Quanzhou Archaeology: A Brief Review

  • Richard Pearson
  • Li Min
  • Li Guo


The city of Quanzhou in coastal Fujian Province, southeastern China, rose to prominence as an international trading port in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries A.D. This paper reviews its published archaeological record which includes the Kaiyuansi Temple, several mosques, Hindu sites, a Manichaeist temple at Huabiao, several types of tombs, the Houzhu and Fashi sunken ships, and kiln sites.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Pearson
    • 1
  • Li Min
    • 2
  • Li Guo
    • 3
  1. 1.VancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor
  3. 3.Chinese Civilization Center, City University of Hong KongKowloontong, KowloonHong Kong

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