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Contacts, Conquests, and Commerce: The Emergence of a Greater South China Sea Interaction Zone from ~4000 BCE – 316 BCE

When May 04, 2017 06:00 PM to
May 07, 2017 01:00 PM
Where Pennsylvania State University
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“Contacts, Conquests, and Commerce: The Emergence of a Greater South China Sea Interaction Zone from ~4000 BCE – 316 BCE,” brings together scholars in separate disciplines to discuss the early contexts for cultural, linguistic, and material exchanges, migration patterns, state-formation, and the creation of polities in South China and mainland Southeast Asia. We emphasize not just the charting of contact zones and the networks between them; rather, we ask scholars to come to terms with the quality and nature of that contact and exchange. This will ultimately help answer the question of how cross-cultural impacts are felt in local communities and what such impacts mean to such communities in the long-term.

Contacts, Conquests, and Commerce: The Emergence of a Greater South China Sea Interaction Zone from 316 BCE – 1700 CE