Re: [SCA-JML] Asian Seas.
- What area?
'Wako' are generally the name I've seen used for Japanese pirates who
preyed upon vessels traveling between China, Korea, and Japan (The name
makes a lot of sense if you look at old Japanese ships...).
There are many reasons that people may have turned to piracy. Some appear
to have been trade missions that failed: apparently there were times when
multiple daimyo tried to send tribute to China as 'King of Japan' in hopes
of getting back the larger share of the Chinese Emperor's return tribute.
With multiple envoys coming, I was taught, the Chinese would only take the
first one. Other delegations then had to go home empty-handed, or else
raid the coast or islands for something to take back.
I've not seen much beyond my Asian history class on this, however, so I
would recommend looking into it more closely, and with a critical eye.
Prof. Cornwall was a great teacher, but had obvious opinions about certain
things that crept into his teaching style...
On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Robert Andrade wrote:
> Hello all:
> My name is Keikentaka no Yoarashi (Robert Andrade) I am Captain of
> an Asian Pirate ship in The Kingdom of Antir and despite what I think is
> extensive research I could find little on the subject of Asian pirates.
> I would truly appreciate it if someone could point me in a decent
> direction. Thanks to all
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