Sjostrand is an engineer who has spent the last thirty years in Southeast
Asia, primarily designing and engineering marine and offshore structures.
A keen sailor, he has a deep interest in the history of Southeast Asian
maritime trade, and the history and aesthetics of Asian ceramics. He has
discovered a number of wrecks dating from the 14th century through World
War II, and is presently concentrating on exploration in the South China
Sea. Contact: email@example.com.
Claire Barnes has no expertise
in Asian ceramics, an amateur interest in Asian history and maritime archaeology,
and was merely catalytic in the internet publication of a report already
all but exhaustive. The report subsequently appeared in print form¹.
Both intend that all findings from the wrecks investigated should be
published, and that maximum information should be derived on all aspects
of ancient shipbuilding, trade, shipboard life, etc. All effective assistance
is welcome. Indispensable contributions have already been made by:
Sten's address is:
Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn Bhd, 25 Jalan Wawasan Jaya, Tanjong
Gemok, 26820 Kuala Rompin, Malaysia.
- Roxanna Brown, a world-recognised expert on Southeast Asian
trade ceramics, who is the adjunct curator of Southeast Asian ceramics
at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California².
She and Sten Sjostrand are co-authors of Turiang: A Fourteenth Century
Shipwreck in Southeast Asian Waters³.
- Johan Milton, a member of the diving team who has devoted much
time to the registration and conservation of artefacts.
- Andi Baumgartener and Scott Sheehan, the other members
of the diving team for the Turiang.
- Robert McLeod, who took many of the photographs.
- Ong Choon Kwang, Duangta Thoetwangmuang, and Khalid
Tel +60-9 413-1002. Fax: +60-9 413-2996.
- Sten Sjostrand & Claire Barnes, 'The Turiang:
a fourteenth century Chinese shipwreck upsetting Southeast Asian ceramic
history', Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society,
Vol LXXIV part 1 (no. 280), 2001, p.71-109. This website includes all
the content of the black-and-white JMBRAS report, but has more images
(and occasional updates, always noted on the 'what's new' page).
- Roxanna also offers formal written appraisals of Southeast
Asian ceramics, eg for insurance & tax purposes. Contact: Roxanna57@yahoo.com.
- Roxanna Brown & Sten Sjostrand, Turiang: a
fourteenth century shipwreck in Southeast Asian waters, Pacific
Asia Museum, 2000. ISBN 1-877921-17-3. This 64-page colour book is available
from Pacific Asia Museum Store, 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena,
CA 91101, USA; fax +1 626 449-2754. It includes 14 pages on the finds
from the Nanyang, Longquan, and Royal Nanhai wrecks.
Price US$25 plus postage & packing; credit cards accepted. E-mail,
with 'Store Manager' in the subject line, to PacAsiaMus@aol.com.