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 locations in Asia have been key vacation spot issues for retailers, clergymen and different itinerants plying those routes.

contemporary archaeological excavations in international locations bordering the South China Sea and round the Indian Ocean unveiled awesome similarities in artifacts recovered either on land and from the ocean. The similarities underlined the various points of nearby exchanges and cross-cultural impacts between humans and areas in those networks. many of the findings point out a special chinese language presence within the advertisement, social and non secular actions of those early Asian buying and selling posts.

This e-book collects papers from the symposium on old Silk exchange Routes — move Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia. It explores a number of threads coming up from this neighborhood trade of products and ideas, particularly, the cross-cultural dimensions of the exchanges within the components of fabric exchange, ceramic routes, buying and selling hubs, arts and artifacts and Buddhism.

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

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It is one of the most interesting caps found in the Lou-lan cemetery. Two similar caps found at Cherchen, Ca 1000 BC is decorated with two rolled pieces of felt that look like a pair of horns as in Fig. 4. indd 44 12/9/2014 5:13:39 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 Fig. 4: The Kanchi-in sanctuary in the Toji monastery has a scroll of the ritual of the nine planets, along with their illustrations and Sanskrit mantras in Siddham script.

The Mongoloids inhabited this area ever since the spread of Homo sapiens around the globe at the end of the Ice Age, forty thousand years ago. 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.

These tacks helped in giving shape to the cap to fit comfortably on the head. In front a small mongoose has been tied to the cap. It is one of the most interesting caps found in the Lou-lan cemetery. Two similar caps found at Cherchen, Ca 1000 BC is decorated with two rolled pieces of felt that look like a pair of horns as in Fig. 4. indd 44 12/9/2014 5:13:39 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 Fig.

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