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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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide China

CHN242
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
660
1465440593
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty illustrated guide to sites, attractions and places throughout China features excellent maps and hundreds of color photographs and site diagrams.
$30.00

China Central Map

CHN431
Gizi Map
2010
1
9638703040
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed map shows the most visited sites in China from Beijing, south to Wuhan, and Shanghai to Chengdu, Chongqing, the Three Gorges, Xi'an and Lanzhou. Scaled at 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Beijing and Shanghai

CHN385
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
236
1465440046
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, excellent maps and a neighborhood-by-neighborhood overview of each city.
$23.00

Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book Mandarin Chinese

CHN873
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2017
224
146546266X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This attractive, illustrated phrasebook includes all the essentials for travelers to China, such as everyday phrases and instructions on how to order food, ask for the time and more. A handy, pocket-sized refence, it also includes a dictionary and pronunciation guide as well as a free app with helpful audio.
$7.95

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

Lonely Planet Shanghai

CHN91
Bradley Mayhew
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
1786575213
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Shanghai featuring maps and detailed information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With a few color photographs and excellent travel information.
$22.99

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

Rough Guide to Shanghai

CHN761
Simon Lewis
Rough Guides
2014
208
1409342107
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Shanghai in the hip, literate and very infomative Rough Guide style. It's divided cleanly between practical information and illuminating background on culture and history.
$19.99

Age of Ambition

CHN774
Evan Osnos
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
416
0374535272
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker Osnos considers China’s modern struggle: the conflict between a growing need for individualism and the Communist Party’s fight for conformity.
$16.00

China, A Photographic Journey Through the Middle Kingdom

CHN627
Gu Guo (Editor)
Abbeville Publishing Group
2010
243
0789210800
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This miniature edition of the oversized original includes the same 243 dramatic color photos and 12 panoramic foldout pages, showing China's monuments and landscapes.
$17.50

Out of Mao's Shadow, The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

CHN723
Philip P. Pan
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2009
349
1416537066
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A former Washington Post Beijing bureau chief’s frank but sobering account of the iniquity underpinning China’s lurch towards capitalism. Pan crisscrossed the vast nation to reveal "the moral drift of a cynical society" presided over by a corrupt oligarchy.
$17.00

Postcards from Tomorrow Square

CHN559
James Fallows
Vintage Books
2008
288
0307456242
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Ranging from politics to society and business, these richly observed, candid essays capture the complexity, tumult and promise of modern China. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, where these essays first appeared, Fallows and his wife moved to China in 2006.
$15.00

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

CHN79
Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Cambridge University Press
2010
352
052166991X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, handsomely illustrated survey of Chinese history. Organized chronologically, this book marches confidently through 8,000 years of Chinese civilization, balancing social issues with politics and culture.
$49.99

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

The Water Kingdom, A Secret History of China

CHN865
Philip Ball
University of Chicago Press
2017
320
022636920X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this original portrait, science writer Philip Ball uses China's water to reflect on the nation's history and culture. He dives into China's founding myths, the use of water by the Han emperors and Mao, Chinese philosophy and more before moving to some of the most massive water engineering projects in the world.
$30.00

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

An Illustrated Brief History of China, Culture, Religion, Art, Invention

CHN868
Wang Jian
Putnam
2017
128
1602201560
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
To succinctly present over 5,000 years of Chinese history and cultural development, this well-illustrated overview focuses on outstanding achievements in the arts, religion and technology.
$19.95

Chinese Bridges, Living Architecture from China's Past

CHN766
Ronald G. Knapp
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2013
272
0804843767
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Architecture historian Knapp’s definitive survey of Chinese bridges, many long-forgotten or newly discovered.
$29.95

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

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

Country Driving

CHN600
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2011
480
006180410X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Opening with an eventful 7,000-mile road trip across northern China, Peter Hessler (River Town, Oracle Bones) shows the absurdity, humor and hope of China in this latest portrait of a nation catapulted into the modern world.
$15.99

Dreaming in Chinese, Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language

CHN648
Deborah Fallows
Bloomsbury USA
2011
208
080277914X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A linguist, living in Shanghai and Beijing with her journalist-husband James (Postcards from Tomorrow Square) the exuberant Deborah Fallows illuminates the Chinese worldview through language in playful, anecdotal essays, documenting her own missteps and growing understanding with self-deprecating humor.
$14.00

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

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

South of the Yangtze, Travels Through the Heart of China

CHN809
Bill Porter
Counterpoint
2016
288
1619027348
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this travelogue, Bill Porter (a life-long visitor to China) connects with China's origins, traveling south of the lower Yangtze River in the Chiangnan region, that vaporous territory at the heart of Chinese civilization.
$16.95

The Little Red Guard, A Family Memoir

CHN746
Wenguang Huang
Riverhead Books
2013
272
1594486557
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This is an intimate and honest portrait of a loving, if frequently dysfunctional, family. The story is anchored in Xi’an and allows readers to see how the major political movements of 20th century China impacted one ordinary family.
$16.00

Yellow River Odyssey

CHN752
Bill Porter
Consortium
2014
284
0988769301
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This travelogue chronicles the journey of Porter, an award-winning author and translator, as he travels the Yellow River from mouth to source. Along the way, he digs into Chinese culture, its painful past, its beauty and its contradictions.
$17.50

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

China, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CHN520
Kirk Denton (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
231
1883513235
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An introduction both to China's finest modern writers and its diverse cultures, concerns and landscapes, organized geographically.
$14.95

Death of a Red Heroine

CHN374
Qiu Xiaolong
Soho Press
2003
464
1569472424
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this marvelously evocative tale of Shanghai, tremendously informative about China's transition towards a market economy in the 1990s, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police must find the murderer of a National Model Worker in this award-winning debut. The series continues with A Loyal Character Dancer (CHN412).
$15.95

Monkey, Folk Novel of China

ASA88
Arthur Waley (Translator)
Grove Press
2005
224
0802130860
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 16th-century Chinese epic of adventure and pilgrimage, as faithfully translated by Arthur Waley. It's the wild tale of the encounters of the rogue-trickster Monkey and his Buddhist companion Tripitaka on the Silk Road.
$16.00

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

Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of China

CHN863
John MacKinnon
Bloomsbury USA
2017
144
1472932137
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Bloomsbury's field guide to China depicts 252 of the country's most common birds with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

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

Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet

CHN93
Koon-chiu Lo (Illustrator), Lotta Carswell Hume
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2001
120
0804835861
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A highly recommended collection of 19 Chinese and Tibetan tales, collected and retold by an American doctor's wife who lived in Hunan province from 1906 to 1928. The illustrations practically leap off the page.
$18.95

The Story About Ping

CHN101
Marjorie Flack, Kurt Wiese
Penguin Putnam
1971
32
0140502416
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
For readers ages 4-7, this classic tale, first published in 1933, tells the story of a duckling's adventures along the Yangtze River. With delightful illustrations.
$5.99

Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

CHN102
Ed Young (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1996
32
0698113829
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This powerfully illustrated Chinese variant on the story of Red Riding Hood features three sisters who outsmart Lon Po Po, or Granny Wolf, who is disguised as the girls' grandmother. For readers ages 5-9.
$7.99

Red Scarf Girl, A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

CHN104
Ji-Li Jiang, David Henry Hwang (Introduction)
HarperCollins
1998
285
0064462080
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An engrossing, harrowing memoir of Ji-Li Jiang's experiences as a teenager during Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. For readers ages 12 and up.
$7.99

Yeh-Shen, A Cinderella Story from China

CHN107
Ed Young (Illustrator), Ai-Ling Louie
Penguin Putnam
1982
31
039920900x
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A southern Chinese Cinderella story, familiar yet distinctly foreign in its details. It's a beautiful book, based on T'ang-era (618-907 A.D.) manuscripts.
$17.99

House of Sixty Fathers

CHN119
Meindert De Jong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1987
189
0064402002
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This classic children's novel is set in China during the Japanese invasion as a young boy makes a journey to reunite with his family. A Newbery Honor Book, illustrated by Maurice Sendak and written for kids ages 9-12.
$5.99

Homesick, My Own Story

CHN141
Jean Fritz
Penguin Putnam
1999
163
0698117824
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Jean Fritz recounts her childhood in Hankow, China in the 1920s. It's a candid, wonderfully written account of this turbulent time, told from a little girl's perspective.
$7.99

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

CHN148
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Macmillan
2008
266
0312380070
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For ages 9-12. Drawing on her experience in China as a missionary in the 1920s, Lewis illuminates the transformation of 13-year-old Young Fu from a country bumpkin to a resourceful apprentice coppersmith in the dangerous, semi-feudal city of Chunking in this Newbery-winning classic. 75th anniversary edition.
$8.99

Look What Came From China!

CHN155
Miles Harvey
Franklin Watts
1999
32
0531159361
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated guide to China, its products and inventions, for children ages 4-8.
$6.95

Emperor's Silent Army, Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

CHN182
Jane O'Connor
Viking
2002
48
0670035122
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Visually engaging and informative, this book introduces the Terracotta Army of the first Qin emperor to middle readers.
$17.99

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats

CHN183
Leslie Swartz, Nina Simonds, Meilo So (Illustrator)
Gulliver
2002
80
0152019839
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun guide to celebrating the New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and other Chinese holidays.
$21.00

The Magical Monkey King, Mischief in Heaven

CHN344
Youshan Tang Ji-Li Jiang
Aa Balkema
2004
113
1885008252
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A retelling of 18 classic tales featuring the rascally Monkey King. With accompanying black and white illustrations. For ages 7-10.
$11.97

The Ch'I-Lin Purse, A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories

CHN334
Linda Fang
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1997
118
0374411891
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated collection of 10 stories from classic Chinese opera and novels by professional storyteller Linda Fang. With a pronunciation guide and glossary.
$8.99

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

CHN363
Adeline Yen Mah
HarperCollins
2006
256
0060567368
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this retelling of the classic children's fairy tale, set during World War II, Cinderella joins the Chinese Resistance after being kicked out of the house by her wicked stepmother.
$7.99

The Seven Chinese Brothers

CHN375
Margaret Mahy, Jean and Mou-sien Tseng
Scholastic Inc.
1992
36
0590420577
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Seven brothers rebel against a wicked emperor by using supernatural powers in this beautifully illustrated account of life in ancient China.
$14.33

White Ghost Girls

HKG31
Alice Greenway
Grove Press
2006
176
0802170188
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The daughter of a foreign corespondent who grew up in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Jerusalem, Alice Greenway renders perfectly the backdrop and turmoil of China in this haunting short novel about two teenage sisters stranded in Hong Kong in 1967, their father a photojournalist in Vietnam and their mother a lost soul.
$15.00

Asian Children's Favorite Stories

ASA56
Patrick Yee (Illustrator), Liana Romulo, Joan Suyenaga, Kay Lyons
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2006
112
0804836698
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Subtitled "A treasury of folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia," this is a wonderful collection of 13 traditional stories.
$24.95

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

CHN473
Ying Chang Compestine
Henry Holt and Company
2009
249
0312581491
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This powerful autobiographical novel, set in 1970s China, shows the impact of the Cultural Revolution through the eyes of the nine-year-old daughter of two medical doctors. Geared for middle schoolers.
$11.50

Eyewitness China

CHN563
Poppy Sebag-montefiore
DK Publishing
2007
72
0756629764
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geography, history, sports, daily life and food are all included in this visually rich introduction to today's China, which, like many books in the Eyewitness series, includes a poster and CD.
$16.99

Good Morning China

CHN564
Hu Yong Yi
Macmillan
2007
32
1596432403
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Playing, exercising, resting under a lotus tree: this foldout book depicts the awaking of the day at a typical park in China.
$16.95

American Shaolin

CHN572
Matthew Polly
Penguin Putnam
2008
366
1592403379
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Laced with humor and illuminated by cultural insight, this coming-of-age tale explores one young American's quest to become a kung fu master at China's legendary Shaolin Temple. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults in 2008.
$16.00

China, Land of Dragons and Emperors

CHN618
Adeline Yen Mah
2011
240
0385737491
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This history of China for children ages 12-14 focuses on ancient beliefs that still influence everyday life in China and on products used around the world that originated in China.
$17.99

Mao Zedong

CHN621
Kimberley Heuston
Franklin Watts
2010
128
0531207560
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This biography in the Wicked History series, geared toward ages 12-14, traces the life of Mao Zedong, the peasant who rose to the position of chairman of China's Communist party, overseeing both reform and terror during his reign.
$31.00

Welcome To China

CHN678
Caryn Jenner
DK Publishing
2008
48
0756637538
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Photographs combine with engaging, captivating stories, catapulting young readers (aged 4-8) on a whirlwind tour of China.
$3.99

Lang Lang, Playing With Flying Keys

CHN715
Lang Lang
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
2010
215
0440422841
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang Lang not only recounts the difficult, often thrilling, events of his early days, but also shares his perspective on his rapidly changing homeland.
$7.99

How Many Baby Pandas?

CHN717
Sandra Markle
Bloomsbury USA
2011
23
0802722474
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Irresistible and informative, this photo-essay from Sandra Markle features sixteen baby pandas that were born into captivity in China's Wolong Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center.
$6.99

Elephants and Golden Thrones, Inside China's Forbidden City

CHN718
Trish Marx
Harry N. Abrams
2008
48
0810994852
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
From a grand procession of elephants to the golden nail guards that protected the emperor's three-inch nails, details large and small bring this fortress to life for young armchair travelers.
$19.95

The Diary of Ma Yan, The Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl

CHN719
Yan Ma
Collins International Maps
2009
166
0060764988
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Ma Yan's heart-wrenching, honest diary chronicles her struggle to escape hardship through her persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her schooling. Its publication was an international sensation, creating an outpouring of support for this courageous teenager and others like her.
$5.99

Chu Ju's House

CHN721
Gloria Whelan
HarperCollins
2005
227
0060507268
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
With luminescent detail, a National Book Award-winning author transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.
$7.99

Lonely Planet Not for Parents China

CHN768
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
96
1743214278
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The weird and wonderful is the focus of this colorful gallop through Chinese culture, part of the Lonely Planet series aimed at kids. Iconic national symbols like the panda, the dragon, Mao, Confucius, kite-flying and fireworks are brought to life in colorful illustrations and photos.
$14.99

Ming's Adventure With the Terracotta Army

CHN756
Li Jian
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2013
42
1602209839
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
When his figurine of a terra cotta warrior general comes to life one night, Ming, a young Chinese boy, knows he is in for adventure! Ming is whisked away to the 2,000-year old underground tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in Xi'an where he meets the general's army.
$16.95

Ming's Adventure on China's Great Wall, A Story in English and Chinese

CHN782
Li Jian
Putnam
2014
42
1602209871
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun book that teaches kids about the Great Wall, the longest structure ever built by humans. When Ming and his father travel there (and take a wrong turn) suddenly Ming must save the emperor himself! Written for ages 5 to 8.
$16.95

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

Ming's Adventure in the Mogao Caves

CHN866
Yijin Wert (Translator), Li Jian
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2017
42
1602209979
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Set in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, this children's book features another entertaining story with a historical center. Separated from his parents in a sandstorm, Ming follows a magical deer into the caves where its ancient paintings come to life. Recommended for ages 5 to 8.
$16.95

My First Book of Chinese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

CHN872
Aya Padron, Faye-Lynn Wu
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2013
32
0804843678
HARD COVER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Geared towards young readers ages 3 to 8, this illustrated introduction to the Chinese language is a fun way for children (and their parents!) to learn common words and phrases, with an emphasis on the basic sounds and written characters.
$12.95

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The Great Railway Bazaar

ASA40
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618658947
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Theroux's account of his journeys across Asia by train display the writer's inimitable talent for portraiture, ego and the dismissive aside. He takes every two-bit train he can find from London across Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, India, Japan and China, returning home via the Trans-Siberian Express.
$15.95

The Forbidden City, Center of Imperial China

CHN32
Gilles Beguin, Dominique Morel
Gardners Books
1997
144
0810928221
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim volume is packed with maps, archival photographs and illustrations. With a useful chronology and a carefully chosen selection of writings over the ages, it's an indispensable guide to the Forbidden City and the history of Imperial China.
$15.95

The Search for Ancient China

CHN69
Corinne Debaine-Francfort
Thames & Hudson UK
1999
160
050030095X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
With information on everything from jewelry to emperors' tombs and terracotta warriors, the Great Wall and the dazzling 400-year history of the Han Empire, this shirt-pocket survey of discovery features 150 illustrations.
$15.95

Lonely Planet Hong Kong

HKG14
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
178657442X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Hong Kong features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

Shanghai Map

CHN90
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2008
1
1932527753
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
VanDam's laminated, accordion-style map brings Shanghai into focus with a full city map (plus street index) and insets of both the downtown the city's tramlines. Full-color with 3D renderings of places of interest. Scales vary.
$9.95

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

Wallpaper City Guide Shanghai

CHN361
Wallpaper Magazine (Editor)
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714873764
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

Dragon Rising, An Inside Look at China Today

CHN365
Jasper Becker
National Geographic
2007
264
1426201168
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Asia scholar Jasper Becker examines the pertinent questions and issues facing modern China and its relationship to the global economy.
$18.95

Lost on Planet China

CHN496
J. Maarten Troost
Broadway Books
2009
304
0767922018
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Lost on Planet China finds the irrepressible J. Maarten Troost dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai; eating Yak in Tibet; deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as Cattle Penis with Garlic); and visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead, very orange). He's not just funny, he's a guide to mixed-up modern China.
$17.00

On China

CHN683
Henry Kissinger
Penguin Putnam
2012
608
0143121316
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kissinger examines how China has approached diplomacy, strategy and negotiation throughout its history, and reflects on the consequences for the global balance of power in the 21st century.
$20.00

Xenophobe's Guide to the Chinese

CHN713
Song Zhu
Trafalgar Square
2010
92
1906042268
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining.
$9.95

Niubi!, The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School

CHN724
Eveline Chao
Plume
2009
188
0452295564
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This short, illustrated book introduces you to the dubious pleasures of cursing in Mandarin Chinese as well as sundry other examples of vernacular to help you appear hip and edgy around Chinese acquaintances. That’s assuming you don’t alienate them first with your new-found swearing ability.
$15.00

Emperor Qianlong

CHN727
Mark C. Elliott
Longman
2009
192
0321084446
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Elliott's intimate and provocative account of the Manchu emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), covers the life and times of one of the world's great empire-builders, who helped build the foundation of the modern Chinese nation.
$32.20

The Corpse Walker, Real-Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up

CHN744
Liao Yiwu
Doubleday
2009
352
0307388379
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This is a dark, but important book consisting of interviews with those who have been left out of China’s economic miracle -- a public toilet cleaner, a leper, a grave robber. It provides a powerful view of a China most of us will never see.
$16.95

Midnight in Peking, How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

CHN748
Paul French
Penguin Putnam
2013
260
014312336X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A true-life murder mystery, this is an obsessively-researched page-turner that brings 1930s Peking to life -- and the writing of which may even have solved the "cold case" of the 20-year old British victim, Pamela Werner.
$17.00

Essential Chinese

CHN750
Living Language
Living Language
2011
0307478602
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
$22.99

Walking Home from Mongolia, Ten Million Steps Through China, from the Gobi Desert to the South China Sea

MGL81
Rob Lilwall
Trafalgar Square
2014
304
1444745301
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this extraordinary travelogue, Lilwall takes us 3,000 miles from the Gobi Desert to Hong Kong, showing us the rapidly industrializing cities of rural China.
$15.99

Tea in China, A Religious and Cultural History

CHN794
James A. Benn
University of Hawaii Press
2015
304
0824839641
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An extensively researched history of "all the tea in China" from the drink’s mythical origins through the 19th century. Benn discusses how the drink, first spread by Buddhist monks, became integral to Chinese aesthetics, ritual, health and science.
$24.00

South of the Clouds: Travels in Southwest China

CHN803
Bill Porter
Perseus
2015
288
1619027194
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Porter’s engaging travelogue covers his time in Yunnan during the early 1990s, when he accumulated an encyclopedic knowledge of the region’s history while studying the local cultures.
$16.95