[Podcast] China’s great pirate, Zheng Zhilong, takes on the Dutch

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Battle of Liaoluo Bay - Oil painting on canvas, "A Battle between Dutch Ships and Chinese Junks, The Blockade of Amoy, 13 July 1633," by Simon de Vlieger
Oil painting on canvas, "A Battle between Dutch Ships and Chinese Junks, The Blockade of Amoy, 13 July 1633," by Simon de Vlieger

In 1633, Zheng Zhilong, one of the Ming dynasty’s leading admirals, commanded a large pirate fleet. His ships were microcosms of globalism, manned by sailors from Africa to Japan. And in this newly interconnected world, he found himself up against a great foreign power: the Dutch.

Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/10/20/chinas-great-pirate-zheng-zhilong-takes-on-the-dutch/

Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet.

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