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École française d'Extrême-Orient
Institute of History and Philology
Academia Sinica, Nankang 11529
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Seminar: Chen Kuo-tung
02 MAY 18
Speaker: Prof. Chen Kuo-tung (Reasearch Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Title : Use of Capital in Sea-faring Activities in the 16th-18th Century China 

Date: Wednesday, May 02 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. 
Venue: Room 07-51, EHESS, 54 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Abstract: Sea-faring activities are full of risks and uncertainty.  Building and operating a Chinese ship (junk) also cost a lot of money.  In order to raise large amount of capitalor to reduce their own risk, several methods were adopted by the people working in the line of sea-faring business.  I mean to talk about the cost of ship-building, investment of cargoes, partnership for overseas adventure, and bottomry (a special maritime insurance design), etc. of the 16-18th century.
Thiis seminar is organized as part of séminaire de François Gipouloux et Aleksandra Kobiljski Aux origines de la mondialisation et de la divergence Europe-Asie