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1 The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki: A Novel in Six Parts (Hardcover): Complete and Unabridged 
New York NY Modern Library 1960 Hardcover Very Good Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1960 Modern Library Giant. A classic of Japanese literature, considered by some as the world's first novel, this six-part work portrays court life in early 11th century Japan. Translated by Arthur Waley. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; blue ink stain on top text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; intact, some light tearing along edges; some rubbing; price unclipped. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Historical Dictionary of Papua New Guinea (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East) Ann Turner
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 2001 0810839369 / 9780810839366 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd Edition. Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries, No. 37. A groundbreaking volume providing solid scholarly history beyond missionary records. Chronology, list of abbreviations, 8 b&w maps, and select bibliography. light green boards, 357 pp., unillustrated. Book Condition : Very Good; ex-college library with minimal signs: spine label, bookplate, barcode on back free endpaper and cataloging info on t.p. verso; no text marks. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy Bales, Kevin
Berkeley CA University of California Press 2004 0520243846 / 9780520243842 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Revised Edition. Inscribed by Author on Title page : " for Jen, whose light is so bright! warm thanks & wishes, Kevin Bales." Details modern economic slavery including human trafficking; migrant workers; economic and ethnic castes. Book Condition : Good; no text markings, former owner's name inside front cover; cover corner curling; a few spots on text block; fingerprint smudge on title page. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 Third Millennium of Korean History C.K. Yun
Seoul, South Korea Youl Hwa Dang 1989 Soft cover Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Written in a personal style, these short essays and anecdotes seek to present the historical and cultural developments on the Korean peninsula from the early Common Era to the student protests of the 1980's. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; light curling to edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 The Call of the Fledgling and Other Children's Stories Hao Jan
Peking China Foreign Language Press 1974 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Chang Teh-yu, Chang Ju-wei, and Ting Fu-nien 
Pictorial white softcover, 57 pp, illustrated. Communist China. This is a selection of 5 children's stories in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, with an emphasis on children living in agricultural communes and helping with the work. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light age toning; cover has some light rubbing and creasing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 The Chinese Lama Temple Potala of Jehol Hedin, Sven
Chicago IL Lakeside Press 1932 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Exhibition booklet from the 1932/33 World's Fair in Chicago. Details the construction of a temple for the A Century of Progress International Exposition akin to a temple in Jehol China which was in turn modeled after the Potala Temple of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa Tibet. Discusses Tibetan Buddhism, temple architecture, Thankga paintings, and ritual objects. 25 b&w photos. Book Condition : Good; darkening to cover edges and spine; light foxing to text block and covers; no markings to text, pencil translation of Chinese characters on front free end paper. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Paekche and the Origin of Yamato Wa (A Preliminary Draft) Hong, Wontack
Seoul, South Korea Privately Printed 1991 Soft cover Very Good Advance Reading Copy/Proof 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
1991 Preliminary Draft. Inlaid Signed letter by author soliciting comments and suggestions from colleague. Details the interactions between the Korean Paekche royal family and the Japanese Yamato Imperial clan in the 5th Century C.E. Book Condition : Very Good; curling to top cover corners effecting tips of most pages; rubbing and creasing to covers; no markings to text. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Historical Dictionary of Guangzhou (Canton) and Guangdong Johnson, Graham E.; Peterson, Glen D.
U.S.A. Scarecrow Press 1999 0810835169 / 9780810835160 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"Historical Dictionaries of Cities of the World, No. 6" Guangzhou, or "Canton," is capital of Guangdong, a large, economically vibrant province. Both have a long settlement history that can be traced to the Zhou dynasty, eight centuries B.C.E. - Preface. Book includes chronologies of Chinese dynasties and of the city and the province, plus an extensive bibliography. Gray cloth with gilt titles on black, 277 pp., unillustrated. Book Condition : Very Good; very little use, ex-college library with minimal signs: spine label, bookplate, barcode on back free endpaper and cataloging info on t.p. verso; no internal markings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 The Ends of the Earth: A Journey at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century Kaplan, Robert D.
New York NY Random House 1996 0679431489 / 9780679431480 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on half title page. Both travelogue and cultural and political record, this work examines population growth and environmental degradation and their effect on areas experiencing ethnic and religious conflicts. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal markings; smudge to side text block; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; shelf wear along edges, corners, and spine ends. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 The Peoples of the Soviet Far East Kolarz, Walter
Hamden CT Archon books 1969 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1969 reprint. Details Soviet relations, governance, and colonization of the Russian Far East. Ethnic groups included are : Mongolians, Yakuts, Tuvinians, and aboriginal peoples. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; former owner's address label inside front cover; some spotting to text block; light color transfer from dust jacket to cover and free end papers. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; some chipping and tearing to top edge; mild rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Korean Report Volume V - Reports From the Cabinet Ministries of t he Republic of Korea for 1957, Korean Research and Information Office
11 Korean Report Volume V - Reports From the Cabinet Ministries of t he Republic of Korea for 1957 Korean Research and Information Office
Washington, DC Korean Research and Information Office 1957 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Reports from the various Ministries and Offices of the Republic of (South) Korea for the year 1957. Details foreign relations during that period. Illustrated with black and white photographs including a photo of President Syngman Rhee. Includes Appendices and Glossary. Size: 8vo up to 9" tall . 233 pages. Book Condition : Good; Pages are clean, unmarked, no tears, a little creasing. Cover has little rubbing to t op front edge, some light aging, light creasing and edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 The Texts of Taoism Legge, James (translator)
New York NY Dover Publications 1962 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Two volume set, reprinted from the 1891 Sacred Books of The East series, includes : The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu, The Writings of Chuang Tzu (in two parts), and The Tai' Shang Tractate. Standard translation and introduction by renowned professor James Legge. Book Conditions : Very Good; no internal markings; light cover corner curling; binding is tight but adhesive showing inside covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Bright Red Star Li Hsin-Tien
Peking China Foreign Language Press 1974 First Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Wang Wei-Hsin 
Pictorial white softcover, 142 pp, illustrated. Communist China. This is a pro-Communist fictional story of Pan Chen-Shan (aka Winter Boy) who joins the Long March during the Chinese Communsit/Nationalist Civil War and becomes a Liberation Army fighter. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Book Condition : Very Good; Clean, unmarked, no tears, corner creases to half-title page; text unmarked. Rear cover has some discoloration at bottom edge and near spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Historical Dictionary of Polynesia (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East) Robert Craig
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 2002 0810842378 / 9780810842373 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd Edition. Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries, No. 39. A groundbreaking volume providing solid scholarly history on this multi-island, multi-nation Oceanic grouping. Chronology, list of abbreviations, b&w maps, and select bibliography. Gray boards with gilt on black lettering, 365 pp., unillustrated. Book Condition : Very Good; ex-college library with minimal signs: spine label, bookplate, barcode on back free endpaper and cataloging info on t.p. verso; no text marks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Historical Dictionary of Sri Lanka Samarasinghe, S. W. R. De A.; Samarasinghe, Vidyamali
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 1997 0810832801 / 9780810832800 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Edition. Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries, No. 26.Hundreds of entries on significant places, institutions, and events as well as crucial aspects of the economy, society, and culture. Cchronology of important events and appendices of Governors and Presidents from 1948 and an extensive bibliography. Gray cloth with gilt titles on black, 214 pp., unillustrated. Book Condition : Very Good, ex-college library with minimal signs: spine label, bookplate, barcode on back free endpaper and cataloging info on t.p. verso; no text marks. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Safir (Ambassador) Steeves, John M.
Hershey PA Privately Published 1991 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "To John & David Dorman, Here's to Old times and Wonderful Memories, Cordially John Steeves, Hershey '95." Autobiography by the former Director General of the Foreign Service details his life especially his diplomatic service including serving as Ambassador to Afghanistan (1961-66). Book Condition : Fine; printing label inside front cover. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; minor wear to edges; some light rubbing. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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17 Historical Dictionary of India (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East) Surjit Mansingh
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 2006 0810847701 / 9780810847705 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd Edition. Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East, No. 58. Political, economic, social, cultural, and linguistic entries detail the history of this vast and economically growing Asian nation. Chronology, list of abbreviations, 8 b&w maps, and select bibliography. Multicolor glossy covers, 831 pp., unillustrated. Book Condition : Very Good; ex-college library with minimal signs: spine label, bookplate, barcode on back free endpaper and cataloging info on t.p. verso; no text marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Historical Dictionary of Azerbaijan Swietochowski, Tadeusz; Collins, Brian C.
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 1999 0810835509 / 9780810835504 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries, No. 31" Entries on persons, institutions and events, emphasizing recent periods, but looking back to ancient times. The intro offers a broad view; the chronology provides more detail.The bibliography is especially important since few studies appear in English; it is supplemented with works in indigenous Azeri and Russian. Red cloth with gilt titles on black, 144 pp., unillustrated. Book Condition : Very Good; very little use, ex-college library with minimal signs: spine label, bookplate, barcode on back free endpaper and cataloging info on t.p. verso; no internal markings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Major Genealogical Sources in Samoa, Research paper Series E, No. 3 The Genealogical Society
Salt Lake City UT The Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints 1969 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pale blue paper wraps with embossed gold-colored seal with tree image, cut-out areas for titles. 8 pp. including 4 b&w maps. Undated, c. 1969. Pamphlet indicate ways to search for genealogical information sources in Samoa. Condition: Near Fine; no text marks; small stain at bottom right front cover corner; light cover corner curling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Indonesian Women's Movement: A Chronological Survey of the Women's Movement in Indonesia, Unstated
20 The Indonesian Women's Movement: A Chronological Survey of the Women's Movement in Indonesia Unstated
Indonesia Department of Information Republik of Indonesia 1968 Probable First Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dr. Yetti Rizali Noor, a lecturer and one of the outstanding women leaders in Indonesia, provided the greater part of the materials used in this book. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Softcover. 82 pages. Book Condition : Very Good; Except for some light aging to first and last page pages are clean and bright, no markings, no creases and no tears. Cover has a couple small spots and some edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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