The Activities of Chinese Junks on East Asian Seas from the Seventeenth Century to the Nineteenth Centuries: Mainly Based on Sand Junks and Bird Junks

By Matsuura Akira, published May 2008

Abstract

Chinese sailing vessels flourished from the latter part of the seventeenth century, and continued to enjoy a dominant role in marine transportation until steamships appeared in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering two of the main four types of Junk (sand; bird; Fuzhou; Guangzhau), this article provides trading routes and cargos of the sand and bird junks until their demise in the 19th century.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines

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