A Convergence Research Study of Southern Fujian Region in China during the Song Dynasty analyzing the Export of Ceramics

송(宋)대 민남(閩南)지역의 수출 도자기 융합현상 분석

Lim, Chun;Kun, Yue;Zheng, Zheng;Park, Jungwon;Kim, Won-Seok

  • Received : 2019.11.14
  • Accepted : 2019.02.20
  • Published : 2019.02.28


A Convergence Research Study of Southern Fujian Region in China during the Song Dynasty analyzing the Export of Ceramics During the Song Dynasty in China ceramics made in the Southern Fujian (also known as Minnan) region were exported to different countries in Southeast Asia including the Philippines, Thailand and more. They were even exported to Korea, Japan and through trade they traveled as far as Africa. Ceramics was one of the three main sea route export item of China at the time and there were active commercial trading between Korea as well as other countries, enabling ceramics to develop rapidly. The harmonious reciprocal relationship between the geographical, political, cultural, economical characteristics of Southern Fujian enabled a unique type of celadon ware widely recognized to develop. Ceramics of this region is one of a kind in terms of history when we relate it to research on integrating different elements. It suggests a unique convergence of culture when we study its forms and its industrial characteristics. The study attempts to analyze the influence of geography, politics, economy and culture on the different phenomena found in ceramics. Different paradigms associated with changes of environment reflect on continued development in the field of ceramics.


Minnan;Celadon;Foreign Trade;Convergence;Cultural Convergence


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