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Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700

Tonio Andrade and Xing Hang


This book traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of international trade for millennia, but during the long seventeenth century (1550–1700), the velocity and scale of commerce increased dramatically. Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese smugglers and pirates forged autonomous networks and maritime polities. Maritime East Asia was a contested and contradictory place, subject to multiple legal, political, and religious jurisdictions, and a dizzying diversity of cult ... More

Keywords: maritime East Asia, international trade, mariners, maritime trade, China Seas, globalization, East Asia, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824852764
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824852764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tonio Andrade, editor
Emory University

Xing Hang, editor
Brandeis University

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