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The Ancient Spice and Silk Trade Routes Have Been Given New Life

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Jan 11, 10:30am
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Asian Art and History
The Ancient Spice and Silk Trade Routes Have Been Given New Life

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

Dru Gladney, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Pomona College

The ancient spice and silk trade routes have been given new life with China’s modern Silk Road initiative. This talk will discuss the rise, fall and rise again of these important trade routes, which have intermittently linked Europe with China for the last two millennia.

This presentation is part of the Asian Art and History series.

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Dru Gladney

Dru Gladney

Dru C. Gladney, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College in Claremont, California (on-leave, 2011). Previously, he was President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona (from 2006-10). In addition to a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1987, Dr. Gladney has three MA degrees in religion and philosophy. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar twice, to Turkey and China, and has held faculty positions and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, Kings College, Cambridge, Shanghai and Peking Universities, Bosphorus University, Istanbul and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.


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