Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
02 May 2004, by Matthias Arnold

New in IGCS - Archaeology

Maritime Asia

Ed./Corp.: Sten Sjostrand, Roxanna Brown, Dato' Dr Adi Taha, Claire Barnes;
Kuala Lumpur, Malysia.
Language: English.

Description: A website devoted to trade-ships that came from China to
Malaysia. One part contains the online exhibition of 7 wrecks, "Discovering
Asia's ceramic development over half a millennium - through shipwrecks of
the 14th to 19th centuries" (part of the exhibition "Maritime archaeology
Malaysia" which opened in November 2001 at Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia). The website also includes all the content of an article by Sten
Sjostrand and Claire Barnes: Turiang - a fourteenth century Chinese
shipwreck, upsetting Southeast Asian ceramic history
(, that has been published in:
Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol LXXIV part
1 (no. 280), 2001, p. 71-109. Topic pages are supplementary to the principal
sections of the site: the Chronology provides an overview of Asian maritime
trade up to 1700, drawing on historical sources from many countries and new
archaeological evidence. 'Malaysia at the crossroads' explains the wealth of
historic shipwrecks around the country.

Site Contents: (1) Exhibition: 7 shipwrecks; (2) Specific ships (Tg.Simpang;
Turiang; Desaru); (3) Topic pages (Chronology; Malaysia; Ship types; Iron;
Compass; Soundings; Tioman); (4) What's new; (5) People/contacts.


With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher



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