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On March 14, the first lecture of 2012 Cultural Forum on Maritime Day of China was held at the Bang Jian Auditorium of SMU. This forum was co-organized by the Maritime Day of China Office, the Chinese Society of Oceanography (CSO), the Pacific Society of China (PSC), the Shanghai Oriental Forum as well as SMU. Prof. Qian Jiang, researcher from the Centre of Asian Studies of the University of Hong Kong, delivered a lecture entitled From an Ocean Perspective—The Relations between the Ocean Civilization of Southeast Asia and China.
Prof. Qian Jiang introduced to the audience the intimate relations between the ocean civilization of Southeast Asia and China’s foreign trades in history. The lecturer also presented a large number of precious pictures and historical materials so that the audience could get more intuitive recognition and deeper understanding about the relations between the ocean civilization of Southeast Asia and China.