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  • Gunboat Justice Volume 3by Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, ?extraterritoriality?. Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...

  • Gunboat Justice Volume 1by Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, "extraterritoriality." Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...

  • Gunboat Justice Volume 2by Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, ?extraterritoriality?. Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...

  • Under Thunderous Skiesby Miodrag Kojadinovic

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    A girl in Shanghai in high-heels holds a doomed rabbit at the bequest of a client in Germany. The consul of the Austro-Hungarian empire in Canton talks with his mistress about their future of their son. A Chinese man cleans up the fingerprints around his European boyfriend?s body in an apartment in Macao. These unusual and intriguing stories of interactions... more...

  • China and the Chineseby Graham Anton Earnshaw; Herbert Allen Giles

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and China and the Chinese was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topic. Originally published in 1902, Giles? commentary on all thing Chinese, based on six lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Shanghai - High Lights, Low Lights, Tael Lightsby Maurine Karns; Pat Patterson

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1936, this remarkable guidebook explores the seamier side of Shanghai, China, in the mid-1930s. Written by two pretty, dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working, at least partially, in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, this candid handbook focuses on the colorful nightlife—particularly the sex and sin—of the city. This... 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...

  • Stateless in Shanghaiby Liliane Willens

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    With vivid firsthand descriptions of Asia?s most cosmopolitan city from the 1920s to the 1950s, this recollection chronicles Liliane Willens' life and trials in Shanghai as China collapsed under the weight of foreign invaders and civil war. Engaging and often humorous, this unique memoir relates Willens' experiences as a Jewish Russian living in early... more...