Oklahoma Botanical LiteratureBook - 1989
Under the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties, China's maritime trade went through several stages of rapid expansion. This concerned both activities initiated by the central government and private seafaring: Chinese ships would sail to ports in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean and foreign merchants would come to China, often declaring themselves as tribute envoys. In the early 16th century, the Portuguese made contact with the Middle Kingdom, leading to the foundation of Macao in the 1550s.
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1989
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 016.58109766 J631ok 1989
Characteristics: 150 p. ; 24 cm