Comparative Studies of Asian Maritime Worlds

One of the study groups of the large-scale joint research project “Maritime Cross-Cultural Exchange in East Asia and the Formation of Japanese Traditional Culture” (2005-2009, supervised by Kojima Tsuyoshi, Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo), supported by a grant-in-aid from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Scientific Research on Priority Areas). It compares Asian maritime regions with other specified maritime regions (Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea) as historical space with the aim of bringing their particular characteristics to light.

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