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Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult), Schrift, Melissa
1 Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult)
Schrift, Melissa: Rutgers University Press; 2001 0813529360 / 9780813529363
First Edition Hard Cover New with no Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 214 pages 

007479007479: BRAND NEW. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered, but book has no bookjacket. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "With the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, the regime of Chairman Mao Zedong launched a propaganda campaign aimed at disseminating inspiring images of the chairman to a skeptical populace. Thus was born the 'Mao badge', a political icon in the form of a pin that was widely distributed to create, sustain, and inflate the Mao personality cult during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Scholars estimate that over two billion Mao badges, featuring over fifty thousand different designs and themes, were produced. As China now enters an era in which people can more openly express their views about the Cultural Revolution, these icons have taken on new meanings, and people are wearing and talking about them in subversive ways. Melissa Schrift suggests that the badges developed "lives" that far surpass the intentions of their creators, as the Chinese ironically commodified them, both during the Cultural Revolution and today. During the Mao years, people wore the objects to symbolize their unquestioned loyalty to Mao. Yet even then many Chinese subverted the badges' symbolic meaning. Using them in socially approved rituals, they gained a measure of political credibility that masked their practice of prohibited customary rites. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge is a work of cultural history that contributes to our understanding not only of Chinese society but, more generally, of strategies people employ in responding to and transforming the meaning of propaganda campaigns and symbols."

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Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult), Schrift, Melissa
2 Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult)
Schrift, Melissa: Rutgers University Press; 2001 0813529360 / 9780813529363
First Edition Hard Cover New with no Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 214 pages 

007480007480: BRAND NEW. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered, but book has no bookjacket. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "With the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, the regime of Chairman Mao Zedong launched a propaganda campaign aimed at disseminating inspiring images of the chairman to a skeptical populace. Thus was born the 'Mao badge', a political icon in the form of a pin that was widely distributed to create, sustain, and inflate the Mao personality cult during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Scholars estimate that over two billion Mao badges, featuring over fifty thousand different designs and themes, were produced. As China now enters an era in which people can more openly express their views about the Cultural Revolution, these icons have taken on new meanings, and people are wearing and talking about them in subversive ways. Melissa Schrift suggests that the badges developed "lives" that far surpass the intentions of their creators, as the Chinese ironically commodified them, both during the Cultural Revolution and today. During the Mao years, people wore the objects to symbolize their unquestioned loyalty to Mao. Yet even then many Chinese subverted the badges' symbolic meaning. Using them in socially approved rituals, they gained a measure of political credibility that masked their practice of prohibited customary rites. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge is a work of cultural history that contributes to our understanding not only of Chinese society but, more generally, of strategies people employ in responding to and transforming the meaning of propaganda campaigns and symbols."

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China, The Beautiful Cookbook (Authentic Recipes From The Culinary Authorities Of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong And Sichuan), Sinclair, Kevin
3 China, The Beautiful Cookbook (Authentic Recipes From The Culinary Authorities Of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong And Sichuan)
Sinclair, Kevin: Knapp Press; Los Angeles, California 1986 0895351765 / 9780895351760
Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 10.25 x 14.25 in.: 256 pages Illustrated by Linda Love 

004627004627: Copy has very small stain at bottom of a few pages. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "For the first time, the pictorial beauty of the Chinese landscape is combined with a special collection of authentic recipes from one of the world's greatest cuisines. The contrasting landscapes of the country that supports the largest nation on earth are captured by some of the world's best photographers. "

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Chinese Bird Banding Almanac 1982 - 1985 (Chung - Kuo Niao Lei Huan Chih Nien Chien), Fuyun Zhang / National Bird Banding Center
4 Chinese Bird Banding Almanac 1982 - 1985 (Chung - Kuo Niao Lei Huan Chih Nien Chien)
Fuyun Zhang / National Bird Banding Center: Gansu Technology; Lanzhou, China 1987 7542400215 / 9787542400215
Presumed First Edition Soft Cover Very Good: 7.25 x 10.25 in.: 197 pages 

006959006959: IS WRITTEN IN CHINESE. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered, except for light wear along cover edges or corners.

Price: 26.00 USD
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How The Far East Was Lost (American Policy And The Creation Of Communist China, 1941 - 1949), Kubek, Dr. Anthony
5 How The Far East Was Lost (American Policy And The Creation Of Communist China, 1941 - 1949)
Kubek, Dr. Anthony: Henry Regnery Company; Chicago, Illinois 1963 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with no Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 480 pages 

005404005404: LCCN# 63-12892. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards are dark red cloth and are clean, unmarked (except for small silver mark near leading edge) ; pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound, and sharp cornered. "The Far Eastern policy pursued during the Roosevelt-Truman administrations has long been the subject of spirited controversy among historians. This volume is the result of seven years of intensive research into a mass of documentary data dealing with the Communist conquest of China. "

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Masterpieces Of Chinese Art, Hay, John
6 Masterpieces Of Chinese Art
Hay, John: New York Graphic Society; Greenwich, Connecticut 1974 0821205757 / 9780821205754
Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 9 x 12 in. 

006659006659: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. LCCN# 73-91710. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket is complete other than price clipped. Has 31 Colour Plates, 17 Black and White Illustrations. "The forty-eight plates of this book illustrate some of the finest achievements of China's artists and craftsmen in the major fields of her artistic tradition, such as metalwork and ceramics, calligraphy and painting, sculpture and carving. The selection ranges from the twelfth century B. C. To the eighteenth century A. D. It is arranged, not by chronology or medium, but to highlight inspirations and aspirations that were a recurring concern of creators and patrons."

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Pig (The Chinese Horoscopes Library), Kwok, Man-Ho
7 Pig (The Chinese Horoscopes Library)
Kwok, Man-Ho: Dorling Kindersley; London, England 1994 1564586057 / 9781564586056
First American Edition: Third Printing Hard Cover New in New Dust Jacket: 5 x 5.25 in. Illustrated by Steve Gorton 

005424005424: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Calm, tolerant, and optimistic, the Pig mixes well with other people. It is an affectionate and vivacious creature, and loves romance. The ancient Chinese system of analyzing your character and predicting your future is gathered together in twelve innovative, gemlike books, each dealing with a particular animal sign. Each book contains valuable advice on personality, compatibility with other signs, love and marriage, careers and business matters, and leisure activities. Easy-to-use tables enable you to predict your future by discovering the Chinese year, month, day, and hour of your birth. The five different types of personality applicable to your sign are fully described and analyzed. ": Photographs

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Pig (The Chinese Horoscopes Library), Kwok, Man-Ho
8 Pig (The Chinese Horoscopes Library)
Kwok, Man-Ho: Dorling Kindersley; London, England 1994 1564586057 / 9781564586056
First American Edition: Third Printing Hard Cover New in New Dust Jacket: 5 x 5.25 in. Illustrated by Steve Gorton 

007714007714: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Calm, tolerant, and optimistic, the Pig mixes well with other people. It is an affectionate and vivacious creature, and loves romance. The ancient Chinese system of analyzing your character and predicting your future is gathered together in twelve innovative, gemlike books, each dealing with a particular animal sign. Each book contains valuable advice on personality, compatibility with other signs, love and marriage, careers and business matters, and leisure activities. Easy-to-use tables enable you to predict your future by discovering the Chinese year, month, day, and hour of your birth. The five different types of personality applicable to your sign are fully described and analyzed. ": Photographs

Price: 11.50 USD
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The Chinese Art Of Face Reading, Lip, Evelyn
9 The Chinese Art Of Face Reading
Lip, Evelyn: Times Books International; Singapore And Malaysia 1991 9812041192 / 9789812041197
Reprint Hard Cover Fine with No Dust Jacket as issued: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 109 pages Illustrated by Evelyn Lip 

005246005246: No Jacket as Issued. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "The Chinese art of face reading, ming xiang, has been in practice for more than 2000 years. Deeply rooted in Chinese culture, it is used to analyse man's personality traits and fortunes. To the Chinese, while life is predestined, man can seek to avert the ill effects of bad luck if he knows it in advance. It is also advantageous to know one's own virtues and vices. In short, while man is defenceless against destiny, he is better off knowing the odds. Here, then is an introduction to the Chinese art of face reading. Learn how facial features influence fortune and what they reveal of personality traits, with more than 200 drawings and photographs and many examples to help you along. "

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Forbidden City: Wonders Of Man Series, MacFarquhar, Roderick
10 The Forbidden City: Wonders Of Man Series
MacFarquhar, Roderick: Newsweek; New York, New York 1972 088225023X / 9780882250236
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 9 x 11.5 in.: 172 pages 

003764003764: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Has brown cloth boards with gild embossed image and title, as well as decorated front and back endpapers with drawing of Peking. "Nearly 150 illustrations - a third in full color - supplement and enhance this detailed history of imperial Peking and its fabled palace complex. Delicately tinted scrolls, vibrantly colored pottery , handsome manuscript illuminations, numerous modern photographs, and a number of specially commissioned diagrams, maps, and charts complement the text. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - October 10, 1994 (The Private Life Of Chairman Mao), U. S. News & World Report
11 U. S. News & World Report Magazine - October 10, 1994 (The Private Life Of Chairman Mao)
U. S. News & World Report: U. S. News & World Report; 1994 
Soft Cover Very Good: 8 x 10.5 in.: 112 pages 

006087006087: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (October 10, 1994) The Private Life Of Chairman Mao. Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: Political Treachery And Sexual Intrigue In China's Forbidden City * How NAFTA Helps Perot * Mission Leap In Haiti. Front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 16.00 USD
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Vases Of The Sea (Far Eastern Porcelain And Other Treasures), Schuster, Felicia / Wolseley, Cecilia
12 Vases Of The Sea (Far Eastern Porcelain And Other Treasures)
Schuster, Felicia / Wolseley, Cecilia: Charles Scribner's Sons; New York, New York 1974 0684135566 / 9780684135564
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 7.25 x 9.5 in.: 157 pages Illustrated by Donald Southern 

006025006025: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Has a gift inscription on front flyleaf to original owner, dated 1975. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except for inscription) , brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Dustjacket is price clipped. "Because it had to travel to Europe, Chinese Export Porcelain was known as Vases of the sea, for it included vases of all shapes and sizes among its cargo. But vases, dishes, plates, etc. Are inclined to confuse the amateur collector, especially when reign-marks are unreliable. Therefore, to aid the collector by describing the different types of decoration, both Chinese and Japanese, is one principal aim of the book. ": Photographs

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