China, the Portuguese, and the Nanyang: Oceans and Routes, Regions and Trade (C.1000-1600)

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Under the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties, China's maritime trade went through several stages of rapid expansion. This concerns both activities initiated by the central government and private seafaring: Chinese ships would sail to ports in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, and foreign merchants would come to China, often declaring themselves as tribute envoys. In the early 16th century, the Portuguese made contact with the Middle Kingdom, leading to the foundation of Macao in the 1550s. The present volume, the third ...

China, the Portuguese, and the Nanyang: Oceans and Routes, Regions and Trade (C.1000-1600) 2004, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860789239

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