China And The Silk Roads

HISTORY 323

Introduces the rich and diverse world of trade, religions, and cultures that connected the two ends of the Eurasian world. Starts with survey of Han and Roman trade contacts, and Chinese connections with India via Buddhism, focusing on 7th-15 centuries CE. Covers themes such as the coming of Islam and Nestorian Christians to China, travelers to China during the vast Mongol Empire including Marco Polo, and voyages of the Chinese admiral Zheng He to Africa at the beginning of the 15th century which opened up the maritime Silk Roads. Instructor: Mazumdar

Day/Time

TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Location

East Duke 108

Instructor

Mazumdar, Sucheta