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Giant Pandas

CHN797
Heather Angel
Quayside
2007
96
1901268136
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This coffee-table monograph captures the wild lives of China's national treasure. Award-winning photographer Heather Angel captures the vegetarian bears playing in the snow and with cubs, apparently oblivious to the outside world.
$16.95

Wild Swans, Three Daughters of China

CHN04
Jung Chang
Touchstone
2003
524
0743246985
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
In this riveting tale of three generations spanning the end of Old China, Mao's regime and the Japanese occupation, Chang chronicles the enormous changes in China since 1929.
$18.00

The Last Panda

CHN24
George Schaller
University of Chicago Press
1993
291
0226736296
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Naturalist George Schaller spent almost five years in the wild studying the panda in the 1980s. This book is both his description of the great panda in nature and an eloquent plea for how to save the species.
$23.00

Understanding China

CHN196
John Bryan Starr
Hill and Wang
2010
400
0809016516
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A succinct and refreshingly forthright best-selling guide, this third edition discusses the issues at stake in China's present and future.
$17.95

China West

CHN767
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955947
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A waterproof and tear-resistant map of west China, including the Himalayas and Tibet, at a scale of 1:2,950,00.
$11.95

China Adventure Map

CHN06
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1553411706
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of China, at a useful scale of 1:4,375,000, which shows roads and cities. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Culture Smart! China

CHN434
Kathy Flower
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is a handy guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Lonely Planet Discover China

CHN674
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
348
1786578875
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all-color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet features hundreds of color photographs and maps, suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, shop and see.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook

CHN72
Hua-Yuan L. Mowry, Justin Ben-Adam Rudelson
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1743216076
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for basic Mandarin, focusing on pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Odyssey Guide Xi'an, Shaanxi & the Terracotta Army

CHN34
Kevin Bishop
Odyssey Publications
2009
336
9622178006
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With color photographs, insightful essays on culture and history, site plans and places of interest in and around China's ancient capital.
$24.95

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper, A Sweet-sour Memoir of Eating in China

CHN509
Fuschia Dunlop
W. W. Norton & Company
2009
320
0393332888
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Dunlop writes with verve and flavor on her eating adventures in China -- including the time she tried snake stir-fry -- and includes recipes in this entertaining cultural portrait.
$24.95

China, A New History

CHN11
John Fairbank, Merle Goldman
Harvard University Press
2005
546
0674018281
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of China from the Paleolithic to Tiananmen, revised with a new chapter by Merle Goldman. A standard for history buffs.
$31.50

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

Original Tao: Inward Training and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism

CHN245
Harold D. Roth
Columbia University Press
2004
275
0231115652
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Harold D. Roth, professor of East Asian studies at Brown, reinterprets the origins of Taoism through a fourth-century B.C. text.
$32.00

Religions of China in Practice

CHN127
Donald S. Lopez Jr. (Editor)
Princeton University Press
1996
472
0691021430
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Confucionism, Daoism and Buddhism, and how they overlap and interact with each other.
$57.50

The Terra Cotta Army, China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation

CHN518
John Man
Da Capo Press
2008
304
030681840X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Man recounts the 1974 discovery of the 8,000 terra cotta soldiers and uses the legend, lore and facts associated with Emperor Qin's Tomb to speculate about the mysterious emperor himself.
$19.99

The Arts of China

CHN16
Michael Sullivan
University of California Press
2008
352
0520255690
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively survey of Chinese visual arts and culture through the ages, thoroughly illustrated and accessible. With a new chapter on the 20th century and beyond, this fifth edition covers bronzes, ceramics, painting and architecture from the Neolithic to now.
$42.95

China Road

CHN433
Rob Gifford
Random House
2008
368
0812975243
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
NPR's Gifford writes with warmth and affection of his encounters with truckers, small farmers and regular folk along fabled Route 312 from Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan.
$18.00

Looking for Chengdu, A Woman's Adventure in China

CHN74
Hill Gates
Cornell University Press
1999
272
0801486327
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Anthropologist Hill Gates sets off on a series of excursions through the inland province of Sichuan. Gates is especially curious to learn how the economic boom has affected the women of Sichuan, which was the birthplace of Chinese economic reforms in the 1970s.
$32.95

Oracle Bones

CHN316
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2007
512
0060826592
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this fine portrait of tumult and tradition, Hessler (River Town) finds clues to modern China's realities in the personal stories of peasants, scholars, day laborers and activists.
$15.99

Red Dust, A Path Through China

CHN150
Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
Pantheon Books
2002
324
0385720238
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An astounding memoir by an urban poet, painter and writer on the road to Tibet. A vagabond, rebel and Buddhist, Jian abandons his Beijing life for a three-year southwestern journey through Tibet, Burma and Guizhou Province.
$16.00

The Lady and the Panda, The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal

CHN250
Vicki Croke
Random House
2006
400
0375759700
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An entertaining account of the 1936 adventures of Ruth Harkness, the New York socialite and dress designer, who traveled to China on a quasi-scientific expedition and emerged with a baby giant panda, the first the world had ever seen.
$16.00

The Road to Sleeping Dragon, Learning China from the Ground Up

CHN870
Michael Meyer
Macmillan
2017
320
1632869357
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
10/10/2017
0
0
0
0
In this travel narrative, Meyer recalls his first days in China, in the tiny town in Sichuan and all over the giant nation. Describing his initial, faltering steps among the working class, Meyer brings a cast of resilient and fascinating characters to life.
$28.00

Giant Pandas, Biology and Conservation

CHN312
Donald Lindburg (Editor), Karen Baragona (Editor)
University of California Press
2004
307
0520238672
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This collection of scholarly essays, drawn from the Panda 2000 symposium, covers panda biology, evolution, habitats and conservation.
$74.95

Wild China

CHN19
John MacKinnon, Nigel Hicks (Photographer)
MIT Press
1996
208
0262133296
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautiful oversize book of photographs featuring Chinese wildlife and natural history. This informative, up-to-date survey also features excellent maps and detailed explanatory text.
$39.95

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of China, Southeast China, Including Shanghai

CHN796
Ding Li Yong
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
176
1909612235
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to 280 bird species common to southeast China. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, size distribution, preferred habitats and nomenclature.
$17.95

Chinese Wildlife

CHN440
Martin Walters
Bradt Publications
2008
208
1841622206
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.99

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

HML31
Bikram Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1999
144
088359045X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to 250 birds found from the foothills up to high elevations ranging from the Hindu Kush and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas. With brief descriptive information, maps and 260 full-color illustrations.
$15.95

More Books

China, Its History and Culture

CHN22
W. Scott Morton
McGraw-Hill
2004
368
0071412794
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise survey of Chinese history, people and culture from the Neolithic to present times. Morton weaves together politics, culture and history, and includes selections from literature and arts, anecdotes and illustrations.
$21.00

World Religions: Eastern Traditions

ASA07
Willard G. Oxtoby (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2014
515
0199002819
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A clear and insightful introduction to Eastern religions by a team of scholars, covering Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist and East Asian traditions. Scholarly but still rewarding for the general reader.
$94.95

Insight Guide China

CHN05
Manfred Morganstern
Insight Guides
2013
411
1780051352
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated guide includes essays on the history, politics and culture of China with hundreds of color photographs, providing a concise, informative introduction to the country.
$24.99

China Wakes, The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power

CHN33
Nicholas Kristoff, Sheryl WuDunn
Vintage Books
1995
501
0679763937
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The authors journeyed from Tibet to Tiananmen, reporting in depth on contemporary China and its cultural dissidents. An engrossing portrait of a nation struggling to hold on to tradition while modernizing its economy.
$16.95

Iron and Silk

CHN52
Mark Salzman
Vintage Books
1990
211
0394755111
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Salzman gets himself to Changsha in the mid-1980s on the pretext of teaching English to Chinese doctors. His real mission, however, is to become a kung fu master. In this wonderfully readable travelogue he conveys a sense of contemporary life.
$15.95

A Single Pebble

CHN03
John Hersey
Vintage Books
1989
181
0394756975
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winner. Hersey writes, with deceptive simplicity, of an American engineer looking for a dam site on the Yangtze. Think Hemingway on the Yangtze.
$15.00

The Search for Modern China

CHN98
Jonathan Spence
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
976
0393934519
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of China including events until 1999, geared fo the general reader. With maps, charts and black-and-white photographs.
$71.00

China South Map

CHN27
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740189
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Southern China, from Taiwan to Hong Kong and the Yunnan Province, at a 1:1,500,000 scale.
$13.95

The River at the Center of the World

CHN31
Simon Winchester
Henry Holt and Company
2004
410
0312423373
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
With ease and grace, Winchester writes about the character of the Yangtze and the people and places along its banks. An absorbing portrait of the great river that flows through the heart of China.
$19.00

Lonely Planet China

CHN39
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1040
1743214014
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to China, geared for independent travelers.
$34.99

China North Map

CHN40
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2009
2
3865740162
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of North China, at a scale of 1:1,750,000.
$13.95

Life and Death in Shanghai

CHN42
Nien Cheng
Grove Press
2010
560
0802145167
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A plainly told account of the horrors of the Cultural Revolution in Shanghai from an author who was a six-year political prisoner.
$18.00

Kowloon Tong, A Novel of Hong Kong

HKG12
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
1998
248
0395901413
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With its strong sense of place and contemporary setting in Hong Kong at a time of transition, this fast-paced novel is an illuminating and imaginative look at the city.
$15.95

A Traveller's History of China

CHN43
Stephen G. Haw
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
310
1566564867
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An admirably brief, lively history of China from early origins to today. With a historical gazetteer, chronology and list of dynasties.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Beijing

CHN47
Damian Harper
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
288
1786575205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Beijing features maps, an overview of culture, history and nature, and a good deal of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. There's even a section on the locally spoken dialect of Mandarin.
$22.99

Lonely Planet Beijing

CHN47
Damian Harper
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
288
1786575205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Beijing features maps, an overview of culture, history and nature, and a good deal of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. There's even a section on the locally spoken dialect of Mandarin.
$22.99

South of the Clouds, Tales from Yunnan

CHN45
Lucien Miller
University of Washington Press
1997
342
029597348X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Featuring memorable tales from throughout the Yunnan Province, this book showcases 54 wonderfully insightful and entertaining stories.
$33.00

Mao Zedong

CHN66
Jonathan Spence
Penguin Putnam
2006
192
0143037722
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Yale sinologist, writer and historian Spence tracks the life of the architect of the People's Republic from his provincial upbringing to his savage three-decade rule.
$15.00

Lonely Planet Taiwan

CHN67
Andrew Bender
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
400
178657439X
PAPER
Guidebook
11/7/2007
0
0
0
0
A travel guide to Taipei and Taiwan noteworthy for its attention to practical detail on food, accommodations and excursions.
$27.99

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

TBT40
John Powers
National Book Network
2007
591
1559392827
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive study of the history and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhism, suitable for the general reader.
$32.95

Waiting

CHN80
Ha Jin
Vintage Books
2000
308
0375706410
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A spare, haunting story of a military doctor who tries for 18 years to divorce his peasant wife so he can marry a more sophisticated nurse at his hospital. Greatly evocative of quotidian life in China during the Cultural Revolution and after.
$16.00

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

CHN85
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2000
586
0198549407
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to the birds of China, featuring 128 color plates illustrating 1,300 species of birds. Contains introductory chapters on the history of ornithology in China, biogeography, and conservation.
$124.00

River Town, Two Years on the Yangtze

CHN125
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2006
432
0060855029
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hessler's compelling, personal story of life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Fuling, where foreigners are a curiosity, explores the culture, traditions and ideas of an isolated world.
$19.99

Buddhist Art and Architecture

ASA30
Robert Fisher
Thames & Hudson
1993
216
0500202656
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging, illustrated survey of Buddhist art, architecture and iconography in the excellent World of Art series. It includes examples from throughout Asia.
$21.95

National Geographic China

CHN163
Damian Harper
National Geographic
2017
400
1426217706
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A generously illustrated guide to China with the usual National Geographic attention to maps and photographs. With a 50-page appendix of practical travel information.
$27.99

Chinese Poetry, An Anthology of Major Modes and Genres

CHN174
Wai-Lim Yip
Duke
1997
360
0822319462
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Wai-Lim Yip combs the literature for the finest and more unusual examples of poems from Chinese traditions.
$27.95

Yangzi River Map

CHN177
Richard Perry Hayman
Odyssey Maps
2003
2
9622177158
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Double-sided, this full-color map guide features photos and ten maps showing the Yangzi from the Himalayas to the East China Sea.
$14.95

Nature: Pandas: Pandas of the Sleeping Dragon, The Panda Baby

CHN263
Nature
Baker & Taylor Video
2003
1568559984
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A double-feature from the award-winning Nature series: Pandas of the Sleeping Dragon narrated by George Page and filmed in the bamboo forests of Wolong; and The Panda Baby, the story of the San Diego Zoo panda cub.
$19.99

Empress Orchid

CHN267
Anchee Min
Mariner Books
2005
346
0618562036
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this novel of the glorious, decadent last days of 19th-century Imperial China, Min (Red Azalea, Becoming Madame Mao) combines her tale of a young girl from the provinces who marries an emperor -- and then improbably becomes the Last Empress -- with a lovingly re-created portrait of life in the Forbidden City.
$14.00

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Chinese (Mandarin)

CHN280
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0671790331
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Mandarin, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Sky Burial, An Epic Love Story of Tibet

CHN282
Xinran
Doubleday
2006
206
0385515480
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Xinran turns the tale of a young Chinese woman's lifelong search for her husband in Tibet, based on an 1994 interview, into a powerful, gut-wrenching tale, evoking the customs, traditions and challenges of contemporary Tibet.
$15.95

Mr. China, A Memoir

CHN306
Tim Clissold
HarperCollins
2006
262
0060761407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An excellent portrait of contemporary China. Clissold writes with humor and insight in this entertaining account of his encounters with the Chinese and the Chinese way of doing business.
$14.99

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

The Great Wall, China Against the World, 1000 BC - 2000 AD

CHN308
Julia Lovell
Grove Press
2007
412
0802118143
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Who, Why and Wherefore of the Great Wall, this marvelous history demolishes myths (no, the wall is not a continuous structure of great antiquity, as much of it was built in the 1600s) with fresh insight and wit.
$15.00

Inside China

CHN444
Jonathan Spence (Contributor)
National Geographic
2007
272
1426201265
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The editors at National Geographic pair a breathtaking selection of historic and contemporary photographs with essays by six experts for this visually striking portrait of China.
$50.00

Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn, The Destruction Of Wildlife For Traditional Chinese Medicine

CHN457
Richard Ellis
Island Press
2005
312
1559635320
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Ellis exposes the environmental havoc unleashed by the commercial globalization of traditional Chinese medicines in this eye-opening account.
$36.00

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai

CHN570
Wang Anyi, Michael Berry (Translator)
Columbia University Press
2008
440
0231143427
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Evocatively set in post-World War II Shanghai, this novel follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao over four tumultuous decades. A girl born of the longtong -- Shanghai's crowded, working-class neighborhoods -- Wang sees fame as Miss Shanghai, indulges in the decadent pleasures of the pre-liberation city and emerges as an icon of Old Shanghai.
$30.00

For Kids

Eyewitness Ancient China

CHN50
Arthur Cotterell
DK Publishing
2005
64
0756613825
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This handsomely illustrated overview of the history, art and accomplishments of ancient China is terrific for children ages 9-12. Informative text, color photographs and detailed illustrations introduce China's rich heritage.
$16.99

Zen Shorts

CHN268
John J Muth
Scholastic Inc.
2005
40
0439339111
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A charming introduction to the Zen tradition for young readers accompanied by beautiful watercolor illustrations. When Stillwell, a giant panda bear, moves next door he shares traditional Buddhist and Taoist tales with his three curious young neighbors.
$17.99

Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding

CHN348
Lenore Look, Yumi Heo (Illustrator)
Atheneum
2006
40
0689844581
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Chinese wedding traditions come alive in this story of a mischief-making Chinese-American girl who worries that her uncle will forget about her after he marries. With charming mixed-media illustrations.
$17.99

The Puzzle of the Missing Panda, China

CHN577
Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Little Brown and Company
2008
108
1602860203
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
For his seventh mission, young secret agent Jack Stalwart finds himself inside China's famous Wolong Nature Reserve, where he must join forces with a surly park assistant to locate an endangered Giant Panda named Ling.
$5.99

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

CHN732
Alicia Potter
Alfred Knopf
2012
40
0375844481
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Potter traces the adventures of Ruth Harkness from New York across the seas to Shanghai and up the Yangtze to the wilds of China to bring back the first panda in this inspiring tale for ages five to eight. With illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet.
$16.99

Mandarin Picture Word Book

CHN789
Ling Li
Dover Publications
2006
32
0486449114
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A simple and enjoyable language introduction to Mandarin for young readers. Each scene contains dozens of familiar objects (household items, clothing, foods, furniture, people, animals and much more). To make things more fun, all the pictures can be colored!
$3.95

Chinese Fashions Coloring Book

CHN790
Ming-Ju Sun
Dover Publications
2002
48
0486420531
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Forty-three illustrations inspired by ancient Chinese fashion from -- all ready for coloring! Includes the costumes of scholars, musicians, street vendors, courtiers and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$4.99

Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts, A Literary Cookbook

CHN795
Paul Yee
Interlink Publishing Group
2014
162
1566569931
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This fun book introduces readers to China's fairy tales and food. Each piece of Chinese folklore is followed by a simple recipe. The tales of ghosts, demons and colorful characters are spun by an award-winning Chinese-Canadian writer.
$25.00

Moon Bears

CHN805
Mark Newman
Henry Holt and Company
2015
32
0805093443
HARD COVER
Natural History
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for ages 4 to 8, this children’s book is full of photographs and fascinating facts about the "Moon Bear," including its treatment and conservation.
$18.99

Worth Looking For

Mountain of Fame, Portraits in Chinese History

CHN10
John Wills
Princeton University Press
1996
424
0691026742
PAPER
History
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An intriguing, novel approach to Chinese history. Instead of marching through the dynasties, Wells illuminates themes and continuities within Chinese tradition through 20 representative personalities.
$30.95

The Chinese Kitchen

CHN134
Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
William Morrow & Company
1999
452
0688158269
HARD COVER
Food
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An authoritative compendium of Chinese recipes and food-oriented cultural practices. Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's cookbook doubles as an introduction to China itself.
$39.95

Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History

CHN394
Liang Ssu-ch'eng
Dover Publications
2005
232
0486439992
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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A pictorial introduction to temples, timber-frames, pagodas, bridges, terraces and gateways of China, from pre-Buddhist times to the 20th century. With 152 halftones and 94 diagrams.
$26.95

Giant Pandas

CHN456
John Seidensticker, Susan Lumpkin
HarperCollins
2007
186
0061205788
PAPER
Natural History
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An informative, family-friendly overview of the natural history, conservation and habitats of Central China's giant pandas. With 200 color photographs, many taken in Sichuan.
$19.95

The Way of the Panda

CHN673
Henry Nicholls
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
304
1605983489
PAPER
Natural History
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Nicholls, whose previous book was on the Galapagos tortoise, here turns to the panda as a powerful political and cultural symbol for modern China as well as for conservation.
$15.95

A Visual Celebration of Giant Pandas

CHN798
Bjorn Olesen, Fanny Lai
National Book Network
2013
170
9814385360
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
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Alongside their beautiful portfolio, Lai and Olesen discuss the giant panda's behavior, its chances of survival, the meaning behind the term pandaplomacy and why the panda is a wonderful symbol of hope.
$29.95