img.: Sunset in Hong Kong, CC-BY-NC-ND Östasiatiska museet via Europeana..
Flows of people, objects and knowledge went back and forth between Europe and China across centuries, and are witnessed by a wealth of China-related cultural heritage preserved in European Institutions.
Discover the interesting stories that are told in digitized collections available on Europeana, carefully curated and selected by the Editorial Team of EU funded PAGODE – Europeana China project.
Today’s topic is about the Chinese junk, and a nice blog complemented with a gallery of images celebrate this typical Chinese ship, that is used since centuries for crossing the seven seas.
With its name referring to the Portuguese “junco” and the Javanese “djong”, the junk first and foremost is an icon of Chinese naval design. Prepare for a voyage of discovery and follow its beautifully battened sails into the sunset. These iconic ships have long been one of the defining symbols of Chinese naval warfare, travel and trade.
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