Fighting Ships of the Far East (1): China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419

Fighting Ships of the Far East (1): China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419


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Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in 1363, won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841763866
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/13/2002
Series: New Vanguard Series , #61
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.91(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the far east, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of 'The Samurai - A Military History' and Men-at-Arms 86: 'Samurai Armies 1550-1615'.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Fighting Ships and Naval Warfare in the Ancient and Medieval Far East· Techniques and Types of Chinese Ships and Shipbuilding · The Chinese Fighting Ship · The Chinese Fighting Ship in Action · A case study of Chinese Fighting Ships · Southeast Asian Warships · Suggestions for Further Reading· Colour plate commentary · Index

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