"This is a best-selling classic set in the turbulent days of the
founding of Hong Kong repackaged for a new generation of readers.
Set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong in the
1840s, ""Tai-Pan"" is the story of Dirk Struan, the ruler - the
Tai-Pan - of the most powerful trading company in the Far East. He
is also a pirate, an opium smuggler, and a master manipulator of
men. This is the story of his fight to establish himself and his
dynasty as the undisputed masters of the Orient. "