The Opium Lord's Daughter


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Opium Lord's Daughter, LLC.
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.81 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Born in Japan and raised in Hong Kong before moving to the United States nearly 50 years ago, Chinese-American businessman and entrepreneur Robert Wang, being both bi-cultural and bi-lingual, has a first-hand perspective of both Asian and Western cultures and their entwined history. Since he first learned as a schoolboy how this original drug war formed the basis for modern Chinese politics and history, Wang had been fascinated by this pivotal period, which became the catalyst determining how modern China has been shaped--and hindered--by Western colonization. Even after settling in the United States, starting a family and becoming a successful entrepreneur and a pioneer in the aerospace industry, Wang remained an ardent Sinophile, fascinated with the lessons and impact of the Opium War and its aftermath. This passion only grew as Wang took note of the modern parallels--particularly the current opioid crisis--that echo similar events and actions from this earlier period. Wang is a father of three daughters, a proud grandfather of three, and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Cindy.


  • "This is a deeply engaging work which does that magical thing where it entertains but also educates at the same time. Each scene comes alive with fantastic descriptive work and detailing, making for an atmospheric read which really does transport you to the time and place." - K.C. Finn, Readers Favorite
  • "The historical information was woven seamlessly into the story and I suspect the author researched the facts thoroughly... A fairly balanced argument from both sides which highlights the greed and avarice and arrogance of mankind which has not changed one iota in the last two hundred years." - Lucinda E Clarke, Readers Favorite
  • "The story of Su-Mei is enchanting, heartbreaking and at times simply horrid... [Readers] will find themselves on an emotional and intellectual roller-coaster...At the same time, one gets a very clear idea of how important tradition and respect is to the Chinese culture so different then, and even today, from that of Western society." - Viga Boland, Readers Favorite