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Introduction

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Introduction

       The Maritime History Studies program began in 1984, and we now have almost forty years of research experience in this field. The most important results of the programs research are the ten-volume Essays in Chinese Maritime History (中國海洋發展史論文集); the new Maritime History Series (海洋史叢書), which now includes Port Cities and Trade Networks (港口城市與貿易網絡) and Transmissions of Information and Mutual Understanding Across the Asian Waters (亞洲海域間的信息傳遞與相互認識); and the edited conference volume Fourth International Conference on Sinology: The Transoceanic Exchange (第四屆國際漢學會議論文集:跨越海洋的交換).

The central foci of the Maritime History Studies program are East Asian port cities and Chinese networks during the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. The program investigates the economic, political, and cultural interactions between China and the port cities and inland territories of polities across Northeast and Southeast Asia that took place during the Ming and Qing periods, up until the early twentieth century. Currently, the program’s major projects include “Taiwan in Early Modern Maritime East Asia”; The Formation and Development of Treaty Ports in Modern China”; “Mobility and Cultural Contact: Travelogues by Shipwreck Survivors in East Asian Waters during the 17th–19th Centuries”; “Mobility and Cultural Contact: Travelogues by Shipwreck Survivors in East Asian Waters during the 17th–19th Centuries”; “Kinmen Merchants, 1860–1945”; “The Media of Cultural Transmission in Early Modern East Asia: Centering on Commodities, Merchants, and Interpreters in Sino-Japanese Trade during the Qing Dynasty”; and “The Growth of Chinese Mercantile Power in Southeast Asia, 1600–1800.”

The Maritime History Studies program is a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. In the future we will cooperate with scholars from all over the world to examine the development of the connections between China’s seas, Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. The program’s central goal is to integrate research on the histories of these diverse regions in order to broaden our understanding of our global and interconnected world.    



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