Pirate Warlord Koxinga's successful invasion of Taiwan changed everything. Here's part one of the tale of an epic, nine-month struggle with the Dutch in Anping, modern-day Tainan.
Cover image: The famous Zheng Chenggong 鄭成功 (Koxinga) statue in Xiamen, Fujian, China. The granite statue is 15.7 m tall and weighs 1617 tons.
(Pic via Wikimedia Commons/Gisling)
Below: A mid-17th century portrait of Koxinga. Via: "The Portrait of Koxinga" - Exhibit at the Taipei National Palace Museum.