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Bluegowns A Golden Treasury of Tales of the China Missions, Dease, Alice
1 Dease, Alice Bluegowns A Golden Treasury of Tales of the China Missions
New York Maryknoll 1927 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but there is some occasional foxing throughout. The endpapers have generalized foxing. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears along with some light wrinkles. "The title Bluegowns, is reminiscent of the garments worn very commonly in China. Many of these stories were first published by the Catholic Truth Society of London, in a collection called Chinese Lanterns...Other stories appeared from time to time in various magazines... All are true incidents..." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Seeds and Other Stories, Foreign Language Press
2 Foreign Language Press The Seeds and Other Stories
Peking, China Foreign Lang. Press 1972 1st Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a trade paperback book. The text is all in English. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued with French flaps instead of a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This is a group of short fiction by Chinese authors, including: Red Cliff Revisited (Chen Hung-shan), An Night in Potato Village (Tai Mu-jen), Half the Population (Yin-Yi-ping), Raiser of Sprouts (Chang Wei-wen), Third Time to School (Lu Chao-hui), The Case of the Missing Ducks (Hu Hui-ying), A Detour to Dragon Village (Ho Hsiao-lu), Raising Seedlings (Chiang Kuei-fu), Selling Rice (Ching Hung-shao), Two Ears of Rice (Hsu Tao-sheng and Chen Wen tsai), Crossing Chungchou Dam (Hung Chung-wen), The Seeds (Chia Wen-ling), Where the Sunghua River Flows (Chi Hsin), and, The Story of Tachai (Pien Hsi). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Report from Red China, Forman, Harrison
3 Forman, Harrison Report from Red China
New York Henry Holt and Company 1945 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine end and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and torn bits, especially to the spine and flap joints. "Harrison Forman was one of the first group of observers to visit the Border Region in six years. He spent six months there in the fall of 1944. Traveling north from Chungking, he reached Yenan, that strange city of caves gouged into the faces of yellow cliffs which has been a mystery to the outside world." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Church Behind the Bamboo Curtain, Gih, Rev. Andrew (Litt.D.)
4 Gih, Rev. Andrew (Litt.D.) The Church Behind the Bamboo Curtain
London, England Marshall, Morgan & Scott 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have some light ground-in dirt to the edges and there is an inked letter B on the spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The front pastedown has a remnant of a library card pocket and there is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper, along with the remnant of a piece of pink paper as well. "In the remarkable revival which moved Christian Churches and interested masses of Chinese during the 1930's, two of the greatest leaders were John Sung and Andrew Gih - the former a rugged individualist and the latter the leader of the famous Bethel Bands." While the book mainly deals with the missionaries and their works, there are wonderful details of the political struggles in the area at the time. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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China Shall Rise Again, Kai-Shek, Mme. Chiang (May-ling Soong Chiang)
5 Kai-Shek, Mme. Chiang (May-ling Soong Chiang) China Shall Rise Again
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1941 7th Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a large tear to the rear cover that covers more than half the panel, along with several edge nicks, chips and noticeable edge wear. "In a preface to this volume Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek quotes an old Chinese proverb: Any medicine which does not make a man dizzy will not help him to recover." "Soong Mei-ling or Soong May-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang....was a First Lady of the Republic of China (ROC), the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. Soong played a prominent role in the politics of the Republic of China and was the sister-in-law of Sun Yat-sen, the founder and the leader of the Republic of China. She was active in the civic life of her country and held many honorary and active positions, including chairman of Fu Jen Catholic University. During the Second Sino-Japanese War she rallied her people against the Japanese invasion and in 1942 conducted a speaking tour of the United States to gain support. She was also the youngest and the last surviving of the three Soong sisters, and the only first lady during World War II who lived into the 21st century. Her life extended into three centuries." 
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The Dragon Awakes, Krarup-Nielsen, A. (Aage) Translated from the Danish
6 Krarup-Nielsen, A. (Aage) Translated from the Danish The Dragon Awakes
London & New York John Lane / Dodd, Mead and Company 1928 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is noticeable toning to the front cover and spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with "eighty-four illustrations and one Map " "In this volume I have endeavored to sketch a series of silhouettes of the men and women prominent in the eyes of the world at this crucial moment whom I had occasion to see and meet; also of the fatal events I witnessed and followed at close quarters." "After Sun's (Sun Yat Sen) death, a power struggle between his young protégé Chiang Kai-shek and his old revolutionary comrade Wang Jingwei split the KMT. At stake in this struggle was the right to lay claim to Sun's ambiguous legacy. In 1927 Chiang Kai-shek married Soong Mei-ling, a sister of Sun's widow Soong Ching-ling, and subsequently he could claim to be a brother-in-law of Sun. When the Communists and the Kuomintang split in 1927, marking the start of the Chinese Civil War, each group claimed to be his true heirs, a conflict that continued through World War II. Sun's widow, Soong Ching-ling, sided with the Communists during the Chinese Civil War and served from 1949 to 1981 as Vice President (or Vice Chairwoman) of the People's Republic of China and as Honorary President shortly before her death in 1981." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Fifty-Six Years a Missionary in China The Life of Mother St. Dominic Helper of the Holy Souls, Mother St. Dominic  (with a preface by Archbishop Goodier and a foreword by the Bishop of Nanking)
7 Mother St. Dominic (with a preface by Archbishop Goodier and a foreword by the Bishop of Nanking) Fifty-Six Years a Missionary in China The Life of Mother St. Dominic Helper of the Holy Souls
London, England Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd 1935 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have some ground-in dirt and a coule of spots, along with beginning tears to the bottom spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. "God has been very good to our present generation in giving it many saints, some of whom, so soon after their lives have closed, have been raised to the honours of the altar. We may hope, with confidence, that there are many more, many living still, who in another generation, will receive the same glory at His Hands...." "The Vicariate Apostolic of Nanking (Nanjing) was erected from the Diocese of Macau in 1660. It was elevated to Diocese of Nanking in 1690. In 1856, it was elevated to Vicariate Apostolic of Kiangnan in 1856 and the name was changed into Vicariate of Jiangsu in 1921. A year later, its name was changed again into Vicariate Apostolic of Nanking. Father Paul Yu Pin was appointed Apostolic Vicar. It was elevated to Archdiocese of Nanjing in 1946 and Father Yu became the Archbishop. " 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Pioneering in Kwangsi The Story of Alliance Missions in South China, Oldfield, W. H.
8 Oldfield, W. H. Pioneering in Kwangsi The Story of Alliance Missions in South China
Harrisburg, PA Christian Publications, Inc. 9836 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The object of this volume is to bring to our friends at home and abroad the record of glorious achievements against overwhelming obstacles and dangers in the South China Mission field; also to trace briefly from the beginning the working of the Spirit of God, as through frail human instrumentality..." Though there is more than a tinge of western bias in the book, it does include some detailed information and statistics, along with some interesting political insights regarding the South China area in the late 1800s through early 1920s. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Rex Christus An Outline of Study of China, Smith, Arthur H.
9 Smith, Arthur H. Rex Christus An Outline of Study of China
New York Macmillan Company 1904 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book cover has some light ground-in dirt. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name stamp on the front endpaper. The front endpaper also has a previous owner's inked gift notation. "The country which we call China, but which its own people designate as the Central Empire, is one of the oldest and mightiest kingdoms of the earth. Its hoary antiquity stretches away into the mists of fable for unknown thousands of years, but that part of its history which is well within the bounds of certainty takes it back to the early dawn of civilization." 
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The Man on Joss Stick Alley, Walsh, James E. (titular Bishop of Sata)
10 Walsh, James E. (titular Bishop of Sata) The Man on Joss Stick Alley
New York Longmans, Green & Company 1947 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning sunning to the top spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There are a couple of smallish spots of ink on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and rubbed spots, along with chipping to the entire length of the top edge of the dust jacket. "Perhaps you are a specialist: you may be a teacher of Greek, a pediatrician, a cutter of diamonds, or a molder of fine steel. Daniel L. McShane, of Columbus, Indiana, became a priest and a missioner and specialized in the rescue of abandoned babies." 
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