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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Qingxin Li; William W Wang
|Notes:||Translated from the Chinese original under title: Hai shang si chou zhi lu.|
|Description:||199 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||The convergence of early sea lanes of the East and the West. Maritime civilizations in the Far East ; From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean : contributions to navigation by Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans ; Archaeological findings from the South Yue kingdom ; Voyages of Han dynasty envoys to the South China Sea ; Countries that have overseas contact with China between the 3rd to 6th centuries ; Persian artifacts and silver coins unearthed from Suixi and other places ; The "China impression" in the minds of Romans ; Promulgation of Buddhism and the western pilgrimage of Monk Faxian --
From the Pearl River Delta to the Persian Gulf : "maritime passage from Guangzhou to foreign lands". Voyages of official Chinese envoys to the South China Sea ; Superintendents of maritime trade in the Tang dynasty ; "The maritime passage from Guangzhou to foreign countries" ; Baghdad and Guangzhou : two major international commercial centers ; Tang dynasty silk and ceramics ; Japanese envoys to the Tang dynasty ; High monks that traveled the seas in search of enlightenment ; Major discoveries of the sunken ship at Intan --
The management of maritime trade in the Song and Yuan empires. Trade management in the Song and Yuan empires ; Trade partners of the empires ; Bustling Chinese ports ; Shipbuilding and navigation technology of the world from the 10th to 14th centuries ; The sunken ship of "Nanhai (South China Sea) no. 1" ; Contemporary explorers of Marco Polo ; "Quannan, land of Buddhism" : religious heritage at Quanzhou --
A new age of maritime trade for the world. Zheng He's seven ocean voyages to the West ; "Discoveries" by the Europeans ; Trade management pattern of the Ming dynasty, 1550-1640 ; Trade by sailing ships in Macao ; Hoi An : center of maritime trade in the Far East from the 16th to 19th centuries ; Qing dynasty customs and the Shisanhang (thirteen trades monopoly) ; Silk, ceramics and tea trades ; Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia and Japan ; Missionaries in China ; "Western knowledge flowing into the East" ; "Chinese fashion" in Europe and America.
|Other Titles:||Hai shang si chou zhi lu.|
|Responsibility:||Li Qingxin ; translated by William W. Wang.|
- China -- Commerce -- History.
- Shipping -- China -- History.
- Maritime anthropology -- China.
- Trade routes -- Indian Ocean -- History.
- Trade routes -- Pacific Area -- History.
- Trade routes -- Asia -- History.
- Culture diffusion -- Asia -- History.
- Merchant marine -- China -- History.
- Underwater archaeology -- China.
- Silk Road -- History.
- China -- Commercial policy -- History.
- Commercial policy.
- Culture diffusion.
- Maritime anthropology.
- Merchant marine.
- Trade routes.
- Underwater archaeology.
- Asia -- Silk Road.
- Indian Ocean.
- Pacific Area.