Vol. 20 (2013)

Sino-Japanese Shipping Connections as Reported in Chinese and Japanese Sources


The end of the extensive Japanese missions to Sui and Tang China in the middle of the ninth century did not call a halt to Sino-Japanese contacts. This short piece translates and annotates a chart compiled by Ueda Takeshi of verifiable (month and year) voyages between the two countries covering the 1,000-year period from the mid-ninth through the early nineteenth centuries. Readers are encouraged to offer corrections and/or additions.