The Tongking Gulf Through History

This two-thousand-year history of the Tongking Gulf draws on fresh archaeological and historical insights to bridge a significant gap in studies on Southeast Asia and China.

The Tongking Gulf Through History

Edited by Nola Cooke, Li Tana, and James A. Anderson

2011 | 240 pages | Cloth $59.95
Asian Studies | History
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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction. The Tongking Gulf Through History: A Geopolitical Overview
—Li Tana

PART I. THE JIAOZHI ERA IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY
1. Textile Crafts in the Gulf of Tongking: The Intersection of Archaeology and History
—Judith Cameron
2. Jiaozhi (Giao Chi) in the Han Period Tongking Gulf
—Li Tana
3. Han Period Glass Vessels in the Early Tongking Gulf Region
—Brigitte Borell
4. "The People in Between": The Li and Lao from the Han to the Sui
—Michael Churchman

PART II. THE JIAOZHI OCEAN AND BEYOND (TENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES)
5. "Slipping Through Holes": The Late Tenth- and Early Eleventh-Century Sino-Vietnamese Coastal Frontier as a Subaltern Trade Network
—James A. Anderson
6. Van Don, the "Mac Gap," and the End of the Jiaozhi Ocean System: Trade and State in Dai Viet, Circa 1450-1550
—John K. Whitmore
7. The Trading Environment and the Failure of Tongking's Mid-Seventeenth-Century Commercial Resurgence
—Iioka Naoko
8. Chinese "Political Pirates" in the Seventeenth-Century Gulf of Tongking
—Niu Junkai and Li Qingxin
9. Chinese Merchants and Mariners in Nineteenth-Century Tongking
Vu Duong Luan and Nola Cooke

Notes
Glossary
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments