History & Biography

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China's Intrepid Muse

The Cartoons and Art of Ding Cong

by Marcia R. Ristaino

Presents the life and work of China's most famous cartoonist and caricaturist, whose great popularity stemmed from an intellectual and artistic integrity that made the inept and corrupt of both right and left fair game for his barbed art, and who ranks as one of China’s great artists of the twentieth century.

176 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
94 color and b&w illustrations, bibliography
Modern Chinese history / Chinese art
ISBN: 978-1-891640-57-5

Pars Japonica

The First Dutch Expedition to Reach the Shores of Japan

by William de Lange

The harrowing account of a voyage beset with treachery, betrayal, mutiny, and mayhem, but one that finally reached Japan the under command of William Adams, the real-life hero of James Clavell's best-selling novel Shogun, and changed the course of history.

6 x 9, 304 pp, Hard
17 monochrome illustrations, 21 maps and charts, notes, index
ISBN: 978-1-891640-23-0


Memories of H.I.H. Prince Takamado

by Stephen Comee; foreword by H.I.H. Princess Takamado

Readers of this intimate portrait of the first cousin to the current emperor will understand more about Japan and its people through learning about one of that nation's greatest modern advocates of international cultural exchange, environmental protection, and world peace.

260 pp, 5.75 x 8.25, Hard
8 pp of color photos
Biography / Memoirs / Japanese art & culture
ISBN: 978-1-891640-42-1

Shore of Pearls

Hainan Island in Early Times

by Edward H. Schafer

Monograph by the eminent Sinologist on the history and culture of China's southern largest island, a source of pearls for the Han dynasty as early as the first century BCE, later a place of banishment, and today a thriving resort.

174 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
Glossary, bibliography, index
ISBN: 978-1-891640-52-0

The Empire of Min

A South China Kingdom of the Tenth Century

by Edward H. Schafer

The eminent sinologist examines the economy, arts, literature, and religion of one of the southern kingdoms that played a pivotal role in the transition between the great Tang and Song dynasties of tenth-century China.

160 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
Chinese history & culture
ISBN: 978-1-891640-36-0


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