Author:SPENCE, Jonathan


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China Helpers : Western Advisers in China 1620-1960. First Edition in dustjacket

By: SPENCE, Jonathan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bodley Head, London / Sydney / Toronto, 1969,:

Seller ID: 114577

SPENCE, Jonathan. China Helpers : Western Advisers in China 1620-1960. London / Sydney / Toronto : The Bodley Head, (1969). First Edition. Pp (18),[3]-335,(1). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "For over three hundred years, advisers from the West placed their technical skills at the disposal of the Chinese. At the beginning, they brought knowledge of the stars and planetary motion; at the end, they introduced the Chinese to aerial wartare and the mysteries ot the atom. Jonathan Spence has chosen sixteen of these vivid personalities who have gone to China to hel... View more info

Question of Hu

By: SPENCE, Jonathan D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988,:

Seller ID: 71775

SPENCE, Jonathan D. The Question of Hu . New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Uncorrected Proof. Pp. (2),[i]-xviii,[1]-180,(2). 8vo, printed yellow card covers. Jonathan Dermot Spence (b. August 11, 1936) is a British-born American historian specialising in Chinese history. The tale of an eccentric Chinese Christian's time spent in the court of Louis XIV, after having been recruited by a French Jesuit priest. Very good. 25.00 View more info