Profits, Power, and Legitimacy: The Zheng Maritime Empire in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia

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Maritime East Asia is a region with a long history of contest. In the 17th century, the Zheng family enterprise found success in regional trade and maintained a high degree of agency despite clashing pressures in the region from Manchu China, Tokugawa Japan, and European colonial powers. The Zheng organization was caught between regional interests and an obligation to continental politics, and ultimately collapsed. In this new pamphlet in the Regions and Regionalisms in the Modern World series, Xing Hang aruges that the ...

Profits, Power, and Legitimacy: The Zheng Maritime Empire in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia 2016, American Historical Association

ISBN-13: 9780872292109

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