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AbstractChinese piracy presented numerous problems for the Qing and British empires in Chinese waters, but cooperation against pirates was rare before 1842. The colonization of Hong Kong and other treaty arrangements after the Opium War enabled the British to take more vigorous action against...
AbstractIn Gujarat, as in other states of India, the Sidis illustrate the long-term African existence in India, which was dominantly analyzed through Eurocentric categories substantiated either by the semantics of slavery or, more recently, by the paradigm of the African diaspora in the world....
AbstractThis paper examines five distinct events from seventeenth-century South Asia: a pirate raid, two battles and two more pirate raids, all of which represent varying acts of defiance committed against the great Mughal imperium. Perpetrated by the Portuguese, the Marathas and the British, on...
AbstractThe Silk Road ended in 1524 formally. To know how and why this significant event occurred, we should know more about the road itself and its evolution in history. In this essay, three issues will be discussed from the perspective of global history: (1) the Silk Road itself; (2) the trade...
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