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By Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan

As key nodes that hooked up old 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, priests and different itinerants plying those routes.

contemporary archaeological excavations in nations bordering the South China Sea and round the Indian Ocean unveiled outstanding similarities in artifacts recovered either on land and from the ocean. The similarities underlined the various elements of neighborhood exchanges and cross-cultural affects between humans and areas in those networks. a number of the findings point out a different chinese language presence within the advertisement, social and spiritual actions of those early Asian buying and selling posts.

This booklet collects papers from the symposium on historical Silk exchange Routes — move Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia. It explores numerous threads coming up from this neighborhood alternate of products and ideas, specifically, the cross-cultural dimensions of the exchanges within the parts of cloth alternate, ceramic routes, buying and selling hubs, arts and artifacts and Buddhism.

Readership: lecturers, undergraduate and graduates scholars, execs attracted to historic silk routes, archaeology, Buddhism, Borobudur, and ceramics alternate.

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These people were fashionable and stylish as can be observed by their clothes and accessories. The hats, shoes, bags, carpets, rugs, woolen pads are all made of fabrics, and are well designed with structured weaves, felts, appliqué, even embroidered or painted. Silk fabrics were expensive and hold great value and were often used as currency. The Kharosthi documents from Eastern Central Asia were found at the sites south of Tarim Basin viz. Niya, Endere and Lou-lan. They were written from the third to the fourth century.

Central and Northern Asia has been the homeland of the Altaic linguistic family, which comprises three groups of Mongol, Turkic and Tungusic languages. 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).

The purpose of this bag was to hold coins or precious tiny objects. It could be tied with a cord on its mouth and tucked on the belt or girdle. The objects that Stein collected from different expeditions have been divided between three museums: The National Museum in New Delhi, Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Museum, London. The British Museum is fortunate in having major complete articles such as the Kasaya Patchwork and the Altar Valance from Dunhuang. indd 45 12/9/2014 5:13:44 PM b1840 Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia Fig.

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