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Essential Reading Package-EXCHN552

YUNNAN. Buy these 4 items as a set for $85 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

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

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 reference, it also includes a dictionary and pronu
$7.95

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

Land of Fish and Rice, Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China

CHN861
Fuchsia Dunlop
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
368
0393254380
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Discussing a region very important to Chinese cuisine, this cookbook features simple and flavorful recipes from the southern Yangtze. The recipes are presented alongside some exquisite images.
$35.00

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

Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

CHN169
Stevan Harrell (Editor)
University of California Press
2001
334
0520219899
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, cross-disciplinary study of the Yi people, noteworthy for its comprehensive ethnographic approach and for the diversity of its contributors, who are of western, Yi and Chinese backgrounds.
$33.95

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

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

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

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

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 Emperor Far Away, Travels at the Edge of China

CHN759
David Eimer
Bloomsbury USA
2015
336
1632862492
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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, Eimer explores the old Chinese adage: "The mountains are high and the emperor far away."
$19.00

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong

SEA33
Edward Gargan
Vintage Books
2003
352
0375705597
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A personal, probing chronicle of a 3,000-mile journey on the river from its source in China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
$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

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

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

The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien

CHN315
David Hinton
Consortium
1993
92
1556590563
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the mountains and landscapes of peasant China and the pleasures of rural life by the great poet.
$11.00

Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River

CHN708
Edwaard Grumbine
Island Press
2011
236
1610911601
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.50

Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA49
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2005
304
0691124353
PAPER
Field Guide
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0
0
0
This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia.
$37.50

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

For Kids

Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens

REL84
Song Yoon (Illustrator), Franz Metcalf
Ulysses Press
2002
244
1569753210
PAPER
Religion
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0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This illustrated primer introduces teens to the Buddha and his spiritual leanings while instructing them how to incorporate Buddhist teachings into their daily lives.
$14.95

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

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

More Books

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

The Explorer's Garden, Rare and Unusual Perennials

NAT28
Daniel Hinkley, Roy Lancaster (Introduction)
Storey Publishing
2009
380
0881929174
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Plant explorer Daniel Hinkley introduces some remarkable finds from the Himalayas, Yunnan and other exotic locations around the world.
$24.95

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