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  • Silhouettes of Pekingby D. de Martel; L. de Hoyer; D. de Warzee; Sapajou; Adam Williams

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    The dust has cleared from the 1911 revolution, and Peking's diplomatic set languish in an exotic world suspended somewhere between East and West, between propriety and decadence. Against this backdrop, Jean Maugrais finds himself the target of two married women's affections. But he longs for something more than the endless frivolities of the "smart... more...

  • The Yangtze Valley and Beyondby Isabella L. Bird; Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travelers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century. In describing the journey, Isabella provides a rich mix of observations and describes two occasions when she is almost killed by anti-foreign mobs.... more...

  • Musings of a Chinese Gourmetby F. T. Cheng; Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    This book, written in the early 1950s by a former Chinese ambassador to London, is a cultured and entertaining view of the gastronomic side of Chinese life. F.T. Cheng sets out to show Westerners that there was a lot more to Chinese food culture than chop suey. It is a wonderful reminder of the richness and depth of Chinese culture from a man who... more...

  • My Life in China and Americaby Yung Wing; Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2007; US$ 7.99

    This book, first published in 1909, in the autobiography of a man who witnessed and played a key role in 19th century China. Remarkably, the book was written in English – Yung Wing, born in 1828, was the first Chinese person ever to graduate from a major US college. He then returned to his own world, seeing it now with outsiders? eyes. He brokered... more...

  • Foreign Devils in the Flowery Kingdomby Carl Crow; Paul French

    Earnshaw Books 2007; US$ 7.99

    Originally published in 1940, this is Carl Crow?s entertaining autobiography, the story of his more than 25 years of adventures and success in Shanghai during the tumultuous early decades of the 20th century. This book is a tale of East meets West set in the wild and heady days of inter-war China. It is an account of how two cultures clashed, bickering... more...

  • I Sailed with Chinese Piratesby Aleko E. Lilius; Paul French

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    An enthusiastic history of rampant Cantonese piracy in the 1930s, this first-hand account follows globetrotting journalist Aleko E. Lilius as he sets out to infiltrate mysterious pirate gangs. Describing every detail of the reporter?s life as he eats, sleeps, and sails with murderous gangs, this recollection chronicles the rapport between Lilius and... more...

  • Beleaguered in Pekingby Robert Coltman; Gareth Powell

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    In June 1900, Boxer rebels attacked the foreign community in China's capital, forcing all non-Chinese along with hundreds of Chinese Christians, to take refuge in the foreign Legation Quarter. In this first-hand account, American doctor Robert Coltman takes us inside the besieged legations, describing the diplomatic missteps, daring sorties, broken... more...

  • China Rhymesby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Sapajou

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    A collection of poetry—by poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbit—and cartoons by Sapajou, this compilation offers a fresh perspective on the foreign experience in Old China. From A'Rabbit?s sharp and hilarious portrayals of travelers in the Orient to his bouncy and rhythmic satirical wit and distaste for hypocrisy and pretension,... more...

  • Sapajouby Nenad Djordjevic; Sapajou

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 29.99

    Documenting the work of a brilliant and acerbic political cartoonist, this compilation presents the work of Sapajou from 1923 through 1931. With art depicting Shanghai street scenes, China at war, jazz culture, kidnappings, heat waves, and typhoons, this inspired collection documents the golden years of the Pearl of the Orient and the distinct character... more...

  • Shanghai Story Walksby Yvette Ho Madany

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    A walking tour of China?s Shanghai, this unique guide acquaints travelers with the city?s architecture and traditions. Written from the perspective of a native, this handbook presents the scenic and history-laden paths of Shanghai while revealing its people?s character as well as the grand and gaudy landmarks. more...