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The following publications are available directly from me.
Payment is by cash, check (personal, bank, post office...),
or by Pay Pal.1 I am not set up for credit cards, but you can
email me about direct deposits in either US or HK dollars.
For domestic orders of the entire set, prices include shipping.
US international shipping costs start at about US$20 for a set.

Paypal is most convenient but you can also send check here: 2
  John Thompson
  30 King Ave.
  Weehawken, NJ 07086


US$60 for my Shen Qi Mi Pi recordings, a set of 6 CDs with a 72-page booklet, in a zippered case. Contains all the music in Shen Qi Mi Pu.
US$60 for my Shen Qi Mi Pi transcriptions, a set of three ring-bound photocopied volumes totalling 380 pages of staff notation.
(N.B. Since 2009 the hard copy has been out of print. Until they are printed again, though, entire three volumes are available on a disc of .pdf files for $15 ($10 if included with an order for the 6 CD set).
US$20 for my Music Beyond Sound CD, with a 36-page booklet
in both English and Chinese, in a clear cd box. Has all the music from Zheyin Shizi Qinpu not already in Shen Qi Mi Pu.
US$25 for Music Beyond Sound, the book,, a book with illustrations, commentary and 118 pages of staff notation.

My other guqin-related publications are mostly included on this website. For example,

"Rhythm in the Shen Qi Mi Pu", published in
Asian Music with special reference to China and India - Music Symposia of 34th ICANAS (1993),
University of Hong Kong, Centre of Asian Studies Occasional Papers and Monographs #121, 1997, pp. 40 - 72.

is largely reproduced here in Rhythm in Early Ming Qin Tablature

Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Paypal payments
In order to make a Paypal payment you must set up a Paypal account tied to a credit card or bank account. This can be done in most countries without charge. You can then send money through Paypal using your credit card or, if you have a balance within the Paypal account, directly from that account. If your credit card account and Paypal account are in US currency you will have no charge for sending money in US dollars.

If your credit card account is not in US currency, then the credit card company or bank will charge the currency exchange fee for sending the US currency through the Paypal account; if you make direct transfer from a non-US currency Paypal account, Paypal charges the currency exchange fee. At my end I have to pay approximately 3% to receive payment from non-US currency Paypal accounts, whether directly from the sender's Paypal balance or by a credit card.

If you have a US$ of HK$ account then direct deposit may be easiest.

2. Address as of 2014
In November 2013 my wife and I moved home after four years in Mumbai and Singapore. Since then we have spent quite a bit of time also in Hong Kong. With most the my stock of books CDs in Weehawken, there could sometimes be delays in shipping them. However, since Covid we have done little travel. If there is any question, please email me for details.

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