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    DescriptionThe sailing junk was an amazing vessel. From Tientsin to Hong Kong - and up and down the great rivers in between - Ivon A. Donnelly immortalized these lost treasures in this book from 1924, with a pen and sketchpad and with words that betray his passion for the ancient watercraft of China. Vivid and graceful, grotesque and gay, junks were supremely honed for their particular work. But time and new technology took their toll and the junk is today all but extinct.

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    Chinese Junks and Other Native Crafts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ivon Donnally
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    ISBN 13: 9789881762139
    ISBN 10: 9881762138

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14360
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    LC classification: VM
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010
    Abridged Dewey: 623
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    DC22: 387.20430951
    Thema V1.0: NHTM
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    6 colour & 38 mono
    China Economic Review Publishing
    Imprint name
    China Economic Review Publishing
    Publication date
    23 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Hong Kong
    Author Information
    Ivon Donnelly lived in China from the early 1900s until the mid-1940s and was a shipping agent on the Yangtze River from 1920 through to the late 1930s. He was a prolific painter and builder of models of junks and published several books about junks and the China Coast. He resided in the inland river city of Chungking (Chongqing) for much of the time but also in the coastal ports of Tientsin (Tianjin) and Shanghai.
    Review quote
    "Ivon A. Donnelly wrote this book as a tribute and catches the style, the romance, of those marvelous boats." --Gareth Powel