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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

Condition: 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. 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

ISBN: 091691920X

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0340528583

Condition: 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 ord... 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

ISBN: 1562790080

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 Kyoto, retelling Japanese myth and history, composing poems, reflecting on Noh performances, or sketching memorable portraits in ... View more info

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The Samurai

By: Bryant, Anthony J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Publishing: 1989

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 19244

ISBN: 0850458978

Condition: Very Good+


Only slight wear to card covers; A bright, solid book, liberally illustrated with examples of their dress during various periods in history. ; Elite Series #23; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.6 X 7.1 X 0.2 inches; 64 pages; "Osprey's examination of Japan's Samurai warriors of the medieval period. Perhaps the greatest warriors in history, the Samurai were a product of a social system totally geared to war. The Samurai became expert in fighting both on horseback and on the ground. Their way of life was dictated by the code of Bushido or 'way of the warrior' and clad in their magnificent, mu... 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

Condition: 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 View more info

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Japan in Manchuria

By: Dashinsky, S. & N. Fokin (editor)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Workers Library Publishers: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18968

Condition: Very Good


Card covers show some shelf wear, staples are rusted, price has been altered in ink on front cover. A few pages show some creasing. ; A tight solid book. ; Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 47 pages; "A full statement of Japan's aims and methods and the menace to the Soviet Union (with maps)." With Japan's incursions into China and Manchuria pre WWII, Russia became concerned what their intentions might be toward the Soviet Union. View more info

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Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet In Search of a Legendary Armada

By: Delgado, James P.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & McIntyre: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19198

ISBN: 1553652738

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.1 X 6.1 X 1.0 inches; 240 pages; "In 1279, off China’s southeast coast, Khubilai Khan routed the Song navy and completed the grand dream of his grandfather, Genghis Khan—the conquest of China. The Grand Khan now ruled the largest empire the world had ever seen, stretching from the China Sea to the plains of Hungary. Having also inadvertently inherited the world’s largest navy—more than seven hundred ships—the Mongols began audacious attacks on Japan, Vietnam and Java. Yet within fifteen years, Khu... View more info

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The War Of The Innocents

By: Flood, Charles Bracelen

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19006

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear with short tears and light chipping along top edges. ; A tight solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Stated first edition ; 8.3 X 6.1 X 1.9 inches; 480 pages; "Charles Bracelen Flood entered the Vietnam War not as a correspondent, but as an attached member of a dive-bomber unit which was dropping napalm in the single most unpopular activity of the war. He remained in Vietnam for a year, stationed far from Saigon. Flood spent a total of three months in the jungles of the Cambodian border with an American infantry battalion, and another four months with American... 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

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0919028438

Condition: 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 hope... 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

ISBN: 0195889843

Condition: 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 a... 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

Condition: 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... 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

ISBN: 1560986751

Condition: 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." 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

ISBN: 0878480498

Condition: 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. View more info

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Hildreth's "Japan As It Was and Is"; A Handbook of Old Japan

By: Hildreth, Richard & Ernest Wilson Clement & Wm. Elliot Griffis

Price: $62.55

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

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 13739

Condition: 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. ; Vol I only; 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 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

ISBN: 1565910729

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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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The Gilgit Game The Explorers of the Western Himalayas, 1865-95

By: Keay, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19370

ISBN: 0719535697

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear. Previous owner's name and store stamp on FFEP, book review pasted in on back of FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages; "The exploration and appropriation of the wilderness in the heart of the Western Himalayas has become known as the "Gilgit Game" in recognition of its importance as a crucial episode in the "Great Game"--the century-long rivalry between Russia and British India for control of Central Asia. Indeed, authors from Kiplin... 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

ISBN: 0708103952

Condition: 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? 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

ISBN: 8172234481

Condition: 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 dyn... View more info