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The Resource Lost colony : the untold story of China's first great victory over the West, Tonio Andrade

Lost colony : the untold story of China's first great victory over the West, Tonio Andrade

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Lost colony : the untold story of China's first great victory over the West
Title
Lost colony
Title remainder
the untold story of China's first great victory over the West
Statement of responsibility
Tonio Andrade
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 long-held assumptions about Western power, Chinese might, and the nature of war. It has traditionally been asserted that Europeans of the era possessed more advanced science, technology, and political structures than their Eastern counterparts, but historians have recently contested this view, arguing that many parts of Asia developed on pace with Europe until 1800. While Lost Colony shows that the Dutch did indeed possess a technological edge thanks to the Renaissance fort and the broadside sailing ship, that edge was neutralized by the formidable Chinese military leadership. Thanks to a rich heritage of ancient war wisdom, Koxinga and his generals outfoxed the Dutch at every turn. Exploring a period when the military balance between Europe and China was closer than at any other point in modern history, Lost Colony reassesses an important chapter in world history and offers valuable and surprising lessons for contemporary times."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andrade, Tonio
Dewey number
951.24/902
Index
index present
LC call number
DS799.67
LC item number
.A528 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zheng, Chenggong
  • History, Modern
  • Taiwan
Label
Lost colony : the untold story of China's first great victory over the West, Tonio Andrade
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preamble. An execution
  • One. 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
  • Two. 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
  • Three. The fleet -- A foolish attack -- The defectors -- Koxinga closes in -- The accidental embassy -- Acrimony -- Surrender -- A mad death
  • Closing. Epilogues and conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
zmeld2 b4255856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 431 p.
Isbn
9780691144559
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2011009980
Other physical details
ill., maps :
System control number
(Sirsi) a1612912
Label
Lost colony : the untold story of China's first great victory over the West, Tonio Andrade
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preamble. An execution
  • One. 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
  • Two. 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
  • Three. The fleet -- A foolish attack -- The defectors -- Koxinga closes in -- The accidental embassy -- Acrimony -- Surrender -- A mad death
  • Closing. Epilogues and conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
zmeld2 b4255856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 431 p.
Isbn
9780691144559
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2011009980
Other physical details
ill., maps :
System control number
(Sirsi) a1612912

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