Maritime Asia 海洋亚洲 International Workshop

This international workshop will bring together specialists working on various aspects of China’s maritime history, focusing on its historical relations to neighboring or distant countries and oceanic spaces. We will concentrate on two thematical chapters, (1) geographical knowledge, sea routes & navigation as the major precondition of seafaring, (2) on coastal defence and piracy as major consequences of seafaring activities, and otherwise divide the papers according to oceanic spaces, that is, China’s relations with (i) East and Southeast Asian countries, (ii) with the larger Indian Ocean World, and (iii) with the Asia-Pacific macro-region. The workshop seeks to enlarge our knowledge on China’s rich history of maritime relations.