Who Were the Africans in Eastern Asia? : The Christian European Period 1500-1900 AD

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Who Were the Africans in Eastern Asia? : The Christian European Period 1500-1900 AD

Description

Seaways, especially monsoonal ones, allow movement on two directions. However Eurocentric approaches have tended to create hierarchies of cultures which have biased movements in particular directions to the historical exclusion of some narratives. This is a fresh look at a cultural connection from a perspective that has evaded investigation and seeks to balance the research on Chinese interactions with Africans in Africa. Africans have been trading with Asia for hundreds of years, yet their history and presence in East Asia has been barely suggested or investigated. The role of African crewmen is an important part of this narrative and one that brings a new dimension (if not challenges) to ethnographic studies of maritime cultural landscapes and seascapes.

Creator

Clifford Pereira

Publisher

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Date

11/24/2017

Rights

Clifford Pereira

Files

Pereira_6_FINAL.pdf

Citation

Clifford Pereira , “Who Were the Africans in Eastern Asia? : The Christian European Period 1500-1900 AD ,” The MUA Collection, accessed June 21, 2018, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1821.

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