Southwestern Silk Road

Publisher: Foreign Languages Press

ISBN: 7119030523

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Hardcover; 17*19 cm; 118 pages

Fully illustrated.
More than 2,000 years ago, China began to conduct transactions withother civilized countries through trade in commodities such as silk,colored glaze, gold, pottery and gems. As silk was the major and themost typical commodity for export, the thoroughfare linking China withthe Western world for cultural and economic communication was referredto by contemporary scholars as the "Silk Road."

Southwestern SilkRoad is an album with beautiful pictures and explanatory text,presenting an overview of the road from Chengdu to India, itsdiversified geography and large numbers of cultural relics, leadingreaders into the fascinating world.

Contents

Preface
Chengdu, the Starting Point of the Southwestern Silk Road
Ya'an, Ancient Golden Pivot of Eastward Journey
Entering the Big Liang Shan Mountains
Yibin, the Starting Point of the Wuchi Road
Zhaotong, the Guanhe Valle
Weining and the Ancient State of Yelang
Qujing, City at the Source of the Pearl River
Kunming, Center of the Ancient "Yunnan Culture"
Chuxiong, Cradle of Prehistoric Man
Yongchang Road, the Road that Cuts Across the Hengduan Range
Ancient Way Across the Lancang and Nujiang Rivers, and Gaoligong Mountains
Dehong, Home of Peacocks
Epilogue



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