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Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers
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Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas

Robert J. Antony


Piracy and smuggling are as great a problem today as they were several hundreds of years ago. The studies in this book describe and analyze piracy and smuggling in the Greater China Seas region from the sixteenth century to the present. Because piracy and smuggling involve complex historical processes that are still evolving, to fully understand contemporary problems it is important to place them in larger historical and comparative perspectives. The essays in this book add to the scholarship on East and Southeast Asian history, and in particular to the maritime history of the region we call t ... More

Keywords: piracy, smuggling, Greater China Seas, Southeast Asian history, maritime history, development, modern world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028115
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. Antony, author