Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty

Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty

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by Jonathan Clements
     
 

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This is the fantastic true story of the infamous pirate; Coxinga who became king of Taiwan and was made a god - twice. From humble origins, Coxinga's father became the richest man in China and Admiral of the Emperor's navy during the Ming Dynasty. As his eldest son, Coxinga was given the best education and developed a love of poetry and the study of Confucius. From

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This is the fantastic true story of the infamous pirate; Coxinga who became king of Taiwan and was made a god - twice. From humble origins, Coxinga's father became the richest man in China and Admiral of the Emperor's navy during the Ming Dynasty. As his eldest son, Coxinga was given the best education and developed a love of poetry and the study of Confucius. From this unlikely beginning, it took the invasion of south China by the Manchu and the subsequent loss of both his parents - his father defected to the Manchu and his mother, a Japanese Samurai, died in battle - to turn Coxinga from scholar to warrior. Fiercely loyal to his exiled Emperor, Coxinga fought against overwhelming odds until his defeat drove him out to sea and over to Taiwan - at the time a lawless set of islands inhabited by cannibals. Self-styled king of Taiwan, Coxinga died at the moment of his triumph. His descendants ruled the island for two decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752473826
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,279,629
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ChinesePizza More than 1 year ago
I took several Chinese history courses in college, and I didn't. Clements has fashinoned a continuously interesting military, political, and romantic narrative out of the last resistance to the Manchu conquest, doomed not by fate but by the character of the leadership.