Dr. Susan Whitfield: Trade in the Tarim? Evidence from the Material Culture of the Silk Road

Date: 10 April 2017
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Venue: Room 4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower

The existence of sustained inter-regional trade in Central Asia in the first millennium is not particularly visible in textual sources and its extent, especially its economic impact, remains largely unexplored. But there are clear manifestations in both the material and textual sources of the interregional movement and development of religions, arts, and technologies in this period. Trade in prestige goods, the so-called Silk Road, involving regular movements of peoples and goods and the creation of surplus wealth, has long been accepted as a significant factor by many although still questioned by some… (Please click on the image to read more)