Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World

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Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World describes the fighting techniques of the armies of East Asia, from the age of the Mongol expansion in the thirteenth century to the Anglo–Chinese Opium Wars of the mid-nineteenth century. The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available and illustrates how the development of such weapons changed the way battles were fought.

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Overview

Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World describes the fighting techniques of the armies of East Asia, from the age of the Mongol expansion in the thirteenth century to the Anglo–Chinese Opium Wars of the mid-nineteenth century. The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available and illustrates how the development of such weapons changed the way battles were fought.

In the first chapter, the book considers the key role of infantry at the battles of Tumu (1449), Maymyo (1767), Kawanakajima (1561), and Nagashino (1575). The uses and merits of spearmen and archers are explored and the revolutionary impact of gunpowder weapons examined. The second chapter looks at the creation of the cavalry army by the Mongols and the crucial development of the horse archer as a key battlefield element at encounters such as Vochan (1277). Using examples such as Kalka River (1223) and Hansando (1592), the third chapter discusses the command structures and development of new technologies and tactics to defeat seemingly more numerous foes. In an era of fortifications, the fourth chapter examines the employment and development of siege weapons, from the “Crouching Tiger” catapult to advanced mortars, at sieges such as Xiangyang (1267), Chinju (1592), and Osaka (1615).

The final chapter analyzes the development of naval warfare, examining key encounters at Lake Poyang (1363), Sacheon (1592), and Wusung River (1842). Using specially commissioned color maps and blackand-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment, and tactics of the region, Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World explores the methods by which the great commanders—such as Genghis Khan, Oda Nobunaga, and Admiral Yi Sun—won battles and campaigns and why others were less successful. The book is an essential companion for anyone interested in warfare in East Asia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435145320
  • Publisher: Metro Books
  • Publication date: 1/31/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 642,028
  • Product dimensions: 9.96 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL E. HASKEW has been writing and researching military history subjects for over 20 years. He is the editor of World War II History Magazine. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has previously contributed to Battles of the Bible and Battles that Changed Warfare.

CHRISTER JÖRGENSEN graduated with a Ph.D. from University College, London. An expert on military history, Christer has published various books on the history of warfare. He has previously contributed to Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World and Battles that Changed Warfare.

CHRIS MCNAB is an editor and writer on military topics, who has published over 60 titles in the last twelve years. He has written extensively on military history, weapons technology, and the practices and history of special forces.

ERIC NIDEROST teaches history at Chabot College in California. He has written numerous articles on military history but China and Korea hold a special interest for him. He has appeared in many British and American publications, including Military Heritage, Military History, and Osprey Military Journal.

ROB S. RICE is a professor at the American Military University, teaching courses on Ancient and Modern Naval Warfare. He has published articles in the Oxford Companion to American Military History and contributed to Battles of the Ancient World, Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World, and Battles of the Bible.

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