|Statement||by Ivon A. Donnelly|
|LC Classifications||VM307 .D6|
|The Physical Object|
The naval history of China dates back thousands of years, with archives existing since the late Spring and Autumn period ( BC – BC) about the ancient navy of China and the various ship types used in war. China was the leading maritime power in the years –, when Chinese shipbuilders began to build massive ocean-going junks. In modern times, the current . A survey of the many different styles of Chinese junks from the Pechili Trader in the north to the Hongkong Fisher in the south. Very good condition book clean and bright externally and an especially clean white spine, internally bright and unfoxed, but several pages from to have edge creases or tears without loss. Chinese junks had painted eyes on them, one on each side. It was believed that this helped the boat see where it was going. Rudder. The rudder was a large, heavy board attached to the stern (back) of the junk. It was used to help the boat steer a straight course. Mast. Junks had several masts made from tall, flexible pine trees. Strong sails. Six centuries ago, a mighty armada of Chinese ships crossed the China Sea, then ventured west to Ceylon, Arabia, and East Africa. The fleet consisted of giant nine-masted junks, escorted by dozens Author: Evan Hadingham.
by naked eyes, unlike those pictures in ancient Chinese warfare books. Hence, this. Paintings of Chinese Junks. provided a very valuable source of the present study. Taiwanese Junk (Fig) was one of 11 junks painted. This Taiwanese Junk had elegant curve of hull and a simple bamboo cover near the stern. Others include junks from Nanjing. Separate Compartments. Another characteristic of junks, interior compartments or bulkheads, strengthened the ship and slowed flooding in case of built in this manner were written of in Zhu Yu's book Pingzhou Table Talks, published by AD during the Song , this type of construction for Chinese ship hulls was attested to by the Moroccan Muslim Berber . Chinese junks: a book of drawings in black & white by Donnelly, Ivon A. Publication date Topics Junks Publisher [Shanghai]: Kelly and Walsh Collection pemphillips; americana Digitizing sponsor Phillips Library at The Peabody Essex Museum Contributor Phillips Library at The Peabody Essex MuseumPages: A junk is a Chinese sailing vessel. The English name comes from Javanese djong (Malay: adjong), meaning 'ship' or 'large vessel'.Junks were originally developed during the Han Dynasty ( B.C.E.– C.E.) and further evolved to represent one of the most successful ship designs in were used both for military combat and for trade, traveling long distances on .
Junks were the first ships to have rudders, which allowed them to be steered easily. From the 13th to 15th centuries, Chinese junks were bigger than any other ships and were the most advanced in the world. Today, junks are still used in China, Hong Kong, and many parts of Southeast Asia. During the Ming Dynasty, a great admiral named Zhang He (as well as other notable admirals) sailed out of China to explore the world. Under the behest of Emperor Zhu Di, He and the Chinese Fleet (made up of 28, men) made their way from Asia to the Middle East and Africa, eventually reaching as far as Indonesia. Download From a Western perspective, junks were among the most mysterious vessels ever to sail the open seas. Offering more than just history, Chinese Junks on the Pacific focuses on ten ships, such as the Whang Ho, Ning Po, and Amoy, that sailed to the United States in the early twentieth century. Introduction. Junks are ancient Chinese sail boats that are still widely used in many countries around the world. Having minimum of two to three sails, Junks are known as one of the most successful ancient ship types in the maritime history (Read about other types of ancient boats such as rafts, dugouts and cogs).It is said that junks were first made during the Han dynasty in .