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South of the Clouds, Tales from Yunnan

South of the Clouds, Tales from Yunnan

by Lucien Miller

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 342 PAGES

Featuring memorable tales from throughout the Yunnan Province, this book showcases 54 wonderfully insightful and entertaining stories. (CHN45, $32.95)

Leaving Mother Lake

Leaving Mother Lake

by Yang Erche Namu | Christine Mathieu

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this entrancing memoir, Chinese singing sensation Namu recounts her coming-of-age among the matriarchal Mosuo people in Southwest China near the Chinese-Tibetan border. (CHN270, $15.00)

Odyssey Guide Yunnan

Odyssey Guide Yunnan

by Jim Goodman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 624 PAGES

This comprehensive introduction to the history, culture and attractions of the Yunnan Province features 200 color photographs and 29 maps. (CHN44, $29.95)

China South Map

China South Map

by Nelles

  • 2013
  • MAP

A detailed travel map of Southern China, from Taiwan to Hong Kong and the Yunnan Province, at a 1:1,500,000 scale. (CHN27, $13.95)

 
Shangri-la: A Practical Guide to the Himalayan Dream

Shangri-la: A Practical Guide to the Himalayan Dream


by Michael Buckley

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 191 PAGES

With marvelous chapters on the many meanings and myths surrounding Shangri-La, Buckley's practical guide covers the contenders for this mythical Himalayan paradise in Southwest China, Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. With many maps and color photographs. (HML84, $25.99)

The Rough Guide to Southwest China

The Rough Guide to Southwest China


by Rough Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 440 PAGES

This comprehensive travel guide in the British series covers the cities, traditional communities and travel in Yunnan and the region, including Sichuan, Chongqinng, Guizhou ad Guangxi. (CHN701, $25.99)

Beyond the Great Wall

Beyond the Great Wall


by Jeffrey Alford | Naomi Duguid

  • FOOD
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 376 PAGES

The globe-trotting duo weave tales of travel with contemporary politics, commentary, carefully documented recipes and stunning photographs for this sumptuous overview of the food and culture of Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Yunnan and other far-off regions of ethnically diverse China. (CHN475, $40.00)

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Essential Tibetan Buddhism


by Robert Thurman

  • RELIGION
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman has chosen well from that tradition's sacred literature and helpfully includes suggested further reading, explanatory notes and a directory of sacred sites. (TBT15, $14.99)

Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China


by Stevan Harrell

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 334 PAGES

This is a compendium of scholarly articles about the Yi people. (CHN169, $31.95)

The Age of Wild Ghosts: Memory, Violence, and Place in Southwest China

The Age of Wild Ghosts: Memory, Violence, and Place in Southwest China


by Erik Mueggler

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 361 PAGES

groundbreaking ethnography of the Yi, an ethnic group with a population of seven million in China's Yunnan province. It's also an illuminating study of the wages of communism on China's minority peoples. (CHN168, $33.95)

Understanding China

Understanding China


by John Bryan Starr

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A Yale professor's essential primer on the history, politics and economy of China. A succinct and refreshingly forthright best-selling guide, this third edition brings us right up to date with events in the rapidly evolving nation. (CHN196, $17.95)

Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China

Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China


by Stevan Harrell

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 370 PAGES

A scholarly ethnography of the peoples of Southwest China, including the Nuosu (Yi), Prmi, Naze, and Han. With detailed case studies. (CHN271, $24.95)

Chinese Lessons, Five Classmates and the Story of the New China

Chinese Lessons, Five Classmates and the Story of the New China


by John Pomfret

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Pomfret chronicles the lives and fates of his classmates from the University of Nanjing, where he was an exchange student in 1981, in this dramatic account of tumultuous change. (CHN382, $17.99)

Tea Horse Road, China's Ancient Trade Road to Tibet

Tea Horse Road, China's Ancient Trade Road to Tibet


by Michael Freeman

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 340 PAGES

Starting in tea forests in the mountains of southern Yunnan, through Tibet and into India, this lavishly illustrated account documents the rich cultural practices and biological diversity of the communities along the Tea Horse Road. (CHN699, $65.00)

The Emperor Far Away, Travels at the Edge of China

The Emperor Far Away, Travels at the Edge of China


by David Eimer

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

Far from China's major cities in the Islamic areas of the Xinjiang province, in the "forbidden zone" of Tibet and along insecure borders that China shares with Russia and India, David Eimer explores the old Chinese adage: "The mountains are high and the emperor far away." (CHN759, $28.00)

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong


by Edward Gargan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A personal, probing chronicle of a 3,000-mile journey on the river from its source in China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. (SEA33, $16.95)

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

In the Land of the Blue Poppies


by Frank Kingdon-Ward | Tom Christopher | Jamaica Kincaid

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

Expert Tom Christopher presents excerpts from intrepid Kingdon-Ward's fascinating accounts of plant-hunting adventures in Tibet, Burma and the Himalayas in the early 20th century. (ASA35, $19.00)

Lost Horizon, A Novel

Lost Horizon, A Novel


by James Hilton

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

First published in 1933, this novel (and subsequent movie) introduced the world to the Himalayan paradise of Shangri-La, which a group of Americans and Englishmen discover after a plane crash. (HML73, $14.99)

The Remote Country of Women

The Remote Country of Women


by Bai Hua

  • LITERATURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

Bai Hua alternates the tale of a young Mosuo girl in China's mountainous southwest with that of a political prisoner during the Cultural revolution in this absorbing novel. (CHN310, $24.00)

The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien

The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien


by David Hinton

  • LITERATURE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

A portrait of the mountains and landscapes of peasant China and the pleasures of rural life by the great poet. (CHN315, $11.00)

Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River

Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River


by R. Edward Grumbine

  • SCIENCE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 236 PAGES

Trekking across Yunnan over a five year period, Ed Grumbine visits with fellow conservationists, villagers and policy makers in this wide-ranging report from the field on the complex issues surrounding China's plans to build 13 dams on the China's last wild river. Yunnan's three parallel rivers, the Yangzi, Mekong and Nujiang (Angry River in Mandarin) flow through a protected area twice the size of Yellowstone. (CHN708, $25.00)

Birds of Southeast Asia

Birds of Southeast Asia


by Craig Robson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, also includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia. (SEA49, $37.50)

Chinese Wildlife

Chinese Wildlife


by Martin Walters

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

This compact introduction to birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and plants found from the Tibetan plateau to the deserts, tropical forests and mountains includes 200 color photographs. (CHN440, $26.99)

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