|Lords of the Rim : the invisible empire of the overseas Chinese|
|Pub. Location||New York||Publisher||G. P. Putnam's Sons|
|Date||1995||Phys. Desc.||xii, 354 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Location||Dir. Office Gallery||Call Number||HF3838.P16 S43 1995|
|by Sterling Seagrave.|
"Part economic analysis, part Pacific Rim history, part flamboyant chronicle of fortunes won, lost, and won again, Lords of the 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."--dustjacket.
Map of China and other Eastern and Western countries bordering the Pacific ocean on endpapers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -344) and index.