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By Mai Jia

Rong Jinzhwen, possibly one of many nice code-breakers on this planet is a semi-autistic mathematical genius recruited to the cryptography division of China's mystery providers, Unit 701, and assigned to damage the elusive 'Code Purple'. He rises to be China's maximum and so much celebrated code-breaker, until eventually he makes a mistake and descends into insanity. the writer, pseudonym of Jiang Benhu, labored for many years in chinese language mystery protection.

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Clearl\ documented this in a letter written from Yamaguchi on October 21,1561. He rejoiced in the news that a retainer of Matsuura Takanobu. one Kotera Yasumasa (known to the priest as Dom Antonio Kotera). ^ The merchants' contributions to the Jesuit Pirates, Gunpowder, and Christianity in Late Sixteenth-Centiuy Japan fi7 missions also likely derived, at least partially, from illicit commerce, particularly the business in gunpowder and saltpeter. The introduction of Portuguese military technology created a complex division of labor between China and Japan, which in turn necessitated a contraband trade in the materials needed to produce gunpowder and firearms.

These daimvo effeccivcly achieved a symbiosis with both external and indigenous pirates (see Map 5 1) The period between the 1550s and the 1590s proved crucial for understanding piracy ,n light of the geopolitical and economic changes occurring in China and Japan, on both domestic and international levels. Sakurai Eiji has shown th-it marginal geographic and economic cireumstances had often forced individuals to lead lives of crime and turn into pirates. Sakurai's original work alsodaimed that the pirates, whom he labeled to*,,, played dual roles as "sea robbers" and "maritime guards.

As a result, in order to do business with the Portuguese who supplied the musket technology, many Kyushu daiinyo converted to Christianity: among them, Matsuura Takanobu. Otomo Yoshishigc, and Omura Sumitada. By this time, many Portuguese captains trafficked only through the Jesuit interpreters in authorized harbors. Initially, because of tierce competition to trade with the Portuguese, each domain had an interest in protecting its commercial privileges and routes. To accomplish this, Japanese daiinyo and merchants recruited men-atarms capable of piloting vessels.

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