Quanzhou China History
Fuzhou itself is the capital of Guangdong province and the center of trade and exchange between China and Hong Kong. The city is famous for its trade and exchange of goods and services, as well as its cultural heritage.
Quanzhou became the center of the so-called Sea Silk Road and experienced its general prosperity. It became as famous as the port of Alexandria, where merchants gathered in the clouds and Chinese and foreign goods gathered in the mountains. The city reached its peak during the Qing Dynasty, which attracted merchants from all over the world to its shores. In the 19th century, it became an important trading and trade centre on China's so-called "maritime silk road" along the east coast of China.
Indeed, many Quanzhou people were encouraged to settle in other countries in Southeast Asia, and the Silk Road's overseas connections were facilitated during the late Ming Dynasty. Although its openness was subdued during the Qing Dynasty under Emperor Qing Qing, the city had the potential to become a new cultural hub.
Quanzhou is perhaps the best place to see China's urbanization, which preceded the rise of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other major urban centers in China. At the same time, it was on the verge of becoming one of the largest cities in the world with a population of more than 1.5 million people.
During the Song and Yuan Dynasty, the port of Citong reached its peak and was described by Marco Polo as "the largest port of the Orient." From the 11th to 14th century, Quanzhou was known to foreign traders as Zaiton and became known as one of the most important Chinese ports for trade with the Middle East and North Africa.
In its prime, during the Yuan Dynasty, Quanzhou rose as an emerging port and became one of the world's most important emerging markets. During the Qing Dynasty, trade ceased and Fujian Province lost its name as a trading and shipping center, and there were many relatively slow trains connecting it to Xiamen, only a few kilometers away. This has severely impeded its development and has lost importance in recent centuries, with the A 100, in which Xamia (a few miles away) has become - the - most important port of China.
The history of Quanzhou is one of the most interesting and fascinating in the world of maritime history, and the history of the city is the subject of numerous books, films, television shows and films. The museum gives you an insight into the vicissitudes that have happened at sea, as well as the history and development of this city. The museum will make this available to you as part of its collection of historical and cultural artefacts.
During the Song and Yuan dynasties, the port of Quanzhou was once one of the largest ports in the world and was equated with the port of Alexandria in Egypt. China's first major international port was Guangzhou, south of Amoy, but soon the traders had had enough of corruption and war and moved to the more stable Quanzahou. With a coastline of 541 km, it posed a major threat to silk, tea and porcelain used during the ancient Silk Road period, connecting it with the rest of the world by sea. In the mid-19th century, Quanz Zhou, formerly known as Zayton Chinchew, developed in response to the strong trade between China and the United States and other countries in Asia and Europe, with a population of over 1.5 million people at the time of its founding, when maritime trade began to replace land traffic along the Silk Road and became one of China's four major ports.
With the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago and the reform and opening policy initiated over 40 years ago, the inhabitants of Quanzhou and Mr. Zheng seized the opportunity and created the first museum of its kind in the world. It is one of the first museums to have a repertoire of historical relics that reflect the prosperity of ancient Chinese overseas trade, a perfect place to show how China began to connect with the rest of the world by sea. These relics, which were for a long time an open city, show that it was always a centre of trade and commerce, based on the strengths of different cultures. The Chinese have shown that they have always been able to draw on the power of different civilizations.
Trade has been an important factor in building a close relationship between India and China, as China has been one of India's most important trading partners in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in Asia.
Fujian was a port city trading with Arabs and Persians, while Britain, Holland and Portugal brought opium and tea and silk sailed away. The Tingjiang River, which originates from Changting, is the mother river of the Hakkas, so we come here to a lot of Hakka history in China, as well as the history of Chinese trade with India. In Nanhan (911 - 971) a prefecture called Jingzhou was founded, which was later renamed Meizhou (973 - 888) and then Fujian in 989. During this time ships sailed from China to India, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia. Throughout history, Tingszhou County, with its approximately 1.5 million inhabitants, has been a representative place inhabited by Hakken.