Illustration of the historical Maritime Silk Roads, linking civilizations across continents via maritime trade

Maritime Silk Roads History

This is the latest version of an electronic library of resources supporting the Maritime Silk Roads sites. It offers free and immediate access to online resources for anyone wanting to explore further the context of the museum’s artifacts. As the museum develops, more resources, in more languages, will be added. Subscribers to the newsletter will receive updates on all new developments. Any suggestions for additions to this list will be welcome.

European Languages

Baupin, M. Histoire des routes de la soie et de la mondialisation, P/P slides

Bellec, F. ‘L’astronomie nautique le long de la route maritime de la soie’, paper presented to Colloque Routes De La Soie 13.51992

Bastiampillai, B.E.S.J. ‘China-Sri Lanka: Trade And Diplomatic Relations Including The Voyages Of Cheng-Ho’, Ancient Ceylon, 1990

Billé, F., Mehendale, S. and Lankton, J.W. The Maritime Silk Road. Global Connectivities, Regional Nodes, Localities, Amsterdam, 2022, 286pp

Çelik, M.S. and D. Özer Çaylan ‘Systematic Literature Review Of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: A Bibliometric Analysis’, Journal of Management and Economics Research, 19, 3, 2021, 35-57.

Gaillard, K. And van den Berg, E., Gezonken Schatten. Sunken Treasures, 2019, 27pp (introduction only)

Guan, K.W. The Maritime Silk Road: History of an Idea, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Working Paper Series No.23, 2016, 32pp

Hong, C.Z. ‘Feasibility Study of Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road Incense Culture Tourism Development’ paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Management Science and Management Innovation, 2016

Hou, J.,e.a. ‘Hazard analysis of tsunami disaster on the Maritime Silk Road.’, Acta Oceanologica Sinica 39, 2020, 74-82.

Kamalova, Z.A. ‘Marine Silk Road: Early Marine Communications’, International Scientific and Current Research Conferences, 2022, 12-16.

Kimura, J. ‘Archaeological Evidence of Shipping and Shipbuilding Along The Maritime Silk Road’, in F. Billé, e.a. (eds), The Maritime Silk Road: Global Connectivities, Regional Nodes, Localities, Amsterdam. 2022, 97-127.

Lee, H.S. ‘Early Korea-Arabic maritime relations based on Muslim sources’, Korea Journal31, 2, 1991, 21-32.

Louis, C.W. ‘Conservation and Management of Ceramic Archaeological Sites along the Maritime Silk Route’, 2005,

Miksik, J.N., Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea 1300-1800. NUS, 2013. 480pp

Miksic, J.N. ‘China and the Maritime Silk Road: from passive to active participantResearch Handbook on the Belt and Road Initiative, 2021, 2-13.

Patnaik, S.K. ‘Aspects of the Maritime Silk Road: From the Persian Gulf to the East China Sea’, Odisha Review

Pearson, M. The Indian Ocean, London, NY, 2003. 352pp

Prange, S.R. ‘Scholars and the sea: A historiography of the Indian Ocean’, History Compass6, 5, 2008, 1382-1393.

Prichanchit, S. ‘Maritime Trade during the 14th and the 17th Century: Evidence from the Underwater Archaeological Sites In the Gulf of Siam’, Paper presented to Conference Integral Study Of The Silk Roads: Roads Of Dialogue 21-22.1.1991.

Ptak,R. ‘The Northern Trade Route to the Spice Islands : South China Sea – Sulu Zone – North Moluccas (14th to early 16th century)’, Archipel, 43, 1992, 27-56.

Schottenhammer, A. ‘China’s Rise and Retreat as a Maritime Power’, R.J. Antony and A. Schottenhammer, Beyond the Silk Roads: New Discourses on China’s Role in East Asian Maritime History, 2017.

Weatherford, J. ‘The Silk Route from Land to Sea’, Humanities, 7, 2, 2018

Zhang, X.‘Chinese capitalism and the maritime silk road: A world-systems perspective’. Geopolitics22, 2, 2017, 310-331.



Li Jinming 中国古代海上丝绸之路的发展与变迁 9pp

Zhao Jung 海上丝绸之路: 一个文化遗产概念的知识生产 27pp

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