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Cultural China Series

These in-depth editions, translated from the original Chinese, are published by China International Press in paperback. They are illustrated in full colour and are written by leading academics in each field. They provide a wonderful insight into the rich culture and history of this vast nation which has the oldest continual historical record of any nation in the World. Reading these books opens up the depth of customs, history and culture which can only be marvelled at by Western eyes.

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Chinese Clothing - garment, accessory and culture

 Chinese Clothing Hua Mei
Trans. Yu Hong and Zhang Lei
2009/10, 174 pages paperback
ISBN 9787508516615

According to the Chinese consideration of the 4 necessities of life (garments, food, shelter and means of travel) clothing ranks number 1. The long history of garments and accessories are well documented in archaeological findings, poems and songs, novels and dramas. China is made up of 56 ethnic groups that continually influence each other especially in the continuous transformation in dress style and clothing customs.
Professor Hua Mei is head and professor of the international School of Women in the Tianjn Normal University and has headed up national research studies into clothing and garments. She has published widely in her field.
This book which forms part of the Cultural China Series is illustrated with full colour and black and white photographs and drawings throughout. For more details of this edition, please contact us us.

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Chinese Vernacular Dwelling

 Chinese Vernacular Dwelling Shan Deqii
Trans. Wang Dehua
2003/4, 144 pages paperback
ISBN 7508503708

Chinese vernacular dwelling is various and colourful. This book has chosen some settlements which are representative and widely spread introduce the interaction of living customs, actions and the use of space by the people who inhabit traditional vernacular dwellings
Professor Shan Deqi is a well-respected and experienced professional architect and academic who has been involved in several important architectural design projects throughout China. He is assisted in this edition by his doctoral research student Yu Feng.

This book which forms part of the Cultural China Series is illustrated with full colour photographs throughout.

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Chinese Folk Arts - multiple forms and cultural implications

 Chinese Folk Arts

Jin Zhilin
Trans. Jin Bei
2009/10, 144 pages paperback
ISBN 9787508516812

The creators of Chinese folk art come from the working-class masses of China's rural areas. They are mostly female labourers. It is a living example of cultural heritage and shows a continuity of Chinese culture from primitive society to the present day. With this heritage, China can boast the longest history and the richest historical sources of all cultures covering nearly 8000 years.
Jin Zhulin was born in 1928 and has been engaged in research and teaching of Chinese folk art for several decades including being a professor of the central Academy of Fine Arts. He has published widely in his field.

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Chinese Gardens - in search of landscape paradise

 Chinese Gardens

Lou Qingxi
Trans. Yu Hong and Zhang Lei
2009/10, 168 pages paperback
ISBN 9787508516639

The distinctive nature of the Chinese garden is explored and explained in this edition. From Imperial gardens to private gardens, the history and structure of gardens and how they are designed and created are looked at in detail along with a discussion of the master garden builders in history.
Professor Lou Qingxi was born in 1930 and graduated in architecture. He has researched and taught the history of ancient architecture for many years and has published several titles in this field.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine - understanding its principles and practices

 Traditional Chinese Medicine

Lias Yuquni
Trans. Li Zhaoguo and Wang Laping
2009/10, 132 pages paperback
ISBN 9787508516813

Out of the four main advanced sciences in ancient Chinese civilization (astronomy, mathematics, agriculture and medicine) only medicine has not been replaced by Western ideology and it still plays an important role in protecting the health of the Chinese people. This edition asks and answers several important issues which arise from this fact including the theories, therapies and history of this important aspect of Chinese life.
Liao Yuqun is a researcher and director of the esteemed Chinese Academy of Sciences and he has written numerous books and papers on the subject of Chinese medicine and other related subjects.
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Music & Arts

The Classic FM Musical Miscellany by Darren Henley and Tim Lihoreau classicfm

Do you want to know your Allegri from your Allegro or remind us of our first date.
Your Tavener from your Taverner?
Even your Bach from your Offenbach?

The Classic FM Musical Miscellany is packed with all manner of handy information telling trivia, curious quotes and fascinating facts. Discover the instruments of an orchestra; the meanings behind those mysterious musical terms, musical anagrams, what the famous composers said about each other and so much more.

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The Art of Star Trek startrek

From the public's first glimpse of the original Starship Enterprise to the brave new worlds explored in Star Trek: Voyager, the never-ending multimedia phenomenon that is Star Trek has treated generations of viewers to a barrage of unforgettable images of the future.

The Art of Star Trek is a one of a kind gallery of Star Trek artwork most never before published. With more than 900 colour illustrations and photographs, many from private collections, readers will at last be able to linger on Star Trek's rich visual legacy and trace the evolution of and images from their initial conceptions to their final form on television and film screens.

The Art of Star Trek is
the art of pure imagination
the art of a bright, hopeful future
the art of three remarkable decades of non-stop action and adventure.

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Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy, 2007 Railway Photographs

Softback; published by Bounty Books; colour and black and white illustrations; a classic collection of the finest railway photographs in the British Isles.

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