NIPPON: Inside the Japanese: Essays on Japan From Japan

Nippon Steel News. Inside the Japanese: Essays on Japan From Japan. Nippon Steel Corporation, 1985. Unmarked. Some edge wear on cover. Previous owner’s name on back. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26763) $15.00

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Illustrated. Selection of 12 articles that appeared in the Nippon Steel News between April 1982 and March 1983.

Topics include popular deities of Japan, Religion in Japan, Zen and the Japanese mind, Bushido, Chanoyu, Japanese Theater, Zuihitsu, and more.

Authors include Hidetoshi Kato, Kazuo Osumi, Takeshi Umehara, and others. 28p.

RINPOCHE, K: The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation

The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation, book coverRinpoche, Kalu. The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1987. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26710) $10.00

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This manual explains the four teachings, which motivate religious practices, and the attributions of the Three Jewels. 44p.

ASIAN ART MUSEUM: China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy (February 22-May 27, 2103)

China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy (February 22-May 27, 2103), coverAsian Art Museum. China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy (February 22-May 27, 2103). The Examiner and the Asian Art Museum, 2013. Unmarked. Very Good. Tabloid. (#26514) $15.00

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Tabloid style booklet that accompanied this February 22-May 27, 2013 exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Articles on the exhibition and the museum. Illustrated throughout. Advertisements. 24p.

DHARMA BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION: Welcome to the Monastery: A Guide for New Visitors

Welcome to the Monastery: A Guide for New Visitors. Dharma Realm Buddhist Association , 2005. Unmarked.. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26136) $12.00

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Illustrated in B/W. Chapters on the history, ceremonies, daily life, Buddhist terms and more. Directory of monasteries. 28p. Measures 8.5×5 inches

ARTS OF ASIA: November-December, 1977, Volume 7, Number 6

ARTS OF ASIA: November-December, 1977, Volume 7, Number 6, book coverNguyet, Tuyet (editor). Arts of Asia (November-December, 1977, Volume 7, Number 6). Unmarked. Lavishly illustrated. Very Good. Paperback. (#25793) $14.00

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Features Chinese Taoist Art. Also Portuguese Porcelain trade with China, Ivory Carvings of the Ch’ien Emperor and more. 104p.

ORIENTATIONS: The Magazine for Collectors and Connoisseurs of Asian Art (Vol 34, No. 1, January 2003)

Knight, Elizabeth (editor). Orientations: The Magazine for Collectors and Connoisseurs of Asian Art (Vol 34, No. 1, January 2003). Orientations Magazine, 2003. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#25785) $16.00

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This issue commemorates the re-opening of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum on March 20, 2003 at the Civic Center. The museum curators look at new acquisitions and fresh research on objects in the existing collections.

Director Emily Sano discusses the complexities of relocating the museum, while Marjorie Bissinger looks back on its founding and her friendship with Avery Brundage.

Well illustrated. Advertisements.

CANDRAKIRTI: Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way: The Essential Chapters from the Prasannapada of Candrakirti

Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way: The Essential Chapters from the Prasannapada of Candrakirti, book coverCandrakirti (translated by Mervyn Sprung). Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way: The Essential Chapters from the Prasannapada of Candrakirti. Prajna Press, 1979. ISBN: 0877737118. Some markings in pencil on first 30 pages, also a few dog-eared pages. Acceptable in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#25750) $70.00

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The Prasannapada is the explanation of the versed aphorisms of Nagarjuna which are the first and basic statement of the Buddhist philosophy of the middle way.

Translated from the Sanskrit by Mervyn Sprung in collaboration with T.R.V. Murti and U.S. Vyas. Translator’s introduction. Glossary. Bibliography. Dust jacket. Previous owner’s stamp on front end page. 283p. Originally published in 1979.