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Title The maritime defence of China : Ming general Qi Jiguang and beyond / Y.H. Teddy Sim, editor.

Published Singapore : Springer, [2017]


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Physical description 1 online resource : maps
Series Springer History eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; A Note on Citation and Transliteration; Abbreviations; Part I: Historiography, Biography and Doctrines of Qi Jiguang; Chapter 1: Brief Introduction to Qi Jiguang and Discussion of Issues Relating to China's Maritime Defence and Qi's Doctrines; 1.1 Brief Literature Review and Introduction of Qi Jiguang; 1.2 Direction of Book and Discussion; 1.3 Conclusion; Appendix; Chapter 2: Qi Jiguang and Hu Zongxian's Anti-wokou Campaign; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Hu Zongxian, Qi Jiguang and Their Place in Wokou Historiography; 2.3 Hu Zongxian
2.4 The Career of Qi Jiguang2.5 Qi Jiguang's Relationship with Hu Zongxian; 2.6 Some Concluding Thoughts; Chapter 3: 'A Terrible Scourge': Chinese Piracy and Coastal Defence in Broad Historical Perspective; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Age of the Wokou Pirates, 1522-1574; 3.3 Piracy in the Ming-Qing Transition, 1620-1684; 3.4 Pirates of the Mid-Qing Period, 1780-1810; 3.5 Piracy in the Late Qing Dynasty; 3.6 Discussion and Conclusion; Chapter 4: The Martial Arts in Qi Jiguang's Military Training; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Martial Arts and Military Practice; 4.3 Earlier Military Training
4.4 Military Manuals and Martial Arts Manuals4.5 Conclusion; Appendix; Chapter 5: The Arquebus Volley Technique in China, c. 1560: Evidence from the Writings of Qi Jiguang; 5.1 Volley Fire in Europe; 5.2 Qi Jiguang and the Arquebus in China; 5.3 Perspectives on Qi Jiguang and the Arquebus; 5.4 Conclusions; Chapter 6: Zeng Guofan's Application of Qi Jiguang's Doctrines in Crushing the Taiping Uprising; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Qi Jiguang's Doctrines and Wokou; 6.3 Zeng Guofan's Doctrines; 6.4 Discussion of Campaigns; 6.5 Conclusion
Chapter 7: The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy and the History of Coastal Defence7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The Early History of Chinese Coastal Defence; 7.3 The First Opium War (1839-42) and Chinese Coastal Defence; 7.4 The Chinese Navy During the Sino-French War (1883-85); 7.5 The Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) Ends China's Maritime Supremacy; 7.6 Conclusions: The Contemporary Importance of Chinese Coastal Defence; Part II: Maritime and Security Environment During Qi Jiguang's Enterprise and Beyond
Chapter 8: Early Ming's Skirmishes and Clashes with the Portuguese as an Indication of Ming Military Developments and the Military Dimension of Luso-Ming Interactions8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Ming's Naval and Military Developments; 8.3 Portugal's Expansion in the East; 8.4 Analysis of Skirmishes and Clashes; 8.5 Ming-Portuguese Military Interaction After the Establishment of Macau; 8.6 Conclusion; Chapter 9: The Retrogression in Overseas Geographical Knowledge During the Mid-Ming Period; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Errors by Top Scholars and Officials in Charge of Foreign Matters
Summary This edited volume explores the larger maritime and security environment during and beyond the time of Chinese military general Qi Jiguang's enterprise. While serving as a historiography and biography of Qi Jiguang, the book also elaborates on the doctrinal applications of his ideas. Essays in this volume contribute to the field of China studies in light of the increased frequency of news relating to the maritime and military affairs in the region in the post-2000 period. It provides a specialist perspective to the uneven study of Qi Jiguang and maritime/military studies, while also satisfying the desire of the layman to understand the current political security situation in East Asia in the context of the longer term historical developments.-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Sim, Teddy, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Qi, Jiguang, 1528-1587.
Coast defenses -- China.
China -- History, Naval -- To 1644.
China -- History, Naval -- 1644-1912.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Naval history.
ISBN 9789811041631 (electronic bk.)
9811041636 (electronic bk.)