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War, Trade and Piracy in the China Seas (1622-1683)
Contributor(s): Cheng, Weichung (Author)

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ISBN: 9004250662     ISBN-13: 9789004250666
Publisher: Brill
OUR PRICE: $127.30  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2013
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BISAC Categories:
- Political Science | Colonialism & Post-colonialism
- Political Science | Political Ideologies - General
- History | Asia - China
Dewey: 951.203
LCCN: 2013011774
Series: Tanap Monographs on the History of Asian-European Interactio
Physical Information: 1.1" H x 6.6" W x 9.7" L (1.80 lbs) 392 pages
- Cultural Region - Chinese
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Index, Maps
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Publisher Description:
Approaching its demise, the Ming imperial administration enlisted members of the Cheng family as mercenaries to help in the defense of the coastal waters of Fukien. Under the leadership of Cheng Chih-lung, also known as Nicolas Iquan, and with the help of the local gentry, these mercenaries became the backbone of the empire's maritime defense and the protectors of Chinese commercial interests in the East and South China Seas.
The fall of the Ming allowed Cheng Ch'eng-kung--alias Coxinga--and his sons to create a short-lived but independent seaborne regime in China's southeastern coastal provinces that competed fiercely, if only briefly, with Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and English merchants during the early stages of globalization.
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