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CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
1 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ABC CANADA: THE FIRST CANADIAN COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY., McDougall, Lindley.
2 McDougall, Lindley. ABC CANADA: THE FIRST CANADIAN COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY.
Calgary, Alberta Arbor Studio Press 1996 1896160018 / 9781896160016 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
168 pp, square large 8vo (9" H x 9" D). Promotional brochure laid in. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and examples of calligraphy. "Ninety-five lettering artists from across Canada have contributed outstanding examples of the beautiful art of calligraphy to this exciting collection. (I)ncludes: Alphabet design; Logos, titles and commercial lettering; Quotations, poems and original writings; Sculptural lettering; Artists' books; A photo, biography and contact address for each contributor; A complete listing of Canadian calligraphic societies; Index, glossary and bibliography. Whether using traditional pens and classic styles of lettering or experimenting with innovative tools and expressive forms, these artists bring imagination and sensitivity to the interpretation of the written word. (This book) will serve as a reference and an inspiration to anyone interested in studying, practising or simply admiring the art of beautiful writing." Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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