SILKROAD Studies: Trade along the Tea-Horse-Road

Birgitta Hoffmann

Between the Maritime Silkroad crossing the Bay of Bengal towards China and Japan, and the landroute crossing Central Asia towards Xinjiang and eventually Chang’an, large parts of Asia are tied into a large international Trade system. But what about the landlocked areas of Southeast Asia and Himalayas? This course will look at the Tea-Horse Road, famous for bringing Chinese Tea in exchange for Indian Horses in the 18/19th century, but very much older and linking the countries in the Western Himalayas with South East Asia.

25 April Brahmaputra, Irawaddy, Salween and Mekong – 4 rivers that connect

2 May Prehistory and the Brahmaputra Valley

9 May The spread of Tantric Buddhism and the role of Tibet as a link between SE Asia and Xinjiang and Gansu

16 May Dai Viet and the Mekong Route from Southern China

23 May Laos and the North of Burma and Thailand

30 May Halfterm

6 June Burma, Sukhotai and Ayotthaya The links between the Tea Horse Road and the Maritime Silkroad

Please note all lectures will be recorded and distributed to the participants at the beginning of the next week. This should allow participants from different time zones, or those working catching up with the lectures.

Day: Thursdays        Time: 2-4 pm GMT/BST

10 weeks starting 25th April 2024, with Half-term on 30th May

Virtual Learning Environment: Zoom

Single lecture:

Price Early Bird Minimum No. Maximum No.
£12 8 50

Bookings for all lectures

Price Early Bird Minimum No. Maximum No.
£72 8 50

You can book via the MANCENT Booking form and pay with cheque or  contact Birgitta Hoffmann for the BACS details or a PayPal invoice.

UK residents can also follow this link to book the course online through this site.

If you live outside the UK,  please use the attached order form or go Eventbrite for the series

or for individual lectures


Birgitta Hoffmann
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: mobile: 07377 791562