TRADE WINDS TO PALEMBANG: TRACING CERAMIC TRADE WARES THROUGH SOUTHEAST ASIAN ENTREPÔTS – TAASA Review June 2018
Linda McLaren E arly in the Common Era the thriving sea trade between China, the Middle East and beyond enabled strategically placed `polities’ or city-states in what is now termed Southeast Asia to act as entrepôts.
Prosperity enabled influence over smaller communities but their territorial reach was always porous.
The fate of polities rose and fell as discerned in historical texts and in archaeological assemblages where ceramic wares provide extant trade evidence. Lidded containers and storage jars, Yue ware, Zhejiang province, China, 10th c, excavated from the Cirebon shipwreck...