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  • COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME. by Chen, Chen.
    Chen, Chen.
    COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Marlowe & Company (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of upheaval and revolution in China. In the 1940s, the Chen family fled their native China and escaped to the U.S. during the civil war, after being persecutied in Chunking during the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-45..However, when they were repatriated in the 1950s, they had to endure the Cultural Revolution, separation, imprisonment and re-education, xii, 322 pp. ISBN: 1-56924-7420.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (short tear to upper edge of dj, with interior tape repair)

    Book ID: 60694
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  • COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN. by Chen, Da (1962-2019)
    Chen, Da (1962-2019)
    COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2000.). SIGNED first edition - Author's very highly praised first book, a memoir of growing up in Maoist China. SIGNED on the title page in both English and Chinese characters. 316 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56802
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  • REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY. by Compestine, Ying Chang
    Compestine, Ying Chang
    REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Ying Chang Compestine on the title page with the word 'Happiness!' Author's first novel, a coming of age story set in China in the early 1970's: 'Nine-year-old Ling is very comfortable in her life; her parents are both dedicated surgeons in the best hospital in Wuhan. But when Comrade Li, one of MaoÕs political officers, moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors and, soon, for herself and family. Over the course of four years, Ling manages to grow and blossom, even as…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Ying Chang Compestine on the title page with the word 'Happiness!' Author's first novel, a coming of age story set in China in the early 1970's: 'Nine-year-old Ling is very comfortable in her life; her parents are both dedicated surgeons in the best hospital in Wuhan. But when Comrade Li, one of MaoÕs political officers, moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors and, soon, for herself and family. Over the course of four years, Ling manages to grow and blossom, even as she suffers more horrors than many people face in a lifetime. Drawing from her childhood experience, Ying Chang Compestine brings hope and humor to this compelling story for all ages about a girl fighting to survive during the Cultural Revolution in China..' Author's note and historical background. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-805082077.

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

    Book ID: 39764
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  • REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY. by Compestine, Ying Chang
    Compestine, Ying Chang
    REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED by Ying Chang Compestine on the title page with the word 'Happiness!' Author's first novel, a coming of age story set in China in the early 1970's: "Nine-year-old Ling is very comfortable in her life; her parents are both dedicated surgeons in the best hospital in Wuhan. But when Comrade Li, one of MaoÕs political officers, moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors and, soon, for herself and family. Over the course of four years, Ling manages to grow and blossom, even as she suffers…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED by Ying Chang Compestine on the title page with the word 'Happiness!' Author's first novel, a coming of age story set in China in the early 1970's: "Nine-year-old Ling is very comfortable in her life; her parents are both dedicated surgeons in the best hospital in Wuhan. But when Comrade Li, one of MaoÕs political officers, moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors and, soon, for herself and family. Over the course of four years, Ling manages to grow and blossom, even as she suffers more horrors than many people face in a lifetime. Drawing from her childhood experience, Ying Chang Compestine brings hope and humor to this compelling story for all ages about a girl fighting to survive during the Cultural Revolution in China.." Author's note and historical background. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-805082077.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61935
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  • SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon. by Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a remote section of Tibet in 1966 as the invading People's Liberation Army of China endangers the existence of this hidden paradise called 'Shangri-La.' 324 pp. ISBN: 0-688-128726.

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

    Book ID: 51645
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  • SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon. by Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a remote section of Tibet in 1966 as the invading People's Liberation Army of China endangers the existence of this hidden paradise called 'Shangri-La.' 324 pp. ISBN: 0-688-128726.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51048
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  • STONES OF THE WALL. by Dai Houying.
    Dai Houying.
    STONES OF THE WALL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as "The First Major Novel to Come Out of Contemporary China." Written by a former Red Guard and set mostly in Shanghai in the late 1970s, this is a novel of how the Cultural Revolution of 1957 and the fall of the Gang of Four in 1977 affected one woman, her husband and their friends around them. Translated by Frances Wood. Translator's note, list of principle characters and footnotes at the end of the book. ix, 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312762151.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (bit of wear at the top of the spine of the dj).

    Book ID: 67900
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  • ENGLISH: A Novel. by Gang Wang.
    Gang Wang.
    ENGLISH: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this popular and highly praised Chinese writer to be published in English. Both a coming of age story and a vivid picture of the effect of the Cultural Revolution in a small city in the border province of Xinjiang. At Love Liu's school, a man has arrived with a much different book from Mao's Little Red Book: a massive - and blue - English dictionary. Second Prize Wang is the school's new English teacher. Includes a new afterword for the English edition by the author. Translated by Martin Merz and Jane Weizhen Pan. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-670-020591.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 47552
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  • 6 TANYIN ALLEY. by Liu Zongren.
    Liu Zongren.
    6 TANYIN ALLEY.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: China Books & Periodicals, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Beijing journalist. Based on his own childhood, it tells of the daily lives of 10 poor families who live around a central courtyard in a back-alley Beijing slum who find themselves caught up in the Cultural Revolution that shook the People's Republic of China. Editor's note. Drawing of the courtyard. Glossary. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-835121461.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (some rubbing and minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 70395
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  • WILD GINGER. by Min, Anchee
    Min, Anchee
    WILD GINGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim and powerful novel of coming of age, and becoming aware of one's sexuality, during China's Cultural Revolution. The third novel (4th book) by this highly praised writer, who grew up in Mao's China, but now lives in the United States. ISBN: 0-618-068864.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32201
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  • RED AZALEA: Life and Love in China by Min, Anchee
    Min, Anchee
    RED AZALEA: Life and Love in China

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first edition of her first book, a highly praised and very moving memoir of growing up during China's Cultural Revolution - first on a communal farm, and as a star of the Chinese film industry. SIGNED on the title page. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-575-055294.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 32529
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  • WILD GINGER. by Min, Anchee
    Min, Anchee
    WILD GINGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim and powerful novel of coming of age, and becoming aware of one's sexuality, during China's Cultural Revolution. The third novel (4th book) by this highly praised writer, who grew up in Mao's China, but now lives in the United States. ISBN: 0-618-068864.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 22708
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  • RED AZALEA: Life and Love in China by Min, Anchee
    Min, Anchee
    RED AZALEA: Life and Love in China

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first book, a highly praised and very moving memoir of growing up during China's Cultural Revolution - first on a communal farm, and as a star of the Chinese film industry. SIGNED on the title page. A NY Times Notable book of the year. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-679-42332x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54261
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  • LILI: A Novel of Tiananmen. by Wang, Annie.
    Wang, Annie.
    LILI: A Novel of Tiananmen.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel in English, the story of a teenager growing up during the Cultural Revolution. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-375-420851.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51565
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  • BROCADE VALLEY. by Wang Anyi.
    Wang Anyi.
    BROCADE VALLEY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: New Directions, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When this novella was first published in China in 1987, it was both a best seller and very controversial: in it, the young woman is not only not punished for her sexual adventure, she is rewarded. Translated from the Chinese by Maiping Chen and Bonnie S. McDougall. Translator's note. xii, 123 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-12246.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (some scattered underlining.).

    Book ID: 57439
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  • LAPSE OF TIME. by Wang Anyi.
    Wang Anyi.
    LAPSE OF TIME.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: China Books, (1988.). First edition - A collection of one novella and six short stories by the "most popular woman writer of Shanghai," stories which depict the humanism underneath the Cultural Revolution and in the movement away from it. Introduction by Jeffrey Kinkley. Translated by Howard Goldblat, Gladys Yang and others. A title in the New Chinese Fiction series, with cover praise from Tillie Olsen and Maxine Hong Kingston. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-8351-20325.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66762
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  • Zhenhua, Zhai.
    THE RED FLOWER OF CHINA: An Autobiography.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young girl, born in China in 1951, who was a member of the Red Guard in the 60's, purged and sent to the countryside to be re-educated, and eventually sent to a university in Canada. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 245 pages. ISBN: 0-939149-834.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 18016
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