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Author Andrade, Tonio.

Title Lost colony : the untold story of China's first great victory over the West / Tonio Andrade
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 431 pages) : illustrations
Contents An execution -- Destinies entwined -- Pirate war -- War is the art of deception -- The wrath of heaven -- The samurai -- The general -- The sea king -- Heaven has not tired of chaos on earth -- An extreme and terrifying storm -- A foggy morning -- Koxinga's victories -- Parleys and capitulations -- The castle -- An assault -- A summer of misery -- Relief from the sea -- The fleet -- A foolish attack -- The defectors -- Koxinga closes in -- The accidental embassy -- Acrimony -- The last battle -- Surrender -- A mad death
Summary During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War--Europe's first war with China--the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory over the Dutch and captured one of their largest and richest colonies--Taiwan. How did he do it? Examining the strengths and weaknesses of European and Chinese military techniques during the period, Lost Colony provides a balanced new perspective on
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-422) and index
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Subject Zheng, Chenggong, 1624-1662.
History, Modern -- 17th century.
Taiwan -- History -- Dutch rule, 1624-1661.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011009980
ISBN 1283256053
140083953X (electronic bk.)
9781400839537 (electronic bk.)