The incredible true story of a Wall Street banker who went to China, blew four hundred milion dollars and learned the hard way that China doesn't play by Western rules.
Tim Clissold was born and raised in North Yorkshire. After graduating in Physics and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University, he joined Arthur Andersen and worked in London, Australia and Hong Kong where he developed a fascination with China. He spent two years studying Mandarin Chinese in London and Beijing before becoming one of the founding partners of a private equity group investing in China. He has lived and worked in China for sixteen years and during that time travelled to almost every part of the country.