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Born in Japan and raised in Hong Kong before moving to the United States nearly fifty years ago, Chinese American businessman Robert Wang has a firsthand perspective of both Asian and Western cultures and their entwined history. Since he first learned as a schoolboy how the Opium War formed the basis for modern Chinese politics and history, Wang had been fascinated by this period, which became the catalyst determining how modern China has been shaped—and hindered—by Western colonization. Even after settling in the United States, starting a family, and becoming a successful entrepreneur and a pioneer in the aerospace industry, Wang remained an ardent Sinophile, engrossed in the lessons and impact of the Opium War and its aftermath. This pass ...more

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Robert Wang I heard a strange noise in the middle of the night and went downstairs to check it out while my wife was away; I tripped and fell hard and had to…moreI heard a strange noise in the middle of the night and went downstairs to check it out while my wife was away; I tripped and fell hard and had to crawl into my office to call an ambulance. While reaching for the phone, I accidentally knocked over my laptop, which broke into two pieces; then I remembered I had not backed up my work in two weeks, and had just written three chapters of my new book…(less)
Robert Wang I’d go back in time to 1840s in China so I could see firsthand how events happened that led to the Opium War.
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The Opium Lord's Daughter

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