October 10, 2022
“When one drinks coffee in the morning, it is partly because of the sea routes of Asia. (p. 3). There is a complex web of Asian sea routes that have existed for many centuries carrying goods, religion, and people throughout the South China Seas, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. This is fascinating oceanic history that is unknown to many of us in America. Tonight on Inquiry we welcome ERIC TAGLIACOZZO. He is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. We will be talking about his new book: IN ASIAN WATERS: OCEANIC WORLDS FROM YEMEN TO YOKOHAMA.