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Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding

Jun Kimura


This book clarifies the dynamics of shipbuilding traditions evolved in East Asia, explained based on the detailed investigations of excavated ships in the region. The previous shipwreck study in East Asia regarding past seafaring, human migration, and material-culture transportation was highly focused on wreck cargo. The hull remains of individual shipwrecks have been only solely reported. This is the first comprehensive study of the early and medieval East Asian ships in the field from the viewpoint of nautical and maritime archaeological perspectives. It incorporates the archaeological exami ... More

Keywords: East Asia, maritime and nautical archaeology, shipwrecks, shipbuilding, innovation theory, China, Korea, Japan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061184
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jun Kimura, author
Tokai University