Scientific Research Topic On The Integration And Symbiosis Of Chinese And Western Cultures: The Past And Present Of The Silk Road

Course Arrangement

Enrollment status: Enrolling

Course time: rolling classes

Course method: Zoom remote live teaching

Course schedule: 21 class hours for the main academic tutor + 9 class hours for the academic associate tutor + 6 class hours for the main thesis tutor + 21 class hours for the deputy thesis tutor, lasting 7 weeks

Course Description

The Silk Road, referred to as the Silk Road, generally refers to the land Silk Road. Broadly speaking, it is divided into the land Silk Road and the maritime Silk Road. The Overland Silk Road originated in the Western Han Dynasty (202-8 BC) when Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty sent Zhang Qian as an envoy to the Western Regions. It started from the capital Chang'an (today's Xi'an), passed through Gansu and Xinjiang, to Central Asia and West Asia, and connected Mediterranean countries. land passage. Its original role was to transport silk produced in ancient China. In 1877, the German geological geographer Richthofen described in his book "China" that "from 114 BC to 127 AD, China and Central Asia, China and India used silk trade as a medium. "The first transportation road in the Western Regions" was named the "Silk Road". This term was quickly accepted by the academic community and the public and officially used. The "Maritime Silk Road" is a maritime channel for transportation, trade and cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries in ancient times. The road is mainly centered on the South China Sea, so it is also called the South China Sea Silk Road. The Maritime Silk Road was formed during the Qin and Han Dynasties, developed from the Three Kingdoms to the Sui Dynasty, flourished during the Tang and Song Dynasties, and transformed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is the oldest known maritime route.

Suitable For

High school students and undergraduates interested in history

Students majoring in European history, world history, etc., and students who hope to work in state agencies, press and publishing, historical research, education and other fields in the future

Students with proficient English reading and writing skills are preferred

Professor Introduction

Tenured professor at the University of Chicago

Richard Payne

Tenured professor of history at the University of Chicago

Director of the Classical History Research Program at the University of Chicago

Won the Book of the Year World Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Received the Jacques Barzun Prize, the highest award in the field of historical research, awarded by the American Philosophical Society

Received the Ehsan Yarshater Award from the International Iranian Studies Association

TA Introduction

Education background

Master’s/PhD background from TOP30 prestigious universities at home and abroad, over 40% of the team’s PhD students are

Professional and excellent

Have experience in publishing papers in relevant professional fields


Excellent academic performance & fluent in English, with many years of experience as a teaching assistant

teaching orientation

Seamlessly connect professor topics and participate in teaching and delivery throughout the process

Program Advantages

Complete course hours that meet the academic program requirements of colleges and universities

A complete scientific research project under the personal guidance of the professor

A true and valid recommendation letter personally issued by the professor

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