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Saturday, September 19, 2009

ANNOUNCING A NEW EXCITING SERIES ON THE WORKS OF JAMES CLAVELL

I will be starting new series on a new blog. It deals with the works of Author James Clavell. Clavell is famous for his works known as the Asian Saga and was known for his support of the capitalist system which he made known in his works. In the series you will learn of how for example, a small rocky island off the coast of China called Hong Kong was transformed into the Jewel of Asia, how Japan's opening to the ideas of the west made it an economic powerhouse.

The series also discusses shortcomings from abuses and regulations against the system from Britain's restrictive trade policies, the opium trade to socialist uprisings, Soviet espionage, and Islamic revolutions.

The series will deal with three books following the dynasty of the Struan family and their Noble house trade company. Book one, Tai-Pan begins with the colonizing of Hong Kong by the British. Book two, Gai-jan follows the descendant of the protagonist in establishing trade with Japan and book three the Noble house describes Hong Kong during the mid twentieth century and book four Whirlwind describes the turmoil of Iran under the rule of the Shah and the Islamic revolutions of Ayatollah Khomeini.

Also expect postings about Clavell's other novels, Shogun and King Rat which have some relation to the story as well as early attempts to trade with Japan during the Elizabethan era by Catholic Spain and Protestant Europe during the age of the country at war when feudal warlords clashed to become Shogun.

I should add though that it wont be off the ground for sometime since I have personal things to take care of. It will probably be published in a month.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many posts will the series take up and will you start now or after your Lenin on America series?

pico5 said...

I think strict capitalism without any kind of referee is not in our best interests. It may have worked in the building of Hong Kong but it doesn't work now.

The same also for the government.

Anonymous said...

I think strict capitalism without any kind of referee is not in our best interests. It may have worked in the building of Hong Kong but it doesn't work now.

Well actually, Laize Fairre capitalism like what Clavell has supported has far more benefits that outweigh any non benefits for both workers, employers and entrepenurs.