17 Nov '13, 12pm
Anyone up for this! Lecture is conducted in Mandarin though
ACM-NUS China Affair Lecture Series â Cultural Diversity: The Tang Dynasty and the Silk Road 25 January 2014 Saturday | 2 to 4pm | @ Ngee Ann Auditorium, ACM Empress Place (Basement) The Tang dynasty is one of the most prosperous eras in Chinese history, with military control of the tribal states in the West. It was also when the trade route, historically known as the "Silk Road", was opened up. The route started from Changan and Luoyang, via Gansu and Xinjiang, Central Asia, West Asia, and all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. The Silk Road became a busy trade route between the east and the west, and served as an important channel for ancient Sino-foreign economic and cultural exchanges. This lecture examines the historical background of the Tang dynasty in relation to the opening of the Silk Road, and its contribution to the cultural diversity of the Tang dynasty. Abou...