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Lords of the Rim : the invisible empire of the overseas Chinese
AuthorSeagrave, Sterling
Pub. LocationNew YorkPublisherG. P. Putnam's Sons
Date1995Phys. Desc.xii, 354 p. ; 24 cm.
LocationDir. Office GalleryCall NumberHF3838.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. [333]-344) and index.
Subject(s)China--Commerce--Pacific Area--History
Investments, Chinese--Pacific Area--History
China--Commercial Policy--History
Pacific Rim--Commerce--China--History
Overseas Chinese 華僑--Pacific Rim--Commercial relations
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #266
ISBN0399140115LCCN94-44555OCLC31740262