LENG-1421B Routes and Regions of Asia

The world today is becoming smaller and smaller. Asia is no longer the furthest continent from America. However, its regions are hard for us to imagine. This course covers the differences and similarities between four major cultures: Persia, India, China and Japan, connected by the silk and spice routes. The course covers the influences circulating on such routes: religion, language, arts and technology. The main figures of these encounters are the Persian, the Chinese, the Indians, the Japanese, the nomads (Aryans, Scythians, Xiong-un, Mongols, Turks), the Europeans.




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