Books on Asia
The Man Who Changed China:
The Story of Sun Yat-Sen
Signed by Pearl S. Buck! Random House, 1953 – 8vo. – 185pp. – Illus. – Excellent condition hardcover with dj, a few small tears at edges and a light stain to top of rear panel, Not price-clipped, now in archival cover. SIGNED by Pearl S. Buck. One of the World Landmark Books series, W-9, written for young adults in the fifties. A nice biography of the first of China’s revolutionaries. By the author of The Good Earth. Index.
A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China & Mongolia 1921-1925
Cabot, Mabel H., Aperture, New York, 2003. 4to. – – Illus. – 192pp. – NEW oversize hardcover with dj.
In 1923, Janet Elliott Wulsin and her husband, Frederick, set off for the far reaches of Tibet, China, and Mongolia to study the people, flora, and fauna of the region, accompanied by 28 camels, six horses, four Mongolian camel drivers, and ten Chinese specimen collectors, guides, and assistants. The expedition took them across the Gobi desert on camel back, up rocky gorges by mule train, through fields of opium poppies, and down the Yellow River on a raft of inflated yak skins, carrying 1400 botanical and zoological specimens. The text of this volume-supplemented by Janet Elliott Wulsin’s letters-is accompanied by expedition photographs (primarily in black and white, although some two dozen are hand-colored) that document medieval walled cities, Mongol caravans, remote villages in Kansu, elaborate Buddhist rituals, and the interiors of several Tibetan lamaseries, many of which have since been destroyed.
Architectural Encounters With Essence and Form in Modern China
Rowe, Peter G.; Kuan, Seng; – MIT Press – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. First Edition. – 4to. – Illus. – 287pp. – First Edition – F/F – NEW oversize hardcover with dj. Contents include; “Traditionalism Versus Modernism in China,” “Foreign Influences and the First Generation of Chinese Architects,” “The ‘Big Roof’ Controversy,” “Modernization in China,” and more. Also includes profiles of selected Chinese Architects and Schools. Illustrated with photographs. Notes and index.