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The Tang Dynasty and the Silk Road


Sat Jan 25 2014, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The Tang dynasty is one of the most prosperous eras in Chinese history, with military control of the tribal states in the West. It was also when the trade route, historically known as the "Silk Road", was opened up. The route started from Changan and Luoyang, via Gansu and Xinjiang, Central Asia, West Asia, and all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. The Silk Road became a busy trade route between the east and the west, and served as an important channel for ancient Sino-foreign economic and cultural exchanges. This lecture examines the historical background of the Tang dynasty in relation to the opening of the Silk Road, and its contribution to the cultural diversity of the Tang dynasty.

About the speaker
Lee Cheuk Yin received his doctorate from the Australian National University. His research interests include Chinese intellectual history, culture, East-Asian Confucianism, and Chinese beliefs and customs. He is Academic Convenor of the Minor in China Studies Program and Director of the NUS/PKU Double MA in Chinese Language Program at the National University of Singapore. He is concurrently Guest Professor of Wuhan University, Nanjing University and Hubei University, China.

This lecture is free and will be conducted in Mandarin. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.