Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Selected Works from Symposium on by Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan PDF

By Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan

ISBN-10: 9814619094

ISBN-13: 9789814619097

As key nodes that hooked up historic silk routes traversing China, Japan and India, buying and selling hubs, cities and towns in Java and Sumatra and different areas in Asia have been key vacation spot issues for retailers, clergymen and different itinerants plying those routes.

contemporary archaeological excavations in nations bordering the South China Sea and round the Indian Ocean unveiled notable similarities in artifacts recovered either on land and from the ocean. The similarities underlined the various aspects of neighborhood exchanges and cross-cultural impacts between humans and locations in those networks. a few of the findings point out a unique chinese language presence within the advertisement, social and non secular actions of those early Asian buying and selling posts.

This booklet collects papers from the symposium on old Silk exchange Routes — pass Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia. It explores a number of threads coming up from this nearby alternate of products and ideas, particularly, the cross-cultural dimensions of the exchanges within the components of cloth exchange, ceramic routes, buying and selling hubs, arts and artifacts and Buddhism.

Readership: teachers, undergraduate and graduates scholars, pros attracted to historic silk routes, archaeology, Buddhism, Borobudur, and ceramics exchange.

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1958 “The Nanhai trade. ” Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 31, 2: 1–135. H. 1928 The Commerce Between the Roman Empire and India. Cambridge: Cambridge University. K. and M. ” In R. Krahl, J. Guy, J. K. Wilson, and J. , Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Singapore: National Heritage Board, Singapore Tourism Board. Pp. 35–37. W. 1967 Early Indonesian Commerce: A Study of the Origins of Srivijaya. Ithaca: Cornell.

Indd 40 12/9/2014 5:13:36 PM b1840 Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia Lou-lan Textiles in the Stein Collection at the National Museum, New Delhi the now extinct language known as Tokharian. Tokharian is related to Indo European tongues spoken in most of Europe (including English, Latin, and Greek) and in the East (including Iranian and Sanskrit). These far flung Tokharian speakers penetrated into Central Asia from the West. The mummies were not the only ones that were remarkably preserved, but along with them were preserved their objects: mats, baskets, tools, vessels, offerings of food and clothes on them and besides them.

In Sanskrit nakula is a mongoose and nakulaka is a kind of purse in the Divyavadana. He also holds a citron which is a symbol of wealth in abundance. As such his Kulesa is Ratnasambhava. He is often depicted holding a mongoose pouch raining jewels and at times holding a mongoose itself. A sculpture of Jambhala from Indonesia in the Musee Guimet, Paris, depicts a mongoose in his left hand. The mongoose on the cap of this mummy may represent that it was the headgear of a wealthy man and may he continue to be wealthy even in the life beyond.

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