2003 8172234481 / 9788172234485 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dustjacket show some edgewear, remainder mark bottom page edges ; Red satin bookmark bound in. A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.13 X 6.22 X 1.18 inches; 363 pages; A perceptive study of the remarkable phenomenon of dynastic rule, and a fascinating account of the Indian subcontinent's social and political history during the second half of the twentieth century. The durability and unrivalled dominance of India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty mean that it has long commanded the world's attention, and guaranteed its place in history. However, it is not the only dynasty within India, let alone the neighbouring countries of South Asia and beyond. Indeed, there is a large number of clans striding the political stage in the region -- the Senanayakes and the Bandarnaikes were entrenched in Sri Lanka well before Indira Gandhi first became India's prime minister in 1966, and the Bhuttos of Pakistan have left their imprint on the country, now once again under military rule with a civilian facade. In Bangladesh, politics revolve round two competing dynasties, one led by Sheikh Hasina, the orphaned daughter of the new nation's founder-president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the other by Khaleda Zia, the widow of General Ziaur Rahman, its first military ruler. The many books on the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty have concentrated almost exclusively on the life stories of Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi who, between them, ruled the country for thirty-seven of the first forty-two years since independence. But none has tried to explain why the dynastic dispensation has taken such firm root in this part of the world or why people vote for dynastic leaders time and again. The question of whether the dynastic phenomenon is a passing phase or whether the dynasties are here to stay also remains unanswered. Inder Malhotra's book fills this gap and does so with objectivity and sensitivity. He puts the rise of dynasties in the newly independent countries of South Asia in historical perspective, and analyses why, in the Asian milieu, democratically-elected dynasties are likely to last much longer than they did in the West. 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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17 Ming-Le, Yao The Conspiracy and Death of Lin Biao
London Collins 1983 0002171414 / 9780002171410 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear to book & DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages; This ISBN represents both paperback and hardcover editions. This is the HC. How Mao's successor plotted and failed: an inside account of the most mysterious event in the history of modern China. 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Apples in the Snow  Journey to Samarkand, Moorhouse, Geoffrey
18 Moorhouse, Geoffrey Apples in the Snow Journey to Samarkand
London Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 1990 0340525320 / 9780340525326 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Light edge wear to dust jacket, pages a little tanned as is common in British publications of this era. Previous owner has written a few notes bottom of page 100 ; 9.29 X 6.38 X 0.94 inches; 224 pages; "Follows the author's travels through Central Asia from the Russian border with China to the dome of Gur Emir. The author offers a history of the areas he visited and describes the tension which exists between Russians and Muslims in the south of the Soviet Union due to perestroika." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Sindh Revisited  A Journey in the Footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton 1842-1849 : The India Years, Ondaatje, Christopher
19 Ondaatje, Christopher Sindh Revisited A Journey in the Footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton 1842-1849 : The India Years
Toronto Harpercollins Canada 1996 0002554364 / 9780002554367 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear to book and dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 351 pages; The travels of Richard Burton, 19th-century traveller, orientalist, archaeologist, linguist, anthropologist and controversial diplomat, are traced in this text. The book is both a biography and exploration of the British India of yesterday and the India and Sindh of today. Colour illustraions and maps throughout 
Price: 40.00 CDN
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The Mayor of Aihara  A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925, Partner, Simon
20 Partner, Simon The Mayor of Aihara A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 2009 0520258592 / 9780520258594 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Maps 
Light edge wear, a few pages dog eared, small cut base of spine. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; 248 pages; "Aizawa Kikutarő (1866-1963) was born into the wealthiest family in Hashimoto, a small agricultural village specializing in wheat and silk. By 1925, the village was undergoing rapid commercial development, residents were commuting to factory and office jobs in cities, and, after serving as mayor for almost twenty years, Aizawa was working as a bank manager. Taking the biography of this leading villager as its central focus and incorporating intimate details of life drawn from Aizawa's diary, The Mayor of Aihara chronicles the extraordinary transformation of Hashimoto against the background of Japan's rapid industrialization. By portraying history as it was actually lived by ordinary people, the book offers a rich and compelling perspective on the modernization of Japan." 
Price: 14.50 CDN
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