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China’s Shipbuilding Technology and Maritime Trade

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Interactions between China and other parts of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Asia developed via the sea as well as the land. While there is a long history of scholarship on the overland routes of the Silk Road, more...

Cross-Cultural Encounters 1200–1750

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction An international trading network had become active by the 16th century as the major European countries sent their ships to distant parts of the world in search of spices and other exotic goods to trade...