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Offshore Asia: Maritime Interactions in Eastern Asia before Steamships

by Fujita Kayoko

This exemplary work of international collaboration takes an integral approach to the histories of Northeast and Southeast Asia, with contributions from scholars familiar with Japanese, Chinese and Korean academic discourse as well as that of English. The new scholarship represented by this volume demonstrates that the vast and growing maritime interactions between the countries of eastern Asia have long historical roots. The so-called "opening" to Western trade in the mid-nineteenth century was not the beginning of this process, as often assumed, but rather the return to a dynamic earlier pattern which had been interrupted by a phase of defensive state consolidation in the long eighteenth century. Asia cannot be understood without its "offshore" oceanic interactions as well as the continental ones.

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Preliminary pages
1. Introduction: Maritime Interactions in Eastern Asia
2. The Periodization of Southeast Asian History, in Comparison with that of Northeast Asia
3. Merchants, Envoys, Brokers and Pirates: Hokkien Connections in Pre-modern Maritime Asia
4. An Asian Commercial Ecumene, 900–1300 CE
5. The Japanese Archipelago and Maritime Asia from the 9th to the 14th Centuries
6. Salpetre Trade and Warfare in Early Modern Asia
7. Shaping Maritime East Asia in the 15th and 16th Centuries through Chosŏn Korea
8. Shipwreck Salvage and Survivors' Repatriation Networks of the East Asian Rim in the Qing Dynasty
9. Wei Zhiyan and the Subversion of the Sakoku
10. Metal Exports and Textile Imports of Tokugawa Japan in the 17th Century: The South Asian Connection
Bibliography of Works Cited
Index

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  • Number of Pages : 345
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 460g
  • Product Code : 9789814311779
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Fujita Kayoko

Fujita Kayoko is Associate Professor at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Oita, Japan.