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Sailing to Cathay: Maritime Trade Routes to Asia Before and After the Arrival of the Europeans at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century

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Feb
25

Thursday

1:00PM

Sailing to Cathay: Maritime Trade Routes to Asia Before and After the Arrival of the Europeans at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century

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Thursday, February 25
1:00 p.m. PT
Speaker: Andrew Singer, author, speaker, and traveler

 

“Sailing to Cathay” explores the vibrant maritime trade routes that existed in what are now known as the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and South China Sea before and after the arrival of Europeans in Asia at the turn of the sixteenth century. Maritime trade routes were the ancient highways carrying commodities, art, ideas, people, and religion between Europe and Asia, with an impact felt at both ends. By the middle of the seventeenth century, Chinese porcelain, lacquer, textiles, tea, and more were common exports making their way to the markets of Europe.

Andrew Singer is a writer and speaker about China, a traveler, and by day, a land use and environmental permitting lawyer on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He dreamed about China from a young age and lived there for a year during college in the mid-1980s. He was at one time a Chinese translator with the U.S. government. He has skydived, hiked the Salkantay Trail in Peru, and camped on the Great Wall of China. Andrew writes a monthly newsletter on China, America, and cross-cultural connections. His website is www.andrewsingerchina.com.

 

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Date:
February 25
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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