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Cultures - Asia

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HINDU MYTHS  A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit, Anonymous; O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger (translator)
1 Anonymous; O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger (translator) HINDU MYTHS A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit
Penguin Classics 1976 Softcover Very Good 
Penguin 1976 printing. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light edge/corner wear, light rubbing and a small taped tear/peel on rear. These tales of Hindu gods and demons express in vivid symbols the metaphysical insights of ancient Indian priests and poets.... (177noto) ; Penguin Classics; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 368 pages; 
Price: 4.95 USD
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WRITING AFTER THE GAZE:  The Rupture of the Historical, Chilewska, Anna and Sheena Wilson (editors)
2 Chilewska, Anna and Sheena Wilson (editors) WRITING AFTER THE GAZE: The Rupture of the Historical
Edmonton, AB M. V. Dimic Research Inst. 2007 0921490153 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition - clean and unmarked other than donation stamp on first page and small stamp on upper edge of pages. Cover has a little scuffing and slight wear at corners. "Unique and refreshing view on interconnection and interdependence of periphery/marginality and the centre/centricity ... Blending tradition and contemporaneity ... A rare blend of authors, cultures, periods, countries analyzed from Japan to Poland, Morocco to Canada ...The must read for students of Comparative Literature as well as Asian and Slavic studies." --Valerii Polkovsky, Ph. D. [366-osl ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.95 USD
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IRAN AWAKENING From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At the Crossroads of History, Ebadi, Shirin
3 Ebadi, Shirin IRAN AWAKENING From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At the Crossroads of History
Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2006 0676978029 / 9780676978025 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has a little edge wrinkling and light scuffing, not clipped. B/w photos. 232 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi raped, tortured and murdered in Iran Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home. Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today.... (650) 
Price: 14.50 USD
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4 Esack, Farid ON BEING A MUSLIM Finding a Religious Path in the World Today
Oxford Oneworld 1999 1851681469 / 9781851681464 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Only light wear overall. Light soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean. "Tackling some of the key issues facing Islam today, this is a controversial, challenging, witty, and passionate account of a Muslim's life in the modern world. " (380not ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Fodor's Modern Guides 1982 0679008268 / 9780679008262 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages clean and intact. Cover has light edge and corner wear. Illustrated in b/w and colour. [437-noto] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 519 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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NTC 1999 0844237086 / 9780844237084 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Cover has light wear and rubbing to edges and corners, light creasing. Interior clean. A few pages have some side creases and a few tiny edge tears seen. 296 pages. (325-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 3.95 USD
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UKIYO Stories of Postwar Japan, Gluck, Jay
7 Gluck, Jay UKIYO Stories of Postwar Japan
Grosset & Dunlap 1964 Softcover Good 
Pages clean, with no markings and no loose pages, edges are a little uneven. Some spotting to outer edge of pages and remainder mark across bottom edge. Cover has moderate edge and corner wear, creasing to spine, old price sticker on front and small tears to spine top. "This collection of twenty-five short stories opens a much needed window through which the West may see Japan as it is. Readers will perhaps get a real sense of how the Japanese themselves experienced war, defeat, occupation, and the violent social upheavals of the postwar period. " [308-notosl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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3rd Millennium Inc 1998 8187376007 / 9788187376002 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by author on title page. Hardcover has light wear and bumping to spine ends and corners. Autograph sticker on rear of book. Pages are clean and intact, a little soiling bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear and light creasing, scuffing and several scratches to rear of jacket, sticker over price on flap. On 15th August 1947, the people of India made a tryst with Destiny and pledged to redeem her past Glory. In 1998 India celebrated her 50th Anniversary and the author reflects on the various paths the country and her people have walked over these years. Few countries have walked the modern world stage with a greater aplomb than India. This book is a treatise on the people of India. [665]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 417 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 28.95 USD
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FOUR SEASONS IN HOKKAIDO Text in Japanese, Ishibayashi, Kiyoshi
9 Ishibayashi, Kiyoshi FOUR SEASONS IN HOKKAIDO Text in Japanese
Self Published 1990 9579643687 / 9789579643689 Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed/inscribed on endpage: "To ___. Present for you my works "Four Seasons in Hokkaido". Kiyoshi Ishibayashi. " Hardcover is clean & tight, two small tape marks inside covers where wrapper was attached. Jacket has scuffing & light edgewear. Wraparound band has several small tears. Profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. Japanese language text. [837] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 38.00 USD
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DON'T MARRY ME TO A PLOWMAN!  Women's Everyday Lives in Rural North India, Jeffery, Patricia & Jeffery, Roger
10 Jeffery, Patricia & Jeffery, Roger DON'T MARRY ME TO A PLOWMAN! Women's Everyday Lives in Rural North India
Westview Press 1996 0813326214 / 9780813326214 First Edition; Third Printing Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, a little corner curling, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact, with no markings. B/w illus. 294 pages. Popular images of India women range from the submissive bride behind her veil to the powerful, active women of politics. In this lively and unique book, Patricia and Roger Jeffery present a different perspective on women's lives. Focusing on the mundane rather than the exotic, they explore the complex interplay between the power of social structures to constrain individuals and the ways women negotiate these constraints to carve out places for themselves. Based on information collected by the authors during their research in villages in Bijnor District, western Uttar Pradesh, the volume offers eight life histories of Hindu and Muslim women. The women's life histories present a variety of class positions and domestic circumstances, illustrating many aspects of north Indian village life.... ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.95 USD
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THE IMAGE OF JAPAN From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905, Lehmann, Jean-Pierre
11 Lehmann, Jean-Pierre THE IMAGE OF JAPAN From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905
London George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1978 004952013X / 9780049520134 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean, with light wear to edges, green pen mark on bottom edge of pages, pages clean and tight, no other markings. Dustjacket has light edgewear and light scuffing/soiling, not price clipped. During the years from the opening of Japan in the middle of the 19th centuiry to the outbreak of the first World War, the Western view of Japan changed dramatically This absorbing book tells the story of Japan's Modernisation, and brilliants portrays the changes in attitude which this inevitably brought about both among the Japanese themselves and among their Occidental observers....; 8vo 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Vintage Books 1958 Softcover Good 
By the author of The Children of Sanchez. No edition stated. Good, well used condition. Fading to spine and some yellowing of pages. Some cover wear and minor wrinkling, one chip out of front cover. Name written on first end page, some underling in ink on approx. 20 pages. Many photographs, 384 pages . (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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Little Brown & Co 1960 9997546911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
1960 first edition. HC/DJ - very good/good. Hardcover is clean with light age tanning around edges and spine. Interior clean and unmarked except for name written inside front cover and first page. Jacket has moderate edgewear and several small tears, edge rubbing, some fading to spine and agbe tanning to edges, price clipped. In the summer of 1959 after ten years of study in the U. S. And Great Britain, Ved Mehta returned to his home in India. This book is the sensitive, beautifully written account of his endeavour to re-identify himself first with his family, then with the military and civil leaders of the Indian state..... (400? ) ; 8vo 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Moore, Derry EVENING RAGAS A Photographer in India
London John Murray 1997 0719558093 / 9780719558092 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with laminated cover & usual type markings, jacket attached to book. Interior clean & tight, light wear & scuffing to jacket. "Moore's photographic evocation of India after Independence but before the modern world swept across the subcontinent. His photographs capture the atmosphere of an India that had practically vanished by the late 1970s: an India influenced by the British and in which the British were even more influenced by India..."; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Tuttle Publishing 2001 080483413X / 9780804834131 Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Interior pages clean and tight, a little soiling touter edge of pages. Cover has light wear at corners. 203 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Bushido is a charming description of the chivalric code of honour and morality of the samurai. Nitobe, a Japanese philosopher writing in eloquent English, explains the origin and sources of bushido, or the way of the knight. Originally published in 1905 and in its 33rd printing, Bushido is a classic work on the "samurai code. " (*lower shipping avail to Cdn & overseas locations) [285-osl] 
Price: 4.50 USD
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SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India, Nossiter, Bernard D.
16 Nossiter, Bernard D. SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India
New York Harper & Row 1970 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, bumping to spine ends. Jacket is scuffed, with light edgewear and a few tiny edge tears, age tanning, not price clipped. "A critique of Indian society describing its shortcomings and possible inability to achieve self-sustaining economic growth. The author paints the subject as it really is, not as well-intentioned Westerners would like it to be...." [412-noto]; 8vo 
Price: 8.95 USD
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ART OF TIBET A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection, Pal, Pratapaditya
17 Pal, Pratapaditya ART OF TIBET A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1990 0810918994 / 9780810918993 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book but still in very nice condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Original laminate, which was rather scuffed, has been removed so jacket is bright and clean. Very light edgewear, light scuffing, a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Internal pages are clean other than one page with an ink bracket. Pages have light age tanning to edges. 342 pages. The Tibetan collection of the Los Angeles Museum of Art is the most significant one in the Western world....; 4to 11" - 13" tall; . ..[the author] has made a mark for himself by his rare combination of scholarship and energy...His text is a major contribution to both the scholarly and lay understanding of Tibetan art". Profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. (*Note: due to heavy weight - approx. Lbs wrapped - there will be extra ship charges) [1.82] 
Price: 32.95 USD
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THE OTHER JAPAN:  Voices Beyond the Mainstream, Suzuki, David & Oiwa, Keibo
18 Suzuki, David & Oiwa, Keibo THE OTHER JAPAN: Voices Beyond the Mainstream
CO Fulcrum 1999 1555914179 / 9781555914172 Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library with laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers, light wear overall, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. b/w illus. 324 pages.From Library Journal A Canadian broadcaster, author, and host of the TV series The Nature of Things, Suzuki has joined with Oiwa, a Japanese anthropologist and writer to compile these fascinating interviews with diverse Japanese. The first section of the book is devoted to the legacy of the past and features interviews with war survivors. Even more interesting is the second section, which is devoted to the "other" Japanese: the Ainu, the burakumin ("untouchables") , Japanese-Koreans, the Okinawans, and activist women. The final section deals with the back-to-nature movement, organic farming, and environmental issues.... ; 001100; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.80 USD
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KUMADORI, Toshiro Morita
19 Toshiro Morita KUMADORI
Tokyo JICC Co. , Ltd. 1985 4880630942 / 9784880630946 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover with beautiful red cloth cover is clean and unmarked other than a couple tiny spots and a small rough area on bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light scuffing/scratches, not clipped, no price on jacket. Profusely illustrated with double, and full-page colour photographs. 126 pages. This book by veteran photographer Toshiro Morita emphasizes "Kumadori", the unique Japanese style of theatre make-up. Kumadori make-up is indispensable among those elements that comprise the beauty of Kabuki. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unlike the Noh masks of the Chinese stage make-up used in the Peking Opera, the Kumadori allows for a greater power of expression since it closely follows the actual facial features and expressions of the actor. Morita is one of the persons who have contributed greatly in supporting the development of the National Theater in Tokyo . Since the opening of this Theatre, he has taken countless photographs of Kabuki and other performing arts that have been staged there and has shared his art with all in the publication of several collections of his finest work.... (**Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to some locations. Contact us if you'd like an exact quote) 
Price: 89.95 USD
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THE WAKING GIANT The Soviet Union under Gorbachev, Walker, Martin
20 Walker, Martin THE WAKING GIANT The Soviet Union under Gorbachev
Abacus 1987 0349135975 / 9780349135977 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice, tight copy. Laminated cover, light wear to corners/spine ends, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Internal pages clean & tight other than small stamp on endpage. " Walker combines the recent academic analyses of the Soviet Union with sharp journalistic pictures of what motivates everyone from army generals to black market criminals. A convincing and raedable account of Gorbachev's desire for reform and the massive potential of the Soviet Union to improve the quality of life of its citizens. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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