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ChinaU+2019s Maritime Commerce and Naval Activities in Northeast Asia During the U+201CYuan-Ming RuptureU+201D (late 14th century)

The Penglai port (north China) has been used as a strategic commercial and military base for maritime enterprises since ancient times. A comparative analysis of written and archaeological sources will shed new light on ChinaU+2019s maritime policy and the interaction of official (naval) authorities and private commerce in a much understudied geographical space during a period of a fundamental dynastic shift.

Date:1 Jan 2012 →  22 Oct 2017
Keywords:foreign relations, underwater-archaeology, Sino-Korean-Japanese relations, Yuan-Ming transition, official-private, coastal defence, maritime trade
Disciplines:Theory and methodology of archaeology, History, Language studies, Other history and archaeology, Archaeology, Literary studies