YO-YO MA: Along the Silk Road

Along the Silk Road, book coverYo-Yo Ma; Grotenhuis, Elizabeth ten (editor). Along the Silk Road. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2002. ISBN: 0295981822. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#29749) $20.00

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Signed by Yo Yo Ma, and an inlaid letter thanking the previous owner for attending an April 19, 2002 performance for the Silk Road project, a nonprofit organization devoted to the living arts of peoples of traditional Silk Road lands.

Richly illustrated book includes contributions from Yo-Yo Ma, Theodore Levin, Bright Sheng, Elizabeth Barber, Kenro Izu, Debra Diamond, Merton C. Flemings, and Hamid Naficy. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.

Measures 7.75×11.25 inches. Large french flaps. 144p.

LUTZ, JG: Opening China: Karl F.A. Gutzlaff and Sino-Western Relations, 1827-1852 (Studies in the History of Christian Missions

Lutz, Jessie Gregory. Opening China: Karl F.A. Gutzlaff and Sino-Western Relations, 1827-1852 (Studies in the History of Christian Missions. William B. Eerdman’s, 2008. ISBN: 9780802831804. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#29490) $14.00

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Chronicles Gutzlaff’s life from his youth in Germany to his conversion and time as a controversial China missionary. Bibliography. Index. 364p. Measures 6.25×9.25 inches.

WEI, M: Imperial Tombs of the Ming Dynasty

Wei, Ming. Imperial Tombs of the Ming Dynasty. Zhaohua Fine Arts Publishing House, 1980. Unmarked. Very Good. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). (#29409)

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Beautifully illustrated. 20p. Measures 7.25×10.25 inches.

Presently, the Ming Tombs are designated as a World Heritage Site.