An Object of Seduction: The Early Modern Trans-Pacific Silk Trade



An Object of Seduction: The Early Modern Trans-Pacific Silk Trade

Xiaolin Duan

3-4 sessions

This module looks into the 16th-18th century Asia-Pacific silk trade, with a particular focus on southeast China, Manila in Philippine, and New Spain (colonial Mexico). It traces the production, consumption, and regulation of Chinese silk textiles as they circulated through the social worlds and trade networks. Taking a comparative perspective, this module focuses on the similarities and interconnectedness between Ming dynasty China and colonial Mexico to understand how the fashion of wearing silk textiles contributed to the formation of the global market and affected the traditional empires.

 

Silk Trade 0.0 Schedule at a glance

Silk Trade 0.1 About this module for Students_final

Silk Trade 0.2 About this module, for instructor

Silk Trade 0.3 bibliography

Silk Trade 0.4 Timeline (list format)

Silk Trade 0.5 Timeline (table format)

Silk Trade 1.1 Introduction

Silk Trade 1.2 Lecture note_introduction

Silk Trade 1.3 Marks_chapter 3

Silk Trade 1.4 Oxford History of Mexico Title page and pg 115-150

Silk Trade 1.6a Instructor_s manual for Marks chapter 3

Silk Trade 1.6b Key points discussed in Chinese history textbooks

Silk Trade 1.6c Key points discussed in Mexico textbooks

Silk Trade 2.1 Lecture note_Sericulture

Silk Trade 2.2 The Production of Silk

Silk Trade 2.3 Pictures of tilling and weaving_for instructor

Silk Trade 2.4 Sierra Texupan Codex_for instructor

Silk Trade 2.5 bianmin tuzuan Silk Trade 2.2 The Production of Silk

Silk Trade 2.6 Pictures of Tilling and Weaving_intro+translationSilk Trade 2.2 The Production of Silk

Silk Trade 2.7 Sierra Texupan Codex

Silk Trade 3.1 Fashion

Silk Trade 3.2 Lecture note_Fashion

Silk Trade 3.3 Primary source on Fashion in New Spain

Silk trade 3.4 Primary sources on Fashion in China

Silk Trade 3.5 Casta paintings

Silk Trade 3.6 Clothes in Chinese paintings

Silk Trade 4.1 Trade

Silk Trade 4.2 Lecture note_trade

Silk Trade 4.3 Chinese primary sources on trade

Silk Trade 4.4 Spanish primary sources on trade

Silk Trade 4.5 Ma_The Great Silk Exchange

Silk Trade 4.6 extant Chinese and Mexican textiles

Silk Trade 5.1 Assignments and activities

Silk Trade 5.2 Review questions

Silk Trade 5.3 Lecture Note_ conclusion remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 


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