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
These unusual and intriguing stories of interactions between Chinese and non-Chinese are the work of Author Miodrag Kojadinović, born in Serbia and for eight years a teacher of English in a remote corner of China.

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.