Chinese Sailboat

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A junk is a Chinese sailing vessel. The English name comes from Javanese jong (Malay: adjong), meaning ‘ship’ or ‘large vessel’.[1] Junks were originally developed during the Han Dynasty (220 BC-200 AD) and further evolved to represent one of the most successful ship types in history.




James Baldwin, Ida C. Bender Reading with Expression: Fifth Reader (New York, NY: American Book Company, 1911)


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