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Material Culture and Maritime Asia: New International Perspectives

Material Culture and Maritime Asia: New International Perspectives

The Fourth China in Asia workshop in honor of Roxanna Brown, in conjunction with the Huntington Library conference, "Pacific Spaces: Comparisons and "Connections across the Pacific Ocean in Early Modern and Modern Times."

Thursday, November 04, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hacienda Room
UCLA Faculty Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Pacific region has become increasingly prominent in contemporary global economics, politics, and cultural affairs.  Historical studies of these phenomena trace the evolution of Pacific connections and migrations in the early modern and modern eras.  This panel of leading international scholars will discuss the archaeological and early modern (15th-19th c.) evidence of maritime Pacific trade in Asia, with implications for reconsidering the regional history of the western Pacific Rim.

Min Li, UCLA
Takeshi Hamashita, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou
Pei-kai Cheng, City University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Robert Brown, UCLA

The featured speakers will participate in the Huntington Library's Pacific Spaces conference November 5-6, 2010. Please visit  the Huntington website for information and program schedule.

The China in Asia Workshop Series is a four-year collaborative project between the UCLA Asia Institute and the University of Washington East Asia Center to examine the economic, political, and cultural relationship of China and its neighbors from both historical and contemporary perspectives. This workshop series is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program.

The 2010 China in Asia program honors the memory of Roxanna Brown, a pioneer in the field of Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics and former director of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum on the Rangsit campus of Bangkok University who received her Ph.D. from UCLA. For information about Dr. Brown's legacy, see Shipwrecks, Ceramics, and the History of Chinese and Southeast Asian Trade and Shards.

Podcast of lectures now available:



Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asia Institute