Tai-Pan
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Daryl Duke directed this epic adventure, based on James Clavell's best-selling novel, concerning the battle for control of the China trade in early 19th-century Hong Kong. The film takes place in 1842 on the China Coast, where the Chinese object to the British imperialist policy of buying opium from the Chinese and then selling it back to them at a higher price. As a result, British warships arrive to pound the recalcitrant Chinese into submission. The outcome of the assault is a treaty giving England the right to operate Hong Kong as a free-port. The problem is who will become the… More
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"Although the film as the first American feature to be shot in the People's Republic of China, there is little visual evidence for this accomplishment."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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