Fighting Ships of the Far East, Vol. 1

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Author  Stephen Turnbull
Publisher  Osprey Publishing
Publication Date   November 13, 2002
ISBN  1841763861
Pages  48

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Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in 1363, won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed.

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