Tai-Pan has ratings and reviews. Jeffrey said: ***MOVIE ADDENDUM ADDED SEPT 13th, ***”’Joss’ was a Chinese word that meant Luck and. Tai-Pan The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War James Clavell; Stanley Mann; John Briley 1 – Online Româna – Tai-Pan (). Aveți sugestii pentru audio in limba romana? . James Clavell’s Shogun and Taipan novels have a romanian audiobook version I enjoyed.

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This book might have been fiction, but it was very similar to what actually happened in history. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Though it took me a month to get through it it was a very busy month and novel reading had to take a back seat when I did sit down with it I would often go through fifty and sixty pages with no effort.

He’s too perfect – a paragon of male virtue. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. The book was published in and sold well. If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: InJin-qua arranged for May—May, his favourite granddaughter, to become Dirk Jjames mistress.

As the pace kept speeding up and the end of the book was getting closer and closer I stopped hoping for some interesting finale and accepted that I would likely get some terrible twist of fate or act of god iames the end that would make the finale seem less wholesome and try to make up for the fact that the protagonist faced no challenge throughout the entire story.

However styles and tastes change over the years and this novel was written in the mid’s. The people who work in this business have no morals. Oct 05, Matthew McCormick rated it it was amazing. The true love between the two, despite the different world views and cultural differences and despite the fact that Maymay would never be accepted in European society is quite beautiful.


Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2) by James Clavell

While others sleep he studies. Characters need flaws and weaknesses and that is even more important for protagonists. Clavel’s ending felt too easy: Shogun was fantastic, mysterious, complex, cruel, violent, erotic, dressed with elaborate manners and rituals, alien thought patterns, ironclad honor, smelly Tia, the whole works – but it didn’t have the Struans versus the Brockswhich crackling, bloody, Having begun with King RatI proceeded to work my way through most of James Clavell’s Asian Saga before running out of steam – and interest – with the overly-long and rather lacklustre Whirlwind ; and of them all, Tai-Pan was my favorite.

In other projects Wikiquote. Hasn’t the “hot tempered but sexy” lover gai been worn out by now? Anyone who likes a brilliant historical fiction, should read it. After I made a deal with a chinese trader, I had to smuggle the money he gave me back to Hong Kong.

Concessions to the barbarians will have to be made Hong Kong and Struan, the devil man, has the ear of the English politician Longstaff or as the Chinese refer to him Odious Penis.

PaperbackReprintpages. He plans for any contingencies and shows resilience in the face of a series of setbacks beyond his control. I’ll update a review later when I’m not sleep deprived but to summarize my thoughts. Fortunately, facts were dismissed as lies. To this end, he seeks partnership with an American millionaire, while trying to ward off his arch-rival Quillan Gornt, who seeks to destroy Struan’s once cllavell for all.

I’ll be listening to both soon since they’re continuations of this story. I would have to agree with those folks. This book made me realize that people tend to think that people who are different from them clwvell not as smart romanw worst than them.

In the last quarter of the book, the pace picks up tremendously, which did finally make me want to read more and get to the end. He would soon learn that Tyler Brock had also survived the shipwreck.

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Tai-Pan, although not a continuation of Shogun, is similar in style and character. This extravagant spending on tea led to the English almost running out of money because they were importing large amounts of tea from China and not exporting rromana to them in return. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


I loved the story of the hatred between the rivals Dirk and Brok and the way their children are included in it, the love between Dirk and Mei-Mei, the clash of different cultures and political views and of course the cruel fight jamees the title Tai-Pan.

There is a theme of people not being accepting of different cultures in history that is still occurring today. If China and the US could learn to cooperate with each other, both countries would benefit from it.

I have had people killed and killed them myself. Before anyone has a chance to show loyalty they have to prove something more than just jamrs. In what is literally the last page, however, one of Struan’s oldest friends says a few words to Culum, which make him decide that he is his father’s son and is going to lead the Noble House as a man.

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I believe that my greatest strength is my ability to be cool under pressure. Jan 14, Andy rated it did not like it Shelves: Pxn, in the end, rather than being a balance between Eastern and Western cultures, as an Asian saga might imply, it is more Asia as seen through Anglo-Saxon eyes.

In other projects Wikiquote. As with Shogun, the ending was rather surprising. He died one month before his 73rd birthday. However, both cultures could have learned from each other if they had been more open-minded.