Crossroads – Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World (縱 横 – 東亞世界交流史研究/クロスロード – 東アジア世界の交流史研究 / 크로스로드 – 東아시아 世界의 交流史 研究) is designed as an international forum for contributions related to the history of exchange relations in the East Asian world.
The journal is being sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the German Research Council.
Seafaring, Trade, and Knowledge Transfer: Maritime Politics and Commerce in Early Middle Period to Early Modern China
This project is being sponsored by the
The aim of this research project is to investigate the qualitative characteristics and changes of China’s maritime commerce and politics over time (c. 9th to 18th centuries) and space (South and Northeast China and its supra-regional, “global” integration), in order to obtain a much more detailed picture of China’s maritime politics and commerce. Continue reading
The Indian Ocean World (IOW) — The Making of the First Global Economy in the Context of Human-Environment Interaction
This project is being sponsored by the MCRI (Major Collaborative Research Initiative) sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. My sub-project is also supported by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Gent University, Belgium.
Emergence and Development of Maritime Commerce in the East Asian World (2010-2018) Continue reading
China’s Maritime Commerce and Naval Activities in Northeast Asia During the “Yuan-Ming Rupture”
PhD project carried out by Ma Guang (MA) at the Faculty of Arts, Ghent University, Belgium
October 2012 – October 2016
The East Asian ‘Mediterranean’, c. 1500-1800:
A New Quality in the Development of its Neighbouring Countries
Research project has been sponsored by the VW-Foundation, May 2002 – July 2009 Continue reading
Maritime Knowledge for China Seas
(Joint project of the École Française d’Éxtrȇme Orient, France, and the Academia Sinica, Taibei)
In an era where Chinese naval presence in Asian Seas is increasingly discussed and even disputed, it seems important to reconsider and review our knowledge on China’s seafaring tradition. With focus paid to the practical know-how that was available to the craftsmen, seamen and merchants during the xvith-xviiith centuries, as well as the special emphasis on sailing and trading knowledge, this current project proposes a new approach for analysing Chinese maritime history. Continue reading
Recovery of Traditional Technologies I: A Comparative Study of Past and Present Fermentation and Associated Distillation Technologies in Eurasia and Their Roots
January 2015 – July 2016
The aim of this project is to research traditional food processing techniques and technologies in Mongolia, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, Korea and Mexico. This will include as an area of particular emphasis the production of fermented and distilled beverages. Continue reading
The Importance of Stone Inscriptions for the Study of Tomb Inscriptions (muzhiming 墓誌銘)
Higashi Ajia no kaiiku kōryū to Nihon dentō bunka no keisei
This research was part of an interdisciplinary research project based at Tōkyō University, Faculty of Humanities (人文社會系研究科), Japan (Prof. Dr. Kojima Tsuyoshi 小島毅):
“Higashi Ajia no kaiiku kōryū to Nihon dentō bunka no keisei 東アジアの海域 交流と日本傳統文化の形成”, and focused on late Tang, Wudai, and Song stone inscriptions. Continue reading