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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...

  • 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 (1861–1908). Entertaining and enlightening, this record examines a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines, and Mandarins. Filled with intrigue, bitter antagonism, and ruthless reprisals... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...