Before continuing Zheng Zhilong’s story, we take a moment to look at piracy in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding seas, briefly discuss two unlikely samurai and get an understanding of the Chinese concept of the Mandate of Heaven.
For those interested in reading more about former Dutch colonies in Asia,
read more here.
For those interested in reading more about foreigners who became samurai,
read more here (but ignore the picture of Tom Cruise).