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The Silk Road: An Abridged Biography

Tim Winter

in Geocultural Power: China's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226658216
eISBN:
9780226658490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226658490.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chapter presents a biography of the Silk Road concept. Starting with the discoveries made in Central Asia in the late nineteenth century, it traces the development of the Silk Road idea through ... More


From Camels and Sails to Highways and Refineries

Tim Winter

in Geocultural Power: China’s Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226658216
eISBN:
9780226658490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226658490.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Belt and Road has emerged as one of the most significant geo-strategic initiatives of the 21st century. The opening chapter introduces its various elements and how the consequences of BRI are being ... More


Historical Openings

Tim Winter

in Geocultural Power: China's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226658216
eISBN:
9780226658490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226658490.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Here the analysis steps back to consider how a renewed interest in the Silk Roads raises important questions about world history and the identities of nations and cities. It is argued that Belt and ... More


Cultural Interaction between China and Central Asia during the Bronze Age: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Jianjun Mei

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses some preliminary observations on the early cultural relationship between China and Central Asia in the light of the most recent archaeological discoveries from Northwest China. ... More


The Silk Road between Syria and China

David F. Graf

in Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198790662
eISBN:
9780191833175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790662.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the archaeological and written evidence for the so-called Silk Roads and the development of trade along them between the second century BC and the ... More


From Steppe Roads to Silk Roads: Inner Asian Nomads and Early Interregional Exchange

William Honeychurch

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Nomadic peoples of the Inner Asian steppe have long been credited with playing a role in facilitating exchange along the famous Silk Roads reaching across Eurasia. However, since the historical ... More


Geocultural Power: China's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Tim Winter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226658216
eISBN:
9780226658490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226658490.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect continents and integrate Eurasia via a multitude of collaborations spanning trade and infrastructure, culture and finance. Launched in 2013, it ... More


The Music Road: An Expedition across Time and Space

Reinhard Strohm

in The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity in Music from the Mediterranean to India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266564
eISBN:
9780191889394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266564.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The introduction first explains the relationship of the book to the discourse of the ‘Silk Road’, the western half of which is discussed here. It is differently related to Europe than the eastern ... More


The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity in Music from the Mediterranean to India

Reinhard Strohm (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266564
eISBN:
9780191889394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266564.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The book, derived from the Balzan musicology project ‘Towards a global history of music’, describes cultural traditions and communication patterns of music, dance and theatre in the world region ... More


Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Jonathan Karam Skaff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book challenges readers to reconsider China’s relations with the rest of Eurasia. Investigating interstate competition and cooperation between the successive Sui and Tang dynasties and Turkic ... More


Cosmopolitan Kinship: The Making of a Multi-world Subjectivity in the Poetry of Sa‘di

Fatemeh Keshavarz

in Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This Chapter discusses the impact of Sa’di’s travels in shaping his cosmopolitan and inclusive perspective. It moves on the significance of Persian poetry as line of cultural communication among the ... More


China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities Across Eurasia

Marijk van der Wende, William C. Kirby, Nian Cai Liu, and Simon Marginson (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198853022
eISBN:
9780191887420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853022.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Political Economy

This book presents the outcomes of the research project on “The New Silk Road: Implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe.” It addresses questions regarding ... More


The Land between Rivers: Connecting the Bengal and China Markets

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter researches the commercial routes in the South-West Silk Road between Bengal and Yunnan via Burma, as these were explored by the officers in the Survey of India in the 1830s. It also ... More


The Silk Roads

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

in The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter shows how in early antiquity the universal appeal of silk spread across Eurasia through a trade network known as the Silk Roads. Silk inspired the economic exchange of trading goods, ... More


West Meets East: Asian Programs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Richard Kennedy

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The author describes the curator’s role in developing and navigating relationships and representation with nation/state partners in the context of serious political differences and violent histories ... More


Revival of the Silk Roads in Asia

Pradumna B. Rana and Wai-Mun Chia

in Jumpstarting South Asia: Revisiting Economic Reforms and Look East Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199479283
eISBN:
9780199091010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479283.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on infrastructure connectivity issues that are required for providing efficient service links between production blocs. It argues that after enjoying a rich history of about ... More


The New Silk Road and the “Idea of the University”

Barbara Sporn and Marijk van der Wende

in China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities Across Eurasia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198853022
eISBN:
9780191887420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853022.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes the influence of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as the Chinese government’s strategy on the “idea of the university” in China, with special attention to governance, ... More


A Musk Road to China

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The maps of the Book of Curiosities demonstrate the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean, and of the tenth-century Ismaʿili emirates in Sind, to the global ambitions of the Fatimid empire. The ... More


Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Steven Sidebotham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the ... More


Pax Mongolica and a Transcontinental Traffic

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the conditions created by the Mongol conquests, summed up in the phrase Pax Mongolica, and the role of the Silk Roads in the transcontinental travel andcommunication to which ... More


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