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Chinese Junks on the Pacific

This is a welcome move in scholarship.”—Mariner's Mirror “Seeks to introduce Chinese agency into Pacific history by focusing on the voyage of ten junks that crossed the Pacific between 1905 and 1989. . .

Author : Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

Release : 2013-04-15

Publisher : New Perspectives on Maritime H

ISBN : 9780813049212

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From a Western perspective, junks were among the most mysterious vessels ever to sail the open seas. Offering more than just history, Chinese Junks on the Pacific focuses on ten ships, such as the Whang Ho, Ning Po, and Amoy, that sailed to the United States in the early twentieth century. Hans Van Tilburg examines why these ships, some of the last commercial sailing junks of China, came to the West, what they represented, and why we are only now beginning to understand East Asian seafaring. Crowds gathered in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland to welcome the ships with a mixture of surprise and derision. In the era of the steamship, these were quaint, unwieldy constructions fashioned to look like sea monsters and bizarre objects of fancy. But they were also traveling cultural objects. Some served as floating museums, displaying grisly weaponry and other artifacts. The arrival of these vessels allowed Western observers a rare glimpse of a littleknown yet sophisticated maritime technology and seafaring culture. Combining history with ethnology, anthropology, maritime archaeology, and nautical technology, Van Tilburg provides a window into the lives of Chinese seafarers, their transpacific experiences, and a critical look at our own crosscultural perceptions. He draws on a wide range of newspaper sources, secondary texts, nautical treatises, archaeological site work, rare historical photos and sketches, and the personal testimony of the sailors themselves to view these junks not only as transport vehicles but as complex cultural artifacts that "speak" of a distant seafaring past and intimate cultural ties to the sea.

Chinese Junks on the Pacific

Accessible reading, this book will appeal to scholars of Asian seafaring and archaeology, sailing aficionados drawn to the junk's form and sailing qualities, and those interested in Chinese-American interactions and encounters.

Author : Hans Van Tilburg

Release : 2007

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ISBN : 9780813030531

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Beginning in 1905, a handful of traditional Chinese sailing vessels, known as junks, sailed from China to North America across the Pacific. These were some of the last commercial sailing junks of China, most of which had little trouble crossing thousands of miles of ocean on their way to American ports. Crowds welcomed them in Victoria, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and San Diego, yet often regarded them with a mixture of surprise and contempt as quaint, unwieldy constructions in the fashion of sea monsters and even bizarre objects of fancy. As traveling cultural objects, displaying a variety of gruesome weaponry and other artifacts, some of them served as public floating museums. The arrival of these vessels allowed Western observers to catch a rare glimpse of a little-known yet sophisticated maritime technology and seafaring culture. Van Tilburg's study of this history--the maritime heritage of Chinese junks and their transpacific voyages--examines ten junks, how they were made, why and how they traveled, and how the West received them. Combining historical narrative with ethnology, anthropology, maritime archaeology, and nautical technology, he draws on a wide range of newspaper sources, secondary texts, nautical treatise, archaeological site work, rare historical photos and sketches, and the personal testimony of the sailors themselves to examine these vessels not only as transport vehicles but as complex cultural artifacts that "speak" of a distant seafaring past and intimate cultural ties to the sea. While attention to maritime China has focused primarily on periods versus centuries, Chinese Junks in the Pacific is the story behind the traditional Chinese vessels of the 19th century and how the West misunderstood them. Accessible reading, this book will appeal to scholars of Asian seafaring and archaeology, sailing aficionados drawn to the junk's form and sailing qualities, and those interested in Chinese-American interactions and encounters.

The Manila-Acapulco Galleons : The Treasure Ships of the Pacific

With an Annotated List of the Transpacific Galleons 1565-1815 Shirley Fish ... In
one case, three Chinese junks carried as many as six hundred individuals when
they arrived at Manila in 1572, while another fifty Asian ships sailed into Manila ...

Author : Shirley Fish

Release : 2011-05-18

Publisher : AuthorHouse

ISBN : 145677543X

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During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila to Acapulco. In Manila, the vessel was loaded with the scented spices of the East, luxurious silks from China, exquisite hand crafted lacquerware from Japan and a multitude of Oriental goods that the Spaniards of New Spain longed to own. The returning galleon from Acapulco to Manila, carried as much as 2.5 million silver pesos in payment of the goods sent to the New Spain in the previous year, as well as a yearly silver subsidy of 250,000 reales for the maintenance of the colonial government in the Philippines. But while the galleons mainly sailed alone and unaccompanied from Manila to Acapulco and vice versa, they were vulnerable to a host of calamities and misfortunes. A fire on board the vessel or a terrifying storm could end the voyage and the lives of every one on the ship even before the galleon was able to reach land. Additionally, the commanders of the galleons were always threatened by lurking pirates and privateers who preyed on the vessels and coveted the treasures they carried. The book describes in detail how the galleons were attacked at sea and how they fought against enemy vessels, as well as how many of the ships sank or were shipwrecked over the years. It also covers their management, construction, manning, weaponry, navigation, daily life on the ship, provisions, cargoes and voyages. The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815. This informative book is the first of its kind to cover such an expansive history of the Pacific galleons which up to this point had remained largely untold.

European Entry into the Pacific

And the reports of actual Chinese junks anchored in ports like Butuan? ... Since
what they carry are goods from China, boats from Borneo and Luzon are called
Chinese junks in these islands, and even the Moros themselves are called ...

Author : Dennis O. Flynn

Release : 2017-09-08

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1351938622

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World history conventionally ignores or underestimates the importance of Manila, the Manila galleons, and the Philippines as key stages in the development of trans-Pacific contact and of the world economy. Essays in this volume discuss Philippine-Asian exchanges prior to the entry of Europeans, and then look at European influences and the impact of Magellan’s voyage, and the emergence of Manila as one of global trade’s crucial linchpins during four centuries. Linkages between Latin America and China, and Spanish-Japanese competition for the Chinese marketplace are important topics. Tensions and cooperation among Chinese, Japanese, Iberians, Africans, Christians, Muslims and others on Philippine soil are also covered. This volume suggests the need for thorough re-evaluation of the Philippines’ central role in terms of both Pacific history and global history as perhaps the single most important stage in the traffic that linked China and Latin America.

Japan and the Pacific, 1540–1920

Shortly after, however, political changes in Japan enabled other trade rivals to
compete effectively: the Chinese junk operators. In a series of decrees from 1633
to 1639, the Japanese government prohibited Japanese people from leaving ...

Author : Matsuda Koichiro

Release : 2017-05-15

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1351925547

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This volume seeks to capture the rich array of images that define Japan's encounters with the Pacific Ocean. Contemporary Japanese most readily associate 'Pacific' with the devastating war that their country fought over a half century ago. The ensuing occupation realized a situation that this people had striven to avoid ever since the Portuguese first arrived in 1543 - their subjugation by a foreign power. But the Pacific Ocean also extended Japan's overseas contacts. From antiquity Japanese and their neighbours crossed it to trade ideas and products. From the mid-16th century it carried people from more distant lands, Europe and America, and thus expanded and diversified Japan's cultural and economic exchange networks. From the late 19th century it provided the highway to transport Japanese imperial expansion in Northeast Asia and later to encourage overseas migration into the Pacific and the Americas. The studies selected for inclusion in this volume, along with the introduction, explain how the Pacific Ocean thus nurtured images of both threat and opportunity to the island nation that it surrounds.

The Remarkable Hybrid Maritime World of Hong Kong and the West River Region in the Late Qing Period

However, the employment of a dozen Chinese junks by Western merchants and
fans of ancient Chinese junk technology for crossing the Pacific from China to the
Western coast of North America from 1849 until 1989 or the famous Chinese ...

Author : Sze Hang Choi

Release : 2017-06-26

Publisher : BRILL

ISBN : 9004341161

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This works tells a vivid story of how private Chinese traders and junk masters in in Southern China waters defended themselves, over 100 years ago, against foreign economic power.

Urbanization and the Pacific World, 1500–1900

the contrary free to trade via their own inter-archipelago and overseas network
which reached as far as China and Japan. This argument becomes plausible if
the facts are considered that the Chinese junks continued to trade with ports
where ...

Author : Lionel Frost

Release : 2017-05-15

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1351876341

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Between 1500 and 1900 there was a constant growth in the numbers of large cities and networks of smaller towns throughout the Pacific world in which traders and primary producers did business. The essays in Urbanization and the Pacific World explore the increasingly complex economic relationships that connected cities in and around the Pacific world to each other, and pay particular attention to the impact that growing cities had on the economies of their hinterlands. The volume also contains articles that examine the problems that city growth created and the ways in which people were able to cope with them. Along with the new introduction, the essays cover all of the regions of the Pacific world in which city growth took place, and will allow the reader to consider a wide range of common and contrasting urban experiences.

Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific and Those of the Indian Ocean

What other parts are supplied by the Chinese ? The Chinese junks supply the
islands of Borneo , Sumatra , Java , and all the archipelago of the Indian Ocean .
What number of vessels are employed in this trade ? About three hundred of the
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Author : Sir Thomas Mitchell

Release : 1850

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Japanese Wrecks, Stranded and Picked Up Adrift in the North Pacific Ocean

Every junk found adrift or stranded on the coast of North America , or on the
Hawaiian or adjacent islands , has on ... This fully accounts for the absence of
Chinese junks on the Pacific , as vessels disabled off their coast would naturally
drift ...

Author : Charles Wolcott Brooks

Release : 1876

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The native races of the Pacific states of North America

49 I have stated above that the Peruvians preserved no record of having come
originally from China . They had a tradition ... The Chinese junks were too frail to
withstand a storm that could drive them across the Pacific . And if the voyage
were ...

Author : Hubert Howe Bancroft

Release : 1876

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America: Primitive history

49 I have stated above that the Peruvians preserved no record of having come
originally from China . They had a tradition ... The Chinese junks were too frail to
withstand a storm that could drive them across the Pacific . And if the voyage
were ...

Author : Hubert Howe Bancroft

Release : 1875

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America: Primitive history. 1876

49 I have stated above that the Peruvians preserved no record of having come
originally from China . They had a tradition ... The Chinese junks were too frail to
withstand a storm that could drive them across the Pacific . And if the voyage
were ...

Author : Hubert Howe Bancroft

Release : 1876

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Extensive anthropological, ethnographic, linguistic, archaeological, and historical work on the Indians of the North, Central, and South Americas and, in North America, as far east as the Mississippi Valley.

In a Junk Across the Pacific

And in more recent times , 1846 to be exact , a group of adventurous Englishmen
sailed the one - hundred - and - sixty - foot Chinese junk Keying from Hong Kong
to England . ” The Captain was warming to what apparently was a favorite ...

Author : Ethan Allen Petersen

Release : 1954

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ISBN :

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China, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, in the Years 1855-56

Innumerable Chinese vessels , from small craft of every description to the “ lorcha
" and war junk , presented a striking and ... Guns were firing from the junks ,
steamers hissing and snorting , and everything denoted the approach to a great ...

Author : J. D'Ewes

Release : 1857

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ISBN :

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The Pacific Tourist

Williams' Illustrated Trans-continental Guide of Travel, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific Ocean Henry T. Williams ... storm and the loss of the father ' s every town
containing a few hundred Chinamen , 1 junk and the safety of the brothers .

Author : Henry T. Williams

Release : 1876

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ISBN :

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The Lost Solar System of the Ancients Discovered

Where did the people who have left these monumental proofs of civilisation in the
Pacific come froin ? It has been asserted that vessels sailing from the eastern
coast of Asia could not have discovered America , because junks like the
Chinese ...

Author : John Wilson (writer in astronomy.)

Release : 1856

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The Blacks of Premodern China

... earliest contact and interaction between the people of China and the plethora
of peoples they successively designated as ... in his Chinese Junks on the Pacific
: Views from a Different Deck, has called "the living culture of Chinese vessels,"2
 ...

Author : Don J. Wyatt

Release : 2010

Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN : 9780812241938

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The Blacks of Premodern China describes the earliest Chinese encounters with peoples regarded as black. It focuses on the first exposure of Chinese to blacks hailing from East Africa, chiefly from today's Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania, who arrived in China as slaves between the seventh and seventeenth centuries C.E.

The Chinese Diaspora in the Pacific

203 I suppose that one could say that this vision of the Chinese communities
abroad is not really indebted to that of the ... The owner of the junk who is at the
same time making the traffic of human beings is presented as the son of a former
 ...

Author : Anthony Reid

Release : 2008

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN :

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This volume is organised into four sections: 'Concepts and Overview', 'Migration, Interaction, and hybridity in Southeast Asia', 'Around the Pacific' and 'Between Nationalisms'.

The lost solar system of the ancients discovered. [With] Appendix

Among the Caroline Islands in the Pacific ruined cities are said to exist , which
are built with large square blocks of stone ... But a proof that a Chinese junk was
able to have crossed the Pacific , is that one lately sailed from Canton , in China ...

Author : John Wilson (writer on astronomy.)

Release : 1856

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Paradise of the Pacific

cut holes in the fantail of their junks; a moored bunch of Chinese junks often
exposes to passing craft a wonderful view of a ... The total tab for my junk –
including building costs, launching charges, a year's insurance, the price of the
engine, ...

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Release : 1965

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