Profits, Power, and Legitimacy: The Zheng Maritime Empire in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia

Profits, Power, and Legitimacy: The Zheng Maritime Empire in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia

by Xing Hang

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872292109
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: Regions and Regionalisms in the Modern World Series
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Xing Hang currently teaches at Brandeis University. He is the author of Conflict and Commerce in Maritime East Asia: The Zheng Family and the Shaping of the Modern World, c.16201720 (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor (with Tonio Andrade) for Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 15501700. He has also written numerous articles and reviews for major journals, and is a recipient of many grants and awards, including the American Council of Learned Societies Henry Luce Fellowship and the Michael L. Walzer Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Introduction
Historical Background
Political Rationale and Administrative Institutions
The Economics of Resistance
Overseas Trade and the Chinese Diaspora
Extraterritoriality and Co-allegiance
Expansion, Crisis, and Reorientation
Zheng Jing: Rebuilding the Foundations
Overseas Trade Reconstituted
Structural Readjustment
A New "China" Abroad
Legitimacy among the Waves
The Rise of the Counternarrative
Conclusion and Significance
Notes

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