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gai jin (pdf) by james clavell (ebook). The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun. [PDF] James Clavell His Three Epic Novels Shogun Tai Pan And King Rat by [ PDF] James Clavell Library Gai Jin Tai Pan Noble House amp Shogun by. The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country.
Four bronze coins were split irregularly in half, each coin different from the other three. Four-halves were given to Dirk Struan and the other four-halves were kept by Jin Qua. Anyone who presented a half coin to the Tai-Pan of The Noble House must be granted whatever he asked, whether legal or illegal. This served as repayment for the loan of silver. Tess Brock and Culum Struan fell in love and married.
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The couple condemned their fathers' hatred. Tyler Brock disowned his little Tess, a grudging act that has terrible consequences. Gordon Chen seized leadership of the Hong Kong Triads. Partly due to assistance from his father and partly due to running protection rackets, Gordon Chen quickly became the wealthiest Chinese man in Hong Kong.
Gordon Chen concealed this information from his father.
When his status as Dragon Head of the Triad was revealed, his position was nearly ruined. Fortunately, facts were dismissed as lies. Although, Dirk Struan was not entirely convinced. As part of his efforts to protect his father, Gordon Chen arranged the assassination of Gorth Brock and sought a cure for May—May's malaria.
On 21 July , Dirk Struan was killed in a typhoon before he can fulfil his oath to destroy Brock. Dirk Struan and Tyler Brock leave many children, legitimate and illegitimate, who take up their fathers' mantles and continue the battle. Thus begins a vicious cycle which lasts many years.
It is passed down through the generations. The last descendant of Tyler Brock, Quillan Gornt , dies in a boating accident over years later. After this accident there is no one from the Brock line left to threaten the Noble House. Guardian to Shevaun Tillman.
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Advocate of slavery. The Struan family own several of his paintings. Often has visions of precognition of future events. William Skinner, editor of the island newspaper, privy to secrets handed to him by Dirk Struan to keep his rivals off balance Gordon Chen — Dirk Struan's Eurasian son by a Chinese mistress and secret head of the first Hong Kong Triad underground society Tess Brock , daughter of Tyler Brock and eventual wife of Culum Struan.
Also known as Hag Struan in later novels. Captain Glessing, former ship captain of Royal Navy and harbour master. Has a peninsula named after him. Loses an arm in the typhoon. Horatio Sinclair , clerk to William Longstaff, church fanatic and harbours incestuous desires for his sister Mary. Wolfgang Mauss, renegade priest and teacher to Gordon Chen. Roger Blore, gambler, makes an unheard of record time journey to Hong Kong, later becomes Dirk Struan's horse racing club owner.
Canterbury is killed, Malcolm seriously wounded, and Tyrer receives a minor arm injury; only Angelique escapes back to Yokohama unharmed to get help. Tyrer and Malcolm make their way to Kanagawa Kanagawa-ku later that day, where Dr.
Babcott operates on Malcolm. Two days later Malcolm is moved to the merchants' settlement in Yokohama. He is not expected to last long and while he is in bed sick, he shows his emotions for Angelique, a voluptuous but penniless French girl. The Japanese distrust the foreigners only slightly more than they distrust each other. The various nationalities that make up the foreign community likewise plot against and socialise with each other warily.
Both Japanese and foreigners are convinced of their own superiority. While Malcolm slowly recovers from his wounds and falls in love with Angelique, she is raped by one of the Japanese samurai assassins, Ori Ryoma, as she lies sedated to treat her shock. Horrified, she keeps this a secret but later discovers she is pregnant.
Desperate, she obtains Chinese medicine that precipitates an abortion, with the help of a French spy who later blackmails her with this knowledge. At the same time, she learns her father is a degenerate gambler in jail for debt, and her uncle loses her capital in a failed investment.
Marriage to the infatuated Malcolm seems increasingly attractive but she must keep her rape an absolute secret.
Obsessed with her, Ori rapes her again. This time, Angelique is not drugged, but she yields and tricks Ori into leaving afterwards instead of killing her, as she knew he intended. Brock was left with his ship, Struan with nothing. Brock entered a secret agreement with another opium trader. Dirk Struan pilfered a lorcha from pirates in Macau. He became a clandestine opium smuggler for other China traders. He relentlessly confiscated more pirate ships. Using them to make dangerous illicit opium runs up the China coast, he made even greater profits.
In , free trade reform advocates succeeded in ending the monopoly of the British East India Company under the Charter Act of the previous year. Finally, British trade opened to private entrepreneurs. With the freedom to legally trade, Dirk Struan and Tyler Brock became merchant princes. Their armed fleets expanded and bitter rivalry honed their enmity even keener.
In , Jin-qua arranged for May—May, his favourite granddaughter, to become Dirk Struan's mistress. She was secretly assigned the task of teaching "the green-eyed devil" Struan civilised ways.
Business concerns of The Noble House included smuggling opium from India into China, trading spices and sugar from the Philippines, importing Chinese tea and silk into England, handling cargo papers, cargo insurance, renting of dockyard facilities and warehouse space, trade financing, and other numerous lines of business and trade.
The company possessed nineteen intercontinental clipper ships.
In , Gordon Chen was remarkably intelligent and a very skilled businessman. However, he longed for recognition from his biological father, Dirk Struan. The Noble House was on the brink of financial collapse and about to be destroyed by rival Tyler Brock.
The first part of the arrangement, Struan agreed to certain trade concessions. The second part of the arrangement, Struan agreed that a member of the Chen family would forever be comprador of Noble House. The third part of the arrangement, Struan agreed to sell Jin Qua a sizeable plot of land in Hong Kong with the deed to be recorded in the name of Gordon Chen.
The fourth part of the arrangement, Struan agreed to the "coin debt". Four bronze coins were split irregularly in half, each coin different from the other three.
Four-halves were given to Dirk Struan and the other four-halves were kept by Jin Qua. Anyone who presented a half coin to the Tai-Pan of The Noble House must be granted whatever he asked, whether legal or illegal. This served as repayment for the loan of silver.
Tess Brock and Culum Struan fell in love and married. The couple condemned their fathers' hatred. Tyler Brock disowned his little Tess, a grudging act that has terrible consequences.
Gordon Chen seized leadership of the Hong Kong Triads. Partly due to assistance from his father and partly due to running protection rackets, Gordon Chen quickly became the wealthiest Chinese man in Hong Kong. Gordon Chen concealed this information from his father.
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When his status as Dragon Head of the Triad was revealed, his position was nearly ruined.In , Jin-qua arranged for May—May, his favourite granddaughter, to become Dirk Struan's mistress. A meeting is arranged between the Council and the representatives of the foreign community to deal with their demands for reparations and justice for the murderous attack, only one of several such incidents.
Fortunately, facts were dismissed as lies.
I always have trouble deciding when to stop. Sweeping us back to the enigmatic and elusive land of his best-selling Shogun, he weaves an extraordinary tale of Japan, now newly open to gai-jin - foreigners - and teeming with contradictions as the ancient and the modern meet in a clash of cultures, of nations, of generations.
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