会议 | Maritime knowledge for Asian Seas: An interdisciplinary dialogue between maritime historians and archaeologists

Maritime knowledge for Asian Seas 

An interdisciplinary dialogue between maritime historians and archaeologists


Organized by the seaFaring research programme

with the financial support of the ANR, the CCKF, the EFEO, the CRCAO

and the assistance of the EHESS, and the IEA.

Tentative programme

November 21, 2018 (Wednesday)

École française d’Extrême-Orient (22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris)

9:00-9:15 Opening Session

EFEO Director, Paola Calanca and Chen Kuo-tung

9:15-11:15 Port governance and networksStorage jars 

Chair & Discussant: Pierre-Yves Manguin (École française d’Extrême-Orient)

Shen Yueming (Zhejiang provincial Institute of Archaeology and Relics), An Investigation on storage jar produced in Zhejiang

Bui Minh Tri (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences), Champa kilns sites productions in the International maritime trade

Béatrice Wisniewski (CNRS-CASE/EFEO), Vietnamese storage jars: production sites and local markets, new approach for long-distance trade

Tatsuya Mori (Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts), A Study of Chinese and South-East Asian container ceramics excavated in Japan and Ryukyu

11:15-11:30    Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Port governance and networksStorage jars

Chair & Discussant: Pierre-Yves Manguin (EFEO)

Roberto Gardellin (independent research), Jars and shipwrecks in Southeast Asia: a review of available evidence for the 9-14th century

Monique Crick (Oriental Ceramic Society of France), The “Talking Jars” found in 15th and 16th Century Shipwrecks: Origin, Types and Uses

Zhao Bing (CNRS-CRCAO), Global Chinese storage jars and their local consumption: New archaeological finds from port sites in Arabia and in East Africa

13:00-14:00    Lunch

14:00-16:00 Hazards at sea and sailing weather 

Chair & Discussant: Pascal Arnaud (Université de Lyon)

Li Tana (The Australian National University), Tackling puzzles of early maritime travel in the Gulf of Tonkin

Charlotte Pham (Murdoch University), Sailing Cochinchinese waters

Mathieu Torck (Ghent University), Military diets and naval logistics in Ming and Qing China

Angela Schottenhammer (Salzburg University), Sea accidents and shipwrecks of Manila galleons in the East and Southeast Asian waters

16:00-16:30    Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Hazards at sea and sailing weather 

Chair & Discussant: Paola Calanca (EFEO)

Liu Shiuh-Feng (Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica), Maritime disasters in East Asian Maritime realm as seen from data analysis centering on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Ryukyuan, and Vietnamese Records

Jiri Jakl (Heidelberg University), Legal regulations pertaining to the property rights on the cargo of sunken ships: Old Javanese, Old Balinese, and classical Malay evidence

18:30    Opening of the photographic exhibition on Sails of Asia

19:00 Cocktail Buffet

November 22, 2018 (Thursday)

Institut d’études avancées de Paris (17 quai d’Anjou, 75004 Paris)

(Registration is required, except for speakers)

9:00-11:00 Ships of the China seas: between local tradition and exogenous influence 

Chair & Discussant: Eric Rieth (CNRS-LAMOP/Musée national de la Marine)

Qiu Dandan (University Paris I), The navigation on the Grand Canal of China: the evolution of the canal transport between the 7th and the 12th century

Abhirada Pook Komoot (University of Western Australia), Seeking past in present: an ethnographic approach to the Phanom-Surin shipwreck in Thailand

Lee Chi-lin (Tamkang University), A transitioning Chinese sailing technology in the Ming and Qing Dynasties: Reflections on the “bird ship”

Nick Burningham (Independent researcher), East Asian Ships, 16th to 18th century

 11:00-11:30    Coffee Break 

11:30-13:00 Ships of the China seas: between local tradition and exogenous influence 

Chair & Discussant: Alexandra Biar (CNRS-UMR 8096/Université Paris 1)

Damien Peladan (Paris 7), The Origin of the Chindo Shipwreck

Jun Kimura (Tokai University), Cross-regional study of shipbuilding in East Asia: archaeological perspectives

Steven Davies (University of Hong Kong), Flat roach to curved roach: using maritime art to identify when southern Chinese junk rigs underwent a significant design development

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Ships of the China seas: between local tradition and exogenous influence

Chair & Discussant: Eric Rieth (CNRS-LAMOP/Musée national de la Marine)

Pierre-Yves Manguin (École française d’Extrême-Orient), Large traders of 16th century Asian seas: the Malay and Javanese jong

Sun Jian (China National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage), “Nan’ao I” shipwreck of Ming Dynasty

Michael Flecker (Independent researcher), Variations in Chinese junk construction: The Shipwreck Evidence

15:30-16:30 Ports and harbour areas  

Chair & Discussant: to be determined

Leonard Blussé (Leiden University), The organization of the port facilities at Batavia

Liu Yi-chang (National Chengkong University, Tainan), Structure of ports in the Southwestern Coast of Taiwan and their vicissitudes in Qing times

16:30-17:00    Coffee Break 

17:00-18:00 Ports and harbour areas

Chair & Discussant: to be determined

Huang Lan-hsiang (National Taiwan University), Two port -towns built by Overseas Chinese from South China – Hoi An in Vietnam and Lu-kang in Taiwan 

Jiang Bo (China National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage), Quanzhou and Zhangzhou: Archaeological investigation in harbor cities

 November 23, 2018 (Friday)

École des hautes études en Sciences Sociales  (105, boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris)


9:15-10:45 Seafaring languages, loan words and “lingua franca”  

Chair & Discussant: Alain Peyraube (EHESS-CRLAO)

Claudine Salmon (EHESS), Contact languages on the South China Sea and beyond

Eugenio Menegon (Boston University), Communicating on board and on shore: European testimonies on varieties of lingua franca in maritime China, 1550-1850 

Wang Qianjin (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences), Professional jargon from sailing books

10:45-11:00   Coffee Break 

11:00-12:00 Seafaring languages, loan words and “lingua franca”  

Chair & Discussant: Alain Peyraube (EHESS-CRLAO)

Chen Kuo-tung (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica), Some loan words used by the Chinese in sailing and shipping lists

Xu Lu (Chinese Sailing Junk Expedition Society, Xiamen), Seafarer terms along the China coastSouthern Hokkien dialect and their equivalents in Chinese 

12:00-13:00   Lunch

13:00-15:00 Mapping maritime landscapes in the Asian seas 

Chair & Discussant:  Peter Shapinsky (University of Michigan)

Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (CNRS-EHESS, UMR8173 Chine-Corée-Japon), Kunlun Mountains Raising from the Sea: Cartographical Representations and Cosmographical Origins

Rila Mukherjee (University of Hyderabad), Finding Routes, Measuring Distance and Locating Markers in South Asian Sailing Traditions

Paola Calanca (École française d’Extrême-Orient), Mazu temples and religious shrines along the Chinese Southeast coast: polyvalent rendez-vous for sailors 

Robert Bachelor (Georgia Southern University), Facing the Gyres: Conceptualizing the Pacific Frontier in Seventeenth Century East Asia


15:00-15:15    Coffee Break

15:15-16:45 Maritime charts and sailing directions: how and who used them? 

Chair & Discussant: Pascal Arnaud (Université de Lyon)

Chen Kuo-tung (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica), Sailing aids and sailing guides used by the Chinese in the 16th-18th Centuries: A checklist

Li Qingxin (Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences), The Map of Mileages of Land and Water Routes from Guangdong to Siam of Qianlong dynasty and the Maritime Transport in the Western South China Sea

Paola Calanca (EFEO), “At sea without danger (海不揚波)” an incursion into Chinese written sailing directions books

Elke Papelitzky (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich), The sailing routes of the Siyi guangji 四夷廣記

19:00    Banquet dinner at La Dame de Canton,

Port de la gare, 75013 PARIS



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