Maritime Southeast Asia Between South Asia and China to the Sixteenth Century

  title={Maritime Southeast Asia Between South Asia and China to the Sixteenth Century},
  author={Tansen Sen},
  journal={TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia},
  pages={31 - 59}
  • Tansen Sen
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • History
  • TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia
Abstract The maritime regions of Southeast Asia played an important but varying role in connecting South Asia and China prior to the sixteenth century. With regard to commercial exchanges, traders, ships, and polities in Southeast Asia facilitated and sometimes controlled the flow of goods. Additionally, merchant associations from South Asia and China established their bases in Southeast Asia to participate in trading activities in the Bay of Bengal and South China Sea regions. At least three… 
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