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Lords of the Rim : the invisible empire of the overseas Chinese

Author: Sterling Seagrave
Publisher: New York : Putnam's Sons, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part economic analysis, part Pacific Rim history, part flamboyant chronicle of fortunes won, lost, and won again, Lords of the Pacific Rim is a rich, engrossing, superbly researched, and spectacularly told account of who the Overseas Chinese are and how they became so powerful. Spanning thousands of years, it encompasses stories of murder and betrayal, bravery and corruption; of triads, syndicates, kingmakers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seagrave, Sterling.
Lords of the Rim.
New York : Putnam's Sons, ©1995
(OCoLC)647026324
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sterling Seagrave
ISBN: 0399140115 9780399140112
OCLC Number: 31740262
Notes: Map of China and other Eastern and Western countries bordering the Pacific ocean on endpapers.
Description: xii, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Sterling Seagrave.

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Part economic analysis, part Pacific Rim history, part flamboyant chronicle of fortunes won, lost, and won again, Lords of the Pacific Rim is a rich, engrossing, superbly researched, and spectacularly told account of who the Overseas Chinese are and how they became so powerful. Spanning thousands of years, it encompasses stories of murder and betrayal, bravery and corruption; of triads, syndicates, kingmakers, merchants, emperors, generals, spies, and pirates. Consistently praised for his scholarship and his ability to weave multiple strands into a fast-paced narrative, Sterling Seagrave provides us with not only a masterly history, but also a cautionary tale - for the strategies that have proven so successful for the Chinese in the past are just as effective today. Lords of the Rim furnishes a fascinating portal into both the past and the future of the world's Pacific economy.
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