The Untold Story of China's First Great Victory over the West
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $24.95|
| Book Description: |
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...