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1 Beecroft, Alexander AUTHORSHIP AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN EARLY GREECE AND CHINA Patterns of Literary Circulation
Cambridge University Press 2010 0521194318 / 9780521194310 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
338 pages; In this book, Alexander Beecroft explores how the earliest poetry in Greece (Homeric epic and lyric) and China (the Canon of Songs) evolved from being local, oral, and anonymous to being textualized, interpreted, and circulated over increasingly wider areas. Beecroft re-examines representations of authorship as found in poetic biographies such as Lives of Homer and the Zuozhuan, and in the works of other philosophical and historical authors like Plato, Aristotle, Herodotus, Confucius, and Sima Qian. Many of these anecdotes and narratives have long been rejected as spurious or motivated by naïve biographical criticism. Beecroft argues that these texts effectively negotiated the tensions between local and pan-cultural audiences. The figure of the author thus served as a catalyst to a sense of shared cultural identity in both the Greek and Chinese worlds. It also facilitated the emergence of both cultures as the bases for cosmopolitan world orders. 
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2 Briggs, Lawrence Palmer THE ANCIENT KHMER EMPIRE
The American Philosophical Society 1962 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Glue stains to ffep and back inner cover. Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Corners bumped. Small abrasions to cloth. ; A history of the ancient Khmers (Cambodians) , on the peninsula of Indo-China, and of the development of their architecture and sculpture, of which the ancient capital, Angkor Thom, and the nearby temple, Angkor Wat, were the culmination. ; Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. New Series - Volume 41, Part 1; 295 pages 
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3 Briggs, Lawrence Palmer THE ANCIENT KHMER EMPIRE
The American Philosophical Society 1974 0871694115 / 9780871694119 Softcover Very Good 
Slight creasing to bottom corner of front wrap and first few pages. Slight wear to spine. ; A history of the ancient Khmers (Cambodians) , on the peninsula of Indo-China, and of the development of their architecture and sculpture, of which the ancient capital, Angkor Thom, and the nearby temple, Angkor Wat, were the culmination. ; Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. New Series - Volume 41, Part 1; 295 pages 
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4 Ferreira, Johan EARLY CHINESE CHRISTIANITY: THE TANG CHRISTIAN MONUMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
St Pauls Publications 2014 098064285X / 9780980642858 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bumping to a couple of corners. Else fine; This book investigates the origin and the character of Early Chinese Christianity (Œi‹³Jingjiao) during the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE). It sets Tang Christianity against the background of Syriac Christianity and the Tang cultural milieu, and then particularly focuses on the Tang Christian Monument and two Dunhuang manuscripts, the Hymn to the Trinity and Saints and Scriptures, providing syntactical analyses and fresh translations of the primary material. The research integrates western and Chinese scholarship on the subject and also provides an assessment of the history and theology of Tang Christianity. The book argues that Tang Christianity should not be branded with the Nestorian label, but must be understood in its own right. ; Early Christian Studies 17; 428 pages 
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5 Grousset, René DE LA GRÈCE À LA CHINE
Les Documents D'Art 1948 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Browning to endpapers. Small piece of top of spine cover is torn and missing. Stain to heel of spine cover. Tear starting along 1 side of spine cover but holding. Corners a bit edgeworn with mild bumping. Oversized. ; "Orient Et Extrême-Orient"; 104 pages 
Price: 48.00 USD
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6 Hirth, Friedrich CHINA AND THE ROMAN ORIENT Researches Into Their Ancient and Medieval Relations As Represented in Old Chinese Records
Ares Publishers 1975 0890050937 / 9780890050934 Softcover Near Fine 
Very minor shelfwear. ; Unchanged Reprint of 1885 Edition. The most remarkable story of ancient China's commercial and diplomatic relations with the Roman world. Based on numerous Chinese documents uncovered by the author during several years of research in China during the late 19th century. ; 0.8 x 8.3 x 5.4 Inches; 329 pages 
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7 Huashi, Shilan & Peng & Yuan Zhongyi TERRA-COTTA WARRIORS AND HORSES AT THE TOMB OF QIN SHI HUANG, THE FIRST EMPEROR OF CHINA Compiled by the Archeological Team of Pit of Terra-Cotta Figures At Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and the Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Figures
Cultural Relics Publishing House 1987 9998072263 Paperback Very Good 
Includes 162 colour plates and map 
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8 Janse, Olov R. T. ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN INDO-CHINA Conducted under the Auspices of the École Française D'Extrême-Orient, the Museums of Paris & the Harvard Yenching Institute
Harvard University Press 1947 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library set with usual stamps, call numbers and pockets. Text is clean of marks. Volume I is in good condition with half inch tear to cloth at top of spine and moderate edgewear to back board top edge. Bumping to corners. Volume II is in VG- or G+ condition with stamps on textblock deleted with black marker. Minor (1cm) cut to cloth along edge of spine. Minor edgewear. Scuffing to boards. Text is clean of marks. Volume III: is in VG condition with stamps on textblock deleted with black marker. Scratches and scuffing to boards. ; Volume 1: The District of Chiu-Chên during the Han Dynasty: General Considerations and Plates (1947). Vol. 2: The District of Chiu-Chên during the Han Dynasty: Description and Comparative Study of the Finds (1951). Vol. 3: The Ancient Dwelling Site of Dông-So'n (Thanh-Hoá, Annam) : General Description and Plates (1957) (vol. 3 Published at St-Catherine Press at Bruges). ; 3 Volume Set; The expedition was conducted between the years 1934 and 1939 under the Auspices of the École Française D'Extrême-Orient, the Museums of Paris & the Harvard Yenching Institute. The main historical significance of Dr. Janse's archaeological documents is to be found in the fact that they not only introduce to us the Chinese conquerors of what was to become Vietnam, at the very moment when they were laying its foundations as a civilized nation, buy they also reflect on Chinese culture and conditions even at home and may help to give us a clearer idea of what the Chinese were, about the beginning of our era, and what their quest was, so far south of the Honanese cradle of their civilization. 
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9 Korakianitis, Vasilis (Basili Korakianiti) SYGCHRONO LAPONIKO-ELLINO LEXIKO (MODERN JAPANESE-GREEK DICTIONARY)
Athens Kastaniotis Editions 1993 9600311935 / 9789600311938 Hardcover Near Fine 
Very minor shelfwear. ; 452 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Munsterberg, Hugo ART OF THE FAR EAST
Harry N. Abrams 1968 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Gift inscription in red marker to half-title. Else very minor shelfwear to book. DJ has rubbing, light foxing and light chipping. ; Overview of the art of China, Japan, and Korea; 264 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Partington, J. R. A HISTORY OF GREEK FIRE AND GUNPOWDER
W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd. 1960 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Inner hinges are cracked exposing webbing. Spine is faded. Shelfwear with bumping to top corners. Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Former call numbers on spine are effaced leaving faded marks. ; Contents: Incendiaries in Warfare; Book of Fires of Mark the Greek; The Legend of Black Berthold; Miscellaneous Treatises on Military Arts; Gunpowder and Firearms I nMuslim Lands; Pyrotechnics and Firearms in China; Saltpetre. Index on Names, of Places and Nationalities, of Greek Words. ; 381 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Rice, Tamara Talbot ANCIENT ARTS OF CENTRAL ASIA
Frederick A. Praeger 1965 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's bookplate on ffep. Book has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; 288 pages; Contents: The World of the Transcaucasian and Central Asian nomads; the smaller kingdoms of Transcaucasia and the Persian highlands during the first millennium BC; Soghdia, Ferghana and Chorasmia from Achaemenid to Islamic times; Bactria and North-Western India from Achaemenid to Islamic times; Eastern Turkestan in the Roman and Buddhist periods, & Armenia, Georgia, and Caucasian Albania in early Christian times. 
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13 Robbins, Emmet & Stella Sandahl (Eds. ) COROLLA TORONTONENSIS Studies in Honour of Ronald Morton Smith
TSAR Publications 1994 092066122X / 9780920661222 Softcover Near Fine 
Very minor shelfwear else Fine. ; Contributors: Ann Dooley, T. D. Barnes, Emmet Robbins, John Wm Wevers, Grant Frame, Kirk Grayson, R F G Sweet, Andrew M. Watson, Michael E. Marmura, Eleazar Birnbaum, G. M. Wickens, Roger M. Savory, Rosalind Lefeber, Stella Sandahl, Kamaleswar Bhattacharya, Wayne Schlepp, Eung-Jin Baek, David Waterhouse. ; 295 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Takahashi, M. JAPANESE CONVERSATION FOR BEGINNERS
Tokyo Taiseido Shobo Co. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor discoloration to rear board, old price inked on ffep. Minor shelfwear. ; N. D. 414pp, illustrated. 1940s to 1950s? ; 414 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Teggart, Frederick J. ROME AND CHINA A Study of Correlations in Historical Events
Greenwood Press 1967 0313240612 / 9780313240614 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Looks at Historical events and their linkages between the Roman Empire and China. ; 283 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Tzu, Sun & Thomas Cleary (Trans. ) THE ART OF WAR Sun Tzu
Shambhala 1988 0877734526 / 9780877734529 Paperback Very Good 
Light creasing and rubbing to wraps. Foxing to textblock. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it as been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict. This translation presents the classic from the point of view of its background in the great spiritual tradition of Taoism, the origin of psychology, science, and technology in East Asia and the source of the insights into human nature that underlie this most revered of handbooks for success. Translated from a standard collection of commentaries on Sun Tzu's text by eleven interpreters, the work has been edited by Thomas Cleary to bring out the meaning of the principles of strategy. In addition, the translator provides an extensive introduction discussing the content and background of the book. ; 184 pages 
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17 Urano, Satoshi and Yukinori Fukatsu (Eds. ) CENTRALITY AND MARGINALITY OF ANCIENT DOCUMENTS
Seikokai Shuppan 2009 4882742039 / 9784882742036 Softcover Near Fine 
Very faint creasing to upper corners of wraps else Fine. ; Contents: Writing the History of Ancient East Asia from Non-Literary Evidence (Ki-Tong Lee) ; Bureaucracy and Documentation in The Roman Empire (Alan K. Bowman) ; World of Ancient Japanese Document (Eiichi Ishigami) ; Culture and Ideas Carried by Chinese Characters in Ancient East Asia: the Japanese Viewpoint (Tokio Shinkawa) ; Public and Private Discourse on Stone in the Inscriptions of the Greek East (Charles Crowther) ; Greeks and thie Names in the Ancient World: Innovation and Tradition (Elaine Matthews) ; Recently Unearthed Laws (China) (Itaru tomiya) ; Literacy and Local Administration in Ancient Japan (Minami Hirakawa) ; Provincial Administration in the Kingdom of Silla in the Sixth Century: Wooden Tablets from the Fort...(Sung-Si Lee) ; Some Remarks on Cadastral Inscriptions in the Later Roman Empire; Significance of Labour Force Assessment in the Civic Society (Satoshi Urano) ; Origins of Japanese Wooden Tablets (Yasuhiro Terasaki) ; Words from the Western Frontier. Roman Writing-Tablets from Wales and Carlisle (Roger S. O. Tomlin). ; 270 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 Woodcock, George THE MARVELLOUS CENTURY Archaic Man and the Awakening of Reason
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1989 0889027390 / 9780889027398 Softcover Fine 
260 pages; In this fascinating and scholarly overview, George Woodcock, author and poet, allows us to experience the beauty, the savagery and the all-encompassing impact of The Marvellous Century. It was an era of personalities and uprisings. It was the time of Xenophanes, Cyrus, Solon the lawmaker, Sappho, the Buddha, Aeschylus, Pythagoras, Confucius, Lao-tzu and Nebuchadnezzar. It was an era of prose reawakenings, the exploration of rational thought, the central Asian silk trade, and the writing of the Upanishads. For the Chinese, it was the period of Spring and Autumn under the Chou Kingdom. Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism and Modern Judaism had their roots in the sixth century. The Greek philosopher, Thales, studied astronomy and geometry; - passing on knowledge picked up from the Egyptians, and - he was the one that first postulated the angles at the base of an isosceles triangle to be equal. In India, atomic theories emerged, and geography, geology and physics all developed as disciplines. "History never arranges itself in neat capsules of a hundred years each, and what I am writing about when I name the sixth century is a period of between 120 and 130 years, characterized by a cluster of events that changed irrevocably the way men looked upon the universe and even upon themselves." - George Woodcock 
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