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中国: 文化

(Laozi Dao De Jing) Laws Divine and Human and Pictures of Deities (Chinese Tradiational Culture Series)

中国传统文化精粹书系:道德经与神仙画

Author: Xu Yuanchong
Order No. 3216
ISBN-13: 9787508508467
ISBN-10: 7508508467
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: Chinese-English with pinyin
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 185
Price: $19.95

Complete Laozi Dao De Jing in Chinese with English translation, notes, and Pinyin. Facing pages contain full-color artwork from Chinese dynasties.

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A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing (Hardcover)

Author: Luo Shubao
Order No. 1080
ISBN-13: 9781931907774
ISBN-10: 1931907773
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page: xii, 151
Price: $59.95. You pay only $47.96 (after 20% discount).

Chinese people made many great inventions in history, among which papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass have the most far-reaching global impact and are acknowledged as the Four Great Inventions. The invention of printing is China抯 greatest contribution to human civilization, which not only accelerates the spread of information and knowledge but also keeps promoting social progress. The art of printing has, therefore, been called the mother of civilization.

A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing offers a comprehensive overview of the origin, development and application of printing in China from ancient times to the last Chinese dynasty that ended in the early twentieth century. The book discusses, in detail and with full color illustrations, the two major printing types in China -- block printing and movable-type printing, with emphasis on printing technology and the contents printed. There are also sections on art appreciation of ancient Chinese book editions and book collection.

Luo Shubao was editor-in-chief of China抯 Printing Technology magazine, deputy editor-in-chief of the Printing Industry Publishing House, and deputy director of the China Printing Museum. His book-length publications include An Illustrated History of Printing in Ancient China, Light of Printing, Three Thousand Years of Chinese Books, and The History of Book Printing in Ancient China. He has presided over many overseas exhibitions on the history of printing, including the "Printing in Ancient China" exhibition held at the Gutenberg Museum in Germany. He has been frequently invited to identify the relics of ancient Chinese printing by the National Heritage Board of China.




A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing (Paperback)

Author: Luo Shubao
Order No. 1071
ISBN-13: 9781931907675
ISBN-10: 1931907676
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page: xii, 151
Price: $39.95. You pay only $31.96 (after 20% discount).

Chinese people made many great inventions in history, among which papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass have the most far-reaching global impact and are acknowledged as the Four Great Inventions. The invention of printing is China抯 greatest contribution to human civilization, which not only accelerates the spread of information and knowledge but also keeps promoting social progress. The art of printing has, therefore, been called the mother of civilization.

A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing offers a comprehensive overview of the origin, development and application of printing in China from ancient times to the last Chinese dynasty that ended in the early twentieth century. The book discusses, in detail and with full color illustrations, the two major printing types in China -- block printing and movable-type printing, with emphasis on printing technology and the contents printed. There are also sections on art appreciation of ancient Chinese book editions and book collection.

Luo Shubao was editor-in-chief of China抯 Printing Technology magazine, deputy editor-in-chief of the Printing Industry Publishing House, and deputy director of the China Printing Museum. His book-length publications include An Illustrated History of Printing in Ancient China, Light of Printing, Three Thousand Years of Chinese Books, and The History of Book Printing in Ancient China. He has presided over many overseas exhibitions on the history of printing, including the "Printing in Ancient China" exhibition held at the Gutenberg Museum in Germany. He has been frequently invited to identify the relics of ancient Chinese printing by the National Heritage Board of China.




A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Culture

中华文化趣谈

Author: Zhang Yajun
Order No. 16031
ISBN-13: 9787802004009
ISBN-10: 7802004004
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Sinolingua
Pub Year: 2008
Language: Simplified Chinese, English notes, Pinyin
Size: 7 x 10
Page: 255
Price: $24.95

The book introduces the important aspects of traditional Chinese culture in 14 topics, covering Chinese characters, numbers, animals, plants, colors, food, festivals, names and cross-cultural communication and so on. Special emphasis is placed on comparing and examining the different culture and customs of both the East and the West to help readers get a deeper understanding of China and its culture. Apart from serving as an interesting leisure reading material, the book can be used as a supplementary reading material of Chinese study. Each text, with English translation, is followed by sections such as Words, Notes and Examples, and Super Links. Readers can choose to do extensive or intensive reading based on their own needs.

Table of Contents: Magical Oriental Cubes, More on Chinese Characters; Homophones; Taboos and Euphemism in Chinese; Numbers; Real and Mythical Animals; Plants Symbolism; Colors; Food; Folk Customs of the Dragon Boat Festival; The Eighth Day of the Twelfth Lunar Month and the Porridge Eaten on the Day; Surnames and Given Names; Loanwords in Chinese and Cultural Exchanges; Cross-cultural Communication.




A Myriad of China's Treasures and Specialties

Author: Shao Qin
Order No. 3048
ISBN-13: 9787806421239
ISBN-10: 7806421238
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 96
Language: English
Price: $27.50

A Collection of Precious Natural Resources, Wild Lives and Products of Farms and Light Industries in China.




A New Treatise on the Methodology of Metaphysics

Author: Fung Yu-Lan
Order No. 3135
ISBN-13: 9787119019475
ISBN-10: 7119019473
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 127
Language: English
Size: 6 x 8.5
Price: $19.95

The author explains in his introduction that methaphysics 搃s the most important province in philosophy because it represents mankind抯 ultimate self-consciousness and understanding of life. He continues to write, in ten chapters, about Plato抯 dialectics, Spinoza抯 introspective method, and methods in Kant抯 critique, in Xin Li Xue and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. This book is an English translation of the Chinese version first published in 1946 under the title Xin Zhi Yan.




A Reader on China

Author: Shuyang Su
Order No. 3188
ISBN-13: 9781592650590
ISBN-10: 1592650597
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 247 p. Color illustrations throughout
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 9.75
Price: $20.95

Intended for general interest readers, this one-volume book provides a basic, introductory guide to Chinese civilization, including history, philosophy, culture, and society. Chapters include: geography, prehistory and mythology; ethnic minorities, feudal states, origins of language, philosophy and moral culture, traditional religious beliefs, family life, food and diet, art and literature, Chinese aesthetics, science and technology, and discoveries and inventions. A Reader on China opens the door to future study on one of the world's most ancient civilizations.

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An Afternoon Tea of Beijing Opera Tidbits

Author: Chengbei Xu
Order No. 3189
ISBN-13: 9781592650576
ISBN-10: 1592650570
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 161 p. Color illustrations throughout
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 9.75
Price: $14.95

This fascinating book examines the cultural and artistic themes of Beijing Opera in unprecedented detail. It is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in Beijing Opera: an art form which has gained an unprecedented following in both China and the West thanks to cultural performances, books, and motion pictures. But the world of Beijing Opera is still shrouded in mystery. With an expert eye, Chengbei Xu presents a dizzying array of details that only an experienced opera-goer can spot: themes and stories, characters, movement, makeup, props, action, voice, and music. A fascinating commentary as well as an indispensable reference, this book provides the definitive guide to what is arguably the pinnacle of Chinese performance art.

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An Intellectual History of China

Author: He Zhaowu
Order No. 3133
ISBN-13: 9787119000060
ISBN-10: 7119000063
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 620
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $22.95

An Intellectual History of China, divided into 24 chapters and four parts, traces the history and development of Chinese ideology regarding science, society, literature, history and economy. Part one is about the ideologies of the Pre-Qin period. Part two deals with the ideologies held during the Han Period, and the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Dynasties, to name some of the mentioned dynasties. Part Three is about the ideologies of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and the Song and Yuan Periods. The fourth part is about the ideology of modern times during the Opium War and throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.




Ancient Chinese Architecture

Author: Lou Qingxi
Order No. 3059
ISBN-13: 9787119031156
ISBN-10: 7119031155
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

The book covers the following topics: Palace, altar and temple, tomb, religious, garden, local and other kinds of architecture.

Series Introduction:

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Ancient Chinese Fables
Order No. 3082
ISBN-13: 9787119018829
ISBN-10: 7119018825
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 2003
Pages: 86
Size: 5x7
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $7.50

One hundred and twenty-one of the best ancient Chinese fables--mostly from the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C., as well as the 16th and 17th centuries--are contained in this volume. Written in the simple language of the people, these fables, embodying the experiences and wisdom of the Chinese, have found their way into the hearts of many over hundreds of years. The book has twenty-eight illustrations.




Ancient Chinese Inventions

Author: Deng Yinke
Order No. 3202
ISBN-13: 9787508508375
ISBN-10: 7508508378
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 134
Price: $19.95

The book introduces many Chinese inventions covering all aspects of life, from the four major inventions gunpowder, paper, printing, compass -- to numerous other major and smart inventions such as iron and steel smelting, the decimal and binary systems, acupuncture, kite, abacus, parachute, and many more.

China as an important source of human civilization had given birth to brilliant ancient science and technology and led the world in most of the history of world civilization. The development of science and technology in ancient China was based on the observation and study of the human body, the objective world, the heavens, and the earth, which led to the concept of 揑ntegration of nature and man. The achievements nourished Chinese culture and civilization, and contributed greatly to mankind.

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Ancient Sculpture

Author: Wu Wen
Order No. 3051
ISBN-13: 9787119030494
ISBN-10: 7119030493
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

Covers pottery, bronze, terracotta warriors, stone carvings, impact of Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, etc.

Series Introduction:

The 揅ulture of China Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies.

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Ancient Temples in Beijing

Author: Liao Pin
Order No. 3095
ISBN-13:9787505201187
ISBN-10:7505201182
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Esperanto Press
Year: 1993
Pages: 174
Size: 7x10
Language: English & Chinese
Price: $35.00

Text and photos on stones, ceramics, bronze, rock art, paintings, handicrafts, sculpture, jade, architecture, etc.




Animal Symbolism of The Chinese Zodiac

Author: Zhang Fang
Order No. 3041
ISBN-13: 9787119020648
ISBN-10: 7119020641
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 156
Language: English

Folk customs and stories about 12 animals, the relationship between the animals, and their influences on peoples' fate.





Art of Chinese Pavilions

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. 3060
ISBN-13: 9787119031187
ISBN-10: 711903118X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

Covers pavilions for resting, viewing scenery, cultural activities, memorial, protection, religious activities, etc.

Series Introduction:

The 揅ulture of China Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies.

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Atlas of World Heritage: China

Author: National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO
Order No. 3196
ISBN-13: 9781592650606
ISBN-10: 1592650600
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 187 p. Color illustrations throughout
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 12
Price: $29.95

By the end of 2003, twenty-nine cultural and natural properties in China have been inscribed on the World Heritage List: the Great Wall running 6,300 kilometers, the terracotta warriors and horses buried with the First Qin Emperor (210 BC), the majestic Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the holy Taoist mountain of Wudang Shan, the sacred Buddhist mountain of Emei Shan, the great irrigation project of Dujiangyan, the picturesque nature reserve of Huanglong, and the perfect habitat of Suzhou Classical Gardens, etc. They are the witnesses of human development, from benightedness to rationality and wisdom. They belong not only to the Chinese nation but also to the whole world.

The present book takes you on an information-filled journey to all the 29 properties in China that have made the World Heritage List by virtue of their great cultural value or their outstanding scenic charm or by virtue of a combination of the two.

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Auspicious Designs of China

Author: Ye Yingsui
Order No. 3127
ISBN-13: 9787503220227
ISBN-10: 7503220228
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Travel & Tourism Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 239
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $12.95

The book introduces the four kinds of Chinese auspicious designs auspicious divinities, plants, animals, and things, objects, and Chinese characters -- with b&w illustrations. Motivated by a desire to carry on, innovate, and heighten the auspicious designs, authors of the book created and explored the content and forms of expression within the limits of carrying forward traditional ideas, enabling Chinese auspicious designs to take on a new look and suit and satisfy the habit and demand of appreciation of the people in modern times.




Basics of Traditional Chinese Culture

Author: Compiled by Zhi E扻iang
Order No. 3197
ISBN-13: 9787119039046
ISBN-10: 7119039040
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 122
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $7.95

This book includes 22 special topics, including the achievements of the Chinese people in material and cultural fields. The authors, who are all experts of traditional Chinese culture, have tried their best to explain the broad and profound contents of Chinese culture in vivid and popular language. This book will lead the readers to the palace of traditional Chinese culture to understand a great nation through appreciating the mysterious and interesting cultural views, both old and new.




Brief Introduction of Chinese History and Culture

Author: Liang Zhigang
Order No. 3096
ISBN-13: 9787543625358
ISBN-10: 7543625350
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Qingdao Press
Year: 2001
Pages: 471
Size: 5x8
Language: English and Chinese
Price: $20.00

An overview of various facets of Chinese history and culture from ancient times to 1911.




Buddhism in China

Author: Ling Haicheng
Order No. 3106
ISBN-13: 9787508505350
ISBN-10: 7508505352
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Chinese Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 218
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $14.75

Buddhism has existed for over 2,000 years. This book, divided into five parts, explains the origin and spread of the religion throughout China. It also explains the three branches of Buddhism梩he Pali, Han and Tibetan梐nd their impacts on both ancient and modern-day China. Black and white pictures of Buddhist temples and statues illustrate the book.

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Buddhism's Four Mountain Sanctuaries in China

Author: Xiao Qianhui, et al.
Order No. 3004
ISBN-13: 9787503217548
ISBN-10: 7503217545
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Travel and Tourism Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 95
Language: English and Chinese
Price: $30.00

Cradles of Buddhist culture and its spectacular mountains in China.




Catholic Church in China

Author: Yan Kejia; Translated by Chen Shujie
Order No. 3175
ISBN-13: 9787508505992
ISBN-10: 7508505999
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 166
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8.25
Price: $14.50

Although not indigenous to China, the Catholic Church has over 700 years of history in the Far East and over five million Chinese adherents. This book details that history.

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China Qipao

Author: Liu Wenmin
Order No. 3097
ISBN-13: 9787506417075
ISBN-10: 7506417073
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Textile Press
Year: 2000
Pages: 404
Size: 9x12
Language: English and Chinese
Price: $79.95

Richly descriptive and vividly illustrated album on the most traditional Chinese clothing for women.

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China's Cultural Relics

Author: Li Li; Translated by Li Zhurun
Order No. 3178
ISBN-13: 9787508504568
ISBN-10: 7508504569
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 164
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Price: $19.95

This educational and beautifully produced book focuses on the cultural relics remaining from one of the world's oldest civilizations. China's Cultural Relics offers a brief account of 12 kinds of relics梡ottery, jade artifacts, bronze ware, figurines, carvings on stone tablets, murals, grottoes and formative art of Buddhism, gold and silver artifacts, porcelain, furniture, lacquer works, and arts and handicrafts articles. The authors concentrate, however, on the most representative, most brilliant works of each kind while briefing the reader on their origin and development.

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China's Ethnic Minortties

Author: Xiao Xiaoming
Order No. 3076
ISBN-13: 9787119031842
ISBN-10: 7119031848
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 2003
Pages: 118
Size: 7.5x6.5
Language: English
Price: $17.50

A great introductory book on China抯 55 ethnic minorities, with descriptions and gorgeous photos. A short introductory essay and a chart describing the populations and areas of distribution of each ethnic minority are in the preface.

Series Introduction:

The 揅ulture of China Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies.

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China's Imperial Palaces

Author: China Travel & Tourism Press
Order No. 3012
ISBN-13: 9787503216985
ISBN-10: 7503216980
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Travel and Tourism Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 94
Language: English
Price: $30.00

China's imperial palaces through the ages.




China's Museums

Author: Li Xianyao and Luo Zhewen; Translated by Martha Avery
Order No. 3182
ISBN-13: 9787508506036
ISBN-10: 7508506030
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 202
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Price: $19.95

This book provides a cultural matrix of China's vast wealth of history as displayed in the country's many museums. The vivid photos and excellent text contribute to a greater understanding of Chinese history. The book is divided into 10 chapters and subdivided by individual museum.

Part of the educational and beautifully produced Cultural China Series, this book focuses on the wealth of objects and remains that have been preserved in China抯 museums. The author contends that understanding China's long history solely through the study of documents is clearly inadequate. A wealth of objects and remains has been preserved, and this raw material of history can, in a certain sense, be considered more valuable for our understanding of the past than documents and historical records. One can see many of China's cultural treasures in Western museums. Some of these are exquisite works of art, but at the same time they are fragments that have been removed from the original matrix of their being. To enjoy a complete and systematic experience of Chinese cultural history, one must visit the museums of their native land.

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China's Terracotta Army and the First Emperor's Mausoleum

Author: Yuan Zhongyi
Order No. 1072
ISBN-13: 9781931907682
ISBN-10: 1931907684
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 7.25 x 10
Page: 152
Price: $29.95. You pay only $23.96 (after 20% discount).

Xi抋n, where the Silk Road in ancient China began and where the kings of thirteen dynasties throned, drew the attention of the world in 1974 with the discovery of the First Emperor抯 Mausoleum and a legion of accompanying burial pits.

The First Emperor (259210 BC), as the name suggests, was the first emperor in the history of China. He annihilated six other states and founded China抯 first unified and centralized powerful empire梩he Qin dynasty. During his reign, the world-famous Great Wall was built. He died at the age of fifty, on a journey to seek medicine for longevity.

This book introduces the accompanying burial pits of the First Emperor抯 Mausoleum, focusing on the excavation process and details of the terracotta warriors and horses in the pits. Readers will learn fascinating facts about the Qin army of more than two thousand years ago and get answers to many intriguing questions such as: Who discovered the terracotta army sites and whose decision it was to excavate them? How were the terracotta warriors lined up and how the military arrays were deployed? How did the infantry, cavalry and chariots coordinate in operation? What was the armament like? The book also discusses the elaborate art and techniques of making terracotta warriors and horses. Through the author抯 narrative reconstruction of the valiant and luxury life of the First Emperor, readers will get acquainted with the intricacies of the ancient Chinese civilization.

Yuan Zhongyi was the director of the Museum of Qin Shihuang's Terracotta Army from 1988-1998. He graduated from East China Normal University in 1963, majoring in the History of Ancient China, and has been engaged in archeological excavation and research in Xi抋n thereafter. As the team leader, he led and participated in the excavation of the terracotta army Pits 1, 2 and 3 and has dedicated himself to the archeological prospecting, excavation and research of the First Emperor抯 Mausoleum and the terracotta army pits all along. He has published several academic works on the discovery and research of the terracotta army as well as on aspects of the Qin scripts.




China抯 Tibet

Author: Liu Zhonglu
Order No. 3143
ISBN-13: 9787801136558
ISBN-10: 7801136551
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 256
Language: English
Size: 11.5 x 11.5
Price: $69.75

China抯 Tibet is a photographic history of Tibet that records the life of the Tibetans in the last 50 years, with text introduction to each chapter and 356 color and b&w photos. Selected chapter topics include 揜eligious Horns Produce Lingering Sounds, 揃ags Can Stand only When They Are Full, 揟he Potala Palace Shines More Brightly Today, 揟he Longest Epic in the World, and 揟ibet Still Uncontaminated.

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China: People / Place / Culture / History

Author: He Xingliang
Order No. 3518
ISBN-13: 9780756631598
ISBN-10: 0756631599
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: DK Publishing
Pub Year: 2007
Language: English
Size: 12 x 10
Page: 360
Price: $69.95

The accomplished author Anchee Min writes the prologue to China, People Place Culture History, a handsome book published by DK Publishing. The book runs to over glossy 350 pages and, as it title suggests, covers China's history, geography, and culture with magnificent photographs. For instance, the Songzanlin Buddhist 17th century monastery in Yunnan draped in mist and the Grand Canal near Wuxi in Jiangsu are particularly beautiful examples of landscape photography. --The Travel Photographer




Chinese Archeology

Author: Yang Yang
Order No. 3061
ISBN-13: 9787119031149
ISBN-10: 7119031147
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

About 20 major archeological discoveries in China, such as sanxingsui, terracotta, and mawangdui.

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Chinese Architecture

Author: Cai Yanxin, Lu Bingjie
Order No. 3207
ISBN-13: 9787508509969
ISBN-10: 750850996X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 154
Price: $19.95

This is a short and comprehensive introduction to Chinese architecture. Some of the topics covered are: Ancient Cities, The Supreme Imperial Power, The Palaces of Gods, Appreciation of Chinese Gardens, Vernacular Dwellings, Architectural Ornamentation, and Western Influences on Chinese Architecture. Many pictures and photos included.

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Chinese Arts and Crafts

Author: Hang Jian, Guo Qiuhui
Order No. 3209
ISBN-13: 9787508509631
ISBN-10: 7508509633
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 153
Price: $19.95

The book introduces the history and development of the traditional arts and crafts of China. Readers will learn how these arts and crafts apply to many kinds of fields such as utensil, apparel, furnishings, adornment, entertainment, and commerce. In the last chapter, twelve legends concerning traditional arts and crafts of China are given. Many color photos included.

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Chinese Boxing and Kungfu

Author: Fan Tingqing
Order No. 3085
ISBN-13: 9787805519876
ISBN-10: 7805519870
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Year: 1998
Pages: 122
Size: 7.5x10
Language: English

Introduction and illustrated guide to the two major components of Chinese wushu or martial arts.




Chinese Bronze Ware (Cultural China Series)

中国青铜器

Author: Li Song
Order No. 3222
ISBN-13: 9787508513256
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2009
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: 157
Price: $19.95

The emergence of bronze ware is an important chapter in the civilization history of human being. Though China is not the first country to make bronze ware in the world, it has enjoyed a unique position in the world history relying on the great variety of bronze ware, plenty of shapes, fine casting techniques and profound historical and cultural connotations. The book introduces the splendid bronze culture of ancient China with clear and vivid description. It seems that you could hear the voice from the bronze age and experience the unique styles of the time by reading the introduction of the rare bronze ware in the book.

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Chinese Calligraphy

Author: Chen Tingyou
Order No. 3111
ISBN-13: 9787508503226
ISBN-10: 7508503228
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 127
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9
Price: $19.95

Through its 18 chapters and 60,000 Chinese characters, Chinese Calligraphy gives details on topics of calligraphy such as its history and evolution, the calligraphic strokes for characters, and biographies of prominent calligraphy artists. There are also directions on fundamental calligraphy skills. With color and b&w photos.

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Chinese Calligraphy: Elementary Level (6 DVDs)

中国书法基础篇DVD
Order No. 16039
ISBN: 9787885260989
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 300 min.
Number of Disc: 6
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $49.95

Chinese calligraphy is the unique art of writing of China. This program is suitable for the beginner. The lecture is divided into two parts in which the beginner can enjoy the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy and learn the basic Chinese Calligraphy. Illustrated with a variety of calligraphy works and with pictures of historic figures, the demonstration is so detailed that the beginner could master easily the skills and the basic knowledge of Chinese calligraphy.

书法是中国特有的一门线条艺术,在书写中与笔、墨、纸、砚相得益彰,是中国人民勤劳智慧的结晶。它不仅是中华民族的文化瑰宝,而且在世界文化艺术宝库中独放异彩。该内容主要针对初学者,课程以欣赏书法和学习基础书法为主,讲解过程详尽、并插有丰富的书法作品及历史人物图像。使初学者能够易学易懂,能初步掌握书法的技法及基础知识。勤加练习使学习者修身养性,达到一定的高度和境界。




Chinese Ceramics

Author: Fang Lili
Order No. 3201
ISBN-13: 9787508508344
ISBN-10: 7508508343
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 135
Price: $19.95

The book introduces the history and development of Chinese pottery and various types of famous Chinese pottery and the ways how they are made. It also introduces the utility of pottery as daily utensil and pottery as art. With many color photos.

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Chinese Characters (Cultural China Series)

中国汉字

Author: Han Jiantang
Order No. 3219
ISBN-13: 9787508513409
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2009
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: 164
Price: $19.95

With rich content, easy-to-understand language and interesting pictures and drawings, this book takes its target readers with medium level ability in the Chinese language into the "ancient yet modern world of Chinese characters."

Table of Contents:
The Emergence of Written Language
Origin of Han Characters
Evolvement of Forms of Han Characters
Formation of Han Characters
The Profound Mystery of Han Characters
Chinese History Narrated in Han Characters
The Art of Han Characters

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Chinese Chopsticks

Author: Lan Xiang
Order No. 3211
ISBN-13: 9787119038520
ISBN-10: 7119038524
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 5 x 8.75
Page: 101
Price: $17.95

An interesting and informative book about chopsticks covering their origin and development, culture, varieties, stories, and conservation and appreciation. Also presented are Chinese folk customs and chopsticks and chopstick holders, rests and boxes. With a number of color photos and pictures.




Chinese Classical Gardens

Author: Qian Yi
Order No. 3137
ISBN-13: 9787534013461
ISBN-10: 7534013461
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Zhejiang People抯 Fine Arts Publishing House
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 175
Language: English
Size: 9 x 11.5
Price: $54.95

This book is divided into four sections. Section one explains the origin of classical Chinese gardens. Section two explains the gardens natural, architectural and humanity beauties. Section three features famous gardens such as the Liu, Ou, Tui-si, Zhan, Ge and Guo Zhuang Gardens. Section four explains the background of the usage of Chinese gardens as people抯 homes. With color photos.

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Chinese Classical Poetry: Its History and Variant Forms

Author: Liu Genglu
Order No. 3046
ISBN-13: 9787806421147
ISBN-10: 7806421149
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 427
Language: English

An Introduction To The Characteristics of Poems and Important Poets.





Chinese Clothing

Author: Hua Mei; Translated by Yu Hong & Zhang Lei
Order No. 3179
ISBN-13: 9787508506128
ISBN-10: 750850612X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 160
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Price: $19.95

Part of the educational and beautifully produced Cultural China Series, this book details the long history of Chinese garments. The author incorporates numerous detailed photographs and illustrations. Topics range from minority dress to current world fashions. Much of the book deals with historical garments including imperial dress, ancient armor suits, official uniforms, peasants' clothes, and the different attire from China's successive dynasties.

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Chinese Cuisine Recipes and Their Stories

Author: Zhang Enlai
Order No. 3213
ISBN-13: 9787119028248
ISBN-10: 7119028243
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 175
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $29.95

The nearly 80 entries in this book not only list the ingredients and preparation methods for dishes, but also tell the stories associated with them.




Chinese Culture: A Descriptive and Explanatory Approach

Author: He Daokuan
Order No. 3140
ISBN-13: 9787560016870
ISBN-10: 7560016871
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 144
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $12.95

This book is divided into four sections: land and people, history, the languages of China and Chinese mythology. Every left page of the book is in English, while every right one is in Chinese. Each section has questions to test the reader抯 knowledge of what they have already read. Parts of the book are written in a question and answer form. With color photos and Chinese captions.




Chinese Famous Buddhist Temples, Taoist Shrines, Mosques and Churches

Author: Yu Guiyuan
Order No. 3050
ISBN-13: 9787805519890
ISBN-10: 7805519897
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 76
Language: English

19 temples, 14 Taoist shrines, 9 mosques, 7 churches--their locations, origins and stories.


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Chinese Festivals

Author: Wei Liming
Order No. 3203
ISBN-13: 9787508508368
ISBN-10: 750850836X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 127
Price: $19.95

The book provides an entry to the charming Chinese folk culture. The readers will learn the origin, history, and celebration of the most important Chinese festivals, which include twelve traditional festivals, nine statutory festivals and twenty one festivals of the Chinese minorities. Color photos throughout.

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Chinese Folk Arts

Author: Jin Zhilin; Translated by Jin Bei
Order No. 3180
ISBN-13: 9787508506111
ISBN-10: 7508506111
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 140
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Price: $19.95

Part of the Cultural China Series, this book is a perfect primer for anyone interested in Chinese folk art. Full of beautiful photographs and excellent descriptions, the book introduces and interprets folk art from this perspective. Sections include "The Core of Chinese Folk Arts," "Social Context of Folk Arts," "The Art World Created by Chinese Folk Arts," "Creators of Chinese Folk Arts," and "Illustrations of Various Chinese Folk Art Works."

Folk art's presence is evident in everyday food, clothing, shelter and transportation; in traditional festivals, ceremonies and rituals, and in beliefs and taboos. As a living example of cultural heritage, it shows the continuity of Chinese culture from primitive society to the present. With this heritage, Chinese culture boasts the longest history and the richest sources, and of all cultures, considers itself the most widely shared and the most geographically distinct. Like the passing of human heritage by biological genes, the passing of national culture from one age to another also depends on cultural genes preserved from a nation's cultural and philosophical origin. Chinese folk art is an example of such cultural inheritance.

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Chinese Foods

Author: Liu Junru; Translated by William W. Wang
Order No. 3181
ISBN-13: 9787508506135
ISBN-10: 7508506138
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 152
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Price: $19.95

Part of the educational and beautifully produced Cultural China Series, this book focuses on the food in Chinese culture. Chinese Foods contains chapters detailing, not only Chinese food and preparation, but customs, festivals, utensils, restaurants, and indeed everything connected with dining. Numerous photos help the reader understand the importance of food in Chinese culture.

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Chinese Furniture (Cultural China Series)

中国家具

Author: Zhang Xiaoming
Order No. 3221
ISBN-13: 9787508513218
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2009
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: 145
Price: $19.95

Chinese Furniture is an outstanding representative of the Chinese arts. It has the bright feature of oriental arts and is honored as a pearl in oriental arts. As for the unique feature of Chinese furniture, some say it can completely give full play to the inborn nature of wood and display the beauty of the texture of wood. Some say it has perfect artistic shape. Its lines are delicate, easy and smooth and its structure reasonable and elegant. Some say its producing technique is superb, tenon and mortise precise and decorations elegant. Some say it has long historical grace, elegant artistic style and colorful charm

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Chinese Gardens

Author: Lou Qingxi
Order No. 3112
ISBN-13: 9787508503677
ISBN-10: 7508503678
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 151
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9
Price: $19.95

Chinese Gardens is about the history and evolution, and the art and techniques of Chinese gardens and their architectures. The author compares the gardens with the appearance of natural landscapes and describes their meaning to the Chinese, and the Chinese people抯 admiration of them. With b&w and color pictures.

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Chinese Gardens

Author: Lou Qingxi
Order No. 3114
ISBN-13: 9787508516639
ISBN-10: 750851663X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2010
Pages: 167
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Price: $19.95

Chinese Gardens is about the history and evolution, and the art and techniques of Chinese gardens and their architectures. The author compares the gardens with the appearance of natural landscapes and describes their meaning to the Chinese, and the Chinese people抯 admiration of them. With b&w and color pictures.

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Chinese Imperial Cuisines and Eating Secrets

Author: Zhang Tingquan
Order No. 3044
ISBN-13: 9787507103762
ISBN-10: 7507103765
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Literature Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 360
Language: English-Chinese

Secrets of Chinese imperial food, including an appendix on how to cook 52 dishes that every family can try.





Chinese Jade (Cultural China Series)

中国玉器

Author: Yu Ming
Order No. 3223
ISBN-13: 9787508513317
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2009
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: 145
Price: $19.95

China has long been a "country of jade" that shines in world civilization history. The Chinese nation has respected, honored, revered, loved and cherished jade for a history of over 8,000 years. Chinese jade art, veiled in mystery and carrying spiritual sustenance for people, has been deeply root in traditional Chinese culture and played a role in every aspect of Chinese social life.

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Chinese Kites

Author: Liu Chungen
Order No. 3079
ISBN-13: 9787119026695
ISBN-10: 7119026690
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 2001
Pages: 158
Size: 5.5x8

Over 200 photos illustrate different kites and describe the ways of making and flying them.




Chinese Kites: Traditional Chinese Arts and Culture
Order No. 3070
ISBN-13: 9787119000930
ISBN-10: 7119000934
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 1989
Pages: 18
Size: 8x11
Language: English

This book recounts the history of the development of Chinese kits and describes different types of kits, their special features and their relations to Chinese folk customs. The book is illustrated with 230 fine plates, including pictures of the most representative kites from different regions in China.




Chinese Kunqu Opera

Author: Xiao Li
Order No. 3190
ISBN-13: 9781592650620
ISBN-10: 1592650627
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 303 p. Color illustrations throughout
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 9.75
Price: $28.95

It has been four years since Chinese Kunqu Opera has been awarded the title "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO. As a masterpiece of Chinese classic opera, Chinese Kunqu Opera has gone far beyond the bounds of territory and is today acknowledged the world over. Chinese Kunqu Opera is an old Chinese opera form with a history of 600 years. To further understand its value, we can approach it from three aspects: the dramatic literature, the musical tradition and the performing art system. Chinese Kunqu Opera represents the highest level of Chinese classic theatrical literature, the last heritage of classic music as well as the perfect performance of classic operas.

The work "Chang Sheng Dian" tells of a legendary romance between Emperor Tang Ming and Imperial Concubine Yang. It presents the fine art of Kunqu Chuanqi creation and has become a model for Kunqu Chuanqi creation in structure, character, language and rules and forms of poetry.

The work "Tao Hua Shan" tells a romance of the Ming Dynasty. In particular, the author had made active exploration into the Kunqu Chuanqi creation and achieved an extremely high level in literary depiction.

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Chinese Landscapes

Author: The Editorial Committee of Cultural China series
Order No. 3192
ISBN-13: 9781592650507
ISBN-10: 1592650503
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 247 p.
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Price: $20.95

China boasts the steepest mountains and the most tortuous rivers in the world. Nature has created all sorts of sights, while our ancestors have left their own wondrous imprints. A careful reading of this book will bring readers some knowledge of China's landscape, probably a desire to see it in one's own eyes, an interest in landscape writings by Chinese authors.

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Chinese Literature

Author: Yao Dan
Order No. 3204
ISBN-13: 9787508509792
ISBN-10: 750850979X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 157
Price: $19.95

This book introduces the Chinese literature beginning from The Book of Songs (about 1000 B.C.) to the great work A Dream of Red Mansion of the Qing Dynasty, book covering the most important writers and their works in various types of literature such as poetry, prose and fiction. With color pictures.

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Chinese Minority Costumes

Author: Zang Yingchun
Order No. 3116
ISBN-13: 9787508503790
ISBN-10: 7508503791
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 218
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 8.5 x 11
Price: $57.75

There are 56 nationalities that live in China, such as the Tibetan, the Dong, the Jing and the Shui nationalities. Each nationality has its own customs, religious beliefs and lifestyles. Some of the nationalities cultures and lifestyles are relatively primitive, while others are more advanced and lavish. All of these factors influence their costumes, which are vividly displayed in this book. Colorful photos of models wearing the recreated traditional costumes and photos of natives wearing their nationality抯 authentic costumes fill the book.




Chinese Myths & Legends (Cultural China Series)

中国神话传说

Author: Chen Lianshan
Order No. 3220
ISBN-13: 9787508513232
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2009
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: 143
Price: $19.95

The author believes that ancient Chinese myths and legends were gradually formed on the basis of those of the Huaxia (Han) and by absorbing from the Dongyi (ancient eastern tribes) and the Miaoman (ancient Southern tribes). The author sorted materials from various ancient Chinese books and records, and arranged the myths in order to aid readers' appreciation of the materials. In some chapters, he compares Chinese myths with western ones (especially the Greek).

Full of fascinating material sand lucidly written, this book enables readers to enjoy the charm of Chinese myths and legends as well understand the spirit of traditional Chinese culture. In addition to the main Chinese traditions, the author includes reference to less well-known but equally fascinating stories.

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Chinese New Year Painting (Illustrated)

Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Author: Wang Shucun; Wang Haixia
Translator: Wang Weixin
Order No. 1091
ISBN-13: 9781931907880
ISBN-10: 1931907889
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2014
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 149
Price: $29.95. You pay only $17.97 (after 40% discount).

Chinese New Year Painting offers a brief introduction to the historical development, the artistic and cultural significance, the rhymed formulas and the collection, research and protection of Chinese New Year paintings. It traces back the prominent characteristics of New Year paintings in different periods of Chinese history in chronological order. The book is characterized by a clear-cut layout, rich and colorful content and true-to-history account.
Wang Shucun, the author of this book, is an expert on the collection and research of wood board Chinese New Year paintings. Some of his collections have been identified as national treasures. Nurtured by Chinese folk culture, Wang Shucun抯 fame has been well established in the academic studies of Chinese New Year paintings. This book highlights his years of research and collection of Chinese New Year paintings. With excellent pictures and texts, the 揳bstruse theories of Chinese New Year paintings are presented in a reader-friendly way.

Wang Shucun has been a research fellow at the China National Academy of Arts and vice president of the China Folk Arts Association. He has also been a member of the China Folk Customs Society. His major publications include Woodblock Printing Paintings of Peking Opera, A Collection of World Arts: Folk Art Treasures and Yangliuqing New Year Paintings.
Wang Haixia was vice dean of the National Center of Chinese Folk Arts Protection Project and dean of Folk Arts Studies Center of the China National Academy of Arts and a research fellow of Arts Institute. She is an M.A. supervisor in folk arts. Her major publications are China Folk Arts Sociology and A Comparative Study of Eastern and Western Folk Arts.

Wang Weixin is professor of English and Scottish literature at the College of Foreign Language and Literature, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. He got his PhD from Shanghai International Studies University in 2008. His major academic interests are English literature and literary translation.




Chinese Painting for Beginners (3DVDs)

学画中国画 3DVD
Order No. 16041
ISBN: 9787884306299
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 200 min.
Number of Disc: 3
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $29.95

Chinese painting covers all the traditional Chinese drawings, which has another name as Chinese Brush Painting or Ink Painting. It is an artwork on rice paper or silks by brushes, with ink as main coloring agent and water as blending agent. The theme involves people, sceneries, animals, and plants. The techniques consist of fine brushwork and freehand brushwork, which are of strong Chinese features. Zhou Junda, chief lecturer of this DVD series, is good at drawings in natural and fresh style. He has published many works and given lectures on TV media about drawing techniques on Chinese painting. His lectures are original, clear-cut, enabling you to master painting skills in an easy way.

中国画是中国传统民族绘画的统称。 也称国画或水墨画。它以墨为主要颜料,以水为调和剂,以毛笔为主要工具, 以宣纸和绢帛为载体。作画的题材主要有人物、山水、花鸟,技法可分工笔和写意两种,极其富有民族特色。主讲老师周君达作品画法自然,以清新秀丽见长,他的作品常在国际上展出并在电视媒体上公开讲授有关学画中国国画的技巧。他讲授方法独到,条理清晰,让你容易掌握学画的技巧。




Chinese Tea

Author: Liu Tong
Order No. 3200
ISBN-13: 9787508508351
ISBN-10: 7508508351
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 138
Price: $19.95

China is the homeland of tea, taking a leading position in the planting, producing and drinking of tea. The book describes many aspects of Chinese tea such as its types, producing procedure, utensils, taste, ceremony, drinking customs and philosophy. Color photos throughout the book.

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Chinese Tea

Author: Liu Tong
Order No. 3115
ISBN-13: 9787508516677
ISBN-10: 7508516672
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2010
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: 157
Price: $19.95

China is the homeland of tea, taking a leading position in the planting, producing and drinking of tea. The book describes many aspects of Chinese tea such as its types, producing procedure, utensils, taste, ceremony, drinking customs and philosophy. Color photos throughout the book.

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Chinese Tea Culture

Author: Wang Ling
Order No. 3019
ISBN-13: 9787119021447
ISBN-10: 7119021443
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 154
Language: English

This book offers an overview of the history, culture, customs and ceremony of the Chinese tea. China is the first country to grow, produce and drink tea. Over the long history of drinking tea, a special Chinese tea culture came into being. Tea is indispensable in the life of the Chinese people. It is not simply a type of drink, but a transmitter of culture, representing the philosophy, aesthetic views and way of life of the Chinese people, from which the spiritual world of the Chinese people can be discerned. This book relates the rich knowledge about Chinese tea and Chinese tea culture in terms of the origin of tea, its history, the methods and customs of drinking tea and tea drinking vessels. It explains the Chinese tea ceremony in depth and with an easy-to-understand approach and introduces the colorful teahouse culture, legends about tea, and the literature and art closely connected with tea.





Chinese Traditional Costumes and Ornaments

Author: Compiled by Zang Yingchun
Order No. 3172
ISBN-13: 9787508502793
ISBN-10: 7508502795
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 190
Language: Language: Simplified Chinese-English
Size: 8.25 x 11.25
Price: $59.95

China抯 traditional costumes mirror, from a cultural perspective, the Chinese society and the mental outlook of the Chinese people in different periods of history.

While an important carrier of the traditional Chinese culture in its entirety, traditional costumes themselves became a complete cultural system, in fact a unique system of Oriental culture, through development over 5,000 years. The book illustrates the history and development of Traditional Chinese costumes with exquisite photographs.




Chinese Vernacular Dwelling

Author: Shan Deqi
Order No. 3113
ISBN-13: 9787508503707
ISBN-10: 7508503708
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 144
Language: English
Size: 9 x 7
Price: $19.75

Chinese Vernacular Dwelling describes the vernacular dwellings, or residences, throughout China, such as the ancient Lijiang Streets, the Huizhou Dwelling, the Guangxi Mountain Villages, and the Zhang Dwelling in central Yunnan. The book抯 introduction discusses the architectural features of the various types of vernacular dwellings. With color photos.

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Chinese Women

Author: by Pan Xiangli
Order No. 3191
ISBN-13: 9787532127726
ISBN-10: 7532127729
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Literature & Arts Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 195 p.
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Price: $15.00

25 essays written by most well-known female writers in China were selected in this collection. What you will find is that a hard life and a rough environment cannot alter the fact that Chinese women are outstanding. They are plants that move one to tears. They yield no delicate flowers probably because of poverty, dryness, or dust storms, but like cactuses, they tenaciously keep themselves green to prove their worth. Even if a branch is broken off, the wound gives off a fine fragrance.

"I remember that in a discussion abroad of the characteristics of women of different countries, a quite knowledgeable friend said, 'If you ask me which country's women are the most outstanding, I say China!' I asked, 'Does that mean you like Chinese women most?' He replied, 'No, it seems that I've never thought of them that way, because Chinese women are also the most sophisticated.'"

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Christianity in China

Author: Luo Weihong
Order No. 3107
ISBN-13: 9787508505343
ISBN-10: 7508505344
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Chinese Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 160
Language: English
Size: 6 x 8.5
Price: $14.75

This book, featuring five chapters, explains the impact of Christianity on China. It narrates Christianity抯 introduction to the Chinese first by the British, then American, missionaries in the early 19th century; the methods the missionaries used to attract more Chinese to Christianity; the Chinese people抯 attempt to break away from the Western world and establish their own Christian churches; the changes the churches endured after China became the People抯 Republic of China in 1949; and the Chinese Christian churches continual thrive in the late 20th century. With b&w photos.

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Classical Chinese Gardens

Author: Xiao Xiaoming
Order No. 3077
ISBN-13: 9787119031835
ISBN-10: 711903183X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 2003
Pages: 108
Size: 7.5x6.5
Language: English
Price: $17.50

Some classical gardens in China in three categories: imperial, private, and temple gardens.

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Clocks and Watches of the Qing Dynasty

Author: Lian Ying
Order No. 3022
ISBN-13: 9787119030500
ISBN-10: 7119030507
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English-Chinese

Over 150 clocks and watches from the collection in the Forbidden City. Color photos throughout.





Collections of Tibetan Folk Works of Art

Author: Ye Xingsheng
Order No. 3144
ISBN-13: 9787801138873
ISBN-10: 7801138872
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 182
Language: English
Size: 11.5 x 11.5
Price: $67.75

Collections of Tibetan Folk Works of Art comprises photographs of 250 artifacts collected in Tibet by the author, and is in five parts. They are: civilizations of remote antiquity; garment and accessory arts; daily-use articles; wood carvings; and religious art. It includes a brief biography of the author and a preface written by Lhaba Puncog, secretary-general of the China National Center for Tibetan Studies.

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Confucius Culture and World Heritage

Author: Chen Chuanping
Order No. 3139
ISBN-13: 9787501016273
ISBN-10: 7501016275
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Cultural Relics Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 74
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $29.95

This book gives the reader a glimpse of the several sites in China connected to Confucius and his founded religion Confucianism, such as his birthplace, his temples, statues and shrines, and his burial site. The preface and the section 揋reatest Sages: Immortal Confucianism give a short biography of Confucius and how he and his ideologies have influenced China and the world for more than two millennia. With color photos, accompanied by Chinese captions.




Confucius Speaks: The Message of the Benevolent (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--孔子说(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6118
ISBN-13: 9787801884978
ISBN-10: 7801884973
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 138
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Confucius thoughts. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes the life of Confucius and his analects for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Confucius through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Contemporary Tibetan Paintings

Author: Lei Jia
Order No. 3145
ISBN-13: 9787801137043
ISBN-10: 7801137043
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 172
Language: English
Size: 11.5 x 11.5
Price: $67.75

Contemporary Tibetan Paintings comprises representative works by 11 Tibetan painters and one Naxi painter, encompassing new Tibetan paintings, paintings on cloth (modern thangka), woodblock prints and oil paintings. They depict a variety of themes and reflect the consummate artistry of contemporary Tibetan paintings. The album comprises more than 90 paintings, printed in color.

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Creation of the Gods I (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--封神榜 I(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Order No. 6141
ISBN-13: 9787800289057
ISBN-10: 7800289052
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 119
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Creation of the Gods, one of the most important Chinese classics. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes four famous tales from the classic work through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 28 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

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Creation of the Gods II (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--封神榜 II(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Order No. 6142
ISBN-13: 9787801888495
ISBN-10: 7801888499
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2007
Pages: 121
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Creation of the Gods, one of the most important Chinese classics. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes six famous tales from the classic work through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 28 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

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Cultural Remains from the Changjiang Three Gorges Region (English-Chinese edition)

Author: Yu Weichao
Order No. 3099
ISBN-13: 9787536648296
ISBN-10: 7536648294
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Chongqing Publishing House
Year: 2000
Pages: 148
Size: 8x11
Language: English

The material presented here, from the Institute of Cultural and Historical Relics and Archaeology, Hubei Province and the Museum of Chongqing City, was unearthed from cities and counties affected by the Three Gorges Reservoir Project.




Cultures in Contrast: Mis-Communication and Misunderstanding between Chinese and North Americans

文化碰撞--中国北美人际交往误解剖析

Author: Dai Fan, Stephen Smith
Order No. 3517
ISBN-10: 7810806416
ISBN-13: 9787810806411
Binding: Paperback
Publisher:
Pub Year: 2003
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 5.5 x 8
Page: 285
Price: $12.95

This book is designed to help the reader understand and appreciate some of the differences that Chinese and North Americans might quickly discover when they spend time together in everyday situations.

The book does this by adopting an unusual, but highly appropriate, presentation style. First, ordinary situations in which misunderstanding easily occurs are presented. An interpretation and explanation of the Chinese and the North American perspectives of each are then provided. There are 73 cases in the book.




Customs and Conditions of Chinese City Streets in 19th Century--360 Professions in China

Author: Shijian Huang & William Sargent
Order No. 3008
ISBN-13: 9787532526062
ISBN-10: 7532526062
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Shanghai Classics Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 360
Language: English & Chinese

The art collections by Peabody Museum of America.


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Dances of the Chinese Minorities

中国少数民族舞蹈

Author: Li Beida
Order No. 3514
ISBN-13: 9787508510057
ISBN-10: 7508510054
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 120
Price: $16.95

Among the dances of the minorities in China, there are those originating in the labor of primitive society, wars between different tribes, and primitive religious activities, as well as those manifesting productive activities and social life in different development stages.

Part of the Ethnic Cultures of China series, the book has three chapters introducing the dances of the Chinese minorities: A Survey of the Dances of the Chinese minorities, Dances of Minorities in the North such as Dances of Riding and Shooting, and Dances of the Ethnic Groups in South China such as Dances Showing Charm and Grace. Each dance describes its history, costume and movements. With many color photos.

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Daoism in China

Author: Wang Yi'e; Translated by Zeng Chuanhui; Edited by Adam Chanzit
Order No. 3176
ISBN-13: 9787508505985
ISBN-10: 7508505980
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 209
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8.25
Price: $14.50

This book, translated through the cooperation of Chinese and American scholars, bridges the gap of understanding and provides a welcomed English text on this difficult religion.

Daoism is considered by many scholars to be the least understood of the world's major religions. Understanding general trends of Daoism is no easy task for a Chinese person; it is even more difficult for a non-Chinese person because the development of Daoism is inseparable from that of Chinese culture. It seems a non-Chinese person must first broaden his or her conceptions of "philosophy" and "religion" in order to grasp the essentials of Daoism.

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Designs of Chinese Blessings: Good Fortune

Author: Huang Quanxin
Order No. 3121
ISBN-13: 9787800528897
ISBN-10: 7800528898
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Sinolingua Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 244
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 6 x 8
Price: $11.75

Book One of Designs of Chinese Blessings series, with lucky drawings representing Good Fortune in traditional Chinese pictures. With b&w illustrations. This is a compilation of lucky drawings handed down for generations. There are five volumes in the series: Good Fortune, High Salary, Longevity, Happiness and Wealth. With 119 pictures in each volume, the whole series contains 595 pictures and is a complete representation of the various aspects of traditional Chinese good luck pictures.

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Designs of Chinese Blessings: Happiness

Author: Huang Quanxin
Order No. 3124
ISBN-13: 9787800528927
ISBN-10: 7800528928
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Sinolingua Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 245
Language: Chinese and English
Size: 6 x 8
Price: $11.75

Book Four of Designs of Chinese Blessings series, with lucky drawings representing Happiness in traditional Chinese pictures. With b&w illustrations. This is a compilation of lucky drawings handed down for generations. There are five volumes in the series: Good Fortune, High Salary, Longevity, Happiness and Wealth. With 119 pictures in each volume, the whole series contains 595 pictures and is a complete representation of the various aspects of traditional Chinese good luck pictures.

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Designs of Chinese Blessings: High Salary

Author: Huang Quanxin
Order No. 3122
ISBN-13: 9787800528910
ISBN-10: 780052891X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Sinolingua Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 245
Language: Chinese and English
Size: 6 x 8
Price: $11.75

Book Two of Designs of Chinese Blessings series, with lucky drawings representing High Salary in traditional Chinese pictures. With b&w illustrations. This is a compilation of lucky drawings handed down for generations. There are five volumes in the series: Good Fortune, High Salary, Longevity, Happiness and Wealth. With 119 pictures in each volume, the whole series contains 595 pictures and is a complete representation of the various aspects of traditional Chinese good luck pictures.

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Designs of Chinese Blessings: Longevity

Author: Huang Quanxin
Order No. 3123
ISBN-13: 9787800528903
ISBN-10: 7800528901
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Sinolingua Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 245
Language: Chinese and English
Size: 6 x 8
Price: $11.75

Book Three of Designs of Chinese Blessings series, with lucky drawings representing Longevity in traditional Chinese pictures. With b&w illustrations. This is a compilation of lucky drawings handed down for generations. There are five volumes in the series: Good Fortune, High Salary, Longevity, Happiness and Wealth. With 119 pictures in each volume, the whole series contains 595 pictures and is a complete representation of the various aspects of traditional Chinese good luck pictures.

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Designs of Chinese Blessings: Wealth

Author: Huang Quanxin
Order No. 3125
ISBN-13: 9787800528934
ISBN-10: 7800528936
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Sinolingua Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 245
Language: Chinese and English
Size: 6 x 8
Price: $11.75

Book Five of Designs of Chinese Blessings series, with lucky drawings representing Wealth in traditional Chinese pictures. With b&w illustrations. This is a compilation of lucky drawings handed down for generations. There are five volumes in the series: Good Fortune, High Salary, Longevity, Happiness and Wealth. With 119 pictures in each volume, the whole series contains 595 pictures and is a complete representation of the various aspects of traditional Chinese good luck pictures.

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Dharma Sutra (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--法句经(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6127
ISBN-13: 9787801887153
ISBN-10: 7801887158
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 130
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the early Buddhist classics originated about 350 BC. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes 305 verses for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Buddhism through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Dragon Tales

Author: N/A
Order No. 3199
ISBN-13: 9787119037509
ISBN-10: 7119037501
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 245
Language: English
Size: 4.25 x 7
Price: $5.95

In China, there are many fantastic stories and legends about the dragon. Contained in this collection are 35 of the finest classical and modern examples. They include "The Rakshas and the Sea Market" and "The Princess of the West Lake", both by the well-known Qing-dynasty writer Pu Songling (1640-1715), telling of the wonders of a dragon palace and of love between dragons and human beings; "Tripod Lake and the Golden Lotus Flowers", the story of how the first Chinese ruler, Huang Di, was transported to fairyland on the back of a dragon; and "The Looking-to-Mother Shoal", which tells how human beings were transformed into dragons. These intriguing, entertaining tales reflect the rich imagination and high aspirations of the Chinese people.




Eastern Qing Tombs
Order No. 3072
ISBN-13: 9787505203044
ISBN-10: 7505203045
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Esperanto Press
Year: 1997
Pages: 108
Size: 8x11
Language: English

The Eastern Qing Tombs, the first imperial cemetery the Qing Dynasty built after the Manchus crossed the Great Wall and entered Beijing, are located in Hebei province, 125 kilometres east of Beijing. They are one of the best-preserved burial grounds in China, an important state-protected cultural site, and a well-known scenic attraction for tourists. This book introduces the beautiful surroundings, exquisite buildings and numerous cultural relics of these magnificent tombs. Includes maps and genealogical tables.




Eight Lectures On Chinese Culture

Author: Zhao Taihe & Zhao Yang
Order No. 3020
ISBN-13: 9787561906552
ISBN-10: 7561906552
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: BLCUP
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 127
Language: English

A simple and clear outline of major aspects of Chinese culture.





Encounters with Ancient Beijing: Its Legacy in Trees, Stone and Water

Author: Virginia Anami
Order No. 3118
ISBN-13: 9787508503813
ISBN-10: 7508503813
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 330
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $37.75

An interesting and informative account of many of the architectural and landscape details of Beijing. The pages are crammed with useful information about the city, featuring interviews with what the author calls 'Unforgettable People': ordinary Beijing folk who have some link with the trees, stone and water of the city. With color photos and index. Author Virginia Anami is a Scholar of East Asian studies. Her interest in traditional Chinese culture, especially that of the ancient capital of Beijing, has taken her on frequent bicycles tours of Beijing抯 streets and lanes in her leisure time, and on drives to the suburbs to see and photograph ancient temple. The book抯 text and photographs tell of her experiences in Beijing.




Ethnic Groups in China

中国民族

Author: Wang Can
Order No. 3510
ISBN-13: 9787508504902
ISBN-10: 7508504909
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8.25
Page: 170
Price: $14.50

Every ethic group in China has a long history, its unique culture, and its charms. Every ethnic group has retained, in one way or another, its own fine traditions, and is also facing opportunities and challenges in modernization. Readers can find in this book the basic facts about the ethnic minorities who account for about 10% of China抯 population changes in the past half century and more: economic and social development, protection and development of cultural heritage, modern education, and folkways and religious beliefs, etc.




Famous Mountains and Rivers

Author: Xiao Xiaoming, Chief editor
Order No. 3062
ISBN-13: 9787119030630
ISBN-10: 7119030639
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

Over 30 famous mountains and rivers, such as the Yellow River, Yangtze River, Mt. Kunlun, Mt. Tai, Mt. Wutai, Etc.

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Fascinating Stage Arts

Author: Bao Chengjie
Order No. 3052
ISBN-13: 9787119030531
ISBN-10: 7119030531
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

Covers: History, dramatists and scripts, performance patterns, role types, famous actors, makeups and music.

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Festivals of China抯 Ethnic Minorities

中国少数民族节日

Author: Xing Li
Order No. 3511
ISBN-13: 9787508509990
ISBN-10: 7508509994
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 128
Price: $16.95

Part of the Ethnic Cultures of China series, the book describes the traditional ethnic festivals in China comprising six parts: Chinese New Year celebrations in different parts of China, festivals of production such as Festivals Praying for Harvest, sacrificial a commemorative festivals on which sacrifices are offered, such as the Dragon Boat Festival, religious festivals, recreational festivals like the Horse-racing Festivals of Nomadic Ethnic Groups, and women抯 festivals like Flowers-picking Festival. With many color photos.

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Five Yuan for a Slap on the Face, Chinese Folk Humour

Order No. 3089
ISBN-13: 9787507101256
ISBN-10: 7507101258
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Literature Press
Year: 1997
Pages: 198
Size: 7x7
Language: Chinese-English

Twenty-six jokes illustrated by well-known cartoonists such as Liao Bingxiong, Ding Cong and Fang Cheng are contained in this volume. While providing readers with a good laugh, they also offer insights into Chinese folkore.




Folk Culture in China抯 Zhejiang Province
The Flowing Mother River

Author: Tong Shaosu
Translator: Yu Jianqing and Shen Mingxia
Order No. 1066
ISBN-13: 9781931907620
ISBN-10: 1931907625
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2009
Pages: 216
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Price: $29.95
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Zhejiang province, located on China抯 east coast and with a population of over 50 million, is the fourth largest economy in China. The province boasts varied landforms, time-honored cultural traditions and diversified lifestyles. The folk culture of the province, dating back to over 7,000 years ago, is splendid and gorgeous, vividly mirroring the spirits and lifestyles of the people in Zhejiang.

Folk Culture in China抯 Zhejiang Province puts together 60 living cultural forms among the varied folk treasures and categorizes them into five groups: civilian dwellings, arts and crafts, operas and music, dances, festivals and folklores. In a clear style and with pictures, the book provides an overview of the origin, history, cultural value and inheritance of the folk culture in the province. Some of the highlights include Chinese clan culture, Chinese porcelain and sword making, the graceful female-only opera, folk lantern dance of 揷arp turning into dragon, and the customs of marrying daughters.

The book aims to help people around the world, especially the English-speaking readers, have a better understanding of Chinese folk culture. It is appropriate for both the general readership and the academic community.

Tong Shaosu is the chair of the Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People抯 Congress, the director and professor of Women抯 Research Center of Zhejiang University, the vice chair of Chinese Women抯 Research Society, and the president of Zhejiang Association for Folk Culture Promotion. Prior to the current positions, Tong had worked at Hangzhou University and Zhejiang Agricultural University, engaged in teaching and research in science, philosophy and women抯 studies as well as in university administration.

Yu Jianqing is a lecturer at the School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, specializing in translation and interpretation studies. He has published a number of translation works on literature and philosophy. Ms. Shen Mingxia, the co-translator, is a lecturer at Zhejiang University City College.




Folk Customs of China

Author: Qiu Huanxing
Order No. 3080
ISBN-13: 9787119014715
ISBN-10: 7119014714
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 1997
Pages: 270
Size: 9x12
Language: Chinese-English

Text and 300 photos illustrate the life of the Chinese cuisine, costume, architecture, transportation, etiquette and customs, traditional dances, theatre and folk art.

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Folk Genre Paintings

Author: Sun Shuming, Executive Editor
Order No. 3053
ISBN-13: 9787119030289
ISBN-10: 7119030280
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

Covers peasant or modern folk paintings in most of China's provinces over the last 30 years.

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Folk Handicrafts

Author: Lu Zhongmin
Order No. 3063
ISBN-13: 9787119031170
ISBN-10: 7119031171
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

Covers paper cuts, folk toys, pottery, puppets, kites and many more.

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Food and Chinese Culture

Author: The Editorial Committee of Cultural China series
Order No. 3194
ISBN-13: 9781592650491
ISBN-10: 159265049X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 237 p.
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Price: $20.95

There is a saying that Western culture is born of the relationship between man and woman, while Chinese culture has grown from the enjoyment of food. China is a nation of gourmets, and many of these gastronomes are also literary figures. Collected in this book are essays on the art of Chinese cuisine composed by writers and scholars of the 20th century. Some of the authors are gourmets themselves, both in name and fact.

On Diet
Though Chinese may have learned from Westerners quite a few theories and approaches on how to appropriately arrange a banquet, the Chinese still have numerous and famous recipes to teach Westerners, such as medicinal cooking, or the cooking of common dishes (chicken cooked with Chinese cabbage). 棗Lin Yutang

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Ancient Bells

北京文物精粹大系: 古钟卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3157
ISBN-13: 9787200038354
ISBN-10: 7200038350
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 251
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

With 221 color plates and 221 b/w illustrations, this volume is a survey of ancient Chinese bronze bells from the Song dynasty to the Qing. These are not bells excavated from tombs, but those found in temples and palaces. They are delicately cast with clouds, animal or Buddhist motifs and most often times with inscriptions.

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一、 古钟卷分为古钟、编钟与铃、外埠藏品三个部分。各部分均以年代顺序排列,共选录西周、汉、唐、宋、元、明、清、民国时期的精品130余件。

二、 所选精品均为北京地区各博物馆、文管所、著名古刹及文物保护单位内的文物藏品;并酌情收有保存在京的、具有浓厚地域特色的外地古钟精品。

三、 本卷收有《北京古钟文化纵谈》一文作为概述,图版有要关内容的简要文字介绍。

四、 考虑到铃与钟的发展关系,本卷还收入了部分编钟与铜铃,以便读者对古钟文化能有一个比较全面的了解。

五、 关于钟、铃的年代问题,绝大部分的古钟都有年号记载;一些早期的铜铃及没有年款的古钟经由大钟寺古钟博物馆聘请的专家确定了一个大致的年代,供研究参考。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Bronzes

北京文物精粹大系: 青铜器卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3156
ISBN-13: 9787200044980
ISBN-10: 7200044989
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 300
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

This volume illustrates over 200 ancient Chinese bronzes from the Shang to the Ming dynasties. In addition to the exquisitely cast archaic pieces of the Shang, Zhou and Warring States periods, it includes unusual examples of bronze wares from the Six dynasties, Tang, Liao, Jin, Yuan, and Ming dynasties.

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一、本卷分商、西周、春秋、战国、汉至南北朝、隋唐至元明时期6部分。各部分以出土文物为主,均集中排列。本卷入录出土文物151件,拣选文物52件,传世文物30件。

二、入录精品均为北京地区各博物馆、文管所及文物保护单位的文物藏品。

三、本卷首有"北京地区出土青铜器概论"和"北京地区商周青铜器神幻动物纹的艺术风格"两篇论文。卷尾有"北京出土、征集、拣选有铭青铜器登记表"和较详细的图版说明文字,并附有参考文章目录。

四、青铜器的年代,绝大部分依据出土墓葬的考古断代,拣选征集品经过专家鉴定的,仍以专家鉴定的年代认定。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Buddhist Images, Vol. I

北京文物精粹大系: 佛造像卷(上)

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3158
ISBN-13: 9787200043235
ISBN-10: 7200043230
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 284
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

This volume contains over 200 Chinese and Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist statues selected from antiquities departments and museums in Beijing. Pieces range from the Northern Wei to the Qing dynasty, with many pieces from small collections never before published.

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本卷为北京文物精粹大系《佛造像卷》上,所收文物大部分为首都博物馆藏品,余为北京艺术博我馆藏品,共收入鲷佛造像178套,其他质地的佛教造像将收入北京文物精粹大系《佛造像卷》(下),故本卷不再收入。本卷所收铜佛造像包括汉传佛教造像和藏传佛教造像两部分。汉传佛教造像的时代从十六国起至清代;藏传佛教造像的时代从唐代吐蕃时期起至清代。

本卷两个部分均按时代排序,各个时代再分别按佛教造像类别排列:汉传佛教造像以佛、菩萨、罗汉、护法为序,藏传佛教造像以祖师、本尊、佛、佛母、菩萨、空行护法为序。 佛教造像年代使用中国历史朝代名称和公元纪年。佛教造像名称采用通行名称,不能确切辨识者则标以神像部类名称。如培萨像、佛母像等。本卷收有《北京地区的佛教造像艺术》和《北京与藏传佛教造像》作为概论和专论。图版有相关内容的简要文字介绍,附在卷尾。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Buddhist Statues, Vol. 2

北京文物精粹大系: 佛造像卷(下)

Author: Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series Committee & Beiijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Relics
Order No. 3159
ISBN-13: 9787200049008
ISBN-10: 720004900X
Binding: Hardcover, cloth
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 284, fully illustrated in color
Language: Simplified Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

This volume contains 165 scroll Buddha portrayals of Ming and Qing dynasty. Among them are 121 Shuilu painting of Ming and Qing dynasty selected from the Capital Museum and 44 thang-ka paintings of Qing Dynasty selected from Yonghe Palace and the Capital Museum.

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本卷收入明清时代卷轴式佛教造像绘画作品共165件,其中明清水陆画121件,清代唐卡44件。水陆画作品选自首都博物館,唐卡作品选自雍和宮及首博。雍和宮是清代北京最大的皇家藏传佛教寺庙,所藏唐卡有西藏宗教领袖进献的皇家敕赐的以及在京喇嘛为寺院绘造的,多为精品,具有较强的欣赏性和资料性。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Calligraphy

北京文物精粹大系: 书法卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3161
ISBN-13: 9787200048872
ISBN-10: 7200048879
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 280
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

With 150 illustrations, this volume presents a fine selection of Chinese calligraphy from the Jin to the Qing dynasty. Includes works by many renowned calligraphers such as Huang Tingjian, Zhu Yunming, Dong Qichang, and Zhu Da.

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书法卷辑录了收藏或流传于北京的晋代至清代的墨书150多件,多为手卷、册页、立幅等极具艺术性的书法作品。随着书页的翻动,中国书法史几个重要阶段徐徐展现在读者面前:晋、北齐、唐人的写经,呈现出隶书向楷书过渡的形态;宋代黄庭坚的草书《腊梅三咏》诗卷、元代鲜于枢的行草书《韩愈<进学解>》卷自由奔放的线条,是作者心性的自然流露,均为难得的珍品;此外,本卷还收录了文徵明、祝允明、董其昌、王铎、朱耷、郑燮、金农等一大批在中国书法史上享有盛誉的书家的作品,尤其是一些鲜明地展现清代书法由帖向碑的回归所呈现出的雄浑之风的作品。

画册编选严谨,择真汰赝。在编排上,图文并茂,以图为主。所选图片均为原作实拍,加上精美清晰的彩色印制和精彩的局部特写,使读者能够真切地领略原作的神貌,无疑是书画爱好者研习的最佳范本。为了使读者更好地理解和鉴赏作品,书前载有两篇专家撰写的论文,介绍北京地区书法艺术的发展历史和艺术特色;书后则附有图版说明,对每件作品的年代、作者、收藏地、质地、色墨、尺寸、藏所及作者生平、表现的内容及艺术特色等一一详加注述,书法卷的部份篆书、草书、行书作品还附有参考释文。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Furniture

北京文物精粹大系: 家具卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3165
ISBN-13: 9787200047127
ISBN-10: 7200047120
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 290
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

With numerous color plates and b/w illustrations, this volume is a sumptuously illustrated overview of 122 classical Chinese furniture from the periods of Liao, Jin, Ming and Qing dynasties.

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北京文物精粹大系敆家具卷选录范围包括辽金、明、清各个时期的家具122件。本卷家具的年代按辽金、明代、清代的顺序排列。在时序中,本卷家具又分椅凳、几案、橱柜、窗榻、台架和屏风等六大类进行编排。所录家具的年代,大都经专家认定。在家具断代考证方面,本卷以大的时代及家具样式特点划分。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Jades

北京文物精粹大系: 玉器卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3155
ISBN-13: 9787200046069
ISBN-10: 720004606X
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 285
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

This volume is a richly illustrated survey of over 270 Chinese carved jades drawn from collections in Beijing. The selections, all nephrite, range in date from the Neolithic to the Qing dynasty, with very fine examples of pendants, boulders, animal carvings, plaques, vases, seals, and thumb rings, among others.

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本書選錄新石器時代時期至清代的玉器精品270餘件.選編標準以北京地區出土的玉器精品,和北京地區各博物館所藏玉器為主.此外輔以故宮博物院.中國歷史博物館.北京園林局系統及北京地區私人收藏中具代表性的玉器文物.本書拍攝圖片清晰,印刷精美。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Paintings

北京文物精粹大系: 绘画卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3162
ISBN-13: 9787200046045
ISBN-10: 7200046043
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 290
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

With 178 color illustrations, this volume presents a fine selection of Chinese painting in Beijing museum and private collections, ranging in date from the Tang to the Qing dynasty. Includes beautiful illustrations of many previously unpublished important paintings.

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绘画卷荟萃了唐代至清代众多名家的绘画精品178件,许多作品是第一次公开发表。被徐悲鸿先生视为生命的《八十七神仙图卷》(传唐人作品,宋摹本),曾引起海内外藏家极大兴趣的唐代人物画大师阎立本的《孔子弟子像》手卷(宋摹本,首都博物馆斥资800万元购入)均为国宝级文物。南宋三马、明四家、清初六大家、扬州画派等一大批蜚声画坛的名家作品为我们展现了中国绘画发展的完整链条。值得注意的是,北京虽然远离江南文人画中心,但是,作为元、明、清三代的都城,北京却是宫廷绘画繁兴之地,也是画家云集交流之所。本卷精选的多件明清宫廷画家的作品对于我们认识宫廷绘画的特色和艺术成就具有重要的意义。

画册编选严谨,择真汰赝。在编排上,图文并茂,以图为主。所选图片均为原作实拍,加上精美清晰的彩色印制和精彩的局部特写,使读者能够真切地领略原作的神貌,无疑是书画爱好者研习的最佳范本。为了使读者更好地理解和鉴赏作品,每卷书前均载有两篇专家撰写的论文,介绍北京地区绘画艺术的发展历史和艺术特色;书后则附有图版说明,对每件作品的年代、作者、收藏地、质地、色墨、尺寸、藏所及作者生平、表现的内容及艺术特色等一一详加注述。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Pottery and Porcelain, Vol. II

北京文物精粹大系: 陶瓷卷(下)

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3154
ISBN-13: 9787200049022
ISBN-10: 7200049026
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 300
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

The 303 pottery and porcelain in this volume are mostly from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. They fall into three major categories and are arranged in chronological order. This is Vol. II; Vol. I has not been published.

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本卷除一件元代琉璃三彩龍鳳紋熏爐外,均為元、明、清三朝瓷器。選錄的元、明、清三朝陶瓷器以首都博物館藏品為主,北京市文物研究所、北京藝術博物館、頤和園管理處、十三陵定陵博物館和北京市文物公司等單位的,具有歷史、藝術、科學價值的精品亦廣為收錄。因篇幅所限,清道光以後瓷器未予收錄。選錄的陶瓷器,除北京地區歷年出土的精品外,還精選部分具有較高水平的傳世品,其中出土的陶瓷器91件,傳世的瓷器178件。選錄的瓷器按時代順序編排為元、明、清三個部分,每個部分又劃分為青花、彩瓷和顏色釉三大類,各類再按時代順序編排。所選元代瓷器大多數都在器物前冠以窯名。明、清瓷器因多繫景德鎮所生產,故景德鎮窯產品窯口名稱予以省略。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Rare Ancient Books

北京文物精粹大系: 古籍善本卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3163
ISBN-13: 9787200043242
ISBN-10: 7200043249
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 291
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

With 286 color illustrations, this volume illustrates over 200 rare ancient books from museums and libraries in Beijing. Rarely displayed books on famous poems, illustrated novels, and calligraphic rubbings can be seen in this beautifully illustrated volume.

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本书包括善本和碑帖两部分,善本部分共选150件(套),碑帖部分共选81件(套)其中有很多宋版、名拓。此外,画册缉入的小说《红楼梦》、《西厢记》的版本之多,仿间还不多见。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Stone Carvings

北京文物精粹大系: 石雕卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3151
ISBN-13: 9787200038361
ISBN-10: 7200038369
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 277
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

The stone carving in this volume include Buddhist stone carvings, stone carving of bases, pillars and other architectural elements, and stone carvings of animals and human figures. 265 color plates and 265 b/w illustrations, text in Chinese and English captions.

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一、《北京文物精粹大系》石雕卷基本上按照年代顺序编排,情况不明的,列在相关朝代之后。个别石雕考虑成组石雕群的完整性,在时间顺序上前后有所变动。图录中选录新石器时代、汉、北朝、隋、唐、辽、金、元、明、清、民国时期的石雕精品150余件。

二、选编标准以北京地区范围内各博物馆、文物管理所、文物保护单位内所藏石雕文物为主,辅有部分散存的石雕,酌收其中具有代表性及历史、艺术价值的石雕精品。 三、卷首有《北京地区石雕艺术》一文作为概述,图版有随文说明和附录简介。对于石雕文物的名称、年代、原存地和现存地均有介绍,部分还有流传经过和相关内容的叙述。 四、有关石雕名称,均以文物单位认定的学名为准,有些同类型石雕为区别起见,冠以地名、年代或人名、序号。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Stone Inscriptions

北京文物精粹大系: 石刻卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3152
ISBN-13: 9787200049039
ISBN-10: 7200049034
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 300
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

The 369 stone inscriptions in this volume cover the periods from the Eastern Han dynasty to the Republic of China. Many of them have not been seen by the public before.

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《北京文物精粹大系石刻卷》收录了自东汉至民国时期北京地区典型石刻文物257种,辑录了369幅照片及拓片,全书根据北京石刻文物的特点和价值分为六大类加以叙述,包括摩崖、刻石、碑碣、墓志、刻经和法帖。据悉,本书中的许多石刻文物都是首次公开,是难得一见的珍品。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series: Textiles and Embroidery

北京文物精粹大系: 织绣卷

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3164
ISBN-13: 9787200042016
ISBN-10: 7200042013
Binding: Hardcover in Slipcase
Publisher: Beijing Publishing House
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 288
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $79.95

With 244 color plates, this volume is a sumptuously illustrated survey of Chinese textiles from the Han to the Qing dynasty, focusing on the excavated materials in Beijing areas and wardrobes and textiles from the Palace. It also includes textile banners, rank badges, pouches, and other accessories as well.

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一、本书选录范围包括汉、元、明、清各时期的织绣精品(均包括服装)150余件。

二、凡具有历史、科学、艺术价值的北京地区考古发掘品和传世品,尽可能对其不同的品种和纹样形式加以精选收录。

三、选录的织绣按时代顺序、品种、样式编排。同一时代织绣,出土文物在前,传世品在后。品种分丝织、缂丝和刺绣三大类,每一类又分织料、服装、欣赏品等。

四、卷首有《北京地区织绣艺术》作为概论,图版有随文说明和附录简介。对于织绣文物的名称、年代、原存地和现存地均有介绍。学术界对于某件藏品存在的不同见解在图版说明中加以介绍,以供研究者参考。

五、有关织绣名称,均以织绣专家认定的学名为准。

Series Introduction:

The abundant and valuable cultural relics of Beijing are an important component of China抯 cultural heritage, but for many years, these treasures can be seen only in museums or at some exhibitions. The publication of 揋ems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series makes it possible for the general readership to have a glimpse of these valuable treasures.

The series includes thousands of masterpieces selected from the collections of Beijing antiquarian units and museums and shows them in 16 volumes: Stone Carvings, Stone Inscriptions, Pottery and Porcelain (2 volumes), Jades, Bronzes, Ancient Bells, Buddhist Images, Gold and Silver Wares, Calligraphy, Paintings, Rare Ancient Books, Textiles and Embroidery, Furniture, and Works of Decorative Arts (2 volumes).

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Ghosts and Wizards: Fables and Fairy Tales from Late China (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--聊斋志异(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6131
ISBN-13: 9787801886521
ISBN-10: 7801886526
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 121
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the renowned Qing dynasty writer Pu Songling抯 influential look at the odd, the peculiar and the supernatural. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes 12 tales for the reader of today through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Great Learning The Middle Path: The Pinnacle of Virture Living a Life of Harmony (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--大学中庸(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6124
ISBN-13: 9787801886583
ISBN-10: 7801886585
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 136
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of some basic teachings of Confucius. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 100 pieces of the correct Way and the absolute Principle of the world for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Confucius through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Guide to China: Delicious Foods

Author: Rendi Sterkler
Order No. 3128
ISBN-13: 9787532532612
ISBN-10: 7532532615
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Classics Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 133
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $11.95

Learn about China and the Chinese with this book, which deals with well-known Chinese foods, special flour food, famous feasts, and taste and style foods. Such foods featured are the Beijing roast duck, sour fish of West Lake, dry deep-frying Xiang Ling, scallion braising sea cucumber, guo ta yellow croaker and diced chicken with peanuts. This is a great book for travel or general learning. With color photos.

Series Introduction:

The materials in the series Guide to China reveal the diverse cultures and life styles typical of their respective kind within Chinese territory. The series is designed and compiled to be more sparing of time and efforts for all the people who are willing to learn more about China. Moreover, the series of books is printed in a bilingual version (Chinese-English) with vivid pictures. Each Chinese character is accompanied by Chinese pinyin, and a demarcation between two different Chinese phrases is considerately drawn throughout each book.

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Guide to China: Etiquette and Customs

Author: Sharon E. Bolin
Order No. 3129
ISBN-13: 9787532532766
ISBN-10: 7532532763
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Classics Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 143
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $11.95

Learn about China and the Chinese with this book, which deals with Chinese festivals, like the lantern, spring and winter solstice festivals; basic etiquette & customs, like the twelve Chinese zodiac animals; types of entertainments, like mahjong, riddle guessing, seven-piece puzzle and dragon-boat racing; and mascots, such as the dragon, peony, phoenix and the Sanskrit-presenting sons. This is a great book for travel or general learning. With color photos.

Series Introduction:

The materials in the series Guide to China reveal the diverse cultures and life styles typical of their respective kind within Chinese territory. The series is designed and compiled to be more sparing of time and efforts for all the people who are willing to learn more about China. Moreover, the series of books is printed in a bilingual version (Chinese-English) with vivid pictures. Each Chinese character is accompanied by Chinese pinyin, and a demarcation between two different Chinese phrases is considerately drawn throughout each book.

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Guide to China: Famous Tea and Wine

Author: Steven Andrew Kohl
Order No. 3130
ISBN-13: 9787532532933
ISBN-10: 7532532933
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Classics Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 127
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $11.95

Learn about China and the Chinese with this book, which deals with Chinese famous teas and famous wines. This is very helpful for those cultural situations where general knowledge on local teas and wines would be useful. Some of the teas featured are Longjing Tea of the West Lake, the Mending Tea and the Huiming Tea. The featured wines are Maotai Spirit, the Dongjiu Spirit and the Five Grains Spirit. This is a great book for travel or general learning. With color photos.

Series Introduction:

The materials in the series Guide to China reveal the diverse cultures and life styles typical of their respective kind within Chinese territory. The series is designed and compiled to be more sparing of time and efforts for all the people who are willing to learn more about China. Moreover, the series of books is printed in a bilingual version (Chinese-English) with vivid pictures. Each Chinese character is accompanied by Chinese pinyin, and a demarcation between two different Chinese phrases is considerately drawn throughout each book.

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Guide to China: Health Care and Preservation

Author: Dr. Jimmy and Sharon Harper
Order No. 3131
ISBN-13: 9787532532957
ISBN-10: 753253295X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Classics Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 133
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $11.95

Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is based on Chinese ancient philosophical thought, and is a clinical medicine of natural science. This book deals with various Chinese medical techniques including Pathogeny Therapy, Dietary Therapy, Qi Gong Therapy and Seasonal Health Care. This is a great book for travel or general learning. With color photos and drawings.

Series Introduction:

The materials in the series Guide to China reveal the diverse cultures and life styles typical of their respective kind within Chinese territory. The series is designed and compiled to be more sparing of time and efforts for all the people who are willing to learn more about China. Moreover, the series of books is printed in a bilingual version (Chinese-English) with vivid pictures. Each Chinese character is accompanied by Chinese pinyin, and a demarcation between two different Chinese phrases is considerately drawn throughout each book.

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Guide to China: Scenic Spots and Historical Sites

Author:
Order No. 3132
ISBN-13: 9787532532490
ISBN-10: 7532532496
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Classics Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 129
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $11.95

The mountains and rivers in China are not only famous for the beautiful or magnificent natural landscape, but also for her cultural and historical glamour with trace of 3,000 years history. This book deals with various historical and visitation sites throughout China, including scenery with hills, such as Huashan and Hengshan; scenery with water, such as Lijiang and Taihu; historical spots, such as the Imperial Palace and the Great Wall; and famed cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Xi抋n. This is a great book for travel or general learning. With color photos and drawings.

Series Introduction:

The materials in the series Guide to China reveal the diverse cultures and life styles typical of their respective kind within Chinese territory. The series is designed and compiled to be more sparing of time and efforts for all the people who are willing to learn more about China. Moreover, the series of books is printed in a bilingual version (Chinese-English) with vivid pictures. Each Chinese character is accompanied by Chinese pinyin, and a demarcation between two different Chinese phrases is considerately drawn throughout each book.

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Guide to Chinese Buddhism

Author: Zheng Lixin
Order No. 3142
ISBN-13: 9787119033341
ISBN-10: 7119033344
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 216
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 5 x 8.5
Price: $17.95

Buddhism is a very popular religion that originated in China. This book outlines the religion抯 history, and gives background of the religion抯 three branches of Buddhism called the Han, Tibetian and Pali. There is also information on Buddhist schools, temples, major grottoes, the four sacred mountains in Buddhism, and the influence of Buddhism in other Asian countries including Korea, Japan and India. Several appendices cover topics such as Buddhist terms, biographies of major Han Buddhist monks, and a short chronology of the religion抯 history. With color photos.




Han Feizi Speaks: The Power of Pragmatism (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--韩非子(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6119
ISBN-13: 9787801886538
ISBN-10: 7801886534
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 107
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Han Feizi抯 theories. Han Feizi was a prince of the state of Han in the waning years of the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.) in China. The theoretical topics he found most compelling were governing through punishments and rewards, names versus actuality, rule by law, and methods of statecraft. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 100 ancient stories for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Han Feizi through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Heart Sutra (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--心经(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6130
ISBN-13: 9787801887160
ISBN-10: 7801887166
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 114
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of one of the Buddhist sutras. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes more than 60 verses of the sutra for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Buddhism through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Highlights of China

Author: Sun Weixin
Order No. 3141
ISBN-13: 9787532734689
ISBN-10: 7532734684
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Translation Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 314
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 6 x 8.5
Price : $14.95

Highlights of China attempts to help its readers who might need a better understanding of China by describing the different aspects of China, including its culture, philosophy, religions, customs, history, art, literature, food and health. Chapter four even gives the background of the Chinese characters and the comparisons to the Roman alphabet and Western languages, with poems written both in Chinese script and English.




History of Acrobatics

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG114
ISBN-13: 9781921099731
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 188
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Acrobatics looks at the development of Chinese acrobatics, a performing art of time-honored tradition, an artistic expression of human skills as reflected in the performance of cycling art, ventriloquism, bowl dance, tightrope walking, lion dance, magic tricks, among others.




History of Calligraphy

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG106
ISBN-13: 9781921099878
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 196
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Calligraphy looks at Chinese calligraphy, an art dating back to the earliest day of history, and widely practiced throughout China to this day. It beautifully reveals the specific strokes and writing laws of Chinese characters, which demonstrates the temperament, character, and aesthetic perception of the Chinese people. Calligraphy has become an indispensable part of Chinese traditional culture.




History of Chinese Civilization: The Origin

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG120
ISBN-13: 9781921099694
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 208
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Chinese Civilization: The Origin tells the story of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, beginning from the budding period of the Chinese civilization, and proceeds up to the Shang dynasty, tracing the multiple aspects of the Chinese civilization from the very beginning, namely, the invention of fire, the bloom of the bronze ware making and the debut of Chinese characters.




History of Dress

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG105
ISBN-13: 9781921099649
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 176
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Dress looks at the development of traditional Chinese dress styles. From the leaves and animal skins in the remote antiquity, to the flax, cotton, and silk in the later ages, to today抯 chemical fiber materials, the techniques and materials of garment production have experienced many changes.




History of Fiction

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG119
ISBN-13: 9781921099717
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 176
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Fiction traces the development and growth of Chinese fiction through time, from its conception, when it was not approved by the orthodox literature, to its prime, when fiction continued to become more and more popular and literary masterpieces were published and respected.




History of Gardens

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG108
ISBN-13: 9781921099960
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 188
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Gardens looks at classical Chinese gardens as an essential part of traditional Chinese culture. They feature rocks, water, plants, and architecture, and they embrace the ideas and beliefs of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Under the influence of poetry and paintings, gardens reflect Chinese people抯 understanding of nature and the world.




History of Pagodas

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG107
ISBN-13: 9781921099656
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 190
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Pagodas explains the development of pagodas in China, which originated in India and came to China with the spread of Buddhism. Ancient pagodas, such as the stocky Songyue Pagoda, the upright Woodent Pagoda in Yingxian County, the grand Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the elegant Dingzhou Pagoda, the simple Three Pagodas in Dali and others all attract people with their unique artistic charm and deep cultural deposits.




History of Painting

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG110
ISBN-13: 9781921099939
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 204
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Painting looks at the development of Chinese painting. In the Paleolithic period, rock painting was one of the first forms of painting. From there painting evolved through time, and the influences of foreign art forms affected the way the Chinese paid attention to depicting appearances. In the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasty, literati painting gained rapid popularity. Painters added poetic charm to their work by using poetry, calligraphy, and seal cutting, which endowed Chinese paintings with national characteristics.




History of Poetry

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG116
ISBN-13: 9781921099953
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 176
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Poetry traces the development of Chinese poetry and the evolution of its different styles. From the epic poems of the Han dynasty to the birth of Yue Fu (Chamber of Music) folksongs, to the Jian抋n-style poetry and the Seven Masters of the Bamboo Forest, among others, there has been much diversity in the history of Chinese poetry.




History of Seven Ancient Capital Cities

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG104
ISBN-13: 9781921099915
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 196
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Seven Ancient Capital Cities chronicles the development of the most seven of the best known ancient capital cities, Anyang, Beijing, Hangzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Nanjing, and Xi抋n. Stories and customs passed down from the past provide invaluable resources for people longing to learn more about the Chinese civilization.




History of Sports

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG112
ISBN-13: 9781921099700
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 176
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Sports looks at the ways in which Chinese sports are closely intertwined with political-economic development as well as scientific and cultural advances of society. In primitive society, basic athletic skills people used in their daily lives for production purposes such as running, jumping, climbing, and throwing, could be considered sports in their infancy. By the Song and Yuan dynasties, the development of the commercial economy further popularized the already widespread sports by commercializing them. Chinese sports continually present new images to people all over the world.




History of Tea Drinking

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG115
ISBN-13: 9781921099724
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 184
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Tea Drinking explores China抯, the cradle of tea, long history and profound culture of tea planting, tea processing, and tea drinking. Through the growth of tea tasting and the accompanying tea affairs and activities, people抯 infelt life began to become intertwined with tea drinking. The popularization of Chinese tea in the whole world means not only the spread of a healthy drink, but also, more importantly, the spread of a culture.




History of the Confucius Temple

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG103
ISBN-13: 9781921099946
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 188
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of the Confucius Temple walks readers through the history of the Confucius Temple founded by Confucius descendants and imperial courts in honor of the celebrated Chinese thinker and philosopher after his death. The complicated layout and structure of Confucius Temple make it one of the most magnificent architectural structures in the world.




History of the Folk Houses

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG117
ISBN-13: 9781921099908
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 174
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of the Folk Houses discusses the many different styles of Chinese homes. In China, a country with a vast land and miscellaneous ethnic groups, the residential buildings are diversified. Residences can be divided into different types, including courtyards, pile dwellings, cave dwellings, earthen buildings, yurts, blockhouses and Ayiwang residences (culture-associated residences in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region).




History of the Forbidden City

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG111
ISBN-13: 9781921099892
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 168
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of the Forbidden City explains the history of the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City, where the Emperor, or the Son of Heaven, lived and worked. Within its 720,000 square-meter gates, there are numerous and various styles of buildings, gardens, ponds, and artificial hills. The buildings are not only masterpieces of traditional Chinese architecture, but also the best examples of the feudal ritual hierarchy.




History of the Great Wall

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG109
ISBN-13: 9781921099663
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 204
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of the Great Wall tells the story of the construction and significance of the Great Wall, the symbol of the diligence and wisdom of the Chinese people. In the mid-7th century BC, the State of Chu built a wall in the form of three sides of a square to defend itself, and later, the subsequent States constructed walls on their borders to defend themselves, as well. In 221 BC, Emperor Qin Shihuang unified China and wanted to defend against the Xiongnu people by building a Great Wall upon the foundation of the earlier smaller walls. The Han dynasties and those after it continued to construct walls, among which the one built in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) was of the largest scale. It traverses the north of China like a winding gigantic dragon, full of vigor and vitality.




History of the Yangtze River

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG113
ISBN-13: 9781921099670
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 196
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of the Yangtze River explores the longest river in China and the third longest in the world, the famous Yangtze River, which spans a distance of over 6,300 kilometers (3,900 miles). Since ancient times, the Yangtze River has played a vital role in irrigation. It also plays an important role in China抯 transport and shipping industry, as the main artery of inland waterways in China and can allow navigation of ships heavier than 3,000 tons. Most recently, many water conservancy projects have been built along the river. This majestic river is a symbol of the profound history of Chinese civilization and its bright future.




History of the Yellow River

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG101
ISBN-13: 9781921099687
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 209
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of the Yellow River discusses the significance of the Yellow River to the Chinese people. The river, starting from the Yueguzonglie Basin, located on the Tibetan Plateau, courses through 9 provinces and autonomous regions, and finally empties itself into Bohai Sea in Shandong Province. While the Yellow River has brought upon many natural disasters over the years, giving it nicknames such as the 揜iver of Misfortune, 揇ragon the Wicked, and the 揜iver of Disaster, it also nourishes millions of Chinese People. Many stories and legends about the Yellow River have been passed down from generation to generation, and many colloquial proverbs reference the famous river, as well.




History of Tibetan Palaces and Temples

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG102
ISBN-13: 9781921099885
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 164
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Tibetan Palaces and Temples explains the ways in which Buddhism influenced Tibetan architecture. In Tibet, all of the temples and palaces, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Samye Monastery, Sakya Monastery, and Ganden Monastery, are marked by a strong religious and mystic flavor that is typical of Tibet. Tibetan architecture and the precious relics inside encapsulate the unique political regime, religious culture, and social customs of Tibet.




History of Wine Drinking

Author: Editorial Board
Order No. CPG118
ISBN-13: 9781921099922
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: CPG-International/Encyclopedia of China Publishing House
Pub Year: 2009
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Size: 4.5 x 8.25
Page: 170
Price: $14.95

History of Chinese Civilization, a series of bilingual books, will win over its readers with interesting and inspiring historical facts and stories, told in accurate yet vivid, simple yet thought-provoking words. With carefully chosen and arranged texts written both in Chinese and English, the books will help both westerners and Chinese readers learn more about the language as well as the history and culture of China. Many colorful illustrations throughout the series will give readers a better understanding of those facts and stories, which tell them about not only history but also how to learn from history.

History of Wine Drinking looks at China抯 long and splendid history of wine. Wine has been closely related to people抯 lives and social culture ever since its invention. Chinese wine culture has become an art, with its unique etiquette, moral doctrine as well as living attitude and artistic spirit in it.




History Speaks: The Four Princess of the Warring States (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--史记(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6121
ISBN-13: 9787801886552
ISBN-10: 7801886550
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 123
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the selections from China抯 greatest historical work The Historian抯 Records by Sima Qian. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes historical stories of four princes for the reader of today, bringing to life the historical events 5000 to 2000 years ago through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

All Titles in Traditional Chinese Culture Series




Home Decoration and Furnishing: The New Look of Chinese Homes

Author: The Editorial Committee of Cultural China series
Order No. 3195
ISBN-13: 9781592650613
ISBN-10: 1592650619
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 195 p. Color illustrations throughout
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 12
Price: $29.95

This book, through hundreds of photographs, gives you a glimpse into present-day Chinese new homes. Most of them are marked by extremely simple modern design rooted in profound Chinese philosophy, which features smooth and simple outlines, refined and well-thought-out structure, balance and harmony, and surprising versatility.

01. This is a Frenchman's Chinese house. The Frenchman has a fond passion for the Chinese style. Ming-style round-backed armchairs share the space with Miesian chairs. A remodeled big Chinese cabinet now stores French wines.

02. The owner must have expended great efforts in scouting out these pieces of furniture. The contrast in colors between the furniture and walls is striking.

03. The Classic Chinese window lattice is a commonly used element. On the back shelf, the owner displays the antiques in his collection to strong decorative effect.

All Titles in Cultural China Series

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Hometowns and Childhood

Author: Nanni
Order No. 3193
ISBN-13: 9781592650583
ISBN-10: 1592650589
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 213 p.
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Price: $20.95

China is a country whose thousands of years of history have been based on the development of the family estate, as a consequence of which nostalgia for home is more often than not associated with land and nature. Chinese literature is filled with beautiful works of nostalgia for home. If you are interested in China and wish to learn more about China, and if you like writings with sincerity, a poetic ambience, and an unassuming but refined literary style, you will like this book.

All Titles in Cultural China Series




How To: Chinese Chess for Beginners

Author: Liu Xiaofeng
Order No. 3212
ISBN-13: 9787119042084
ISBN-10: 7119042084
Binding: Paperback + Chinese chess
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 127
Price: $29.95

This set includes a book and a chess board and pieces. The book teaches readers how to play Chinese chess for beginners with some strategies. For readers of all ages.




Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Order No. 3073
ISBN-13: 9787505202641
ISBN-10: 7505202642
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Esperanto Press
Year: 1996
Pages: 159
Size: 8x11
Language: English

The buildings, paintings, sculptures and interior decoration of the imperial tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasties are the highlights of the 5,000-years-old Chinese burial history. They contain the best elements of the culture in Central China and characteristics of the Manchu nomadic tribe from Northeast China. Their designs and constructions are flawless. The tombs provide us with valuable materials for the study on burial customs. They have become much liked by tourist attractions.




Insider China

Author: Lexus
Order No. LS1004
ISBN-13: 9781904737179
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Lexus for Languages
Pub Year: 2009
Language: English
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 320
Price: $27.95

The book offers a window on the knowledge of Chinese culture, history, personalities, events, beliefs and customs that Chinese people have simply because they are Chinese. This is a truly fascinating portrayal of Chinese life and culture. Here you have the real insider's knowledge of China and things Chinese, a vast range both ancient and modern. The overall theme of this book is insider knowledge of a different culture, with all its contradictions, good and bad, courteous and cruel, new and old, replacement and retention. Any book about Chinese culture can only hope to present a cross-section of this vast country and some books make a better job of it than others.

Insider China has possibly the best overall selection of topics of any book currently on the market. The most refreshing thing about Insider China is that it aims primarily to include the modern era. The book starts with A Bing, one of China's best known musicians of the 20th Century. It covers dozens of actors, architects, writers and politicians, setting them in context through informative cross-references relating to history and society. The article on Mao Zedong looks not only at his life but at how he is regarded by different generations today. But Insider China also deals thoroughly with broader themes, from fengshui to the One Child Policy, from Tibet to migrant workers. It is not an encyclopedia and yet it has the depth of information you might expect in such a work.

Further, the book includes some items simply because they are basic to everyday life, whether they be zongzi (dumplings), peonies or the gaokao (higher education test). The whole theme of the book is to present the people and influences that Chinese are familiar with from childhood in a way that binds them to the culture as a whole. Even if you regard this simply as a book to dip into at leisure, Insider China sets a new standard in books about Chinese culture. With colour illustrations on nearly every page and an array of information that contains many surprises, this book would be ideal for students, teachers, libraries and anyone who wants to know more about China, or thinks they already do.




Into the Wild: The Rare and Endangered Species of China

Author: Tan Bangjie
Order No. 3183
ISBN-13: 9787800052989
ISBN-10: 7800052982
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 107
Language: English
Size: 8.75 x 10
Price: $32.00

In this album the reader will meet China's rare species, from the golden monkey to the Tibetan antelope.




Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy (2 DVDs)

中国书法入门DVD
Order No. 16040
EAN: 6937475396342
ISBN: 9787885260613
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 86 min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $19.95

Chinese Calligraphy has a long history and it is an old and magic art unique to China. This program is for the beginners intending to learn Chinese calligraphy. The teaching methods introduced in the program are concise and interesting. Following the program and practice with care you will have a good command of the rudimentary skills and knowledge of Chinese Calligraphy and enjoy the elegant lines, structures and rhythms of Chinese handwriting.

该内容主要针对没有书法基础的初学者,它以教学和练习相并结合,中间穿插有书法作品的欣赏。教学精辟简练,丰富有趣。学习后能掌握中国书法初步技法和基础知识,认识和欣赏中国书法的线条美、结构美、气韵美。




Islam in China

Author: You Jia
Order No. 3108
ISBN-13: 9787508505336
ISBN-10: 7508505336
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 205
Language: English
Size: 6 x 8.5
Price: $15.75

Islam in China, in five chapters, depicts the introduction and influence of Islam in China, including the development and flourish of the Islamic mosques, the nationalization of Islam in the country, the combination of Islam with traditional Chinese cultures, the discrimination the Muslims had to face, and the Chinese Muslims participation in the war of resistance against Japan. With green-tinted photos and illustrations.

All Titles in Basic Information of China's Religion Series




Jiuhua Mountain - A Buddhist Sanctuary in China

Author: Lu Guanqun
Order No. 3083
ISBN-13: 9787505203143
ISBN-10: 7505203142
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Esperanto Press
Year: 1996; Some tear & wear on the cover from shipping and storage;
Pages: 172
Size: 8.5x11

The book presents the text and photos of temples and ceremonies on one of the four most sacred Buddhist mountains in China.

Jiuhua Mountain rises in Chizhou Prefecture in the southern part of Anhui Province. It is made up of peaks of various heights and hills of very different sizes. Precipices, stone caves, waterfalls and giant rocks of grotesque shapes are found at its peaks. Ancient temples and stunning scenery attract both Buddhists and tourists to this mountain.




Journey to the West I (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--西游记 I(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Order No. 6139
ISBN-13: 9787800289040
ISBN-10: 7800289044
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 134
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Journey to the West, one of the four most important Chinese classic novels. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes six famous tales from Journey to the West through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 28 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

All Titles in Traditional Chinese Culture Series




Journey to the West II (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--西游记 II(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Order No. 6140
ISBN-13: 9787800289071
ISBN-10: 7800289079
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 176
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $11.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Journey to the West, one of the four most important Chinese classic novels. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes ten famous tales from Journey to the West through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 28 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

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Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy

Author: Zhang Dainian (editor)
Order No. 3078
ISBN-13: 9787119031910
ISBN-10: 7119031910
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Year: 2002
Pages: 532
Size: 6x9
Language: English

Comments by important Chinese thinkers on 64 key concepts. An invaluable reference tool for sinologists.




Legends of Ten Chinese Traditional Festivals

Author: Zhang Tong
Order No. 3031
ISBN-13: 9787801380036
ISBN-10: 7801380037
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Dolphin Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 60
Language: English-Chinese

Stories on Spring, Lantern, Dragon Head, Double Ninth Day Festivals, etc. Over 100 Illustrations.





Legends: The Stories Behind Common Chinese Idioms
Order No. 3104
ISBN-13: 9787505405028-4
ISBN-10: 7505405020-4
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Morning Glory Press
Year: 2003
Pages: 30
Size: 8x11
Language: Chinese-English

We present the 24 most common Chinese idioms in four categories: stirring deeds, virtuous conduct, wisdom and legends. Each idiom has a brief explanation, followed by the story, in Chinese and English, of how it arose. The profuse illustrations will help readers understand the idioms' historical backgrounds.

For example, the idiom "To crow like a cock and bark like a dog" means even petty abilities can be useful.

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Liezi Speaks: Thoughts to Ride the Wind (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--列子说(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6128
ISBN-13: 9787801886514
ISBN-10: 7801886518
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 138
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the Dao classics. It is one of the three great texts of philosophical Daoism, and the one with the most dispassionate wisdom and unaffected nature. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 60 stories for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Daoism through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Madam White Snake (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--白蛇传(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6129
ISBN-13: 9787801887696
ISBN-10: 7801887697
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 73
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $7.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of a well-known legendary folktale about the love story between a snake spirit who transformed to a female human (Madam White Snake) and a young male human Xu Xian. The book tells the incredible story through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Medicine and Health Care among Chinese Ethnic Minorities

中国少数民族医药保健

Author: Yu Yan, Ren Ke
Order No. 3515
ISBN-13: 9787508510019
ISBN-10: 7508510011
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 104
Price: $16.95

Chinese minority ethnic groups have accumulated a rich storehouse of medical knowledge and practical experience accumulated over the course of many centuries. Traditional medicine forms a key element in the rich tapestry that is Chinese ethnic culture.

Part of the Ethnic Cultures of China series, the book describes medicine and health care of Chinese ethnic minorities by introducing basic theories, medicinal resources, theories of medicine and principle of medication, diagnosis with characteristics, disease treatment, and diets and health. Some of the ethnic minorities included in this book are Tibet, Mongolia, Uygur, Dai, Zhuang, and Miao, etc. With color photos.

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Mencius Speaks: The Cure for Chaos (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--孟子说(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6120
ISBN-13: 9787801885371
ISBN-10: 7801885376
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 110
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Mencius thoughts. Heir to the philosophy of Confucius, Mencius was educated by the pupils of Zisi, Confucius grandson. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 100 Mencius talks for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of the second to Confucius sage through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Monasteries in China's Tibet

Author: Xiao Huaiyuan
Order No. 3027
ISBN-13: 9787119019482
ISBN-10: 7119019481
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 119
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $34.00

This book is about monasteries, thankas, frescos, sculptures and worship implements in Tibet. Color illustrations throughout.




Mottoes on Chinese Traditional Virtues, Vol. 1

Author: Chen Zhili, Chief Compiler
Order No. 3168
ISBN-13: 9787107168772
ISBN-10: 7107168770
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: People's Education Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 161
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Price: $19.95

The book provides a number of mottoes focusing on ten different virtues. Illustrations, summaries, and explanations of new words aid in comprehension and understanding.

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Mottoes on Chinese Traditional Virtues, Vol. 1, Order No. 3168, ISBN: 7107168770
Mottoes on Chinese Traditional Virtues, Vol. 2, Order No. 3169, ISBN: 7107168789




Mottoes on Chinese Traditional Virtues, Vol. 2

Author: Chen Zhili, Chief Compiler
Order No. 3169
ISBN-13: 9787107168789
ISBN-10: 7107168789
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: People's Education Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 161
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 6.75 x 9
Price: $19.95

The book provides a number of mottoes focusing on ten different virtues. Illustrations, summaries, and explanations of new words aid in comprehension and understanding.

All Volumes in the Series:

Mottoes on Chinese Traditional Virtues, Vol. 1, Order No. 3168, ISBN: 7107168770
Mottoes on Chinese Traditional Virtues, Vol. 2, Order No. 3169, ISBN: 7107168789




Museums: Treasure Houses of History

Author: Xiao Xiaoming
Order No. 3119
ISBN-13: 9787119031453
ISBN-10: 7119031457
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 107
Language: English
Size: 7 x 8
Price: $17.50

Sixty-two of China抯 museums are featured in this book, including the Palace Museum, the Tianjin Art Museum, the Capital Museum, and the Beijing Cultural Relics Museum. Zhang Wenbin writes an article, 揅hina抯 Museums in Full Bloom, about the one-hundred year history of museums in China, and the appreciation the Chinese have for their museums. With color photos and a map of China.

Series Introduction:

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Ntho-ling Monastery (in Tibet)

Author: Phuntsok Namgyal
Order No. 3087
ISBN-13: 9787500064169
ISBN-10: 7500064160
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Encyclopedia of China Press
Year: 2000
Pages: 180
Size: 8.5x11
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $225.95

Text and photos on one of the major Buddhist monasteries, built in 996, in Tibet.




Patterns of China Dunhuang Dresses and Adornments in Different Ages

Author: Chang Shana
Order No. 3003
ISBN-13: 9787501933372
ISBN-10: 7501933375
Binding: Hardcover in slipcase
Publisher: China Light Industry Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 261
Language: English and Chinese

From the grotto gallery at Dunhuang, a crucial junction of the Silk Road.


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Peking Opera

Author: Xu Chengbei
Order No. 3110
ISBN-13: 9787508502564
ISBN-10: 7508502566
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9
Price: $19.95

Since its ironical origins from South China, and not Beijing, the Peking Opera is the most popular form of Chinese entertainment. The author gives information on the Peking Opera抯 makeup, music and acting techniques. It also has biographies of renowned Peking Opera performers and its two-centuries-old history. With b&w and color photos.

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Popular Traditions and Customs of Chinese New Year

Author: Jade Lim
Order No. 3184
ISBN-13: 9781845700010
ISBN-10: 1845700015
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Cypress Book Co.
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 56
Language: English
Size: 7.25 x 10.25
Price: $19.95

This book describes the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year. The book is divided chronologically, discussing the customs before the festivities, during the New Year celebrations, and on the fifteenth and last day of the festival.




Pottery and Porcelain

Author: Li Zhiyan
Order No. 3054
ISBN-13: 9787119030623
ISBN-10: 7119030620
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

This book covers China's outstanding achievements in the production of pottery and porcelain.

Series Introduction:

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Rare Wild Animals

Author: Zhang Cizu
Order No. 3055
ISBN-13: 9787119030609
ISBN-10: 7119030604
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

Rare wild mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles in China under state protection.

Series Introduction:

The 揅ulture of China Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies.

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Salt in Ancient China

Author: Song Jupu and Jing Hong
Order No. 1093
ISBN-13: 9781931907903
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Language: English
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 163
Price: $39.95. You pay only $31.96 (after 20% discount).

Salt in Ancient China shows the magnificent and rich salt culture of China. The first photograph book illustrating China抯 salt culture, the book tells the history, culture and technology of the salt industry. There are about a hundred pictures in the book that show various Chinese salt fields where salt comes from: the ancient salt pond, deep in the earth, the sea, the vast desert, and the Tibetan plateau, etc. Salt in Ancient China also discusses the salt culture and the salt production technology. The book is not only a reference for professionals for salt study, but also a basic guide for general readers.

Song Jupu is a member of the China Photographers Association, and of the China Art Photography Society. His major publications include Mount Wutai: The Buddhist Sacred Land (co-author), Mount Hengshan in Hunan, Four Seasons in Mount Arxanshan, and China Danxia. He won the excellent photographer album award at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, two gold awards on China 11th International Photographic Art Exhibition, the personal gold award of Black and White Biennale Award at the 28th FIAP Congress and the 2007 Golden Statue Award for China Photography.

Jing Hong is the deputy editor-in-chief of Zhejiang Ancient Books Publishing House. She won the 12th China Books Award and the first Chinese Best Publications Award for the books she planned and edited.




Sanxingdui and the Ancient Shu Culture

Author: Xiao Qianhui
Order No. 3091
ISBN-13: 9787503218651
ISBN-10: 7503218657
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Travel and Tourism Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 95
Language: English & Chinese

The ruins of Sanxing Village--eight kilometres west of Guanghan City on the fertile Western Sichuan Plain--are indeed a wonder.





Sayings of Buddha (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--佛陀说: 觉者的法音(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Order No. 6138
ISBN-13: 9787800289033
ISBN-10: 7800289036
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 129
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of sayings of Buddha, who is regarded as among the most sagacious Asian prophets. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes the most important and famous sayings of Buddha, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Buddhism through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Asian and Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 28 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

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Selected Philosophical Writings of Fung Yu-Lan

Author: Fung Yu-Lan
Order No. 3134
ISBN-13: 9787119010632
ISBN-10: 7119010638
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 673
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $44.95

This volume contains two previously published books by China抯 foremost philosopher 揂 Comparative Study of Life Ideals and 揂 Short History of Chinese Philosophy. As a whole, Fung Yu-Lan's writings are the result of contact between Eastern and Western culture and of the modernization of Chinese philosophy. He investigates philosophy in the light of all of its cultural manifestations, taking the problem of life as his focus.




Selected Poems and Pictures of the Song Dynasty (Chinese Tradiational Culture Series)

中国传统文化精粹书系:精选宋词与宋画

Author: Xu Yuanchong
Order No. 3215
ISBN-13: 9787508508481
ISBN-10: 7508508483
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: Chinese-English with pinyin
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 187
Price: $19.95

Famous Song poems in Chinese with English translation, notes, and Pinyin. Facing pages contain full-color artwork from the Song dynasty.

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Selected Poems and Pictures of the Tang Dynasty (Chinese Tradiational Culture Series)

中国传统文化精粹书系:精选唐诗与唐画

Author: Wang Yushu
Order No. 3214
ISBN-13: 9787508507989
ISBN-10: 7508507983
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: Chinese-English with pinyin
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 175
Price: $19.95

Famous Tang poems written in Chinese with English translation, notes, and pinyin. Facing pages contain full-color artwork from the Tang dynasty.

The long-history Chinese classical literature came to extraordinarily grand prosperity in Tang Dynasty (618-907), with outstanding achievements in poetry. Literates were still main composers at that time but were no longer the only ones. Traditional Chinese painting also entered its golden age, with portrait painting popular during the period.

This book presenting picturesque scene in poetry and poetic ambienence in painting is a creative fruit of Tang poets and painters in their efforts to blend the two artistic forms. The blending leads to many excellent traditions in Chinese poetry and painting arts, reflects the unique aesthetic ideal and cultural spirt of Chinese people as well. They also set a good example for future creation and appreciation of poetry and painting.

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Selections from the Book of Poetry (Chinese Tradiational Culture Series)

中国传统文化精粹书系:精选诗经与诗意画

Author: Xu Yuanchong
Order No. 3217
ISBN-13: 9787508508870
ISBN-10: 7508508874
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: Chinese-English with pinyin
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 195
Price: $19.95

Poems from China抯 earliest classic poetry collection in Chinese with English translation, notes, and Pinyin. Facing pages contain full-color artwork from Chinese dynasties.

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Shaolin Kungfu (Illustrated)

Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Author: Lv Hongjun
Translator: Yang Ping
Order No. 1089
ISBN-13: 9781931907866
ISBN-10: 1931907862
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2014
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 104
Price: $24.95. You pay only $14.97 (after 40% discount).

Shaolin Kungfu, one of the most prominent types of Chinese "hard-won achievement" martial arts, is closely associated with the Shaolin Temple in Henan province. From its early beginnings in the ancient Shaolin Buddhist monasteries of China to its depiction in scores of contemporary martial arts films, the classical style of Shaolin Kungfu continues to reign supreme as the original and most important body of martial arts techniques in the world. This dynamic martial form is by far the most effective in terms of combining blinding speed with devastatingly powerful strikes.
This book traces the origins and development of Shaolin Kungfu, introduces its ideological and cultural background, and offers readers a comprehensive course in the fundamental movements that have been practiced and perfected by warrior monks for centuries. It includes 100 color photographs along with detailed textual instructions and training tips.

Lv Hongjun is a native of Dengfeng city, Henan province. He graduated from the History Department of Beijing Normal University in 1987, majoring in the study of local annals. He is the director and chief editor of Dengfeng Local Annals Office, the vice president of Songshan Cultural Studies Association, the vice president of Zhengzhou Local Annals Institute, as well as the research fellow of Songshan Shaolin Kungfu College. His major publications include Shaolin Kungfu, Songshan Shaolin Temple, A History of Shaolin, the Annals of Songshan, The Annals of Shaolin Temple, etc. He often lectures on Songshan culture and Shaolin Kungfu at China Central TV and many other mass media outlets.

Dr. Yang Ping obtained his Master抯 degree in English Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Affairs College in 1994 and his PhD in English Translation from Nankai University in 2008. He was a visiting scholar to the University of Richmond in the U.S. from 2002 to 2003. He is a professor of English at Zhejiang International Studies University. He is the author of a number of books and translated works.




Shaolin Temple (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--少林寺(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6126
ISBN-13: 9787801887689
ISBN-10: 7801887689
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 125
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of history and the originality of martial arts and knowledge of Shaolin school and Wudang Mountain school of martial arts. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book brings an interesting introduction to martial arts for the reader of today through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Southwestern Silk Road

Author: Xiao Xiaoming, Chief editor
Order No. 3065
ISBN-13: 9787119030524
ISBN-10: 7119030523
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $3065

An overview of the road from Chengdu to India, consisting of the Lingguan, Wuchi and Yongchang Roads.

Series Introduction:

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Spitting on Ghosts: Fables and Fairy Tales from Early China (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--六朝怪谈(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6125
ISBN-13: 9787801886545
ISBN-10: 7801886542
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 123
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of fables and fairy tales from early China. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 100 fabulous tales for the reader of today, bringing to life the wisdom of life through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Stirring Deeds: The Stories Behind Common Chinese Idioms
Order No. 3101
ISBN-13: 9787505405028-1
ISBN-10: 7505405020-1
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Morning Glory Press
Year: 2003
Pages: 30
Size: 8x11
Language: Chinese-English

This book presents the 24 most common Chinese idioms in four categories: stirring deeds, virtuous conduct, wisdom and legends. Each idiom has a brief explanation, followed by a story in Chinese and English, of how it arose. The profuse illustrations will help readers understand the idioms' historical backgrounds.

For example, the idiom "Destroying the cooking pots and boats" is equivalent to 揵urning one抯 bridge or 揷rossing the Rubicon.

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Stories of Chinese Wisdom

中国古典智慧

Author: Various
Order No. 6137
ISBN-13: 9787119034041
ISBN-10: 7119034049
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2007
Language: English
Size: 4.75 x 8
Page: 127
Price: $16.95

The book contains 36 short classic Chinese allegoric stories that show the characteristic Chinese wisdom. Some of them are: Lips and Teeth, Buying Righteousness, Oranges Change with Their Environment, A Child Prodigy, and The Scholar and the Wolf.




Story of the Silk Road

Author: Zhang Yiping
Order No. 3210
ISBN-13: 9787508508320
ISBN-10: 7508508327
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: English
Size: 7 x 10
Page: 176
Price: $19.95

The Silk Road refers to a route between Asia and Europe for exchange of goods and communication of ideas. The road was made literally by the steps of traders and nomads in wild, boundless desert and wastelands. The book describes the origin and development of the Silk Road as early as the 2nd century BC.

Major topics include Zhang Qian Journey to the West; China and Rome; The Early Merchants on the Silk Road; Introduction of Buddhism into China via the Silk Road; The Great Tang Dynasty and the Golden Age of the Silk Road; The Culture Diversity of the Silk Road; The Foreign Religions Practices in China; From the Crusaders to Marco Polo; The Interaction of Civilizations between the East and the West, etc.




Sunzi Speaks: The Art of War (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--孙子说 (中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6112
ISBN-13: 9787801885098
ISBN-10: 7801885090
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 125
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Sunzi, the earliest and most valuable Chinese military treatise that has had a tremendous influence on military, political and philosophical thought in China. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book brings to life the nature and important rules of warfare through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Suzhou Gardens

Author: Xu Wentao
Order No. 3136
ISBN-13: 9787112037582
ISBN-10: 7112037581
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Architecture and Building Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 251
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $49.95

Suzhou Gardens attempts to clarify and elaborate the basic characteristics and natural laws of Suzhou gardens through an explanation of its development evolution, creation of landscape and artistic conception, usage of space and the philosophy of garden creation. Since the authors are garden planners and designers, some new ideas included in the book have combined their knowledge and practical experiences from a visual angle of garden creations. With color photos, floor plans and drawings.




Taijiquan (Illustrated)

Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Author: Yan Shuangjun
Translator: Jiang Zhou
Order No. 1090
ISBN-13: 9781931907873
ISBN-10: 1931907870
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2014
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 213
Price: $34.95. You pay only $20.97 (after 40% discount).

Taijiquan is a gem of the Eastern culture. As a sport art integrating offence and defense, body building,mind cultivation and character fostering, it embodies profound oriental philosophy. To protect, develop, popularize, and promote Taiji will enable people to appreciate the profound charm of this sport art, gain insights into the mysteries of Chinese ancient philosophy, improve their living standards, and contribute to a harmonious society.
This book illustrates the following in details: the origin and historical background of Taijiquan, the basic theory of Taijiquan, the functions of Taijiquan, ten key techniques of Taijiquan, the different schools of Taijiquan, the development process of Taiji and spreading situation in the world.

Born in Henan province, Yan Shuangjun is a prolific writer on Taijiquan and martial arts, among others. He served as a judge in the travel activity of Chinese martial arts organized by China International Radio Station in 2011. His major works include China's Mysterious Martial Arts, The Holy Place for Taijiquan, Human Immaterial Cultural Heritage Series: Taijiquan, The Famous Masters of Taijiquan, Amazing Beautiful Jiaozuo: The Martial Arts of Taijiquan, and Kungfu of Taijiquan.

Jiang Zhou is a member of the Translation Association of Zhejiang Province. He worked as a reporter for over ten years and an English editor for four years in a magazine. He has been practicing exercises of Taijiquan for more than 30 years and is teaching Taijiquan to foreigners.




Taoism

Author: Yin Zhihua
Order No. 3056
ISBN-13: 9787119030616
ISBN-10: 7119030612
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

About the religion's origin, Taoist beliefs, gods and immortals, Taoist rites and ritual objects, Taoist kongfu and alchemy.

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Taoism as an Indigenous Chinese Religion

Author: Liu Feng
Order No. 3045
ISBN-13: 9787805519340
ISBN-10: 780551934X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 427
Language: English
Price: $32.00

Origin, development and decline of Taoism from ancient times to 1911.




Temple Fairs in China

Author: Edited by Paul White; Translated by Cong Guoling and Huang Youyi
Order No. 3173
ISBN-13: 9787119036427
ISBN-10: 7119036424
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 99
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 8.5
Price: $28.50

With vivid pictures, it introduces the history of these fairs, all kinds of activity, markets, and various Temple Fair snacks. Chapter titles include "The Story of Temple Fairs," "Temple Fairs in Beijing," "Visiting Temple Fairs桼ewarding the Gods and Sharing a Happy Moment," and "Temple Fair Markets."

Temple fairs held within or near Buddhist or Taoist temples - with activities that include sacrificial rites, entertainment and bazaars - are unique popular events in China. The history of temple fairs can be traced back to "the sacrificial rites during the last months of the Chinese lunar year," first held several thousand years ago. After working hard during the farming season, people enjoyed themselves singing, dancing, drinking and indulging in other forms of entertainment. Following the introduction of Buddhism in the first century AD, during major religious holidays or on special open days at temples, people went to the temples to pay their respects to the Buddha and other deities, express their gratitude and make wishes. Traders set up stalls near the temples, and folk artists gave performances. Temple Fairs in China provides a window into this exciting and vibrant world.




The Analects of Confucius (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--论语(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6132
ISBN-13: 9787801885081
ISBN-10: 7801885082
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 77
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $7.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the sayings and deeds of Confucius. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes more than 60 sayings for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Confucius through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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The Art of Chinese Painting

Author: Lin Ci
Order No. 3205
ISBN-13: 9787508509648
ISBN-10: 7508509641
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 153
Price: $19.95

Chinese painting can be dated back to prehistoric times and the earliest paintings of art were found on pottery pieces unearthed from several early civilizations in Yellow River Valley.

The book introduces some important types of Chinese painting such as Dunhuang cave paintings, lucid mountains and remote streams, scholar paintings, and modern Chinese paintings. It also discusses in detail the paintings of some great ancient Chinese painters such as Gu Kaizhi, Wu Daozi and Yan Liben. There are a number of pictures in the book.

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The Best of Chinese Acrobatics

Author: Edited by Yan Qiubai
Order No. 3174
ISBN-13: 9787119007502
ISBN-10: 7119007505
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1989
Pages: 110
Language: English
Size: 9 x 10
Price: $20.00

This picture album presents the prize-winning performances of Chinese acrobats in world competitions. Through this book, readers will enjoy the thrilling, spectacular, and faultless performances of Chinese acrobats.

Acrobatics is a pearl in the treasure house of Chinese traditional art. From 1981 to 1987, Chinese acrobatic troupes competed at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, the Destival International du Cirque Monte-Carlo, and the Circus World Championships in London. Their excellent showings in these competitions caught the acrobatic world by surprise and won their admiration.




The Bridal Boat: Traditional Marriage Customs of China's Fifty-five Ethnic Minorities

Author: Compiled by Ye Dabing; Translated by Mark Bender and Shi Kun
Order No. 3177
ISBN-13: 9787800051807
ISBN-10: 7800051803
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Pub Year: 1993
Pages: 204
Language: English
Size: 5 x 8.25
Price: $16.00

The Bridal Boat describes, in great detail, the marriage traditions of China抯 fifty-five ethnic minorities, from the Uygur tradition of the groom shooting the bride with a blunt arrow to the Hani custom of pelting the groom with olives. The book contributes to our understanding of China's minority nationalities and their rites of passage.

In China ethnic groups with cultural characteristics that clearly distinguish them form other groups are called "minority nationalities." They differ from the majority of Chinese, who are members of the Han nationality, in language, tradition, race, or religion. The marriage ceremonies of the Chinese minorities, like such practices anywhere, are important rites of passage. Birth, puberty, marriage, and death are recognized as important events in the lives of these peoples. All known cultures seem to need, in varying degrees, to mark all or some of these changes in an individual's status. The rituals help a person understand and accept his or her new position.




The Ceramics of Ancient China

Author: Li Zhiyan
Order No. 3049
ISBN-13: 9787806421130
ISBN-10: 7806421130
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 86
Language: English

History and achievements of Chinese ceramics from very beginning to 1911.





The Chinese Folk Popular Image of Figures

Author: Shen Fagen, et al.
Order No. 3007
ISBN-13: 9787806224205
ISBN-10: 7806224203
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shanghai Bookstore Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 175
Language: English & Chinese

Over 200 b/w illustrations introducing popular folk figures in Chinese history.





The Dao Speaks I: Whispers of Wisdom (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--老子说 1(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6113
ISBN-13: 9787801885128
ISBN-10: 7801885120
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 93
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $7.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Dao De Jing, which is originally written by Laozi. Dao De Jing literally means the Classic of the Way and the Virtue. The Daoism has influenced several Chinese philosophers throughout history. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, this volume includes 81 pieces of the Way and the Virtue talk, bringing to life the wisdom of life through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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The Dao Speaks II: More Whispers of Wisdom (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--老子说 2(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6114
ISBN-13: 9787801885135
ISBN-10: 7801885139
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 87
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $7.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Dao De Jing, which is originally written by Laozi. Dao De Jing literally means the Classic of the Way and the Virtue. Daoism has influenced many Chinese philosophers throughout history. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, this volume includes 80 pieces of the Way and the Virtue talk, bringing to life the wisdom of life through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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The Five Classics and The Four Books: Sources of the Confucian Tradition

Author: Li Sijing
Order No. 3084
ISBN-13: 9787806421123
ISBN-10: 7806421122
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Year: 1998
Pages: 111
Size: 7.5x10
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $24.50

A general introduction to and discussion of the earliest texts of Chinese classics.




The Forbidden City

Author: Cai Rong, et al.
Order No. 3015
ISBN-13: 9787800055607
ISBN-10: 7800055604
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 84
Language: English and Chinese

A tourist guide to the magnificent Imperial Palace in Beijing.





The Great Wall

Author: Cai Rong, et al.
Order No. 3014
ISBN-13: 9787800055591
ISBN-10: 7800055590
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 72
Language: English and Chinese

A brief introduction to the Great Wall and its history.





The History and Civilization of China

Author: Edited by Zhang Yingpin and Fan Wei; Translated by Zhang Jinquan et al.
Order No. 3167
ISBN-13: 9787507313604
ISBN-10: 7507313603
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Central Party Literature Publishing House
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 256
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 11.25
Price: $99.95

The book traces the country's fate from pre-history to the present age. It is divided chronologically into eleven chapters. Hundreds of vivid photographs and illustrations accompany the text.

Chapter 1: The Sun Rises in the East . The Pre-Historical Age
Chapter 2: Bronze Age The Xiz , the Shang and the Zhou
Chapter 3. Chasing the Deer on the Deer on the Central Plains Seeking Control of the Empire. Spring and autumn, and Warring states Periods
Chapter 4. Great Unification of the Whole Country . Qin and Han Dynasties
Chapter 5. Progressing in Turbulence . The Wei, the Southern and Northern Dynasties
Chapter 6. A Flourishing Age. The Sui, the Tang, the five Dynasties
Chapter 7. Competition and Unification. The Song, the Liao, the Xia, the Jin and the Yuan
Chapter 8. Centralization of State Power and Transformation of Social Pattern the Ming Dynasty
Chapter 9. The Brilliant Setting Sun The Qing Dynasty
Chapter 10. Tradition Awaited Renewal . Republic of China
Chapter 11. The Renewal of the Chinese Nation . the People's Republic of China




The Illustrated Book of Chinese Tea

Author: Wang Jianrong and Guo Danying
Order No. 1092
ISBN -13: 9781931907897
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2013
Language: English
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 202
Price: $29.95. You pay only $23.96 (after 20% discount).

China is the first country to plant, produce and drink tea. Now, tea has been used for medical, eating and drinking purposes. In the process of being produced, processed and appreciated, tea has interacted with politics, economy, religion, philosophy, literature and art, which gradually helped form the diverse and distinctive Chinese tea culture. The Chinese tea culture has been greatly enriched since Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism were blended into it.

The Illustrated Book of Chinese Tea discusses the origin and development of Chinese tea culture, tea and folk customs, tea and economic and cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries, the relationship of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Chinese tea culture. It also provides the basics of Chinese tea and ways to appreciate Chinese tea.

Mr. Wang Jianrong, curator and research fellow of China National Tea Museum, has been engaged in tea culture researches and museum management for years. He has authored books including On Chinese Tea, Appreciation of One Hundred Teapots, Illustrated Book of Chinese Tea Culture, Probe into Longjing Tea of the West Lake, Encyclopedia of the Art of Tea, among others. He is also deputy executive associate editor of China抯 Tea magazine and deputy secretary-general of China International Tea Culture Institute.

Ms. Guo Danying, director of the Exhibition Department and research fellow of China National Tea Museum, has been devoted to tea culture researches for many years. Her works include On Chinese Tea, Illustrated Book of Ancient Chinese Tea Sets, The Art of Tea in China, Illustrated Book of Chinese Tea Culture, etc. She has also published over thirty articles on tea culture.




The Ins and Outs of Chinese Culture

Author: Mei Lichong
Order No. 3042
ISBN-13: 9787800523014
ISBN-10: 7800523012
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 271
Language: Chinese-English

Intermediate Chinese teaching/reading material for foreign students with a vocabulary of approximately 2000 words. Students using this text are introduced to Chinese culture as a tool to gaining a greater command of language.

The 22 lessons include Chinese nationalities, Customs, History, Literature, Art etc. Translations are included for each new character introduced and the lessons are accompanied by explanatory notes.





The Land of Silk

Author: Wei Liming
Order No. 3064
ISBN-13: 9787119031545
ISBN-10: 7119031546
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

Varieties and patterns; the Silk Road and its significant impact on trade and progress of silk designs.

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The Marriage Customs among China抯 Ethnic Minority Groups

中国少数民族婚俗

Author: Jia Zhongyi
Order No. 3512
ISBN-13: 9787508510033
ISBN-10: 7508510038
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 136
Price: $16.95

Part of the Ethnic Cultures of China series, the book introduces the colorful marriage customs prevalent among China抯 ethnic minority groups. The chapters include: The Customs of Social Intercourses before Marriage, Intermarriage and the Customs of Choosing a Mate, The Making of Betrothal, Wedding Customs, Marital Maintenance Customs, Divorce, and Living in Widowhood and Remarrying. With many color photos.

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The Ming Tombs

Author: Chief Editor: Yang Yin
Order No. 3186
ISBN-13: 9787800694370
ISBN-10: 7800694372
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Ethnic Photography Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 96
Language: English; Simplified Chinese; French; German; Italian; Spanish; Korean; Japanese
Size: 10.25 x 9.75
Price: $30.00

Color photos and text in eight languages accompany this book on the historic Ming Tombs near Beijing.




The Music of China抯 Ethnic Minorities

中国少数民族音乐

Author: Li Yongxiang
Order No. 3513
ISBN-13: 9787508510071
ISBN-10: 7508510070
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 120
Price: $16.95

Part of the Ethnic Cultures of China series, the book introduces folk songs and folk instruments of different ethnic minorities in China. Each kind of instruments includes its origin, material and occasions when it is performed. With many color photos.

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The New Dao: Mystery and Pure Conversation (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--世说新语(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6122
ISBN-13: 9787801886576
ISBN-10: 7801886577
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 127
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the life and thoughts of intellectuals and the upper-classes during 220 A.D. and 589 A.D. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 100 stories for the reader of today, presenting the social condition about 2000 years ago in China through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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The Origin of Chinese Deities

Author: Cheng Manchao
Order No. 3043
ISBN-13: 9787119000305
ISBN-10: 7119000306
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 241
Language: English

Twenty-nine widely known and revered gods who influenced the lives of the Chinese people for many centuries.





The Realm of Tibetan Buddhism

Author: Li Jicheng
Order No. 3002
ISBN-13: 9787119014081
ISBN-10: 7119014080
Binding: Hardcover in slipcase
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 208
Language: English and Chinese
Price: $59.00

Origin and development of artworks related to Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism.

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The Roots of Wisdom (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--菜根谭(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6123
ISBN-13: 9787801886569
ISBN-10: 7801886569
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 127
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the philosophy of conduct in society. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 100 wise manners for the reader of today, bringing to life the wisdom and philosophy of life through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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The Silk Road: An Ancient Road to Central Asia

Author: Liu Wenmin
Order No. 3098
ISBN-13: 9787800990458
ISBN-10: 7800990451
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Three Gorges Publishing House
Year: 1993
Pages: 174
Size: 7x10
Language: English & Chinese

In April 1991, the UNESCO Silk Roads Steppe Route Expedition travelled 13,000 kilometres across Central Asia from Ashkhabad to Khorgos. Photographer Liu Wenmin participated in this expedition and took many photographs of ancient cities, cultural relics and local customs. Before embarking on the UNESCO expedition Liu Wenmin had made a tour along the Silk Road in China from Xi抋n, Xinjiang, Taklimakan to Kunjirap, the border between China and Pakistan.

A collection of Liu Wenmin抯 works, this book gives a panoramic view of the ancient Silk Roads Steppe Route and shows the continuing cultural influence of the Silk Road.




The Stories of Tea

Author: Wang Xufeng
Order No. 1127
ISBN-13: 9781622460212
ISBN-10: 1622460219
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2015
Language: English
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page: 220
Price: $24.95. You pay only $14.97 (after 40% discount).

Written by a leading expert on tea culture and award winning writer, The Stories of Tea provides a general overview of tea, the world抯 most popular drink. From the origin of tea to its planation and varieties, from the process of tea making to the utensils used for tea drinking, from the ways of brewing tea to the cultural tradition of tea drinking, this informative book tells everything you need to know about tea. With extensive research into the legends and myths, historical documents, literary works and paintings, the book also gives a vivid account of the history of enjoying tea and the men who had a great influence on the development of tea culture. Concise and authoritative with several illustrations, this book is an ideal guide for anyone interested in tea and the culture behind it.

Wang Xufeng, born in Zhejiang Province, is a professor and the dean of Tea Culture School in Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University. She is a national first-class writer, a vice chairlady of Zhejiang Tea Culture Association and a member of CITCI (China International Tea Cultural Institute), a vice chairlady of Zhejiang Writers Association. Her masterpiece The Teamen Trilogy (Volume I & II) was awarded the 5th Mao Dun Literary Prize, China抯 most prestigious literary prize in 2000. The Tea Culture School she founded is the first and the only one in the higher education of tea culture at home and abroad.




The Summer Palace

Author: Wu Xianlin, et al.
Order No. 3017
ISBN-13: 9787800053191
ISBN-10: 7800053199
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 127
Language: English, French, Germany

A tourist guide to all the charming spots in the Summer Palace.





The Summer Palace

Author: Ji Yang, Chief Editor
Order No. 3185
ISBN-13: 9787800695094
ISBN-10: 7800695093
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Chinese Ethnic Photography Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 96
Language: English; Simplified Chinese; French; German; Italian; Spanish; Korean; Japanese
Size: 10.25 x 9.75
Price: $30.00

Color photos and text in eight languages accompany this book on the historic Summer Palace near Beijing.




The Tea Road: China and Russia Meet across the Steppe

Author: Martha Avery
Order No. 3117
ISBN-13: 9787508503806
ISBN-10: 7508503805
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 198
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9
Price: $19.75

This book tells of the little known 揙ld Tea Road between China and Russia via Mongolia. This commercial route that opened as a result of China抯 flourishing tea trade can be traced back to 450 years ago. It gives a vivid description of the rise and decline of this commercial road, changes in the surrounding cultural environment, and prospects for its revival in the era of China抯 reform and opening. It also details Sino-foreign relations on the Eurasian Continent in the fields of politics, economy and culture. With b&w photos.




The Tibet Museum

Author: Phuntsok Namgyal
Order No. 3086
ISBN-13: 9787500064800
ISBN-10: 7500064802
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Encyclopedia of China Press
Year: 2001
Pages: 216
Size: 8.5x11
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $49.95

The Tibet Museum, located at the southeast corner of the Norbulingka Road in Lhasa, is the first large-size comprehensive modern museum in the Tibet autonomous region. The museum has a rich collection of cultural relics on Tibetan history and culture starting from the prehistoric period. The collection includes title-conferring documents issued in the feudal dynasties, imperial seals, gold albums and gifts. There are also numerous Buddha statues and figure paintings, rare sutras on pattra leaves and birch back, and manuscripts written with gold, silver or coral powder. The collection includes various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures, and colourful Tangka paintings in different styles. Unique Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewellery, gold ware, silver ware and jade ware are also in the collection. This pictorial album depicts the various aspects of Tibetan history and culture, and shows the wisdom and creativity of the Tibetan people.




The Traditional Festivals of China

Author: Zhu Qixin
Order No. 3047
ISBN-13: 9787805519906
ISBN-10: 7805519900
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Shandong Friendship Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 144
Language: English

Origin and celebration of the festivals such as the Spring Festival, Duanwu Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival.





The Treasures of A Nation: China's Cultural Heritage, 1949-1999

Author: State Culture Relics Bureau, et al.
Order No. 3005
ISBN-13: 9787505406650
ISBN-10: 7505406655
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Morning Glory Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 326
Language: English and Chinese

Discovery, preservation and protection of the Chinese cultural relics


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The Underground Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang

Author: Fu Tianchou
Order No. 3092
ISBN-13: 9787800050091
ISBN-10: 7800050092
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: New World Press
Year: 1996
Pages: 115
Size: 6.5x6.5
Language: English

The discovery of the terracotta army buried near the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first unifier of China, is regarded as one of the most spectacular archaeological finds of the 20th century. Created 2,200 years ago as an imperial guard to serve the emperor in his afterlife, these thousands of life-size warrior and horse figures equipped with chariots and bronze weapons, bear witness to the military might of the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.), and give the world a rare peek into the distant past. Discovered in 1974 and opened to the public in 1979, this ancient site is now one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world.

The present volume, compiled and edited by the distinguished Chinese sculptor and art critic, Professor Fu Tianchou, offers the reader, in both words and pictures, a comprehensive introduction to this ancient monumental group sculpture. The introductory essay by Sidney Shapiro, a renowned translator of classical Chinese literature, gives essential background information about Emperor Qin Shi Huang and the excavation of his tomb figures. The main essay, written by Professor Fu Tianchou, presents a detailed and illuminating study of the artistic aspects of the terracotta army and explores the richness and splendor of Qin sculptural art. Professor Fu also makes a thought-provoking comparison between the terracotta warriors and the stone gods of ancient Greece. A more notable feature of the book is its unique collection of photographs, which provides full pictorial documentation of the underground terracotta army. With his "sculptor's eye," Professor Fu has selected these pictures and personally supervised much of the photography, thus ensuring both accuracy of depiction and visual beauty.

The underground Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang makes fascinating reading for both the general reader and the student of sculptural art. This album is a permanent record of one of the most enthralling treasures of ancient Chinese art.




Things Chinese, Revised Edition

Author: Du Feibao
Order No. 3126
ISBN-13: 9787503218569
ISBN-10: 7503218568
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Travel & Tourism Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 269
Language: Chinese and English
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: $24.75

An informative introduction to Chinese culture covering everything from chopsticks to fans and the Forbidden City to the Great Wall and their origins. Many travelers to China ask questions like: Why should the tiles that cover roofs in Beijing come in yellow, green or black? What do the animal figurines that perch on roof ridges symbolize? Why are the stone turtles burdened with stone tablets? What's the purpose of the ceremonial columns in front of Tian'anmen Gate? This book was published to answer such questions. Now, with additional illustrations, this new edition has an entirely different look - glossy pages, full-color photos.

Contents: Ancient Relics; Folk Arts & Architecture; Calligraphy & Painting; Articles of Everyday Use; Clothing; Drinks & Snacks; Lucky Things; Entertainment; Medicine, etc. Appendix: A Brief Chinese Chronology




Thunder God (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--雷公传(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Order No. 6143
ISBN-13: 9787800289064
ISBN-10: 7800289060
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: 131
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Thunder God, one of the most important Chinese classics in the Tang dynasty. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes two famous tales (Thunder God and Snake Master) from the classic work through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 28 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

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Tian' Anmen: One Hundred Years

Author: Xia Shangwu and Li Nan, et al.
Order No. 3013
ISBN-13: 9787503216527
ISBN-10: 7503216522
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Travel and Tourism Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 116
Language: English

A history of the Gate of Heavenly Peace and its architecture.





Tibetan Buddhist Monastery: Bkra-sis-Lhum-po

Author: Phuntsok Namgyal
Order No. 3088
ISBN-13: 9787500061014
ISBN-10: 7500061013
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Encyclopedia of China Press
Year: 1998
Pages: 190
Size: 8.5x11
Language: Chinese-English
Price: $59.00

Text and photos of Bkra-sis-Lhum-po (aso spelled as Tashilhunpo, Zhaxi Lhunbo), one of the major Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. Built in the 15th century, the monastery is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, the second highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelukpa tradition.




Tibetan Costumes and Ornaments

Author: An Xu
Order No. 3146
ISBN-13: 9787801137357
ISBN-10: 7801137353
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 191
Language: English
Size: 11.5 x 11.5
Price: $99.50

Tibetan Costumes and Ornaments looks at Tibetan costumes and ornaments that embody the long history and culture of various ethnic groups living in Tibet. It is in six chapters: Features of costumes and ornaments, Costumes and ornaments of various localities, Official garments, Monks garments, costumes and ornaments worn in Tibetan operas and dances, and Modern Tibetan fashions. With color photos.

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To Write Chinese Words (3DVDs with copy book)

学写汉字(硬笔书法) 3DVD
Order No. 16038
ISBN: 9787885260637
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 136 min.
Number of Disc: 3 with copy book
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $24.95

Chinese character is one of the oldest writing styles in history as well as the most widely used one in the world. People like its special artistic form of writing, hence "Judging A Man By His Writing." To write an excellent hardpen calligraphy has become a yearning for millions of people.

This program invites Mr. Chen Shiwei of the Chinese Calligraphy Education Association, who starts with a general overview of hardpen calligraphy, discusses in detail the regular scripts of the fundamental strokes and ingenious composition, teaches you the basic writing skills with demonstrations. It is the gateway for you to master good hardpen calligraphy.




Totemism in Chinese Minority Ethnic Groups

中国少数民族图腾崇拜

Author: He Xingliang
Order No. 3516
ISBN-13: 9787508510095
ISBN-10: 7508510097
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 128
Price: $16.95

Part of the Ethnic Cultures of China series, the book introduces totem and totemism in Chinese minority ethnic groups. The contents include: characters of totemism of the groups, totem objects and totem types, peculiar religious concept, the earliest clan badges and symbols, mysterious ceremony, strange unwritten law, early fairy tales and arts, and totem worship and traditional culture of Chinese minority ethnic groups.

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Traditional Chinese Costumes

Author: Yuan Jieying
Order No. 3066
ISBN-13: 9787119030586
ISBN-10: 7119030582
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

Clothing of emperors, empresses, government officials, warriors, upper-class and common people.

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Traditional Chinese Culture

Author: Edited by Zhang Qizhi
Order No. 3198
ISBN-13: 9787119020334
ISBN-10: 7119020331
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2004
Pages: 331
Language: English
Size: 5 x 5
Price: $14.75

Comprises Chinese Philosophy, Ethics and the Humanities, Dominant Religions in Ancient China-Buddhism and Taoism, Historical Relics, Education, Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Science of Health Preservation, Chinese Food, Ancient Chinese Architecture, and Traditional Chinese Culture Faces Challenges, etc.




Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Liao Yuqun
Order No. 3208
ISBN-13: 9787508509600
ISBN-10: 7508509609
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English
Size: 6.75 x 9
Page: 129
Price: $19.95

The book offers a comprehensive overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), covering all aspects of TCM including the classics of TCM, basic theory, internal and external therapies, material medica, stories about famous doctors in history, and TCM and life cultivation. Many color pictures included in the book.

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Traditional Chinese Residences

Author: Wang Qijun
Order No. 3057
ISBN-13: 9787119030418
ISBN-10: 7119030418
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

This book is about the history, artistic characteristics and architectural forms of traditional Chinese residences.

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Traditional Painting

Author: Bianweihui
Order No. 3058
ISBN-13: 9787119030517
ISBN-10: 7119030515
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $16.50

Depicts Chinese paintings from the Neolithic Age to the 20th century.

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Treasures of the Imperial Palace

Author: Gao He, et al.
Order No. 3016
ISBN-13: 9787800471933
ISBN-10: 7800471934
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Forbidden City Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 65
Language: English and Chinese

Art treasures at the Palace Museum of Forbidden City in Beijing.


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Verse in Three Characters and Genre Pictures (Chinese Tradiational Culture Series)

中国传统文化精粹书系:三字经与中国民俗画

Author: Mao Zengyin
Order No. 3218
ISBN-13: 9787508507996
ISBN-10: 7508507991
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Pub Year: 2005
Language: Chinese-English with pinyin
Size: 7 x 9
Page: 139
Price: $19.95

Complete Three Characters Classics (Sanzi Jing) in Chinese with English translation, notes, and Pinyin. Facing pages contain full-color artwork from Chinese dynasties.

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Virtuous Conduct: The Stories Behind Common Chinese Idioms
Order No. 3102
ISBN-13: 9787505405028-2
ISBN-10: 7505405020-2
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Morning Glory Press
Year: 2003
Pages: 30
Size: 8x11
Language: Chinese-English

We present the 24 most common Chinese idioms in four categories: stirring deeds, virtuous conduct, wisdom and legends. Each idiom has a brief explanation followed by a story, in Chinese and English, of how it arose. The profuse illustrations will help readers understand the idioms' historical backgrounds.

For example, the idiom "Carrying sticks and asking for a flogging" means to offer a sincere apology.

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West China Panorama

Author: Huang Wei
Order No. 3067
ISBN-13: 9787119031163
ISBN-10: 7119031163
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

Gives information about West China, including the places of cultural and historical interest there, its beautiful landscape, and religious and folk customs.

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Wisdom of the Zen Masters: The Quest for Enlightenment (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--六祖坛经(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6133
ISBN-13: 9787801885289
ISBN-10: 7801885287
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 105
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $7.95

Part of the Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Zen Buddhism, which is more of an attitude toward life than a system of strict religious belief. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 50 Zen tales for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Zen through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Wisdom: The Stories Behind Common Chinese Idioms
Order No. 3103
ISBN-13: 9787505405028-3
ISBN-10: 7505405020-3
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Morning Glory Press
Year: 2003
Pages: 30
Size: 8x11
Language: Chinese-English

We present the 24 most common Chinese idioms in four categories: stirring deeds, virtuous conduct, wisdom and legends. Each idiom has a brief explanation followed by a story, in Chinese and English, of how it arose. The profuse illustrations will help readers understand the idioms' historical backgrounds.

For example, the idiom "Besieging Wei to Save Zhao" means the use of diversionary tactics is often more effective than an outright challenge.

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World Cultural and Natural Heritage in China

Author: Jiang Zhenpeng
Order No. 3010
ISBN-13: 9787504626288
ISBN-10: 7504626287
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Popular Science Press
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 88
Language: English and Chinese

A brief introduction to China's world heritage sites through beautiful photos.





World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites

Author: Luo Zhewen
Order No. 3068
ISBN-13: 9787119030593
ISBN-10: 7119030590
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 108
Language: English
Price: $17.50

About 30 sites in China recognized by UNESCO as the common cultural and artistic wealth of mankind.

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World Heritage of China

Author: Cao Nanyan
Order No. 3138
ISBN-13: 9787112056903
ISBN-10: 711205690X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: China Architecture & Building Press
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 574
Language: English and Chinese
Size: 8.5 x 11.5
Price: $94.50

Although the book features only 28 of the cultural and natural sites officially recognized and publicized as included in the World Heritage List, they exemplify visually China抯 age-long history and culture, and unique landscapes of charm and beauty. To speak of history and culture, China is proud of its properties, from the Peking Man Site going back to 500,000 years ago and the Great Wall first built in the Spring-Autumn and Warring States period, to the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Mountain Resort at Chengde (from book抯 foreword). With color photos and maps.

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Yuanmingyuan Park桝n Eternal Monument

Author: Edited by Shangguan Feng, et. al.; Translated by Chen Haiyan, et. al.
Order No. 3187
ISBN-13: 9787507104677
ISBN-10: 7507104672
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Chinese Literature Press
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 71
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 8.25 x 11.25
Price: $25.00

This album contains a collection of over 100 pictures of Yuanmingyuan. Intermixed with modern images are illustrations and drawings of what it once was.

Yuanmingyuan (Garden of Perfect Splendor) is renowned for its fabled charm and association with modern Chinese history. Extolled as "Garden of Gardens" and "Versailles in the East", it was an imperial summer resort painstakingly built and repeatedly expanded under the personal supervision of the five emperors of the Qing dynasty. The skill and sophistication of this historic site, however, did not escape the destruction inflicted upon it and China generally by the West. In October 1860 Anglo-French forces sacked and looted Yuanmingyuan and reduced most of it to rubble.




Zen Stories: The Staff and Shout of the Venerable Ones (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--禅说(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6117
ISBN-13: 9787801885111
ISBN-10: 7801885112
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 141
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95 Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of the early Zen Buddhist classics of the 13th century. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book includes over 100 Zen tales for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Zen through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Zhuangzi Speaks I: The Music of Nature (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--庄子说 1(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6115
ISBN-13: 9787801885142
ISBN-10: 7801885147
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 126
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $8.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Zhuangzi, a great thinker, philosopher, and man of letters during the Warring States Period of Chinese history. He inherited the mantle of Laozi, founder of the Daoist school. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, this volume includes nearly 100 tales for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Daoism through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

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Zhuangzi Speaks II: More Music of Nature (English-Chinese)

蔡志忠漫画中国传统文化系列--庄子说 2(中英对照)

Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6116
ISBN-13: 9787801885159
ISBN-10: 7801885155
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 95
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Price: $7.95

Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of Zhuangzi, a great thinker, philosopher, and man of letters during the Warring States Period of Chinese history. He inherited the mantle of Laozi, founder of the Daoist school. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, this volume includes nearly 100 stories for the reader of today, bringing to life the spirit and philosophy of Daoism through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.

About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:

The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.

Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.

Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.

All Titles in Traditional Chinese Culture Series




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