Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies
Statement: The Silk Road Idea (in progress) approaches the Silk Road as a modern idea—one of several conceptual frameworks and rhetorical tropes of China’s interconnected antiquity that emerged during the century spanning new imperialism and the Cold War, from ca. 1870 to ca. 1970. Against a dominant trend during this period of partitioning antiquity into distinct civilizations and languages, some scholars and writers pursued premodern cultural, linguistic, and technological interactions across Afro-Eurasia.
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