HIST 009A. Premodern China: Silk Roads

This course is an introduction to the social and cultural history of premodern China, focusing specifically on the history of the silk roads. We will explore how the circulation of bodies, things, and ideas along the silk roads connected distant empires, spurred technological changes, forged new cultural practices, and contributed to the production of knowledge about self/other. We will engage with a wide variety of textual, visual, and material sources in our exploration of these trading routes as pathways for cultural, technical, and intellectual exchange. 
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Spring 2021. Chen.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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