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Nephrite and Mica industries: a link towards the Austronesian world

Hung, Hsiao-chun; Iizuka, Yoshiyuki


Two thousand years ago, the Wu Emperor of China sent south a naval expedition to seek opportunities to increase trade. The leaders encountered a Southeast Asian kingdom, with an established government, laws, cities and fl ourishing trade with India and Rome. The expedition report survives in the Chinese dynastic archives, and poses a fascinating challenge to archaeologists: what was the nature of this maritime Silk Road, when did it begin, what manner of people ran it, and how did it affect...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter


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