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SILKROAD Studies: Travel and transport within Ancient China

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Birgitta Hoffmann

An Introduction how the Silkroad harbours and depots were supplied and accessed from within China

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

10 weeks starting 3 October 2024, with half-term on 31 October 2024

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An Introduction how the Silkroad harbours and depots were supplied and accessed from within China

The Silkroad is traditionally described as ending in Chang’an for the inland route or the Southern Chinese harbours for the Maritime Searoute. But how did the traded material reach these points or go from there to the Imperial residences and the large interior cities? This course will look at the history of Chinese interior transport and travel from rivers like the Yangtse and the Yellow River to man-made infrastructure like the Grand Canal or the large North-South-Roads  from the Han to the beginning of the Qing period.

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Silkroad Tea Horse Road

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