Taiwan Maritime Landscapes

from Neolithic to Early Modern Times

Paola CALANCA, Bérénice BELLINA, Aude FAVEREAU, Frank MUYARD, Lionel L. SIAME, Guillaume LEDUC, LIU Yi-chang, TSANG Cheng-hwa, CHIANG Chih-hua, CHEN Yu-mei, Hugh R. CLARK, CHEN Kuo-tung, Manel OLLÉ, Roger BLENCH

Collection : Études thématiques

Collection's number: 34

Editor: Calanca (Paola), Muyard (Frank) , Liu (Yi-chang)

Edition: EFEO

Publication date: 2022

Status : Available


ISBN-13 : 9782855392721

ISSN : 1269-8067

Width : 18.5 cm

Height : 27.5 cm

Weight : 1.18 kg

Number of pages : 392

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion

Geography : China, South East Asia

Language : English

Place : Paris

Support : Papier

Description :

18.5 x 27.5 cm, 392 p., Ill., English, paperback

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Taiwan Maritime Landscapes examines the maritime history and prehistory of Taiwan, with particular attention paid to the often neglected pre-17th century periods. It expands our understanding of the island’s past and its nautical environment, and highlights the persistence of Taiwan’s relationships with its neighbors, first through the maritime activities of Austronesian peoples, then around the 2nd millennium ad by way of the Minnan sailors. Supported by a multidisciplinary approach, the works presented herein showcase recent advances in archaeological and historical research on these issues. It documents the natural maritime and climatic environment of Taiwan, its first Neolithic communities, their diversification up to the 1st millennium ad, and the integration of the island into Chinese and European maritime networks. It illustrates and explores the island societies’ cultural and commercial connections with populations and polities across the South and East China Seas as well as the nautical knowledge underpinning these relations. The articles presented in this book offer new insights and avenues for Asian maritime history research.

Table of contents

A note on Transcription/Romanization 
Introduction: An Island Tossed by Asian Currents 
Taiwan’s Place in East Asian Archaeological Studies 
Lionel L. SIAME & Guillaume LEDUC
Climate Changes and Neolithic Human Migration “Out of Taiwan” 
LIU Yi-chang
Taiwan Prehistoric Maritime Trade Networks and their Impacts 
TSANG Cheng-hwa
Cross-Strait Migration during the Early Neolithic Period of Taiwan 
CHIANG Chih-hua
Possible Relationships between Taiwan and the Southern Ryukyu Islands during the Early Neolithic Period 
CHEN Yu-mei
The Austronesian Dispersal: A Lanyu Perspective 
LIU Yi-chang
Interactions and Migrations between Taiwan and the Philippines from the Neolithic to the Early Metal Age 
Reviewing the Connections between the Upper Thai-Malay Peninsula and the Philippines during the Late Prehistoric Period (500 bc–ad 500) 
Textual Sources on Cross-Strait Contact through the 1st Millennium ad 
CHEN Kuo-tung
Chinese Knowledge of the Waters around Taiwan from the 16th to the 18th Century 
Manel OLLÉ
A Century of Contacts between Manila and Taiwan in Spanish Sources (1582–1683)
The Maritime Environment around Taiwan: Perception and Reality 
Restructuring our Understanding of the South China Sea Interaction Sphere: Evidence from
Multiple Disciplines 
List of Maps, Figures, and Tables 
Abstracts / 摘要 

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About the editor

Calanca (Paola)

Paola Calanca, after having carried out studies in History and Chinese studies, is currently Associate Professor at the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) and teaches research seminars at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris). Her research mainly focuses on maritime history, with special interests in Ming-Qing coastal defense, the interaction between civil and military population in coastal areas, and navigation knowledge (shipbuilding and nautical practices). She has coordinated a five-year research program (ANR-MOST, 2014–2019) on Maritime knowledge for China Seas in the 16th–18th century with Chen Kuo-tung (IHP, Academia Sinica).

Muyard (Frank)

Frank Muyard is currently Head of École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) Taipei Center and Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan. His main research interests are Taiwan and China’s modern history and sociology, as well as Austronesian prehistory and South China protohistory. He is currently researching the history of Taiwanese archaeology and its interactions with state nationalism and indigenous peoples. Recent publications include “The Role of Democracy in the Rise of the Taiwanese National Identity,” in A New Era in Democratic Taiwan (J. Sullivan & C. Lee eds., 2018), “Taiwan Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples,” in Archaeology, History and Indigenous Peoples (L. Hung ed., 2016), and “Comparativism and Taiwan Studies: Analyzing Taiwan in/out of Context, or Taiwan as an East Asian New World Society,” in Comparatizing Taiwan (S. Shih & P. Liao eds., 2015).

Liu (Yi-chang)

Liu Yi-chang is currently Professor and Director of the Institute of Archaeology at National Cheng Kung University and Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, from which he retired in 2019 as Research Fellow. His main research interest is Taiwan and the South China Sea periphery, focusing mainly on Taiwan prehistory, indigenous archaeology, historical archaeology, archaeology of Southeast Asia, cultural heritage studies, and the history of Taiwan archaeology. His research objective is to comprehensively understand the history of human development in Taiwan in linking the Austronesian-dominant prehistory with the Han culture-dominant history since the 17th century by means of integrating archaeology, ethnology, early historical archives, and the oral history of the indigenous peoples.

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