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Book launch: Gunboats, Empire, and the China Station by Dr Matthew Heaslip, 22 October 4.30pm

Join us online in marking the launch of Gunboats, Empire, and the China Station – a book that ‘transforms our understanding of the Royal Navy in the 1920s’. 22nd October from 4.30 to 5.30 pm. Please book via Eventbrite. Professor Joe Maiolo (King’s College London) will open the event with a short introduction, after which the author […]

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View of the waterfront at Canton with the paddle steamer 'Spark'. Copyright Hong Kong Maritime Museum. https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/canton-trade/BAKChKKXSKUpJg

Call For Manuscripts – The Materiality of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange

The Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research (CMHCR) at Dalian Maritime University in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology at Helsinki University, invites manuscripts for consideration in a unique edited volume which focuses on the Materiality of the Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange and its theoretical underpinnings. The volume seeks to promote research that evidences, […]

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Corsairs and Collaborators: The Tankas and Early Colonial Hong Kong

By the Qing (1644-1912 CE) dynasty, the term ‘Tanka’ (pinyin: Danjia) became a common designation for people who lived on boats in the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, and Fujian. Throughout the development of the term ‘Tanka’, its various usages and iterations were always denigrating and alienating. Considered a base people, the Tanka were largely excluded […]

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