Pao - Part 9, Chapters 36, 37 and 38 Summary & Analysis

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Part 9, Chapters 36, 37 and 38 Summary

"Precautionary Measures"

In the aftermath of the confrontation with Sam, Pao worries about what might happen to everyone who depends on him if he ends up in jail. He arranges for Merleen Chin and Marguerite Lopez to take control of their own companies - Merleen's cosmetics company, Marguerite's travel company. In conversation with Merleen, she ruefully recalls how Meacham took advantage of her by making her promises that he then broke, and Pao realizes that she could, in fact, be referring to how white Britain took advantage of non-white Jamaica.

"Contestable Ground" 1980.

The economic and political situation has improved, but only to a point. Pao reflects on how Jamaica's prosperity is all tied to the presence and money of Americans, but recalls a comment of Zhang's, and realizes Jamaica is still being oppressed (see "Quotes," p. 242). He also reflects on how few Chinese...

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