A (incomplete) portray of various cultures-polities in East Asia in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
North West: Mongols, Turkic and Uyghur nations. Metal scales and chainmail were primary constituents of their armour.
South West: Hmong, Bai-Yi and Lo Lo people. These people utilized rhinoceros or buffalo hide lamellae which were abundant as well as lightweight and effective.
Center left: Ming Chinese. Chinese soldiers had switched from the Tang-Song style to Mongols' plated mail and brigandine, which were more practical than showy.
Center right: Joseon Korean. Like Ming Chinese, brigandine and plated mail were favored by Korean.
North: Jurchen Manchu. Like Ming Chinese, brigandine and plated mail were favored by Manchurian. In the centuries to come, even brigandine would be discarded.
South: Dai Viet Vietnamese. Tang-Song style armour, such as the tiger-headed "Hổ quan" helmet were still retained. Nonetheless brigandine may have also been employed. Single piece steel breast plates have been discovered in small number, which could withstand stray bullets and shrapnel.
Upper East: Ainu and Siberian. Their armour had been seemingly unchanged for thousands of years. Bones and hides were still very common alongside metal lamellar suits.
Lower East: Japanese. 17th century armour were substantially distinct from the splendid gears of the old. Chainmail and laminated steel suits supplanted the more costly lamellar armour, on the other hand provides more protection against bullets and arrows.
Các dân tộc và quốc gia ở Đông A tk16, đầu tk17
Góc trên bên trái: Mông Cổ, Thổ, Hồi Hột
Góc dưới bên trái: Hmông, Bạch, Lô Lô
Giua bên trái: Minh
giữa bên phải: Triều Tiên
Trên: Mãn Châu Nữ Chân
Dưới: Đại Việt
Góc trên bên phải: Siberia và Ainu
Góc dưỡi bên phải: Nhật