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Author: Clavell, James Set In . . .
 Asia, China, Hong Kong
Genre: Historical Fiction
Time Frame: 1800s
Published: 1966
It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler…Tai-Pan!

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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