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Q: Locating a book published in China. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Locating a book published in China.
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: gpalchi-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 02 Jun 2004 09:31 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2004 09:31 PDT
Question ID: 355358
I am trying to locate a book "Tiger Painting" it is a collection of
painting done by He Cheng and published by Tianjin Yangluqin painting
publishing house in 2000.  ISBN 7-80503-513-X

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 02 Jun 2004 18:39 PDT

Please tell us all the information you can about this book. 
Where/when did you hear about it?  How did you come by the title and
ISBN number?  Are you sure of the spelling of the author's name?  Was
the book published with an English title, or did you (or someone else)
translate it from the Chinese?

Also, are you interested in a library with a copy of the book, or do
you only want to purchase it for your own?

Any additional information would be helpful in tracking this down.  Thanks.


Clarification of Question by gpalchi-ga on 03 Jun 2004 04:41 PDT
The book was in Chinese and translated for us.  Saw it at a local
gallery in Chongqing, China about a month ago.  The gallery had
painting but would not sell the book.

Clarification of Question by gpalchi-ga on 03 Jun 2004 04:42 PDT
Looking to purchase the book if found.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 08 Jun 2004 06:42 PDT
Can you double-check the ISBN number, please.  It doesn't appear to be
properly formatted (I think they use only numbers, no "X's"), and it's
making the search extra difficult.


Clarification of Question by gpalchi-ga on 09 Jun 2004 08:13 PDT
We were taken on a tour to the zoo in Chongqing and the gallery was
part of it close to where the Pandas were housed.  I do not recall the
name of the gallery.  Also the ISBN with the X in it is the way it was
translated for us.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 09 Jun 2004 08:20 PDT
Thanks for the added information.  I have several queries out on this,
and if any useful information materializes, I'll be sure to let you

I also want to let other researchers know that they should feel free
to pursue whatever leads they might have as well.  With more than one
of us on the case, the odds increase that your book can be found.

Subject: Re: Locating a book published in China.
Answered By: tox-ga on 10 Jun 2004 01:29 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear gpalchi-ga,

One of my contacts have replied back and have located the book that
you are looking for:

If you need any help ordering, please feel free to ask and I'll walk
you through it.

Best Regards,

Clarification of Answer by tox-ga on 10 Jun 2004 01:30 PDT
Hi there,

As a side note, that site belongs to a huge Chinese distributor and I
have personally ordered from them before.

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by gpalchi-ga on 10 Jun 2004 04:08 PDT
Thank you but yes I do need help the site appears to be totally in
Chinese and therefore I am unable to order with out assistance.

Clarification of Answer by tox-ga on 10 Jun 2004 04:34 PDT
Hi there,

I believe the easiest way to do this is to contact:
who helps in such cases where real time translation of webpages are required.

I have already e-mailed and told Wilson that he should expect contact
from a client.  Please let me know how it goes and if you run into any

Best regards,
gpalchi-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $50.00
The result was much faster and better than expected.  Tox-ga not only
found the right site but placed me in touch with willsonwbooks that
was more than helpful.  With cooperation from people in Hong Kong the
book was obtained and I have it in my possession.  The result were
GREAT and a big thank you to all involved.  Special thanks to
willsonwbooks for all the time and communication during the process.

Subject: Re: Locating a book published in China.
From: 4keith-ga on 02 Jun 2004 17:23 PDT
Do you want to just borrow it/look at it or purchase it?  Consult a
reference librarian at almost any library and tell them you have the
ISBN number, and they can usually tell you how that number can be
traced to determine where you could purchase it or how you could
obtain it through interlibrary loan.

4KEITH (I'm NOT a GOOGLE Researcher)
Subject: Re: Locating a book published in China.
From: gpalchi-ga on 10 Jun 2004 09:08 PDT
Have an email in to Wilsonwbooks awaiting response.  Will let you know how it goes.
Subject: Re: Locating a book published in China.
From: pafalafa-ga on 18 Jun 2004 07:26 PDT
As someone who worked on this question myself, I can attest to how
challenging it was to try and track this one down.  Hats off to tox-ga
for doing a great job on it.

Subject: Re: Locating a book published in China.
From: tox-ga on 30 Jun 2004 00:50 PDT
Thank you for the acknowledgementm, pafalafa-ga.


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