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Romance, adventure, drama, and history meld in the sweeping Asian saga Nanyang, an epic tale spanning a period of 200 years   now republished with a comprehensive guide to the book's fictional characters and historical figures.
This story of love, tragedy, avarice and brutality begins in the mid seventeenth century, when Dutch soldiers and officials sent by ship from Batavia to acquire laborers for the Java settlement seize a young woman, Mei Ling, from a village in Fujian, China, along with scores of men. Seventeen-year-old Mei Ling is kidnapped  at the behest of a lecherous Dutch official, who organizes a mutiny when the ship's captain places her under his protection.
Nanyang follows the adventures of Mei Ling and her brother, who sets out to rescue her, and their descendants amid land and sea battles of warring nations, natural disasters and rampant disease. They are caught up in historical events (in Europe as well as South-East Asia), in which notable English, Dutch and Javanese figures play their real-life roles. Beginning in China, the  story ends soon after the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles, who features in the book along with other personalities of the period, including Horatio Nelson and Captain James Cook.

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    Re: Nanyang - Historical fiction
    « Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 04:49:37 am »
    Ian. . . .

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