葡萄牙人東來初期的海上交通與瓷器貿易
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AbstractIn the year of 1511 , the Portuguese occupied Malacca and turned it in-to a stronghold through which they penetrated into the traditional trade network in South-east Asia and sought trade with the Chinese merchants who were actively in the region. In 1521 , as the Ming court refused to establish diplomatic relations and bilateral trade with the Portuguese, maritime trade was officially banned on the southeast coast of Chi-na. Thus, most of the Portuguese merchants had to move to the islands beyond the reach of the Ming government. Since then, they had been increasingly involved in local smuggling trade and remained active on these islands until the opening of Macau (1553) as a legal trade port for the Portuguese. The details of the Portuguese’ s navi-gation and trade activities during this period are not clear enough due to the limited re-cords in documents and archives, but they are traceable through the Chinese porcelain wares exported as commodities at that time. This paper studies the early phase of porce-lain wares traded between China and Portugal in the hope to reveal the trade scale, sail-ing routes and trade patterns at the early stage of the Portuguese in China. These wares are mainly from museum collections and archaeological findings in China, Southeast A-sia, the Middle East and Europe. Coupled with historical records gleaned, this paper tries to explore the stories behind the wares to enhance our understanding of the early history of maritime trade between China and Portugal.
All Author(s) ListWANG Guanyu
Journal name海交史研究 (Maritime History Studies)
Year2016
Issue Number2
Pages47 - 68
ISSN1006-8384
LanguagesChinese-Simplified
KeywordsThe 16th Century; Exported Porcelain; Porcelain Trade between Chi-na and Portugal;

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