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1 A Catalog of the Official Gazetteers of China in the University of Washington

Joseph Dzen-Hsi Lowe

Inter Documentation Company AG, Zug, Switzerland, 1966, First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good, 14.5 x 21 Cm 
Printed Pages: 79. Slightly chipped dust jacket. 020301

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2 Ancient Account of India and China

Abu Zayd Hasan Ibn Yazid Sirafi

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1995, 8120610210 / 9788120610217, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 260 alongwith map. 035364

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3 Ancient Indian Influence on Japanese Culture: A Comparative Study of Civilizations

Yoshihiro Kaburagi

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2012, 8121512301 / 9788121512305, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Since ancient times, Japan has assimilated various foreign cultures, particularly through Buddhism from India, which led to the formation of Japanese civilization. Then Japanese interests in ancient India have been mostly focused on Buddhism and its related architecture and fine arts. Yet the overall comparative study of the two civilizations has been rarely taken up in both the countries. However the recent closer relationship between the two countries attracts more attention to the history of their interchanges to depend mutual understandings. This book provides a timely contribution to the current matter of concern. It deals with ancient Indian influence on Japan synthetically both in moral and material cultures with Buddhist and non-Buddhist elements, for which the author intensively visited ancient sites and investigated archaeological arte facts both in the subcontinent and Japan. Further it searches for the characteristics of the two civilizations on peculiarity and commonness. Thus it is expected for ancient interchanges among civilizations to throw light on deepening international relations under present globalization in its real sense of universality. Printed Page: 405 with b/w illustrations. 037542

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4 Buddhism in China

Samuel Beal

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1996, 812061190X / 9788120611900, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 246 alongwith 1 map. 034636

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5 Buddhist Literature in China

Samuel Beal

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1999, 812061352X / 9788120613522, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 185 alongwith 5 plates and 1 map. 034637

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6 Charm Offensive: How China's SOft Power is Transforming the World

Joshua Kurlantzick

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2007, 0195695119 / 9780195695113, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. Though much has been written of its rise, a key aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way China is using soft power and diplomacy to appeal to its neighbours and distant countries alike. This fascinating book examines the significance of China’s recent reliance on soft power—diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques—to project a benign national image, position itself as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances. Drawing on years of on-the-ground experience tracking China’s policies in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Kurlantzick shows how China has wooed the world with a ‘charm offensive?that has largely escaped the attention of the world. Kurlantzick discusses Beijing’s new diplomacy and how it has altered the international political landscape, changing the dynamics of China’s relationships with other countries. He analyses how these initiatives have played out, finding both diplomatic successes and failures. In a provocative conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the first nation since the Soviet Union to rival the United States in international influence. 020923

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7 China and India in the Age of Globalization

Shalendra D. Sharma

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2010, 0521198933 / 9780521198936, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 160 x 235 Mm 
Printed Pages: 336 with 4 maps and 2 tables. 031374

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8 China as a Nuclear Power in World Politics

Leo Yueh-yun Liu

The Macmillan Press Ltd., London, UK, 1972, 0-333-13368-4 / 9780333133682, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 13.5 x 21 Cm 
Printed Pages: 125. Slightly rubbed cover. 020586

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9 China in the 1980s - and Beyond

Birthe Arendrup, Carsten Boyer Thogersen, and Anne Wedell-Wedellsborg (eds.)

Curzon Press, London, UK, 1986, 0-7007-0174-5 / 9780700701742, First Edition, Paperback, Fine, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 182 with b/w illustrations. Slightly rubbed cover. 033453

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10 China's Cultural Revolution: A View from India

G.P. Deshpande

Economic and Political Weekly, Bombay, India, 1971, First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fair, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 145. Chipped dust-jacket. 020294

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11 China's Cultural Revolution: A View from India

G.P. Deshpande

Economic and Political Weekly, Bombay, India, 1971, First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, No Jacket, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 145. 020293

Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Chinese Art

Mary Tregear

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1980, 0-500-18178-0 / 9780500181782, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Fair, 15.5 Cms x 21.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 216 with 162 illustrations, 20 in colour. 007314

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13 Chinese Buddhist Sculpture Under the Liao: Free Standing Works in Situ and Selected Examples from Public Collections

Marilyn Leidig Gridley

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 1993, 81-85689-04-0 / 9788185689043, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 204 with numerous colour and b/w plates. 035711

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14 Chinese Communism, 1931-1934: Experience in Civil Government

Trygve Lotveit

Curzon Press, London, UK, 1979, 0-7007-0065-X / 9780700700653, Second Edition, Paperback, Very Good, Very Good, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 290. 003764

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15 Chinese Herbal Medicine: How to Use and Benefit from the Healing Power of Chinese Herbs

Stephen Tang and Richard Craze

Judy Piatkus (Publishers) Ltd, London, UK, 1995, 0-7499-1438-6 / 9780749914387, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 208. Slightly shelf-worn.. 026040

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16 Chinese Myths

Anne Birrell

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8125039465 / 9788125039464, Reprint, Paperback, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 80 with numerous b/w illustrations. 031698

Price: 3.75 USD
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17 Chinese Paintings of Xintian Zhu (Recveil De Peintures Chinoises Xintian Zhu)

Xintian Zhu

Franco Indian Research Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India, 2007, 81-900184-4-2 / 9788190018449, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 22.5 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 156 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 020900

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18 Chinese Religion Through Hindu Eyes

B.K.Sarkar

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1988, 8120604156 / 9788120604155, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 364. 036058

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19 Chinese Sculpture: A Great Tradition

Ann Paludan

Serindia Publications, Chicago, USA, 2007, 1-932476-28-8 / 9781932476286, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 22 x 27.5 Cm 
Archaeological discoveries over the last fifty years have revolutionised knowledge about Chinese sculpture, revealing the length and strength of a hitherto unsuspected tradition stretching back to prehistoric times. This tradition was concerned with the powers of statuary. Unwritten, it was based on beliefs shared by all classes on the nature of the cosmos, the importance of maintaining contact with the ancestors and the idea that images contain power to influence events in the seen and unseen worlds. With many previously unpublished photographs, the book traces the history of Chinese sculpture through the imperial period. By outlining the principles which underlie all forms of statuary, regardless of size and material, the text aims to elucidate the extent to which sculpture in China has been adapted to serve the political, practical and spiritual needs of its rulers through two thousand years. Sculptures were a vital part of palace, tomb, temple or other complexes intended to further harmony between worldly society and the cosmos. Printed Pages: 560 with 361 colour illustrations. 018752

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20 Chinese Thought: An Introduction

Donald H. Bishop (ed.)

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120811399 / 9788120811393, First Edition, New, 
029948

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21 Chna After 1978: Craters on the Moon

Economic and Political Weekly

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8125039538 / 9788125039532, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
The People’s Republic of China celebrated its 60th anniversary on 1 October 2009. December 2008 marked 30 years since the Chinese Communist Party’s decision to launch ‘market reforms? The breathtakingly rapid economic growth witnessed after 1978 has attracted worldwide attention. But the condition of more than 350 million workers is abysmal, especially that of the migrants among them. The stagnation of peasant incomes had fuelled a huge, historically unprecedented migration into the cities—over the past 25 years, some 150-200 million persons, including women, migrated from the countryside to the urban areas in search of jobs. Why do the migrants put up with so much hardship in the urban factories? Has post-reform China forsaken the earlier goal of ‘socialist equality? What has been the contribution of rural industries to regional development, alleviation of poverty and spatial inequality, and in relieving the grim employment situation? How has the meltdown in the global economy in the second half of 2008 affected the domestic economy? What of the current leadership’s call for a ‘harmonious society? Does it signal an important ‘course correction? Printed Pages: 326. 032731

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22 Comparative Catalogue of Chinese Agamas and Pali Nikayas

C. Akanuma

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-231-5 / 9788170302315, New, 
035504

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Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period with an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ch'ing Dynasty, B.C. 206-A.D. 1644, 2 Vols., R.H. Van Gulik; with Introductions By James Cahill, Wilt L. Idema, and Soren Edgren
23 Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period with an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ch'ing Dynasty, B.C. 206-A.D. 1644, 2 Vols.

R.H. Van Gulik; with Introductions By James Cahill, Wilt L. Idema, and Soren Edgren

Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2004, 90-04-13160-4 / 9789004131606, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, 16.5 x 25 Cm 
Set of 2 vols. 012653

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24 Financing the Chinese Government Budget: Mainland China 1950-1959

George N. Ecklund

Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, 1967, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine, Fine, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 133. 020952

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25 Foreigners Within the Gates: The Legations at Peking

Michael J. Moser and Yeone Wei-Chih Moser

Serindia Publications, Chicago, USA, 2006, 1-932476-31-8 / 9781932476316, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 9.25 x 11 Inches 
Only a stone's throw away from the Imperial Palace, the Legation Quarter of Peking stood for more than half a century as 'a city apart' . Surrounded by thick walls, with entry to Chinese forbidden, the Quarter housed several hundred foreigners who lived in a miniature Europe in the heart of the Chinese capital. The Quarter boasted well-built embassies and fancy clubs which mimicked the latest European styles, maintained its own local government and postal service, and was serviced by a surprisingly large collection of banks and commercial establishments. A painful symbol of China's humiliation at the hands of western 'barbarians', the Legation Quarter was repossessed by the Chinese Government after 1949 and all foreigners were evicted. Little remains of the old Quarter today. Foreigners within the Gates reconstructs the story of the Peking Legation Quarter -- the 'little Europe' placed arrogantly in the heart of the Imperial capital -- tracing the Quarter's origins in the 18th century treaties of Tianjin and Peking, through the perilous Siege during the Boxer Rebellion of summer 1900, the rebuilding of the Quarter following th Boxer Settlement, the Japanese occupation of the 1930's, and finally the disappearance of the Quarter following the communist 'liberation'. The book's collection of rare photographs, numerous maps and lively prose provide a dramatic picture of one of the most fascinating encounters between China and the outside world -- inside the capital of the Middle Kingdom itself. Printed Pages: 236 with 177 b/w illustrations. 018753

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26 Healing with Chinese Herbs

Lesley Tierra

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-603-5 / 9788170306030, New, 
035473

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27 History and Revolution in China (Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies Monograph Series: No. 3)

Owen Lattimore

Studentlitteratur, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1970, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 15 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 46. Slightly rubbed cover. 019091

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28 How China and India are Reshaping Their Future and Yours

Tarun Khanna

Penguin/Viking, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0670081485 / 9780670081486, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 16.5 x 25 Cm 
For the first time since the rise of Western capitalism, entrepreneurs in China and India can ignore New York and London—and still build companies worth billions. Thanks to social and economic revolutions, Asia has captured the best minds and money from all around the world. In Billions of Entrepreneurs, Tarun Khanna uses on-the-ground stories and thorough research to show how China and India are embracing the world on their own distinct terms. Entrepreneurs are powering change through new business models and bringing hope to countless people. Through intriguing, often provocative comparisons of triumphs and travails in both countries, the author illuminates such critical areas as: * The challenges of governing 2.4 billion people with entrepreneurial tendencies * The need for information accessibility, transparency, and reliability * The balance between private property rights and public interests * The need to encourage and fund indigenous enterprise * The role of overseas Chinese and Indians in development back home * The rise of medical tourism and the inequality of health care This book reveals how such differences will influence China’s and India’s future development as well as what the two countries can—and must—learn from each other today. A compelling account, Billions of Entrepreneurs paints a vivid picture of how China and India are reshaping business, politics, and society around the world. Printed Pages: 368. 021391

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How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute Over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China, Morten Schlütter
29 How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute Over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Morten Schlütter

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2009, 8121512123 / 9788121512121, First Indian Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
How Zen Became Zen takes a novel approach to understanding one of the most crucial developments in Zen Buddhism: the dispute over the nature of enlightenment that erupted within the Chinese Chan (Zen) school in the twelfth century. The famous Linji (Rinzai) Chan master Dahui Zonggao (1089?163) railed against “heretical silent illumination Chan?and strongly advocated kanhua (koan) meditation as an antidote. In this fascinating study, Morten Schlütter shows that Dahui’s target was the Caodong (Soto) Chan tradition that had been revived and reinvented in the early twelfth century, and that silent meditation was an approach to practice and enlightenment that originated within this “new?Chan tradition. Schlütter has written a refreshingly accessible account of the intricacies of the dispute, which is still reverberating through modern Zen in both Asia and the West. Dahui and his opponents?arguments for their respective positions come across in this book in as earnest and relevant a manner as they must have seemed almost nine hundred years ago. Although much of the book is devoted to illuminating the doctrinal and soteriological issues behind the enlightenment dispute, Schlütter makes the case that the dispute must be understood in the context of government policies toward Buddhism, economic factors, and social changes. He analyzes the remarkable ascent of Chan during the first centuries of the Song dynasty, when it became the dominant form of elite monastic Buddhism, and demonstrates that secular educated elites came to control the critical transmission from master to disciple (“procreation?as Schlütter terms it) in the Chan School. Printed Pages: 304 with 2 illustrations. 033069

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India and China: A Thousand Years of Cultural Relations (Zhong-yin Qiannian Shi), Prabodh Chandra Bagchi; Revised and Edited By Haraprasad Ray
30 India and China: A Thousand Years of Cultural Relations (Zhong-yin Qiannian Shi)

Prabodh Chandra Bagchi; Revised and Edited By Haraprasad Ray

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2008, 8121511976 / 9788121511971, Revised and Edited Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
This unique history of India-China relations has been written on the basis of author's original research and thorough knowledge of Chinese Buddhism in all its aspects. The work has long been out of print. It has now been brought out with a new look to suit the needs of both the old and new generations of Sinologists and students. All the Chinese words have been transliterated into pinyin system of Romanization which in their French forms were inaccessible to the readers. Both qualitatively and quantitatively, it is the best of its kind. Written in lucid, simple and attractive style, it will satisfy the needs of both the general readers as well as the specialists. The young and budding scholars will find here enough food for thought and data for further study. 024698

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31 India and China: Twenty Centuries of Civilizational Interaction and Vibrations (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization: Volume III, Part 6)

Tan Chung and Geng Yinzeng

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2010, 81-87586-21-4 / 9788187586210, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 579 with numerous b/w illustrations and a folding map. 018884

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32 India, South-East Asia and China: Some Historical Issues (Professor Adhir Chakravarti Memorial Lecture 1998)

Haraprasad Ray

Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, Kolkata, India, 1999, First Edition, Paperback, New, 22 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 27 with 4 maps. 027821

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33 Kashmir and Kashghar (A.D.1873-74)

H.C.P.Bell

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1989, 8120605101 / 9788120605107, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 444. 034646

Price: 21.00 USD
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34 Learning from the Field: Innovating China's Higher Education System

Ronnie Vernooy, Li Xiaoyun, Xu Xiuli, Lu Min, and Qi Gubo (eds)

Foundation Books, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8175966017 / 9788175966017, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 160 x 240 Mm 
Scholars have long studied classical Sanskrit culture in almost total isolation from its courtly context. As the first book-length study to focus exclusively on the royal court as a social and cultural institution, this book fills that gap in the literature. Using both literary and inscriptional sources, it begins with the rise and spread of royal households and political hierarchies from the Gupta period (c. 350?50), and traces the emergence of a coherent courtly worldview which would remain stable for almost a millennium to 1200. Later chapters examine key features of courtly life which have been all but ignored by the previous literature on ancient Indian society: manners, ethics, concepts of personal beauty, and theories of disposition. The book ends with a sustained examination of the theory and practice of erotic love in the context of the wider social dynamics and anxieties which faced the people of the court. Contents Introduction Part I. The Rise and Structure of Courtly Life in Early Medieval India: 1. The people of the court 2. The culture of the court 3. The protocol of the court Part II. Aesthetics and the Courtly Sensibility: 4. Beauty and refinement 5. The education of disposition Part III. Anxiety and Romance: 6. Courtship and the royal household 7. The battle of love Postscript. Printed Pages: 318 with 5 line diagrams, 15 half-tones, and 1 table. 022834

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35 Manual of Chinese, Tibetan and English Words

Sri Satguru Publications

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
035514

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36 Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist Revolution

Elizabeth Mauchline Roberts

Metheun & Co. Ltd, London, UK, 1970, 0-423-42280-4 / 9780423422801, First Edition, Hard Cover, Good, No Jacket, 17 x 21.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 96 with b/w illustrations. Bumped corners. Slightly rubbed boards. Torn spine. 020810

Price: 1.00 USD
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37 Martial Arts for Beginners

Ron Sieh

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2000, 8125019170 / 9788125019176, Reprint, Paperback, New, Terry Wilson 
The documentary comic books of the For Beginners series deal with complex and serious subjects. They attempt to untimidate and uncomplicate the great ideas and work of great thinkers. The movements and concepts dealt with are placed in their historical, political and intellectual contexts. The books are painstakingly researched, humourouly written and enlivened with classic comic-strip illustrations, photographs, paintings, etc. The range of subjects covered is truly vast and varied—Malcom X and the New Age guru Castenanda, Shakespeare and Foucault, Jewish Holocaust and Arab and Israel, Structuralism and Biology. Printed Pages: 160. 031622

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38 Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Mottahedeh Collection in the Virginia Museum

David Howard and John Ayers

Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, UK, 1981, 0-85667-083-9 / 9780856670831, First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Good, 23 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 80 with numerous colour illustrations. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. Price clipped. 018494

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Personal Salvation and Filial Piety: Two Precious Scroll Narratives of Guanyin and Her Acolytes, Wilt L. Idema (translated and with an introduction)
39 Personal Salvation and Filial Piety: Two Precious Scroll Narratives of Guanyin and Her Acolytes

Wilt L. Idema (translated and with an introduction)

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2009, 8121512131 / 9788121512138, First Indian Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was a handsome prince when he entered China. As Guanyin, the bodhisattva was venerated from the eleventh century onward in the shape of a beautiful woman who became a universal savior. Throughout the last millennium, the female Guanyin has enjoyed wide and fervid veneration throughout East Asia and has appeared as a major character in literature and legend. In one tale, Guanyin (as the princess Miaoshan) returns from the dead after being executed by the king, her father, for refusing to marry. The most popular version of this legend is The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain (Xiangshan baojuan), a long narrative in prose and verse and a work of considerable literary merit. It emphasizes the conflict between father and daughter, in the course of which all conventional arguments against a religious lifestyle are paraded and rebutted. A lengthy description of Guanyin’s visit to the underworld, which focuses on the conflict between grace and justice, is also included. Personal Salvation and Filial Piety offers a complete and fully annotated translation of The Precious Scroll, based on a nineteenth-century edition. The translation is preceded by a substantial introduction that discusses the origin of the text and the genre to which it belongs and highlights the similarities and differences between the scroll and female saints?lives from medieval Europe. There follows a translation of the much-shorter Precious Scroll of Good-in-Talent and Dragon Daughter, which provides a humorous account of how Guanyin acquired the three acolytes—Sudhana, Nagakanya, and a white parrot—who are often shown surrounding her in popular prints. As the first English-language translation of major “precious scrolls,?Personal Salvation and Filial Piety will appeal to a wide range of readers—from scholars of Chinese literature to students of Buddhism. Beyond the field of East Asian studies, it will interest specialists in comparative religion and literature and feminist theologians. Because of its lively and moving narratives, the text is suitable for courses on popular Buddhist religiosity (particularly female religiosity) in Chinese society. Printed Pages: 240. 029168

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40 Physical Geography of Western Tibet

H.Starchey

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1995, 812061044X / 9788120610446, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 70. 035386

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41 Red China Today: The Other Side of the River

Edgar Snow

Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, 1970, New Edition, Paperback, Fair, 11 Cms x 18 Cms 
Printed Pages: 749 with b/w illustrations. Torn cover. Slight yellowing and water-staining of pages. 020360

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42 River of Smoke

Amitav Ghosh

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2011, 0670082155 / 9780670082155, First Indian Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
In September 1838 a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured labourers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. When the seas settle, five men have disappeared—two lascars, two convicts and one of the passengers. Did the same storm upend the fortunes of those aboard the Anahita, an opium carrier heading towards Canton? And what fate befell those aboard the Redruth, a sturdy two-masted brig heading East out of Cornwall? Was it the storm that altered their course or were the destinies of these passengers at the mercy of even more powerful forces? On the grand scale of an historical epic, River of Smoke follows its storm-tossed characters to the crowded harbours of China. There, despite efforts of the emperor to stop them, ships from Europe and India exchange their cargoes of opium for boxes of tea, silk, porcelain and silver. Among them are Bahram Modi, a wealthy Parsi opium merchant out of Bombay, his estranged half-Chinese son Ah Fatt, the orphaned amateur botanist Paulette and a motley collection of others in pursuit of romance, riches and a legendary rare flower. All struggle to cope with their losses—and, for some, unimaginable freedoms—in the alleys and crowded waterways of nineteenth-century Canton. As transporting and mesmerizing as an opiate induced dream, River of Smoke, book two in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy, will soon be heralded as a masterpiece of twenty-first century literature. Printed pages: 568. 036608

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43 Sacred Books of the East, 50 Vols.

F. Max Mueller (ed.)

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 81-208-0101-6 / 9788120801011, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
Comprising Buddhist Mahayana Texts; Buddhist Suttas; The Dhammapada and Sutta Nipata; The Questions of King Milinda; The Saddharma Pundarika or the Lotus of the True Law; Vinaya Texts; The Sacred Books of China; The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King; The Qur'an; The Jaina Sutras; Pahlavi Texts; The Zend-Avesta; A General Index to the Names and Subject-matter of the Sacred Books of the East; The Bhagavadgita with the Sanatsujatiya and the Anugita; The Grihya-Sutras: Rules of Vedic Domestic Ceremonies; Hymns of the Atharva Veda together with Extracts from the Ritual Books and the Commentaries; The Institutes of Vishnu; The Laws of Manu; The Minor Law Books; The Sacred Laws of the Aryasas Taught in the Schools of Apastamba, Gautama, Vasishtha, and Baudhayana; The Satapatha Brahmana According to the Text of the Madhyandina School; The Upanishads; The Vedanta Sutras; The Vedanta-Sutras (with the commentary of Ramanuja); Vedic Hymns. Set of 50 vols. 018938

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44 Sacred Books of the East: Vol. 16: The Sacred Books of China (Part II)

F. Max Müller

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029387

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45 Sacred Books of the East: Vol. 19: The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King

F. Max Müller

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029385

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46 Sacred Books of the East: Vol. 27: The Sacred Books of China (Part III)

F. Max Müller

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029388

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47 Sacred Books of the East: Vol. 28: The Sacred Books of China (Part IV)

F. Max Müller

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029389

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48 Sacred Books of the East: Vol. 39: The Sacred Books of China (Part V)

F. Max Müller

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029390

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49 Sacred Books of the East: Vol. 3: The Sacred Books of China (Part I)

F. Max Müller

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029386

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50 Sacred Books of the East: Vol. 40: The Sacred Books of China (Part VI)

F. Max Müller

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029391

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