Since its inception, CAPI has hosted conferences on a wide variety of Asia-Pacific-related topics. From hosting major regional academic conferences, as we did with 2008's Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Conference, to more experimental academic meetings like 2009's Association for Performing Languages Conference, you are bound to find something interesting going on at CAPI.
We welcome participation from Asia-Pacific scholars, students and practitioners from around the globe - we hope to see you at our next conference!
- Aug 22 2014 - 9:00am - Aug 24 2014 - 5:00pmZheng He's Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China's Relations with the Indian Ocean World from AntiquityVictoria BC
Eighty-seven years before Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic voyage, another of the world’s greatest navigators, the Chinese admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho), launched the first of the seven voyages he would lead across the Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433. This international conference focuses both on Zheng He’s epic voyages in the early fifteenth century, and on China’s millennia of relations with the Indian Ocean world (extending from East Africa and the Middle East through South and Southeast Asia to the Far East).