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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

Tibet, An Inner Journey

TBT113
Matthieu Ricard
Thames & Hudson
2012
232
0500289050
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Ricard draws on his long association with the region and Buddhism for this collection of 191 vivid color photographs of the people and landscapes of Kham, or Eastern Tibet.
$19.95

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

Tibet Map

TBT17
Gizi Map
2012
2
9632041399
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed traveler's map of Tibet and surrounding regions at a scale of 1:2,000,000. It shows roads, cities and towns, distances, railways and tourist information. Includes an inset of Lhasa in scale 1:13,000.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Tibetan Phrasebook

TBT52
Sandup Tsering
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
174321183X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A brief guide with place names, pronunciation and common phrases.
$8.99

Odyssey Guide Yunnan

CHN44
Jim Goodman
Odyssey Publications
2009
624
9622177751
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive introduction to the history, culture and attractions of the Yunnan Province features 200 color photographs and 29 maps.
$29.95

Shangri-la: A Practical Guide to the Himalayan Dream

HML84
Michael Buckley
Bradt Publications
2008
191
1841622044
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.99

Beyond the Great Wall

CHN475
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2008
376
1579653014
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$40.00

For All the Tea in China, How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

GBR926
Sarah Rose
Viking
2011
256
0143118749
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Sarah Rose's thrilling tale of empire and the man who stole the secret of tea from China combines biography, geography, botany, science and old-fashioned adventure.
$17.00

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

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

CHN168
Erik Mueggler
University of California Press
2001
361
0520226313
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$33.95

The Snow Lion and the Dragon, China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama

TBT23
Melvyn C. Goldstein
University of California Press
1997
130
0520219511
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of the relationship of China and Tibet in the 20th century. Goldstein, a professor of history and expert on the region, includes a call for the United States to take an active role in mediating a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
$26.95

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

Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China

CHN271
Stevan Harrell
University of Washington Press
2002
370
0295981237
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly ethnography of the peoples of Southwest China, including the Nuosu (Yi), Prmi, Naze, and Han. With detailed case studies.
$25.00

Art of Tibet

TBT13
Robert Fisher
Thames & Hudson
1997
224
0500203083
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise survey of the culture and religion of Tibet as expressed through its art. With 200 illustrations of monasteries, painting and sculpture throughout the country.
$26.95

Among Flowers, A Walk in the Himalaya

HML62
Jamaica Kincaid
National Geographic
2007
208
142620096X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An atmospheric account of celebrated writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid's journey to Nepal and the Himalayas with a small team of botanists.
$10.95

Among Warriors, A Martial Artist in Tibet

TBT51
Pamela Logan
Overlook Press
2004
271
1585675474
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The account of an aerospace scientist turned adventurer and her quest to reach the Khampa warrior horseman of Eastern Tibet.
$14.95

Kosher Chinese, Living, Teaching, and Eating With China's Other Billion

CHN685
Michael Levy
Henry Holt and Company
2011
242
0805091963
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Levy overcomes certain cultural differences - and becomes obsessed with others - while a Peace Corps volunteer in Guiyang, capital of the Guizhou province in rural China.
$17.00

Leaving Mother Lake

CHN270
Yang Erche Namu, Christine Mathieu
Back Bay Books
2004
320
0316735493
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

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.
$16.00

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

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

CHN699
Michael Freeman
Antique Collector's Club
2015
240
6167339538
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

The Voice That Remembers: A Tibetan Woman's Inspiring Story of Survival

TBT102
Ama Adhe
Wisdom Publications
1999
272
0861711491
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Ama Adhe recounts with dignity and clarity her 27 years in prison for supporting the Khampa resitance to the Chinese takeover of Tibet.
$16.95

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

ASA35
Frank Kingdon-Ward, Tom Christopher (Editor), Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Modern Library
2003
242
0812967399
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

The Remote Country of Women

CHN310
Bai Hua
University of Hawaii Press
1994
376
0824816110
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.00

Tibet Map

TBT17
Gizi Map
2012
2
9632041399
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed traveler's map of Tibet and surrounding regions at a scale of 1:2,000,000. It shows roads, cities and towns, distances, railways and tourist information. Includes an inset of Lhasa in scale 1:13,000.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Tibetan Phrasebook

TBT52
Sandup Tsering
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
174321183X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A brief guide with place names, pronunciation and common phrases.
$8.99

Odyssey Guide Yunnan

CHN44
Jim Goodman
Odyssey Publications
2009
624
9622177751
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive introduction to the history, culture and attractions of the Yunnan Province features 200 color photographs and 29 maps.
$29.95

Shangri-la: A Practical Guide to the Himalayan Dream

HML84
Michael Buckley
Bradt Publications
2008
191
1841622044
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.99

Beyond the Great Wall

CHN475
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2008
376
1579653014
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$40.00

For All the Tea in China, How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

GBR926
Sarah Rose
Viking
2011
256
0143118749
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Sarah Rose's thrilling tale of empire and the man who stole the secret of tea from China combines biography, geography, botany, science and old-fashioned adventure.
$17.00

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

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

CHN168
Erik Mueggler
University of California Press
2001
361
0520226313
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$33.95

The Snow Lion and the Dragon, China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama

TBT23
Melvyn C. Goldstein
University of California Press
1997
130
0520219511
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of the relationship of China and Tibet in the 20th century. Goldstein, a professor of history and expert on the region, includes a call for the United States to take an active role in mediating a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
$26.95

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

Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China

CHN271
Stevan Harrell
University of Washington Press
2002
370
0295981237
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly ethnography of the peoples of Southwest China, including the Nuosu (Yi), Prmi, Naze, and Han. With detailed case studies.
$25.00

Art of Tibet

TBT13
Robert Fisher
Thames & Hudson
1997
224
0500203083
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise survey of the culture and religion of Tibet as expressed through its art. With 200 illustrations of monasteries, painting and sculpture throughout the country.
$26.95

Among Flowers, A Walk in the Himalaya

HML62
Jamaica Kincaid
National Geographic
2007
208
142620096X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An atmospheric account of celebrated writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid's journey to Nepal and the Himalayas with a small team of botanists.
$10.95

Among Warriors, A Martial Artist in Tibet

TBT51
Pamela Logan
Overlook Press
2004
271
1585675474
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The account of an aerospace scientist turned adventurer and her quest to reach the Khampa warrior horseman of Eastern Tibet.
$14.95

Kosher Chinese, Living, Teaching, and Eating With China's Other Billion

CHN685
Michael Levy
Henry Holt and Company
2011
242
0805091963
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Levy overcomes certain cultural differences - and becomes obsessed with others - while a Peace Corps volunteer in Guiyang, capital of the Guizhou province in rural China.
$17.00

Leaving Mother Lake

CHN270
Yang Erche Namu, Christine Mathieu
Back Bay Books
2004
320
0316735493
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

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.
$16.00

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

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

CHN699
Michael Freeman
Antique Collector's Club
2015
240
6167339538
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

The Voice That Remembers: A Tibetan Woman's Inspiring Story of Survival

TBT102
Ama Adhe
Wisdom Publications
1999
272
0861711491
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Ama Adhe recounts with dignity and clarity her 27 years in prison for supporting the Khampa resitance to the Chinese takeover of Tibet.
$16.95

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

ASA35
Frank Kingdon-Ward, Tom Christopher (Editor), Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Modern Library
2003
242
0812967399
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

The Remote Country of Women

CHN310
Bai Hua
University of Hawaii Press
1994
376
0824816110
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.00

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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

The Paper Road, Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet

CHN700
Erik Mueggler
University of California Press
2011
361
0520269039
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
With a focus on the Chinese minorities in Southwest China, anthropologist Mueggler brings to life the expeditions in the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma of two early 20th-century botanists, Scotsman George Forrest and American Joseph Francis Charles Rock.
$34.95

Questions of Heaven, The Chinese Journeys of an American Buddhist

CHN36
Gretel Ehrlich
Beacon Press
1998
144
0807073113
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Ehrlich reveals the complex, contradictory reality of modern China with musings on Chinese Buddhism and spirituality.
$15.00

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

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

River Road to China, The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73

SEA29
Milton Osborne
Atlantic Monthly Press
1999
247
0871137526
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An excellent modern account of a 19th-century French expedition 4,000 miles from Vietnam and Cambodia into unknown regions of China in search of the source of the Mekong.
$16.95

The Great Wall Revisited, From the Jade Gate to Old Dragon's Head

CHN532
William Lindesay
Harvard University Press
2008
292
0674031490
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Lindesay juxtaposes modern color photographs with archival material in this visually arresting portrait of the wall and its watchtowers, fortified checkpoints, granaries, gates and ramparts.
$39.95

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

CHN382
John Pomfret
Henry Holt and Company
2007
336
0805076158
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

Mr. China's Son, A Villager's Life

CHN399
He Liyi
Perseus
2002
336
0813339790
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Written with warmth, humor and an admirable lack of bitterness, this autobiography by a villager from Yunnan is a poignant glimpse into the rural experience in China over 50 years, including the Japanese invasion, Communist revolution, and time in reeducation camps.
$45.00

From Heaven Lake, Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

HML19
Vikram Seth
Vintage Books
1987
178
039475218X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An unconventional, award-winning travelogue of a 1981 trip to India from China via the Himalayas by the marvelous Indian novelist Vikram Seth.
$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

Lost Horizon, A Novel

HML73
James Hilton
HarperCollins Publishers
2012
272
0062113720
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

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

The Chinese Kitchen

CHN134
Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
William Morrow & Company
1999
452
0688158269
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
1
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

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

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

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

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

Red China Blues, My Long March from Mao to Now

CHN37
Jan Wong
Doubleday
1997
368
0385482329
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jan Wong tells of her experiences in the "hermetically sealed bubble of Maoism" as one of two westerners to attend Beijing University, then offers a first-hand account of recent reforms in China.
$15.95

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

HML31
Bikram Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2017
144
1472938267
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.
$16.00

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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

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

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

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

Questions of Heaven, The Chinese Journeys of an American Buddhist

CHN36
Gretel Ehrlich
Beacon Press
1998
144
0807073113
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Ehrlich reveals the complex, contradictory reality of modern China with musings on Chinese Buddhism and spirituality.
$15.00

Red China Blues, My Long March from Mao to Now

CHN37
Jan Wong
Doubleday
1997
368
0385482329
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jan Wong tells of her experiences in the "hermetically sealed bubble of Maoism" as one of two westerners to attend Beijing University, then offers a first-hand account of recent reforms in China.
$15.95

From Heaven Lake, Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

HML19
Vikram Seth
Vintage Books
1987
178
039475218X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An unconventional, award-winning travelogue of a 1981 trip to India from China via the Himalayas by the marvelous Indian novelist Vikram Seth.
$15.00

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

HML31
Bikram Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2017
144
1472938267
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.
$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 Road to China, The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73

SEA29
Milton Osborne
Atlantic Monthly Press
1999
247
0871137526
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An excellent modern account of a 19th-century French expedition 4,000 miles from Vietnam and Cambodia into unknown regions of China in search of the source of the Mekong.
$16.95

Lost Horizon, A Novel

HML73
James Hilton
HarperCollins Publishers
2012
272
0062113720
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

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

CHN382
John Pomfret
Henry Holt and Company
2007
336
0805076158
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

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

Mr. China's Son, A Villager's Life

CHN399
He Liyi
Perseus
2002
336
0813339790
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Written with warmth, humor and an admirable lack of bitterness, this autobiography by a villager from Yunnan is a poignant glimpse into the rural experience in China over 50 years, including the Japanese invasion, Communist revolution, and time in reeducation camps.
$45.00

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

The Great Wall Revisited, From the Jade Gate to Old Dragon's Head

CHN532
William Lindesay
Harvard University Press
2008
292
0674031490
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Lindesay juxtaposes modern color photographs with archival material in this visually arresting portrait of the wall and its watchtowers, fortified checkpoints, granaries, gates and ramparts.
$39.95

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

The Paper Road, Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet

CHN700
Erik Mueggler
University of California Press
2011
361
0520269039
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
With a focus on the Chinese minorities in Southwest China, anthropologist Mueggler brings to life the expeditions in the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma of two early 20th-century botanists, Scotsman George Forrest and American Joseph Francis Charles Rock.
$34.95

Worth Looking For

The Empire of Tea, The Remarkable History of the Plant That Took over the World

ASA75
Alan & Iris MacFarlane
Overlook Press
2009
308
1590201752
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
1
Alan and Iris MacFarlane recount the history of the humble Camilla plant from its origins in the eastern Himalayas to role in ancient China, spread through Asia and current popularity in this absorbing cultural history.
$14.95

The Ancient Tea Horse Road

CHN698
Jeff Fuchs
Aa Balkema
2008
231
0670066117
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Fuchs writes of his eight-month trek across the Tibetan Plateau with the last of the Himalayan muleteers, the first westerner to complete this ancient trade route across Yunnan and Tibet.
$35.00