Symposium 'Seafaring, Trade, and Knowledge Transfer: Maritime Politics and Commerce in Early Middle Period to Early Modern China and Beyond'

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Students, Employees, Alumni, Press
04-07-2017 08:15 to 05-07-2017 18:30
Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
Angela Schottenhammer (Salzburg Universität) and Mathieu Torck (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy - Department of Languages and Cultures)
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The conference is part of a research project we have been carrying out since early 2014. This project is sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and focuses on the investigation of the qualitative characteristics and changes of China’s maritime commerce and politics over time (c. 7th to 18th centuries) and space. In our research, we especially focus on periods of significant changes or “transitions”. In addition, the integrative perspective of China’s foreign networks and the interaction of Chinese and foreign agents, analysing the practice of local trade and knowledge (science) transfer, the specific inter-relation between seafaring and socio-economic and political-military purposes of Chinese governments are of particular importance. Also non-Sinologists are therefore highly welcome to participate.