Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)

Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)

China and Southeast Asia 202 BC–AD 1419

New Vanguard 61
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull
  • Illustrator: Wayne Reynolds
  • Short code: NVG 61
  • Publication Date: 13 Nov 2002
  • Number of 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.

Biographical Note

Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the far east, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of ‘The Samurai - A Military History' and Men-at-Arms 86: ‘Samurai Armies 1550-1615'.Wayne Reynolds was born in Leeds, UK, and attended art college in Middlesborough. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1991 has worked as a professional artist. Wayne has provided illustrations and source material for many gaming companies, creating figures, landscapes and interiors, as well as providing core characterisation. He is perhaps best known though for his work on titles such as ‘2000AD', ‘Slaine', and ‘Judge Dredd'. Wayne is also a keen modeller and historical re-enactor.

Contents

Introduction Fighting Ships and Naval Warfare in the Ancient and Medieval Far East Techniques and Types of Chinese Ships and Shipbuilding The Chinese Fighting Ship The Chinese Fighting Ship in Action A case study of Chinese Fighting Ships Southeast Asian Warships Suggestions for Further Reading Colour plate commentary Index

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