HOW NOT TO SURVIVE UNDER SIEGE: THE FALL OF FORT ZEELANDIA, DUTCH FORMOSA, 1661-1662

The dramatic events that caused probably the last genuine Ming Dynasty loyalist, the half-Japanese pirate warlord Coxinga (1624-1662), to take control over the island of Formosa (present Taiwan) two decades after the fall of the dynasty that he served have been described in many books, plays, and even television dramas. This article will accordingly focus on the siege itself and why the¬†Dutch lost their Formosan headquarters, Fort Zeelandia…

 
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