Tales of Old Tokyo

John D. Van Fleet

A breathtaking romp through the city’s Tokyo’s history from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century, with, using lots of images, writings and clippings to bring back to life those far-off days.

Gunboat Justice

Douglas Clark

Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, “extraterritoriality”. Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and Japan and the United States Court for China

Manchu Decadence

The China Memoirs of Edmund Backhouse, abridged and unexpurgated

In 1898 a young Englishman walked into a homosexual brothel in Peking and began a journey that he claims took him all the way to the bedchamber of imperial China's last great ruler, the Empress Dowager Tz'u Hsi

Under Thunderous Skies

Miodrag Kojadinović

A girl in Shanghai in high-heels holds a doomed rabbit at the bequest of a client in Germany.

China and the Chinese

Herbert Allen Giles

Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and this book was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topi

Sixty-four Chance Pieces

A Cycle of Stories from the I Ching - The Book of Changes

The Chinese I Ching, the Book of Changes, is one of the oldest and strangest of all books, a masterpiece of world literature, a divination manual and a magnet for the deranged and the obsessive.