Chinese history

16463 The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars by Jean Merrill, Floyd Cooper, illus

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars.

A retelling of a story found on a twelfth century scroll, in which a young girl chooses her own interests and her own life.



16364 Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin Hedwig Weiss 1955

Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin.

Plum-Blossom discovers she has been sold into slavery by her parents, but the son of the house has modern ideas. Set during the twenty years of fighting after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Hedwig Weiss lived in China for six years while her husband served as the Imperial German Consul in Sichuan. Lovely ink drawings, which must be the author's.



19265 The Journey of Meng by Doreen Rappaport, ill Yang Ming-Yi.

The Journey of Meng.

Meng sets out on an arduous journey to take warm clothes to her husband, who is working on the Great Wall. An ancient Chinese tale about the power of love and courage, illustrated with lyrical watercolours.



Oracle Bones, Stars, and Wheelbarrows: Ancient Chinese Science and Technology.

Clear and well diagramed, making this interesting subject available to young people.




A brief story about an obedient small girl during the War in China: how she walked across the plains to the city, stayed in a school, and found her own aunt, by chance. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.




Fritz's warm and vivid memories of growing up in China as a small girl.



5666 Dragon King's Daughter Ten T'ang Dynasty Stories 1954.

The Dragon King's Daughter: ten Tang Dynasty Stories.

Illustrated with paintings of the T'ang dynasty(618-907AD), includes a map of Changan which shows the location of the stories.  An interesting foreward notes that these were stories written by scholars sitting for the new civil service exam system of the period, opposed to the feudal landlord control of the past.  A beautiful little book.



5017 In the Days of the Han by Jagendorf.

In The Days of the Han.

An impressively produced novel based on China in the second century BC.



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