used/unwanted textbooks in anthropology

Magnus Fiskesjo (fisk@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 10:01:45 CDT

On Mon, 25 Sep 1995 Ruby Rohrlich <rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU>
wrote regarding my plea for used/unwanted textbooks in anthropology
for the anthropology dept. at Yunnan University that:

"By the way, Magnus, are you aware of the fact that the Chinese policy of
paying foreign authors who write in English, say, for the Chinese
population is pretty bad. A friend of mine who taught English as a
Second Language in China and wrote a text-book on this subject which had
sold over a million copies by some years ago (perhaps 2 million by now)
received no royalties or any other money? Ruby Rohrlich"
(end of quote).

The answer is that yes, I am aware of that there has been a lot of
pirating of books going on. I've also seen a lot of that while in China.
I am sorry for your friend. I am not sure what I could do about it, though.

- I thank those who have offered used/unwanted textbooks in
anthropology for the use of students who otherwise may have
not-too-many anthropology books. Thank you! Anyone who would
like to donate used/unwanted (but preferably recent) general textbooks
in archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology or physical anthro, for the
use of students at the new (under construction) anthropology dept.
at Yunnan University, Southwest China, you can send them to me
within say two weeks and I'll forward them together with what I have
bought here.

My address:
Magnus Fiskesjo
Dept anthropology
1126 E 59th St
Chicago, Ill 60637, USA