Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Selected Works From Symposium On Cross Cultural Exchanges And Their Legacies In Asia

Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Selected Works From Symposium On Cross Cultural Exchanges And Their Legacies In Asia

Dashu Qin

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814619097

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As key nodes that connected ancient silk routes traversing China, Japan and India, trading hubs, towns and cities in Java and Sumatra and other places in Asia were key destination points for merchants, monks and other itinerants plying these routes.Recent archaeological excavations in countries bordering the South China Sea and around the Indian Ocean unveiled remarkable similarities in artifacts recovered both on land and from the sea. The similarities underlined the many facets of regional exchanges and cross-cultural influences among people and places in these networks. Some of the findings indicate a distinct Chinese presence in the commercial, social and religious activities of these early Asian trading posts.This book collects papers from the symposium on Ancient Silk Trade Routes — Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia. It explores several threads arising from this regional exchange of goods and ideas, in particular, the cross-cultural dimensions of the exchanges in the areas of textile trade, ceramic routes, trading hubs, arts and artifacts and Buddhism.

Format: Hardcover
No of Pages: 328
Imprint: World Scientific
Publication date: 20150106






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