Southeast Asia - China Interactions

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Southeast Asia - China Interactions: Reprint of articles from the Journal of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society
Selected and introduced by Geoff Wade With a foreword by Wang Gungwu
620pp. Size: 184x260mm. Hardcover

The relations between the societies and states of Southeast Asia and China have been of enormous significance to both these regions, extending back for literally thousands of years. This useful single-volume edition of key studies on Southeast Asia-China interactions, which were first published in the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society(and its precursors), includes classics such as Wang Gungwu's The Nanhai Trade, and Paul Wheatley's Geographical Notes On Some Commodities Involved in Sung Maritime Trade. In this compendium, eighteen studies examine political, social and economic interactions, as well as the flows of people and technologies which have tied these regions together over that period. The work provides a comprehensive summation of the Southeast Asia-China historical relationship, while locating the various individual works in their broader context. With the studies organised chronologically by the period they address, readers can scan the Southeast Asia-China relationship over an enormous sweep of history.

Today, as we witness China's re-emergence as a global power, it is essential for us to understand that East Asia has long existed as a region of interactions, with China and Southeast Asia forming major parts of this system. By studying the history of these interactions - the patterns and processes of the links, the conditioning events and trends, political hegemonies, trade patterns, technological exchanges and migrations, and individual accomplishments as well as institutional and organizational change - we may be better equipped to understand what is now taking place around us. This volume will assist us in this endeavour.

Production Notes

  1. Possible References to the Malay Peninsula in the Annals of the Former Han by Paul Wheatley. MBRAS Vol. XXX Part 1 (1957), pp. 115-121
  2. Ch'ih-t'u by Paul Wheatley. MBRAS Vol. XXX Part 1 (1957), pp. 122-133
  3. The Malay Peninsula as Known to the Chinese of the Third Century A.D. by Paul Wheatley. MBRAS Vol. XXVIII Part 1 (1955), pp. 1-23
  4. Notes on Tan-Tan by Hsu Yun-ts'iao. MBRAS Vol. XX Part 1 (1947), pp. 47-63
  5. The Nanhai Trade: A Study of the Early History of Chinese Trade in the South China Sea by Wang Gungwu. MBRAS Vol. XXXI Part 2 (1958), pp. 1-135
  6. The Journey of Fa-Hsien from Ceylon to Canton by A. Grimes. JMBRAS Vol. XIX Part 1 (1941), pp. 76-92
  7. Geographical Notes on Some Commodities Involved in Sung Maritime Trade by Paul Wheatley. MBRAS Vol. XXXII Part 2 (1959), pp. 1-139
  8. Temasik as an International and Regional Trading Port in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries: A Reconstruction Based on Recent Archaeological Data by Derek Heng Thiam Soon. MBRAS Vol. LXXII Part 1 (1999), pp. 113-124
  9. Notes Relating to Admiral Cheng Ho's Expeditions by Hsu Yun-ts'iao. JMBRAS Vol. XLIX Part 1 (1976), pp. 134-140
  10. The First Three Rulers of Malacca by Wang Gungwu. JMBRAS Vol. XLI Part 1 (1968), pp. 11-22
  11. Melaka in Ming Dynasty Texts by Geoff Wade. JMBRAS Vol. LXX Part 1 (1997), pp. 31-69
  12. Malaya in the Wu-pei-chih Charts by J.V. Mills. JMBRAS Vol. XV Part 3 (1937), pp. 1-48
  13. Arab and Chinese Navigators in Malaysian Waters in about A.D.1500 by J.V. Mills. JMBRAS Vol. XLVII Part 2 (1974), pp. 1-82
  14. The Ceramic Trade across the South China Sea c. A.D. 1350-1650 by Barbara Harrisson. JMBRAS Vol. LXXVI Part 1 (2003), pp. 99-114
  15. The Turiang: A Fourteenth-century Chinese Shipwreck Upsetting Southeast Asian Ceramic History by Sten Sjostrand and Claire Barnes. JMBRAS Vol. LXXIV Part 1 (2001), pp. 71-109
  16. Chinese Settlement in Malacca by Victor Purcell. JMBRAS Vol. XX Part 1 (1947), pp. 115-125
  17. Eighteenth and Nineteenth-century Chinese Accounts of the Malay Peninsula by J.W. Cushman and A.C. Milner. JMBRAS Vol. LII Part 1 (1979), pp. 1-56
  18. Changes in the Trading Ties between China and Malaya, Prewar to Postwar by Nie Dening. JMBRAS Vol. LXXII Part 1 (1999), pp. 95-112

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