Our publications relating to the ERC Transpacific

ERC Transpacific

List of publications

Angela Schottenhammer, “Smallpox on the Ryukyu Islands: Local Treatment, Maritime Disease and Medical Knowledge Transmission, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries”, in Annick Horiuchi and Pierre-Emmanuel Roux (eds.), Early Modern Kyūshū: A Regional Crossroads of Knowledge, Trade, and Production (forthcoming).
Guillermo Ruiz-Stovel, “A Chinese Ethnography of Spanish Manila (1812)”, Chapter 4 of Christina Lee, Ricardo Padrón (eds.), The Spanish Pacific, 1521-1815, Volume 2 A Reader of Primary Sources [Connected Histories in the Early Modern World] (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University press, 2024).
Figure 1. World map in the Fangyu shenglüe (1612) in two hemispheres. Height of paper ca. 26.5 cm. National Archives of Japan.
Elke Papelitzky, “Old and New Views on the “Barbarians”: The 1612 Fangyu shenglüe 方輿勝略”, TRANSPACIFIC Research Notes 3:1 (2023).
Figure 1. World map in the Fangyu shenglüe (1612) in two hemispheres. Height of paper ca. 26.5 cm. National Archives of Japan.
Elke Papelitzky, “Viejas y nuevas miradas sobre los ‘bárbaros’: el Fangyu shenglüe 方輿勝略 (1612)”, in Periferias imaginadas: “Bárbaros” en el Este asiático, desde la antigüedad y a lo largo de la era imperial, edited by Ana Carolina Hosne, Paula Hoyos Hattori, and Ignacio Villagrán, 57–88. Puntarenas: Editorial de la Sede del Pacífico, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2023.

Mariano Bonialian, “The Silver of Potosí, 1580– 1630. The Beating and Pumping of One of the Hearts of Early Globalization”, Chapter 6 of Potosí in the Global Silver Age (16th—19th Centuries) [Studies in Global Social History, 49/3], ed. by Rossana Barragán und Paula C. Zagalsky (Leiden, Boston: E. J. Brill, 2023), 245-275.


Angela Schottenhammer, “Some Remarks on the Use and Provision of Camphor in Early Modern China and in Spanish Asian and American Colonies”, in From the Steppe to the Sea: A Festschrift for Paul Buell, ed. by Timothy May (2023), in press.

Wim De Winter, “Kennis over verre zeeën. Maritieme en etnografische kennisontwikkeling van Franse transpacifische reizen tot de Oostendse Azië-handel (1684–1723)”  (tl. Knowledge on/across distant seas. Development of maritime and ethnographic knowledge from French transpacific voyages to the Ostend Asia trade (1684-1723). In: Nieuwe Tijdingen. Over vroegmoderne geschiedenis., december 2022, pp. 99-129

Wim De Winter, “Silently Smuggled and Invisibly Dyed: The Trans-Pacific Smuggling of Semiprocessed Asian Textiles and Peruvian Bullion in the Spanish Colonies and at Sea, 1547-1800”, Commodities of Empire Working Paper Series – WP 35 (june 2022), 1-32. Also available here.

Juan Carlos González Balderas and Angela Schottenhammer, “Agustín Sánchez, a Late Sixteenth-Century Spanish Ship Surgeon Crossing the Pacific Ocean“, TRANSPACIFIC Research Notes 01 (2022), 1-55; interactive version, TRANSPACIFIC Research Notes 02 (2022).

Angela Schottenhammer, “Epidemic and Environmental Change in China’s Early Modern Maritime World During the ‘Little Ice Age’ (ca. 1500-1680“, in Philip Gooding (ed.), Droughts, Floods, and Global Climatic Anomalies in the Indian Ocean World [Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies] (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), 63-95.

Elke Papelitzky, “Shallow Water at China’s Coast: Depicting Dangers on Early Modern Chinese Maps“, Isis 112.1 (2021), 111–121.

Angela Schottenhammer, “Maritime Disasters and Risk Appraisals in the East Asian Waters”, Études thématiques (2021), forthcoming.

Angela Schottenhammer, Mathieu Torck, Wim De Winter, “Surgeons and Physicians on the Move in the Asian Waters (15th to 18th Centuries)”, Haiyangshi yanjiu 海洋史研究 18 (2022), 245-302.

Angela Schottenhammer, “Insights into Global Maritime Trade Around 1600”, “Insights into Global Maritime Trade Around 1600”, Chapter 8 of The Economic History of India. Historiographical Issues and Perspectives – Essays in Honor of Professor Ranabir Chakravarti, ed. by R. Mahalakshmi and Suchandra Ghosh et al. (Bloomsbury: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023), 161-199.

Crossroads Journal Ostasien Verlag

Cao Jin, “From Ricci’s World Map to Schall’s Translation of De Re Metallica: Western Learning and China’s Search for Silver in the Late Ming Period (1583-1644)”, Crossroads Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World 17/18 (2018), 93-138.

Angela Schottenhammer, “Connecting China with the Pacific World?“, Orientierungen. Zeitschrift zur Kultur Asiens 31 (2019), 111-170.

Peruvian balsam

Angela Schottenhammer, “’Peruvian balsam’”: An Example of Transoceanic Transfer of Medicinal Knowledge”, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 16:69 (2020), 1-29,; see: “Peruvian balsam”: an example of transoceanic transfer of medicinal knowledge (