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Sketches from the Karen Hills, Bunker, Alonzo (D.D.) (introduction by Rev. Henry M. King)
1 Bunker, Alonzo (D.D.) (introduction by Rev. Henry M. King) Sketches from the Karen Hills
New York Fleming H. Revell Company 1910 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The lettering and decoration on the spine of the book are rubbed and chipped away. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a spot of foxing to the foredge of the text block. The front pastedown page includes a previous owner's bookplate (Tom and Grace Loynahan). "In the beginning of the year 1866 the writer, with his wife, landed in Burma for missionary work. He was designated to the Red Karens, or Karenni tribe, then a practically unknown people. Having acquired his missionary knowledge largely from Wayland's Life of Dr. Judson, he settled down to a life work among the frontier tribes of Burma." "Red Karen (Kayah) also known as Karenni, is a subgroup of the Karen people, a Sino-Tibetan people living mostly in Kayah State of Burma. According to a 1983 census, the Red Karens (Karenni) consist of the following groups: Kayah, Geko (Kayan Ka Khaung, Gekho, Gaykho), Geba (Kayan Gebar, Gaybar), Padaung (Kayan Lahwi), Bres, Manu-Manaus (Manumanao), Yintale, Yinbaw, Bwe, Shan and Pao. Several of the groups (Geko, Gebar, Padaung) belong to Kayan, a subgroup of Red Karen.Karen-Ni was the country of the Red Karens, a collection of small states, formally independent, which had feudal ties to Burma. The states were bounded on the north by the Shan states of Mong Pai, Hsatung and Mawkmai; on the east, they were bounded by Thailand; on the south by the Papun district of Lower Burma; and on the west a stretch of mountainous country, inhabited by the Bre and various other small tribes. During British rule in Burma, Karen-Ni had a guard of military police, which was posted at the village of Loikaw." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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HMONG AT THE TURNING POINT, Dao, Yang (Ph.D.) (edited by Jeanne L. Blake)
2 Dao, Yang (Ph.D.) (edited by Jeanne L. Blake) HMONG AT THE TURNING POINT
Minneapolis, MN WorldBridge Associates, Ltd. 1993 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bowing to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription: "To Dr. Ernest Leonard / I hope that this book will contribute / to your knowledge on Hmong history / and culture. / Best wishes / Yang Dao / Minneapolis, MN / 8 May 2007". There is some slight tidemarking to the reverse of the bottom spine end of the dust jacket. Chapters include: Hmong Society: The Natural Environment, The Hmong, Historical Background, The Hmong Economy and Village Economy: The Traditional Village Economy, The Transitional Village Economy, The Wartime Economy, Prospects for Economic and Social Development: Developing the Mountain Regions, Hmong in a Shattered Nation: A Dream Destroyed: Post-War Reconstruction, The Tragedy.; Signed by Author 
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Chosen -  Land of Morning Calm, Deering, Mabel Craft
3 Deering, Mabel Craft Chosen - Land of Morning Calm
Washington D. C. National Geographic Society 1933 Magazine Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a DISBOUND article from National Geographic Magazine. This is the actual article, not a photocopy. Text pages are clean, bright and without chips, tears, discoloration or wear. The article consists of twenty-eight double-sided text pages with twenty black and white photographs, thirteen full color chromatic photographs and one black and white map. Chosen is an ancient name for modern day Korea. Photographs are by W. Robert Moore, Emma L. Rose, Graham Romeyn Taylor, E. M. Newman, J. B. Millet, and the author, Mabel Craft Deering. This article depicts Korea as it was under Japanese rule (during the modern 20th century), including everyday life events, politics, a bit of history about the country, keisaing, and a small glimpse of Choanji Monastery. The color photographs give a wonderful look at some of the colorful costumes worn for celebrations and ceremonies. 
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Glimpses of Japan and Formosa, Franck, Harry A.
4 Franck, Harry A. Glimpses of Japan and Formosa
New York D. Appleton-Century Company 1939 1st American 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 generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is some light toning to the very edges of the rear spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. There is one small spot of discoloration on the rear pastedown page. The dust jacket has several edge tears of varying lengths, nicks and a couple of small chips. The off-white dust jacket has generalized toning and some foxing (mostly to the rear panel and spine). "A full and fascinating picture of modern Japan is contained in this book by the famous world traveler. Many observers have written of the history, the legend, the art, the religion, the beauty and the poetry, the quaintness and differentness of Japan. That has been the traditional content of travel books on the country. The new Japan needs a new kind of observer. It needed one like Mr. Franck to make a fresh report." "Franck had many adventures, not all of them pleasant, but all described in his plain, somewhat sarcastic style, which was the antithesis of the highly romantic prose of other popular travel writers, such as Richard Halliburton. His books intimately recorded life as it was lived in the societies he visited, at a time when many of them were changing rapidly due to industrialization. They are an important historical source for their pen-portraits of figures like the "Irish Buddhist" U Dhammaloka. Some may find it hard to believe the societies he describes existed less than a century ago. Many of his racist observations mirror the attitudes of his time." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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