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Violence at Sea:

Robert J. Antony

in Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028115
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206915 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028115.003.0002
Violence at Sea:

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This chapter examines piracy as a particular type of violence at sea. It analyzes the understandings of the term piracy by the Chinese and Malay, the two Asian experiences that have intersected most with European concepts of piracy. It shows how both outlaws and states have manipulated piracy over the past several centuries and suggests that the period of pirate suppression during the first half of the twentieth century should be recognized as an exception rather than the norm for contemporary international order.

Keywords: piracy; violence; Chinese; Malay; outlaws; states; international order

Chapter.  5081 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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