Our publications relating to the ERC Transpacific

ERC Transpacific

List of publications

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.

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.

UGent Library, Faculty of Arts

Angela Schottenhammer, “Insights into Global Maritime Trade Around 1600”, in Festschrift for Ranabir Chakravarti, ed. by Suchandra Gosh et al. (Bloomsbury: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021), in press.


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 (2021), in press.

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 (