Choson History Society Talk (Gowoon Seong)

The Choson History Society is inviting Gowoon Seong (Fudan Univ.) for a talk titled, “Hakata merchants and the distribution of ceramics in Northeast Asia in the 15th-16th centuries”
Presented by Gowoon Seong, PhD Candidate, Fudan University (复旦大学)
Date: July 28, 2022, 11:00pm (Seoul) / 7:00am (Los Angeles) / 4:00 pm (Paris)

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Hakata merchants served an essential role in the circulation in Northeast Asia of Ming ceramics and Chosŏn ceramics in the 15th to 16th centuries. In scholarship on the Chinese ceramic trade, Ryukyu islanders have received significant attention. However, Ryukyu islanders were more involved in Southeast Asia trading deeper than in Northeast Asia. Investigating the role of Hakata merchants provides a more profound understanding not only of ceramic trading in Northeast Asia but as well as of its changing value in different cultures. This presentation will use a combination of historical documents and excavated materials to examine three different roles of Hakata merchants in the ceramic trade.