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From Emperor to Citizen  The autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, Volume one, Pu Yi; W.J.F. Jenner (translator)
21 Pu Yi; W.J.F. Jenner (translator) From Emperor to Citizen The autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, Volume one
Peking Foreign Languages Press 1979 2nd Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Sticker removal damage front panel of dust jacket, DJ scuffed with light chipping, top fore corners a little bumped. ; Volume one only. A tight solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.10 X 5.60 X 0.80 inches; 247 pages; First published in Chinese in 1964 and then banned by the revolutionaries ten years later, this remarkable autobiography presents the story of a man who served twice as emperor of China, once as emperor of the Japanese puppet state in Manchuria, and then underwent a complete re-education in the prisons of the Communist Chinese government, finally leading a life as an ordinary citizen.Placed on the throne in 1908 at the age of two, Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi became the tenth ruler of the Ch'ing Dynasty and the last emperor of China. Forced to abdicate four years later but permitted to remain in the Forbidden City until the Ch'ing court lost power in 1924, Pu Yi spent his youth surrounded by eunuchs, princes, cooks, consorts, tutors, and the decadent, often wild excesses of the Imperial Palace. During this time, Reginald Johnston, a Scottish district officer and magistrate of the British-leased territory of Weihaiwei in Shantung, became Pu Yi's tutor and established a bond with the young emperor that both remembered fondly in their writings.Recounting those early days, Pu Yi then describes his installation by the Japanese as puppet emperor in Manchuria, the defeat of Japan by the Allies in World War II, his imprisonment in the Soviet Union, and his eventual forced return to the People's Republic of China in 1950. Re-educated in Chinese prisons, Pu Yi learned how to dress himself, work on an assembly line, and criticize his former uselessness and pride. Pu Yi ends the account with his release from prison--pardoned by the Communist Party--and the beginning of his new life as a gardener and then as a researcher of literary and historical materials.This fascinating account not only depicts an empire in the throes of death and the zeal of a new-born regime, but also reveals the tragic story of a man who was a helpless subject of family and government turmoils and not really a ruler at all. 
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Karizumai; A Guide to Japanese Canadian Internment Sites, Reid, Linda Kawamoto & Beth Carter
22 Reid, Linda Kawamoto & Beth Carter Karizumai; A Guide to Japanese Canadian Internment Sites
Burnaby, BC Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre 2012 0973091355 / 9780973091359 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 51 pages; This booklet was produced in honour of the 70th anniversary of the entry of Japan into WWII. In British Columbia many internment camps were set up away from the coastal areas. This is a guide to those camps, giving a brief history of each site along with maps. 
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Coffee Doi Chaang;  The struggle for human dignity of hill tribes and pride of world class speciality coffee in Thailand, Ritpreecha, Ong-art
23 Ritpreecha, Ong-art Coffee Doi Chaang; The struggle for human dignity of hill tribes and pride of world class speciality coffee in Thailand
Chiang Rai, Thailand Trimit Im-Ex Ltd 2008 9740627390 / 9789740627395 1st Softcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 169 pages; Doi Chaang is a fair trade coffee company which is partially owned by the people who grow and cultivate the plants. "The Doi Chang Village community sits on a mountainous hillside within the Chiang Rai province of Northern Thailand and the coffee plantation covers more than 6000 acres and is surrounded by lush old forest growth, fresh flowing spring water and breathtaking mountain views. With the high altitudes, ideal climate and perfect soil conditions, Doi Chang Village is one of the premium regions of the world to cultivate and process Arabica coffee.The majority of farming families in Doi Chang Village are of Akha heritage. Rich in culture and tradition, the farmers have no official written language but do maintain a detailed oral history and live life according to the “Akha Way,” a spiritual, moral and social philosophy that governs behaviour and emphasizes strong ties to land and family. Like many of the hill tribe communities of Northern Thailand, the Akha hill tribe of Doi Chang have struggled with isolation and poverty. As self-sufficient and self directed coffee producers, the Akha people of Doi Chang Village are able to maintain their heritage and cultural values, while providing economic stability and growth for their community. Many of the youth are now receiving higher levels of education and returning to their Akha roots in Doi Chang Village to share in the prosperity of the coffee company." 
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Destiny’s Eldest Daughter: The early life of Sukarno’s daughter Megawati, Satoko, Akio
24 Satoko, Akio Destiny’s Eldest Daughter: The early life of Sukarno’s daughter Megawati
Tokyo Sincho Press 2000 4104370010 / 9784104370016 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book, light chipping top edge of DJ ; Text completely in Japanese script, DJ in Mylar, bound in satin bookmark ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 335 pages; "Akio depicts Indonesian politics through the family life of Megawati. Writing journalistically, she strongly emphasizes Megawati’s gender roles—as daughter, mother, and wife—especially her “destiny” as the daughter of Indonesia’s first president. Arguably, she draws the contrast between Megawati and Soeharto too simply as “good” and “bad.” However, she has gathered wide-ranging source material, including interviews with everyone from taxi drivers to Megawati herself in the period before she became president. The material from her several interviews with Megawati are of special value in understanding this often silent Indonesian leader." 
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Defending China, Segal, Gerald
25 Segal, Gerald Defending China
London Oxford University Press 1985 019827470X / 9780198274704 1st Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Only slight wear to decorative paper covered boards ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; 8.75 X 5.38 X 0.74 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 24.95 CDN
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The Oriental Adventure;  Explorers of the East, Severin, Timothy
26 Severin, Timothy The Oriental Adventure; Explorers of the East
London Angus and Robertson 1976 0207956995 / 9780207956997 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has some shelfwear to edges.; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Many full page B&W and colour plates of Asian art throughout. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.90 X 7.60 X 1.30 inches; 240 pages; Historian, Severin, takes a look at various travellers, explorers, and merely curious and their experience in the mysterious "East". The first, and most famous, was Marco Polo. 
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Enter the Dragon  China at War in Korea, Spurr, Russell
27 Spurr, Russell Enter the Dragon China at War in Korea
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1989 0283997702 / 9780283997709 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and DJ; Dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.40 X 6.30 X 1.40 inches; 335 pages; "Korea was, years before Vietnam, the first great East-West clash, a stalemate which cost over 140,000 American lives. This is an exclusive look at the crucial intervention of the Chinese into the conflict - an act that brought the super-powers to the brink of nuclear war." 
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Order and Discipline in China The Shanghai Mixed Court 1911-1927, Stephens, Thomas B.
28 Stephens, Thomas B. Order and Discipline in China The Shanghai Mixed Court 1911-1927
Seattle, WA University of Washington Press 1992 0295971231 / 9780295971230 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Red cloth boards show light shelf wear.; A tight solid book, text unmarked. ; Asian Law Series No. 9; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 159 pages; "China’s traditional system of dispute resolution and maintenance of order in society has been treated by Western scholars as legal history, but because the Chinese system is radically different from European systems in its conceptual structure and therefore does not fit into the familiar categories and models of Western law and jurisprudence, such treatment has been inadequate and often misleading. In Order and Discipline in China, Thomas B. Stephens provides a new approach, methodology, and theoretical framework for the interpretation of traditional Chinese “law.”Stephens argues convincingly that Chinese society has always operated according to the disciplinary system of order, ni which hierarchy is established by actual power, and he provides a thorough methodology and framework for understanding disciplinary theory. He discusses the system, showing it not the random (or even unjust) tyranny it may sometimes appear to the Western, legally oriented mind but an effective system that successfully guided China for centuries. The study is not merely historical, but provides insights into Chinese ways of thinking about social relationships, dispute resolution, and the enforcement of civil obligations that are vital to intercultural understanding today. His study is based on the activities of the Mixed Court of the International Settlement at Shanghai, which dealt with legal problems concerning Chinese people within the representative, or “assessor.” The Mixed Court conventionally has been looked upon as a disciplinary tribunal enforcing a system of dispute resolution and the maintenance of social order upon the principles of disciplinary theory. The Mixed Court is a convenient point from which to measure the legal and disciplinary systems against each other and to study them in conflict. Although Western powers tried to interpret the court in legal terms, it responds much more convincingly to analysis according to the disciplinary system: it provided its right to rule by the abililty to enforce its decisions, and it decided cases not, as claimed, by Chinese laws (which actually did not exist) but according to those principles established by the Western consuls." 
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The Crippled Tree; China: Biography, History, Autobiography, Suyin, Han
29 Suyin, Han The Crippled Tree; China: Biography, History, Autobiography
London Jonathan Cape 1966 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dust jacket worn with some chipping, all corners clipped ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 461 pages; "In The Crippled Tree Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eye-witness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek. This book is more compelling than history and more profound than biography: it describes how events mould the lives of individuals, and how their private emotions are twisted by the gigantic conflicts of a changing world. The theme of the book is the story of the Chinese family of Han Suyin, a family deeply feudal, rooted in a far inland province of China adjacent to Tibet; yet, because of the western invasion of China, brought face to face with compelling change. Han Suyin's father, marked for a life of classical scholasticism, became instead an engineer, sent by his government to study railway construction in Belgium. There he fell in love with the daughter of a respectable Belgian family, and both defied all the conventions of their societies to marry. Returning to a China in revolution in 1913, they endured and suffered, helpless in the face of tragedy beyond their grasp. Eight children were born to them, while Han Suyin's father worked on the railways of China, and her mother endured the hardships and isolation of an outcast, ostracized by her own people. Nearly fifty years later one of their children, Han Suyin, was to spend years of painstaking research, both in China and in Europe, reconstructing the life and times of her parents and grandparents. This is one of the most important books about China yet written; while other volumes will continue the story, The Crippled Tree is complete in itself, with its own satisfying ending. It is a unique contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the One World in which we all live, east or west." 
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Symposium on Economic and Social Problems of the Far East, Szczepanik, Edward (Editor)
30 Szczepanik, Edward (Editor) Symposium on Economic and Social Problems of the Far East
Hong Kong Hong Kong University Press 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Beige DJ shows tears and chipping, light soiling. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Only 3000 copies printed ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 508 pages; A review of the situation in mainland China at the beginning of the 60's, discussed at a symposium held by Hong Kong University in September of 1961. 
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Mao Tse-Tung on Tactics Against Japanese Imperialism., Tse-Tung, Mao.
31 Tse-Tung, Mao. Mao Tse-Tung on Tactics Against Japanese Imperialism.
Peking Foreign Language Press 1965 Reprint Softcover Very Good 
Bottom fore corner bumped, card covers lightly soiled ; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 37 pages 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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32 Tseu, Yih-zan Chinese tales
Taipei, Taiwan Dunhuang shu ju, Min Guo 55 1966 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ chipped with tears, dime size chip top back panel ; DJ in Mylar A bright solid, book ; 107 pages 
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Japan, Yesterday and Today; Sketches and Essasy [Sic] on Japanese City Life, Uenoda, Setsuo
33 Uenoda, Setsuo Japan, Yesterday and Today; Sketches and Essasy [Sic] on Japanese City Life
Tokyo Tokyo News Service 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Dust jacket shows wear and chipping ; A tight solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 194 pages; The author gives a balanced view of life in post-WWII Japan. 
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The Scholars, Wu, Ching-tzu
34 Wu, Ching-tzu The Scholars
Peking Foreign Languages Press 1973 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows some, some chipping and creasing, FFEP clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Enclosed in VG slipcase showing only light wear ; B&W Illustrations; 6.75 X 4.25 X 1 inches; 607 pages 
Price: 14.50 CDN
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Half of Man is Woman; a novel, Xianliang, Zhang; trans. by Martha Avery
35 Xianliang, Zhang; trans. by Martha Avery Half of Man is Woman; a novel
Toronto, ON Lester & Orpen Dennys 1988 0886191866 / 9780886191863 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Small spot bottom page edges, light edge wear to dustjacket ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 285 pages; "Poet Zhang Yonglin is sentenced to a labor camp he ironically describes as a haven amidst the hysteria of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. After he marries a woman he had seen eight years earlier, the story becomes, on one level, an analogy between his temporary sexual impotence and the postion of intellectuals. A year later he is ready to abandon his wife and escape from the camp. Cameo appearances by philosophic and literary figures Marx and Meng-tz, Othello and Song Jian discussing China and sex which allows the incorporation of non-novelistic elements while indulging in gallows humor. The references to Western culture and the translator's historical notes should make this complex and fascinating book easily accessible." This books states that it is a novel but it is a fictionalized account of the author's experiences. 
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