Silk Road
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by li...
The Karakoram Highway - from China to Pakistan
The Karakoram Highway (KKH) runs from Kashgar in Western China to Islamabad in Pakistan, and isn't so much a highway as a 'high road'. It took a stunning 20 years to finish the road, and even today it...
BBC Travel - The Silk Road that no one sees
The pools beneath the pristine madrassa in Bukhara’s blue-tiled Lyab-i Hauz square were still. Men in long tunics hawked tea from silver pots in the cafes across the way. And narrow streets rolled int...
China Is Building A Massive Solar Plant In The Gobi Desert
This post has been corrected. Plans are underway for China's first large-scale commercial solar plant, designed to eventually supply electricity for approximately one million households in Qinghai pro...
Ash Dykes named National Adventurer of the Year after walking across Mongolia
Ash Dykes, 24, who is nicknamed the 'lonely snow leopard,' last year impressively spent 78 days alone, crossing 1,500 miles of the unforgiving Gobi Desert and the vast Mongolian Steppe.
Story of a silkworm
educational movie on sericulture for school sudents.
Mogao Caves In China
A Tang Dynasty inscription records that the first cave in the Mogao Grottoes was made in 366 A.D. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed the Mogao Grottoe...
The New Silk Road
China is currently on an upward trajectory to reclaim its status as a leading nation. Yet, the nation remains vulnerable due to the lack of control of its vi...
Silk - Documentary
UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2009 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00197 Description: Sericulture a...
Silk Road
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History of silk
The production of silk originates in China in prehistoric times, as early as in the Neolithic (Yangshao culture, 4th millennium BCE). Silk remained confined to China until the Silk Road opened at som...
Cities along the Silk Road

Major cities, broadly from the eastern Mediterranean to South Asia, and arranged roughly west to east in each area by modern-day countryTurkeyLebanonSyriaIraqIranTurkmenistanUzbekistanTajikistanK...
Sino-Roman relations
Sino-Roman relations were essentially indirect throughout the existence of both empires. The Roman Empire and the ancient Han dynasty progressively inched closer in the course of the Roman expansion i...
Sino-Indian relations
China–India relations, also called Sino-Indian relations or Indo-China relations, refers to the bilateral relationship between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India. Historica...
Europeans in Medieval China
Europeans in Medieval China were those in China during the second half of the 13th century and the first half of the 14th century (from 1246 to around 1350), during the rule of the Mongol Empire, whic...
Silk Road transmission of Buddhism
Buddhism entered Han China via the Silk Road, beginning in the 1st or 2nd century CE. The first documented translation efforts by Buddhist monks in China (all foreigners) were in the 2nd century C...
Silk Road transmission of art
Many artistic influences transited along the Silk Road, especially through the Central Asia, where Hellenistic, Iranian, Indian and Chinese influence were able to interact. In particular Greco-Buddhis...
Silk Route Museum
98°25′58″E / 39.7707°N 98.4327°E / 39.7707; 98.4327The Silk Route Museum (Chinese: 丝绸之路博物馆) is located in Jiuquan, Gansu Province along the Silk Road, a trading route conn...
Ancient tea route
The Tea Horse Road or chamadao (simplified Chinese: 茶马道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬道), now generally referred to as the Ancient Tea Horse Road or chama gudao (simplified Chinese: 茶马古道; tradit...
Incense Route
The Incense trade route or the Incense Road of Antiquity (see also the spice trade) comprised a network of major ancient land and sea trading routes linking the Mediterranean world with Eastern and So...
Trans-Saharan trade
Trans-Saharan trade requires travel across the Sahara to reach sub-Saharan Africa from the North African coast, Europe, to the Levant. While existing from prehistoric times, the peak of trade extended...
Tocharians
The Tocharians or Tokharians (/təˈkɛəriənz/ or /təˈkɑriənz/) were inhabitants of medieval oasis city-states on the northern edge of the Tarim Basin (modern Xinjiang, China). The Tocharian languages (...
Sino-Sikh war
The Sino-Sikh War was fought from May 1841 to August 1842, between the forces of Qing Dynasty of China and the forces of the Sikh Empire after General Zorawar Singh Kahluria invaded western Tibet.At t...
Destruction under the Mongol Empire
The death and destruction under the Mongol Empire from the 13th century Mongol conquests have been widely noted in both the scholarly literature and popular memory. Historian Wei-chieh Tsai says, "The...
China Is Building A Massive Solar Plant In The Gobi Desert
This post has been corrected. Plans are underway for China's first large-scale commercial solar plant, designed to eventually supply electricity for approximately one million households in Qinghai pro...
Wada Ei
Wada Ei (和田 英, 1857 - 1929) was a textile worker and memoirist during the Meiji Era in Japan, daughter of samurai from Matsushiro, Shinano Province. She is known for writing a memoir called the "T...
Mogao Caves In China
A Tang Dynasty inscription records that the first cave in the Mogao Grottoes was made in 366 A.D. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed the Mogao Grottoe...
Hindutash
Hindutash, also known as Hindu-tagh Pass, is a historical mountain pass in the western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (formerly, Chinese Turkestan) of the People's Republic of China. The pass cuts ...