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 Post subject: china bibliography etc
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:01 pm 
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Dear Pamela
Firstly, thanks for the link to Taiwan textiles you sent me a few weeks ago.
I have been very busy recently and only now have had a chance to look at it in any detail. it is very interesting and I will be referring to it again in due course.
I have a couple of questions about books on your bibliography, I hope these won't be too much bother:
I would like to get hold a copy of "national ethnic groups of Myanmar" and also "life among the minority nationalities of northwest yunnan" and would like to know approx how well illus they are and what the overall quality of the photographs and general presentation is. In addition I would love to locate a copy of "costumes of the minority peoples of china" which apparently contains the col photo of the Li people on your website.

Lastly I am in the process (tentitivley) of obtaining "guizhous hidden civilization" and also the book on the li, published in china and recommended by Susan stem. (Hanshan tang). and will let you know if I get any news at all about these. I also have a copy of "chinese national costume culture" on order. This is supposed to be a huge volume of col photos of all china's minorities (Have you already got this?). If and when I get it will put details on the website I am in the process of setting up, and if it contains good photos of Li I will attempt to get these put on the site as well. If you or anyone else is interested, there will also be a selection of books on tribal dress and textiles from India.


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 Post subject: China books...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:07 pm 
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Dear Siriol, sorry for the delay in responding to your post.

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I would like to get hold a copy of "national ethnic groups of Myanmar"

I am pretty sure that I bought this from Select Books in Singapore. It was August 2002 I think. See details of Select on my links page http://www.tribaltextiles.info/links.html#books They certainly mail to UK and went to considerable trouble to get the 'Legends of Weaving' book on Lao weaving for me recently. I don't know if Select will still have any copies of the Myanmar book still in stock. They had more when I was there and they were rather hidden away so they may have! The books has lots of photos, black & white and colour and not ones that you usually see. Not always well printed. I thought it was rather a 'find'.

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"life among the minority nationalities of northwest yunnan"

Lots of photos and a similar size book to the previous one. The author is first and foremost a photographer. "The photographs and the text of this book are intended as an introduction to the natural environment, ways of life, cultures, art, customs, traditions, festivals and gala activities in these multinational areas." The author ''left the bustle of exuberant Shanghai in 1980 to embark on a photographic tour on a bicycle" and "had never thought I could become so strongly fascinated with Yunnan, a remote province of China." I would doubt that you will be able to find a copy of the book. I have had my copy for some time. I saw it in a bookshop somewhere (don't know where in the world, there is no booksellers mark on the book) and bought it. (It might even have been Foyles some years ago as it is a 1989 first edition copy.)

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Lastly I am in the process (tentitivley) of obtaining "guizhous hidden civilization" and also the book on the li, published in china and recommended by Susan stem. (Hanshan tang).

I think you will like the photos in 'Guizhou's Hidden Civilization' if you can get a copy. I had a request from a bookseller in the Netherlands a month or so ago to help find a copy for one of his customers but I could only give him contact details of the author in Guiyang. I contacted Hanshan Tang in June about the Li book to which Susan Stem alerted us but heard nothing. When I saw your email I sent off rather an irate email to HST saying that I had received no acknowledgement to my request! They say they are suffering with SPAM (I know the problem). They said they have an order for someone else - presumably you. They wanted to know if I had the ISBN number. No trace on any search on the internet I am afraid. Fingers crossed that we are lucky with HST.

Please keep us posted on your website (and add it to your signature via your profile on this forum when it is live). All the best with the hard work!

Good book hunting...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:40 pm 
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Dear Pamela,
I rang HST today to inquire about the avalability of the Li book. They have
had no response from their agent in China concerning this title. (and none of the others I have on order for that matter). So it dosen't look good at the moment.
As soon as I hear any news about the Li book I will let you know.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:57 pm 
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Dear Pamela
I have tried to email you with the details of the Li book, but am having problems with my email. I don't know if the message as been sent sucessfuly since I keep getting error messages.
Sorry! I will try again as soon as the problem is resolved.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:21 am 
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Pamela
In case you have'nt got my email message on reply due to possible technical problems with email (I can receive them but have recently got a
problem sending them)
The title of the Li book is
The traditional culture of the Li ethnic group. Xinhua Publishing House. 2001

Good luck!

Siriol


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:40 am 
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Siriol, Very many thanks indeed - I have received both emails and seen your message here. Putting the title into Google brought up this reference with quite a full description of the book: http://www.china.org.cn/english/MATERIAL/15623.htm
I am off to Select Books in Singapore to see what I can do...

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 Post subject: no luck with Li book
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:54 am 
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I am afraid that I had no luck with the Li book at Select Books. They did some researching for me but they do not deal with many books from China (specialising in S E Asia) or this publisher who is notoriously difficult to deal with and does not respond - as Han Shan Tang has also discovered! No luck on this attempt!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:32 pm 
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Dear Pamela,
Sorry you had no luck with the Li book, it is so frustrating when you hear
of a book on a topic of interest and it proves impossible to either see or get, I know the feeling!. (From the review it looks to be highly iillustrated). However, the book on Taiwan aboriginal textiles (on my website), should be available via Hanshan Tang which is where I got my copy. They may not have a copy in stock at the moment, but
could possibly still order you one. It is highly ills with photos of textiles in colour and also b/w photos of tribespeople in dress. The intro is in English much of the rest is in Chinese, but all captions are in English so are tribal names heading each section thus aiding identification, all in all enough English to get by. The illus are very much the highllight!
On the subject of textiles, Peter Van Ham, (Seven Sister of India etc), mentioned to me that the Mishmi people of northeast Arunachal Pradesh still make wonderful textiles, and the little I have seen of these in various publications, suggest a very fine tradition in this respect.


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Dear Pamela,

If or when you have time, I would be very grateful if you could please let me know if you have other books on asian minority tribes,textiles and costume apart from what you have listed on the website, as I am constantly on the look out for titles of interest. (I am also interested in other parts of the world,eg india Guatemala and Africa)

Ps another book I can't recommend more highly, and I am sure you would love is" Sinaunang Habi: Philippine ancestral weave". Plse see my list for futher details


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 Post subject: further bibliographies
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:57 pm 
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Siriol

I have several books on Indonesia, some on Malaysia, Japan, Bhutan, Philippines, Korea and some more on China in Asia; one or two on India, Nothern Territories (Pakistan); Guatamala, Peru, Mexico; Palestine; Czech and Slovak republics; some general books covering regions and textiles generally plus a lot on USA (patchwork/quilting and UK similar).

It takes quite a lot of time to get all the details of the books onto the computer and then assemble them into bibliographies as well as scanning the covers. Time seems to be the most illusive commodity these days! Probably my first priority would be to create an Indonsian bibliography.

I have several books that I have just bought via the internet and brought back from my recent South East Asian trip which need to be added to the existing bibliographies but these will have to wait for a couple of weeks. I try and keep up with new volumes even if I cannot make a dent in the backlog! I start off with adding them to an Excel spreadsheet before cut and pasting info into Dreamweaver for the web pages.

One of the (selfish) reasons for starting the web bibliographies was so that I could remind myself of my library easily either at home or when I am travelling to avoid duplicates!!

All the best, Pamela

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:30 pm 
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Are you familiar with these titles? 1) Zhongguo Shaoshu Minzu Fushi
Costumes and Accessories of Chinese Minorities National Museum of History9.3 x 12", 375 pp., over 500 color illustrations, text in Chinese and English, cloth, d.j., slipcase, Taipei, 2000.*** 2) Miaozu Fushi Tuzhi: Qian Dongnan Miao Costumes of Southeast Guizhou: Illustrated Research Dictionary 9.2 x 12",436 pp., over 500 color illustrations, text in Chinese with an English introduction, Taipei, 2000. **** These are available through one of my suppliers for $150.00 each. If there are enough people interested, I may be able to get a discount similar to that I got on the Vietnamese textile book. Best regards to all. Richard


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:20 pm 
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See review below from Hanshan Tang's website http://www.hanshan.com/ of the first book you mention. Sounds very good indeed. From the UK GBP85.00 and local postage would work out cheaper than $150.00 plus overseas postage. (Either way a sharp intake of breath and needs a bit of thouht although very tempting!) However, no sign of the second book. Thanks for alerting us and for offering to source.
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National Museum of History: ZHONGGUO SHAOSHU MINZU FUSHI. Costumes and Accessories of Chinese Minorities. Taibei, 2000. 375 pp. Colour plates throughout. 30x21 cm. Cloth.
GBP 85.00
Catalogue of a gorgeous, colourful exhibition of Chinese minority clothing and accessories (hairpins, headwear etc.) held at the National Museum of History in Taipei. Hundreds of items are shown, all in full colour. A few exhibits (Manchu court robes) date from the late Qing dynasty - the majority are modern and predominantly from the peoples of Guizhou and Yunnan provinces. All text and essays in both English and Chinese.
Subjects: Textiles
Available as of: 1/9/2003

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A couple of weeks or so ago, I visted Hanshan Tang to look at a copy of "Costumes and Accessoriies of Chinese Minorities" with the intention of obtaining it for my collection. In the event I didn't get it as it is a bulky volume and to find space for it would have been a challange. However it really is a fantastic book, with a great many high quality close ups of costumes and textiles in a museum context mostly from minority groups in China, together with a few photos at the end, showing costume as worn and including ethnic groups such as the Hani, Yi and Wa. If I remember rightly the library of the School of African and Oriental studies (SOAS) has a copy.
Also at SOAS I was able to track down a copy of "Life among the nationalities of Northwest Yunnan" The photographs are very interesting, showing life among such little known peoples as the Drung who I suspect are realted to groups on the Burmese side of the border. Since the book is difficult to obtain, I was pleased to notice the about approx half of the photos are reproduced in "lifestyles of china's ethnic minorities" as it covers these Yunnanese groups, and which I already have in my collection.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:41 pm 
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Siriol,

Thanks for your review of "Costumes and Accessories of Chinese Minorities" - very helpful if not really the news I wanted to hear - as the books sounds good and earlier this year I created a whole new bookshelf wall for my tribaltextiles books with some space for large books.... The info on SOAS library is also useful.

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