History and society of coastal lands and islands in Ming-Qing Zhejiang

Head and Professor, Department of History, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou

This project investigates the social history of the coastal lands and islands along the coast of Zhejiang and Fujian provinces in southeastern China in the last millennium. Economic activities, migration, trade with east and southeast Asian countries of people inhabiting these places will be studied also for their cultural uniqueness and impact on coastal Chinese society.