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Image for Socio-Cultural Comparison Between South and North Korea

Socio-Cultural Comparison Between South and North Korea

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Seoul, Research Center for Peace & Unification: 1975

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 17442


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. View more info

Armenia; A Journey Through History

By: Avakian, Arra S.; Ara John Movsesian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fresno, CA, Electric Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 13536


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 View more info

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Japan and the World Since 1868

By: Barnhart, Michael A.

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London, Hodder Arnold Publication: 1995

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 12911


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... View more info

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Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

By: Bix, Herbert P.

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition; Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 16369


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 hierarc... View more info

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The Japanese Chronicles

By: Bouvier, Nicolas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Mercury House: 1993

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 18756


A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Translated from the French by Anne Dickerson. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.68 X 5.85 inches; 222 pages; "Swiss travel writer and photographer Nicolas Bouvier shares his intimate experience of Japan. Based on three decades of travel throughout the islands, his reports, recollections, and reflections take the reader beyond the commonplace into an unexpected Japan. Whether describing village festivals or the suburbs of Kyot... View more info

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Taiwan Journal of Democracy

By: Cheng, T.J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Taiwan, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy: 2013

Seller ID: 17255


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 View more info

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In Xanadu A Quest

By: Dalrymple, William

Price: $19.50

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17974


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 thei... View more info

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Historiography and Japanese Consciousness of Values and Norms

By: Fogel, Joshua A.; Baxter, James C. (editors)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kyoto, Japan, International Research Center for Japanese Studies: 2002

Seller ID: 17364


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 View more info

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The Rope in the Water A Pilgrimage to India

By: Fraser, Sylvia

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Thomas Allen & Son: 2001

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16873


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 b... View more info

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Sukhothai Its History, Culture, and Art

By: Gosling, Betty

Price: $48.95

Publisher: Singapore, Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16603


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, sculpt... View more info

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Inside Asia

By: GUNTHER, John

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1939

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16820


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, poli... View more info

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The Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia

By: Harris, David R.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17850


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.&#... View more info

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Chinese Ceramics from Japanese Collections T'ang Through Ming Dynasties

By: Hayashi, Seizo & Henry Trubner

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New York, Asia Society Inc.,N.Y.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16917


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. View more info

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Hildreth's "Japan As It Was and Is"; A Handbook of Old Japan (Vol I only)

By: Hildreth, Richard; Ernest Wilson Clement (editor)

Price: $62.55

Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Company: 1906

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 13739


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 7½" - 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 mor... View more info

Traditional Korea A Cultural History

By: Joe, Wanne J.; Hongkyu A. Choe (editor)

Price: $13.25

Publisher: Elizabeth NJ, Hollym: 1998

Edition: Revised Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 13297


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. View more info

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Sino-Soviet relations, the first phase 1917-1920

By: Leong, Sow-Theng

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canberra AU, Australian National University Press: 1971

Seller ID: 16832


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? View more info

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Dynasties of India and Beyond Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

By: Malhotra, Inder

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, HarperCollins India: 2003

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 16865


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 dynast... View more info

The Conspiracy and Death of Lin Biao

By: Ming-Le, Yao

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14547


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. View more info

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Apples in the Snow Journey to Samarkand

By: Moorhouse, Geoffrey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18573


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 t... View more info

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Sindh Revisited A Journey in the Footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton 1842-1849 : The India Years

By: Ondaatje, Christopher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Harpercollins Canada: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16561


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 throughou... View more info