Beijing: Cultural Relics Press, 2014. 9.5 x 12", 2.5 kg，315 pp., color plates, texts in Chinese with English captions and foreword, cloth cover. Item #45124
This beautifully illustrated catalog gives an overview of cultural relics excavated and found in major harbor cities and shipwrecks along the maritime silk route. The second part of the catalog has six essays that focus on the overseas commerce in Yuan Dynasty, the Bureau of Maritime Trade Management in Ming Dynasty, ancient Chinese ships, the history of Zheng He's voyage, the history of sweet potato, and Quanzhou porcelain in Song and Yuan times.
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