The Indian Ocean World (IOW)

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The Indian Ocean World (IOW) — The Making of the First Global Economy in the Context of Human-Environment Interaction

http://indianoceanworldcentre.com/Team_3

http://mcgill.ca/iow-mcri/

2010–2019

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) Weiterlesen

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Crossroads Journal

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Crossroads – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Asian Interactions

The journal has moved to Brill in January 2020, see https://brill.com/view/journals/cjai/cjai-overview.xml

2010

Crossroads – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Asian Interactions

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2010–2019

Articles from the issues 1 to 18 can be downloaded from the archive of the publisher, Ostasienverlag:

https://ostasien-verlag.de/zeitschriften/crossroads/cr.html

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 has been sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the German Research Council, between 2010 and 2017.

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Yuan Studies 元史研究

Recovery of Traditional Technologies: A Comparative Study of Past and Present Fermentation and Associated distillation Technologies in Eurasia and their Roots

Special issue of Crossroads – Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World


The Huihui yaofang 回回藥方: An Encyclopedia of Arabic Hospital Medicine from Mongol China


China’s Maritime Commerce and Naval Activities in Northeast Asia during the “Yuan-Ming Rupture”

PhD project sponsored by Ghent University, Belgium (2012-2016)


“Huihui Medicine and Medicinal Drugs in Yuan China”, paper presented on the International Workshop “Eurasian Influences on Yuan China: Cross-cultural Transmissions in the 13th and 14th centuries”; Binghamton University, Downtown Centre Campus, 20.-21.11.2009, Binghamton, NY, USA (sponsored by the Chiang-Ching-Kuo Foundation, Taipei)


Publications

  • Recovery of Traditional Technologies I: A Comparative Study of Past and Present Fermentation and Associated Distillation Technologies in Eurasia and Their Roots, Crossroads – Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World 14 (2016), 1-

Book chapters:

  • “Huihui Medicine and Medicinal Drugs in Yuan China”, in Proceedings of the International Workshop Eurasian Influences on Yuan China: Cross-cultural transmissions in the 13th and 14th centuries (Singapore: NUS Press, 2013), chpt. 4, 75-102.
  • „Westasiatisch-muslimische (Huihui 回回) Medizin und Ärzte im yuanzeitlichen China (13./14. Jh.)“, in Michael Borgolte, Matthias Tischler (Hrsg.), Migration als transkulturelle Verflechtung im mittelalterlichen Jahrtausend. Europa, Ostasien und Afrika im Vergleich (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012), 34-53.
  • „Vom mongolischen Teilreich zum neuen Reich der Mitte“, in Thomas Ertl (Hrsg.), Die Welt, 1250 bis 1500 (The World 1250 to 1500) (Essen: Magnusverlag 2009),  355382. Globalgeschichte. Die Welt 1000–2000 (Global History. The World 1000–2000).

Ming Qing Studies 明清研究

TRANSPACIFIC
The Structure and Impact of Trans-Pacific Trade, 16th to 18th Centuries: The Manila Galleon Trade Beyond Silver and Silks

For actual research results, see also https://crossroads-research.net/news/ and https://crossroads-research.net/projects/erc-adg-transpacific/

„The East Asian ‚Mediterranean‘, c. 1500-1800:
A New Quality in the Development of its Neighbouring Countries

www.eamh.net

Research project has been sponsored by the VW-Foundation, May 2002 – July 2009
(see also under „projects“)


Equine Medicine and Surgery – A Chinese Manuscript from 1824 (Daoguang 4)

馬往書 by 苗集澤

馬往書 by 苗集澤

馬往書 by 苗集澤


Monograph/Handbook project:

China’s Administration of Maritime Trade: From the Maritime Trade Office (shibo si) to the Customs House (haiguan). [This monograph is designed as a handbook for China’s maritime trade administration during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, including extensive lists of persons in office]

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Crossroads between Empires and Peripheries

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Crossroads between Empires and Peripheries
Knowledge Transfer, Product Exchange and Human Movement in the Indian Ocean World

International conference organized by the Department of Languages and Cultures of South and East Asia, Sinology

Ghent University, Belgium.

June 21-23, 2012

» conference website

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Crossroads Research Centre

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History of Interaction in the East Asian, Eurasian, Indian Ocean & Asia-Pacific Worlds

Our research focus lies on the investigation of interaction, communication and exchange relations in the macro-region of Eurasia, East Asia, the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Worlds across both land and sea routes, with a main focus on China. We concentrate, however, especially on China’s multifold maritime relations. Major emphasis in this context is placed on the history of diplomatic relations, the transfer of science and technologies, commodity and product exchange, trade, cultural aspects in their widest interpretation, religions, as well as migration and the organisation and functioning of networks.

For this purpose, we have established a worldwide team of researchers who analyse continental and maritime exchanges and transfers of knowledge, ideas, products and people, including forms of migration, paying particular attention to unofficial, secret and illegal exchanges and movements. To this end, we particularly investigate forms of interaction that have been important in both the past and the present, focussing especially on illegal and private networks (smuggling, piracy etc.).

Of major importance to our research is also a critical analysis of China’s and other polities’ socio-economic structures, including the interrelationship between politics, ideology & morality, as expressed in cultural traditions, texts, and religious practices (such as for example tomb culture; Confucianism etc.).

Research includes, above all, commercial exchange and networks, the exchange of technologies and science transfer (such as geographical knowledge as portrayed in maps; navigation routes, distillation technologies, use of mercury for silver mining, medicinal knowledge and products, including diseases, etc.); diplomatic exchanges; aspects of culture (such as practices of Chinese-foreign encounters; food & drinks, music, tombs and tomb objects, including murals; ship cargoes) and religions (such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam); and historical naval enterprises and maritime commerce.

A milestone of our research lies in the parallel comparative analysis of both archaeological and textual evidence and a cross-cultural inter-disciplinary approach. In terms of archaeology, my own main focus lies on the analysis of both tombs and shipwrecks. The use of a wide range of sources from archaeological findings to texts, documents, and pictorial material, to linguistic evidence, constitutes a hallmark of the approach.

Recent Publications

–  Angela Schottenhammer, “‘Peruvian Balsam’: An Example of Transoceanic Transfer of Medicinal Knowledge’, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 16:69 (2020), 1-20; https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-020-00407-y (open access);

–  Angela Schottenhammer, “East Asia’s Other New World, China and the Viceroyalty of Peru: A Neglected Aspect of Early Modern Maritime History”, The Medieval History Journal 23:1 (2020), 1-59;

–  Angela Schottenhammer (ed.), Early Global Interconnectivity Across the Indian Ocean World [Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies], 2 vols. (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan), vol. I, Commercial Structures and Exchanges; vol. II, Exchange of Ideas, Religions, and Technologies;

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Maritime Knowledge for China Seas

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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. Weiterlesen

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Recovery of Traditional Technologies

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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. Weiterlesen

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Frontiers of History in China

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Frontiers of History in China

This is an English journal called „Frontiers of History in China: Selected Publications from Chinese Universities“, which is co-published by the Springer Company in Germany and the Higher Education Press in China. We select high quality articles from Chinese universities written in Chinese and translate them into English in order to make them acessible to a wider readership worldwide.

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The Importance of Stone Inscriptions for the Study of Tomb Inscriptions

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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. Weiterlesen

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