War, Trade and Piracy in the China Seas, 1622-1683

Xing Hang’s research currently focuses upon the Zheng family quasi-governmental mercantile organization, particularly its unique and profitable role in tying together the seventeenth-century maritime Asian trading lanes while struggling to define its legitimacy in terms of Confucian legacy and the imperial dynastic symbols of the Ming and Qing courts.

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