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Elusive pirates, pervasive smugglers : violence and clandestine trade in the Greater China Seas

Author: Robert J Antony
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2010.
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This book examines the extent, diffusion, and characteristics of piracy and smuggling in the Greater China Seas over the past six centuries. The chapters in this book argue that violence and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Antony
ISBN: 9789888028115 9888028111
OCLC Number: 613433321
Description: xiii, 201 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the shadowy world of the greater China Seas / Robert J. Antony --
Violence at sea : unpacking "piracy" in the claims of states over Asian Seas / Anthony Reid --
From sea bandits fo sea lords : nonstate violence and pirate identities in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Japan / Peter D. Shapinsky --
Merchants, smugglers, and pirates : multinational clandestine trade on the south China coast, 1520-50 / James K. Chin --
Pirates, gunpowder, and Christianity in late sixteenth-century Japan / Maria Grazia Petrucci --
At the crossroads : Limahon and Wakō in sixteenth-century Phillippines / Igawa Kenji --
Piracy and coastal security in southeastern China, 1600-1780 / Paola Calanca --
Piracy and the shadow economy in the South China Sea, 1780-1810 / Robert J. Antony --
Poor but not pirates : the Tsushima domain and foreign relations in early modern Japan / Robert Hellyer --
The business of violence : piracy around Riau, Lingga, and Singapore, 1820-40 / Ota Atsushi --
Smuggling in the South China Sea : alternate histories of a nonstate space in the late nineteenth and late twentieth centuries / Eric Tagliacozzo.
Other Titles: Violence and clandestine trade in the Greater China Seas
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Antony.

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