John E. WILLS Jr.

Zheng Chenggong (1624–1662 CE), an heir to the maritime power structure built by his father Zheng Zhilong, successfully expelled the Dutch from Taiwan three months before his death.

1624–1662 Maritime leader

Zheng Chenggong (1624–1662) built on the structure of commerce and naval power established by his father, Zheng Zhilong, to support a Ming loyalist regime in Fujian, and after the dynasty’s collapse in 1644 he continued to oppose the Qing. He expelled the Dutch from

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