By Lo Jung-pang, Bruce A. Elleman
"Lo Jung-pang (1912-81) used to be a well known professor of chinese language historical past on the college of California at Davis. In 1957 he accomplished a 600-page typed manuscript entitled China as a Sea energy, 1127-1368, yet he died with out arranging for the e-book to be released. Bruce Elleman chanced on the manuscript within the UC Davis documents in 2004, and with the help of Dr Lo's kin ready an edited model of the manuscript for ebook. Lo Jung-pang argues that in all the 3 sessions while imperial China launched into maritime organisations (the Qin and Han dynasties, the Sui and early Tang dynasties, and the track, Yuan, and early Ming dynasties), coastal states took the initiative at a time whilst China was once divided, maritime exchange and exploration peaked while China was once powerful and unified, after which declined as chinese language energy weakened. At such instances, China's humans turned absorbed by way of inner affairs, and nation coverage fascinated about threats from the north and the west. those cycles of maritime task, every one lasting approximately years, corresponded with cycles of unity and department, power and weak point, prosperity and impoverishment, growth and contraction. within the early twenty first century, a robust and outward taking a look China is back build up its military and looking maritime dominance, with very important implications for alternate, international relations and naval affairs. occasions won't inevitably keep on with an analogous path as some time past, yet Lo Jung-pang's research indicates precious questions for the learn of occasions as they spread within the years and many years to come."--Project Muse.
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The story of how the Mongols, with an essentially horse-based armed force, came to utilize maritime technologies and naval power and how important this was for them in taking power in the Sinitic world has never been told as fully as it is written about in this volume. Initially utilizing only river and lake-based naval forces, the Mongols increasingly employed Chinese sailors and maritime techniques and eventually gained power by taking the Southern Song capital in 1276. Professor Lo brings to the world the story of the importance of the navy in this conquest.
47 The others included Han Chung 韓終, the Venerable Hou 侯公, and the Scholar Shih 石生. 48 Sima Qian, Shi Ji, ch. 6, p. 20. indd 32 2/13/2012 1:05:33 PM China’s Rise as a Naval Power 33 the coast, they succeeded in killing a large fish at Chih-fu 芝罘 (Chefoo, now Yantai). C. C. 145‒90) was only half a century from the time of Xu Shi and there must have been many people still alive who could recall the sending of the expeditions. 52 Driven by the tyranny at home, many people sought refuge abroad. Others went abroad as part of, or in the wake of, Qin armies.
2–3. 6 John K. Fairbank and Teng Ssu-yü, “On the Transmission of Qing documents,” HJAS 4 (1939): 24, table 1. 7 For more on the Song road system, see Su Jiland, Overland Communication Routes from Yanping to Zhejiang and Jiangxi in Song Times (Singapore: National University of Singapore, Department of Chinese Studies, 1989). 8 Ouyang Xiu and Song Qi, Xin Tang Shu (1043–60) (China: Zhejiang Printing Office, 1876), ch. 43-B, p. 20. 9 For a list of legendary, semi-legendary, and historical figures attributed with the invention of the boat, see Chen Yuanlong, Gezhi Jingyuan (1735), ch.