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  • A BANQUET FOR HUNGRY GHOSTS: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales. by Compestine, Ying Chang. Illustrated by Coleman Polhemus.
    Compestine, Ying Chang. Illustrated by Coleman Polhemus.
    A BANQUET FOR HUNGRY GHOSTS: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "According to Chinese tradition, those who die hungry or unjustly come back to haunt the living. Some are appeased with food. But not all ghosts are successfully mollified. In this chilling collection of stories, Ying Chang Compestine takes readers on a journey through time and across different parts of China. From the building of the GreatWall in 200 BCE to themodern day of iPods, hungry ghosts continue to torment those who wronged them. At once a window into the history and culture of China and an ode to Chinese cuisine, this assortment of frightening tales--complete with historical notes and delectable recipes--will both scare and satiate!" SIGNED by the author on the half title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 9780805082081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55059
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  • Krach, Maywan Shen, illustrated by Hongbin Zhang.
    D IS FOR DOUFU: An Alphabet Book of Chinese Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    Arcardia, CA: Shen's Books. 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful large format book which introduces 23 Chinese words or phrases (there are no words which start with the i, u or v sound), giving the both the Chinese pictograph and the romanized pinyin version and the historical and cultural background. The illustrations use Chinese folk art to provide both whimsy and lyricism; they are based on the style used in Chinese cave paintings from the 3rd century. ISBN: 1-885008-066.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (upper corners bumped.)

    Book ID: 23589
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