Visiting Research Scholar Lecture
The Silk Routes were one of the most marvelous phenomena in Eurasian history. Over them flowed a huge number and variety of objects and customs between China and various parts of the vast Eurasian continent. There has recently been a growing number of strikingly eye-opening archaeological discoveries which have demonstrated the existence of such long-distance interactions stretching back several millennia, even to the prehistoric period. These connections between China and the Steppe, Central Asia and even further to the west can very well be called “prehistoric silk routes.”
What was transmitted along the prehistoric silk routes? How was early China incorporated into the far-flung network? What were the roles played by migration and trade? To what extent did different societies in early China shape the interactions along the prehistoric silk routes? This talk, incorporating the most up-to-date archaeological discoveries on the Chinese side, illustrates the puzzle of interactions between different societies of China and other parts of Eurasia, along the prehistoric silk routes.
Notice: Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Reception to follow
Event is open to the public