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.

MAOCHUN, S: The Folkways in Xinjiang

Maochun, Su. The Folkways in Xinjiang. Xinjiang Fine Arts and Photography Press, 1999. Unmarked. Some edge wear. French flaps. Very Good. Paperback. (#28209) $49.00

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Text in English and Chinese. Measures 10.25×10 inches.

A collection of almost 300 exquisite color pictures on glossy stock taken by Su Maochun, a photographer in Xinjiang.

Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It’s home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. 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.