Jiarong Chen

Portrait of Jiarong   Chen

陈佳荣著 Chen Jiarong (also Aaron Chen, Chan Kai Wing, b. 22 Dec 1937, Quanzhou, Fujian, China) is a Chinese historian who has researched exchanges and communications between ancient China and Southeast Asia, in particular the Funan polities.

While teaching modern world history and historiography, Dr. Chen has worked for many years with the Institute of South Asia, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. Among his publications are Illustrated History of Hong Kong (1996) Atlas of China and Foreign Communications (1987), and various editions of ancient texts on Chinese maritime explorations across Southeast Asia.