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  • Sixty-Four Chance Piecesby Will Buckingham

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    Will Buckingham is a novelist, philosopher and children's writer. He was brought up in Norfolk, England, and went on to study Fine Arts, Anthropology and Philosophy, taking a PhD in continental philosophy. His work cuts between story-like philosophy and philosophically-inclined storytelling. He has particular interests in how the philosophies that... more...

  • Tea On The Great Wallby Patricia Luce Chapman

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    Patricia Luce Chapman was born in 1926 and lived in Shanghai for the first 14 years of her life, moving to the United States in November 1940 when the tensions that led to full war with Japan grew to unacceptable levels. Her father, interned in a Japanese camp after Pearl Harbor, was evacuated to the United States in 1943 on a prisoner exchange ship.... more...

  • Paint by Numbersby Claire van den Heever

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    The journey of Chinese art?from mass-produced propaganda in the Mao era to modern-day market darling?mirrors China?s own momentous changes like few other disciplines. Today, in both contemporary art and contemporary Chinese society, commerce and politics coexist in a delicate balance, which some call sensible and others, selling out. By traveling... more...

  • China Under the Empress Dowagerby J. O. P. Bland; Edmund Trelawny Backhouse; Derek Sandhaus

    Earnshaw Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    One of the most popular and controversial Chinese history books ever written, this account explores the Forbidden City during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi (18611908). Entertaining and enlightening, this record examines a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines, and Mandarins. Filled with intrigue, bitter antagonism, and ruthless reprisals... 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...

  • 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...

  • 400 Million Customersby Carl Crow; Paul French

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    Probably the best selling book on doing in business in China ever and undoubtedly the best ever written Carl Crow?s 400 Million Customers is both amusing and informed. First published in 1937, 400 Million Customers is the distillation of the experiences of one of the most successful foreign businessmen ever to wash up on the China coast. Crow... 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...

  • Chinese Junks and Other Native Craftby Ivon A. Donnelly; Gareth Powell

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    The sailing junk was an amazing vessel. From Tientsin to Hong Kong - and up and down the great rivers in between - Ivon A. Donnelly immortalized these lost treasures in this book from 1924, with a pen and sketchpad and with words that betray his passion for the ancient watercraft of China. Vivid and graceful, grotesque and gay, junks were supremely... more...

  • The Tao of Businessby Ansgar Gerstner

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Applying the ancient wisdom of Chinese Tao to modern business, this fresh and basic guide explains how to benefit from the timeless principles of the Tao Te Ching. Offering a unique insight into the challenges of contemporary business practices and the forces of human nature underpinning them, this handbook focuses not only on the professional life,... more...