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At the Crossroads: Limahon and Wakō in Sixteenth-Century Philippines

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/9789888028115.003.0006
At the Crossroads: Limahon and Wakō in Sixteenth-Century Philippines

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This chapter examines the important role that the Philippine Islands played in the international relations of sixteenth-century Asia. It focuses on the famous Chinese pirate, Limahon, who operated in both China and in the Philippine archipelago and who appeared not only in Asian but also in European sources. It also discusses the activities of the wakō, multiethnic bands of Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asians, who operated in the area from the Korean Peninsula to Southeast Asia.

Keywords: Philippine Islands; international relations; Limahon; Chinese pirate; wakō; Korean Peninsula

Chapter.  5210 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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