The reemergence of Silk Roads across Asia in the 21st Century
- Posted by Newsdesk
- On 18th April 2018
- Asia, COTRI Weekly, Kazakhstan, silk road
Eighty years ago, the term “Silk Road” was made popular by the Swedish geographer Sven Hedin in 1938 with his book “The Silk Road”, based on his work in what is called today Xinjiang (former Eastern Turkestan). He simplified the concept of “Silk Roads” (plural), which was invented in 1877 by the Prussian Scientist Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen based on his visits to China even further.
In fact, since the times of Confucius and Buddha, 2,500 years ago, there have been not just one, but many different trade routes across Eurasia, connecting Europe, Central and South Asia, and China on land and on water[…]
For the rest of the article please see the following link https://paper.li/cotriweekly
Image: Early morning in Almaty by Irene2005 Source: Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)