Tai-Pan Setting & Symbolism

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an island of thirty square miles located on the Pearl River. It is claimed by England at the end of the war with China.

Macao

Macao is a settlement on the mainland about forty miles from Hong Kong. It is run by the Portuguese.

Canton

Canton is a walled city on the Chinese mainland where foreigners are not allowed.

Canton Settlement

Canton Settlement is in China, about one-fourth mile from the walled city of Canton, and the only place where foreigners are allowed. There is a walled-in settlement where they can stay during the winter shipping months. Dirk owns a building there that was once owned by the East Indian Company.

Whampoa

Whampoa is an island near Canton. It is where the British fleet was headquartered during the war with China.

Kwangtung

Kwangtung is a province in China.

Lo Ting

Lo Ting is...

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