Asian Studies

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Intoxicating Manchuria

Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast

UBC Press

Examines how alcohol, opium, and addiction were portrayed in the culture of China’s Northeast during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Tibet Wild

A Naturalist’s Journey on the Roof of the World

Island Press

Follows Dr. George Schaller’s expeditions to the Tibetan Plateau from 1984 until the present day, including an inside look at Schaller’s current and possibly most ambitious project: the creation of the Pamir International Peace Park at the junction of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and Tajikistan.

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The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen

Siam’s Great Folk Epic of Love and War

Illustrated by Muangsing Janchai
Silkworm Books

The two-volume, boxed set includes an illustrated, complete translation of the tale and a companion volume with additional episodes, studies on the history of the tale, and compendia of terms.

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A School in Every Village

Educational Reform in a Northeast China County, 1904-31

UBC Press

Engaging with topics central to scholarly debates on modern China, this book shows that China’s early twentieth-century school system, a product of negotiation and compromise, was more successful than previous scholarship has allowed.

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Art by the Book

Painting Manuals and the Leisure Life in Late Ming China

University of Washington Press
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The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea

By Daniel Reid; Photographs by Christian Janzen; Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This beautifully illustrated volume makes the Chinese fine art of drinking Chinese tea accessible to all readers.

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