The chapter concludes the historical development of shipbuilding technologies in East Asia over the centuries, assessed at a regional level and from the viewpoint of maritime archaeology. The maritime archaeological approach centred on the concept of hybridization underlying innovations in shipbuilding, and hypothetically considering that evidence for technological hybridization is ubiquitous and can be found widely on excavated ships in East Asia. This led the identification of the three sub-spheres of shipbuilding existed in the past: the Yellow Sea shipbuilding tradition, the East China Sea shipbuilding tradition, and the South China Sea shipbuilding tradition.
Keywords: hybridization, East Asian shipbuilding technologies, innovations, excavated ships, the Yellow Sea shipbuilding tradition, the East China Sea shipbuilding tradition, and the South China Sea shipbuilding tradition
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