Steven Schlossstein is a well-known author, international strategist and business executive, with extensive experience in the Far East and European business and financial markets. Since 1982, as founder and CEO of SBS Associates, Inc., he has designed, negotiated, and implemented numerous strategic assignments for American corporations in the Far East. From 1969 to 1982, Mr. Schlossstein was with J. P. Morgan & Co. of New York, with assignments in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Düsseldorf. From 1980 to 1982, as vice president of Morgan's East Asia merger and acquisition unit, he achieved some of the first acquisitions by Japanese firms in the American market at that time. He has also lived and worked in Singapore and Paris.
The Jiangxi Virus is Mr. Schlossstein's sixth book. He wrote the highly acclaimed The End of the American Century and Trade War ("Greed, Power, and Industrial Policy on Opposite Sides of the Pacific"), an American Library Association "Best Business Book" of 1984 and a best seller in the Japanese edition. He has written two previous novels dealing with the business environment and social change in Japan: Kensei ("The Sword Master," 1983), a best seller in the Avon paperback edition, and Yakuza ("The Japanese Godfather," 1990). He also wrote Asia's New Little Dragons ("The Dynamic Emergence of Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia," 1992), a provocative account of Southeast Asia's rise to economic power.
He has two more novels forthcoming: a cyberspace thriller and dark comedy set in New York City that deals with the Russian Mafia and Internet fraud titled crime.com (summer 2003), and Belleville, a tongue-in-cheek look at the impact of the aging process on America's baby boomers (2005). His columns and articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Trenton Times, Business Tokyo, and International Economy. He has been profiled in Fortune magazine and The New York Times. A frequent public speaker, he is represented by Keppler Associates of Washington, D. C., and as an author by Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists of Austin, Texas.
Born in Houston and reared in Dallas, Mr. Schlossstein received his B.A. in history and philosophy from Austin College in 1963; he was its distinguished alumnus in 1990. He has a Master's degree in Japanese history from the University of Hawaii and a business degree from the Business School of Columbia University in New York. He speaks and reads fluent Japanese, French, and German, and lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and their two adopted Korean children. He plays competitive tennis on a regular basis, runs, and swims.