Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Historiography, Biography and Doctrines of Qi Jiguang

  3. Maritime and Security Environment During Qi Jiguang’s Enterprise and Beyond

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-277

About this book


This edited volume explores the larger maritime and security environment during and beyond the time of Chinese military general Qi Jiguang’s enterprise. While serving as a historiography and biography of Qi Jiguang, the book also elaborates on the doctrinal applications of his ideas. Essays in this volume contribute to the field of China studies in light of the increased frequency of news relating to the maritime and military affairs in the region in the post-2000 period. It provides a specialist perspective to the uneven study of Qi Jiguang and maritime/military studies, while also satisfying the desire of the layman to understand the current political security situation in East Asia in the context of the longer term historical developments.


Qi Jiguang's Anti Wokou Campaign Hu Zongxian’s Anti Wokou Campaign Qi Jiguang and Martial Arts Qi Jiguang’s military method Arquebus volley technique in China Qi Jiguang’ and the Taiping Uprising PLA and Coastal Defence of China Ming-Qing maritime defence Warfare in 16th century East Asia Qi Jiguang and the Ming Dynasty Maritime trading in Fujian Retrogression in the mid-Ming Dynasty Portuguese and the Ming Dynasty Military Chinese merchant-pirates in Southeast Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Y.H. Teddy Sim
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
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  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4162-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4163-1
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