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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Two Years in the Forbidden Cityby Der Ling; Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2007; US$ 7.99

    For two years, Princess Der Ling was the favorite lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager Cixi in the imperial palace in Beijing. This book provides a unique and surprisingly intimate portrait of the Dragon Lady, who ruled China for 47 years, and brought the country to the brink of destruction. Der Ling refers to the larger political context on many... 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...

  • Shanghai's Schemozzleby Sapajou; Richard Rigby

    Earnshaw Books 2007; US$ 14.99

    A classic of old Shanghai, first published in 1937 and featuring a host of superb and rarely seen Sapajou cartoons. Lovingly reproduced with volumes 1 and 2 together and a foreword by China scholar Richard Rigby. Nowhere has Shanghai?s golden age of the 1920s and 1930s been better illustrated than in the drawings of Sapajou, and Shanghai?s Schemozzle... 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...

  • 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...