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Shanghai free pdf John Denton, a young customs officer newly assigned, lands in Shanghai at the turn of the century when the city was in the clutches of the opium trade and the warring gangs that controlled it. Green and inexperienced, he struggles to adapt to the dazzling city, where tailors live and sleep on the floor of their employers' shops, and onlookers dip money in the blood of freshly beheaded pirates to make the bills lucky. The life teeming in the city's narrow streets and grand boulevards is beyond exotic - Shanghai's fascinations are of another world. Denton, the expatriate, thrives in China and remains, acquiring wealth and power, children, a mistress. Soon he is competing with the leader of the notorious Green Triangle gang for his share of the profitable opium market. Shanghai claims him, body and soul. This epic novel spans the most volatile decades of China's history and reveals to us its amazingly cosmopolitan heart.

About Christopher New

Christopher New, recently head of the Philosophy Department at Hong Kong University, now writes full-time. In addition to his academic publications, he is the author several novels, including The Chinese Box and A Change of flag, the second and third instalments of the China Coast Trilogy. His works have been translated into four different languages and he is currently working on a new novel set in nineteenth-century India.

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Author : Christopher New
Publisher : Asia 2000,Hong Kong
Data Published : 01 April 2003
ISBN : 9627160733
EAN : 9789627160731
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 766 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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