Lords of the Rim: The Invisible Empire of the Overseas Chinese

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Putnam's Sons, 1995 - Всего страниц: 354
"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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The author mixes decent history, historical anecdotes and wild conspiracy theory into an interesting stew. The style is a mixture of breathless bar room shaggy dog story and quite repetitive retelling ... Читать весь отзыв

LORDS OF THE RIM: The Invisible Empire of the Overseas Chinese

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An illuminating if impressionistic appreciation of the Overseas Chinese, mainland ÇmigrÇs who down through the ages have become an economic force throughout Southeast Asia and beyondnotably, on North ... Читать весь отзыв


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Sterling Seagrave was a reporter for the Washington Post before becoming a freelance investigative journalist contributing to Time, Life, Atlantic Monthly, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is the author of The Soong Dynasty as well as other books, and with Peggy Seagrave he co-authored the bestselling Lords of the Rim and The Yamato Dynasty.

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