Bound for America:An archaeological investigation to Yuegang (crescent) seaport as a main origin of Galleon cargo

Author(s): Chunming Wu

Year: 2018

Summary

Yuegang (crescent seaport) was both the most famous and flourishing seaport of China during the late Ming dynasty, and as important as other seaports such as Macao in mainland China, Keelung in Taiwan, Nagasaki in Japan, Borneo in Indonesia, and Siam in Thailand, which connected with the key center of the Manila galleon trade in eastern Asia. Yuegang had not only been the main origin and outbound seaport of galleon cargoes such as Kraak ceramic, silk and tea from China, but also the main inbound site of global culture and products to China during the 16-18 century. The preliminary archaeological investigation at Yuegang and the adjacent ocean region in southeast China shows a series of interesting cultural heritage sites which had been the result of Chinese Yuegang-Manila sailing trade and connecting the Spanish Manila-Acapulco pan-Pacific navigation.

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Bound for America:An archaeological investigation to Yuegang (crescent) seaport as a main origin of Galleon cargo. Chunming Wu. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441168)

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Temporal Keywords
500-300BP

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 493