Pirated Book on Tibetan Dzi Bead?
If you are a big fan of Tibetan dzi beads, most likely you knew about this book - The Gzi Beads of Tibet - written by the expert LIN TUNG-KUANG from Taiwan, printed in 2001 (The first version was in 1997, Chinese only). This book was and still is the best materials & references on AUTHENTIC OLD/ PURE dzi beads, divided into 32 sections, all written in BOTH ENGLISH and traditional CHINESE.
Early this year, I found there was a new book on Tibetan Dzi Bead by Mr. Lin Tung-Kuang, priced at RMB 199.00. The book is in Chinese only. The direct translation for the title of this book is "Dzi Bead - Collection and Appreciation".
Strange enough, only websites from China selling this book; you can find it at jd.com, dangdang.com, taobao.com and even amazon.cn. This book was and still not available from Taiwan book stores like books.com.tw and hanniew.com. One of them replied my email that they will not carry this book.
I continued to search for more information on this book and here are some interesting facts... [...]