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By James Clavell


It is the early nineteenth century, whilst eu investors and adventurers first started to penetrate the forbidding chinese language mainland. And it's during this intriguing time and unique position large of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, units out to show the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable castle of British strength, and to make himself very best ruler…Tai-Pan!

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