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China: Silk Road & Cultural Diffusion
Transcript of China: Silk Road & Cultural Diffusion
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.
<http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9438135/Silk-Road> 2. What is the name of the city in which the Silk Road began? Where is it? 3. What is Cultural Diffusion? - language - ideas - religion (Buddhism) - route led by nature/completely natural - spread of religions, languages, ideas etc. example: Takla Makan - Buddhism spread by Buddhist monks and friars - not paved and not charted; not a single route - religious events from spread by cultural diffusion Map of the Silk Road - Great Wall of China - great impact on China - great cities and religious buildings along
the Silk Road - belief in Buddhism (later on Islam & Christianity) - paths covered over 5000 miles -the deep effect on our history - Strathern, Paul. The Silk and Spice Routes. New York: UNESCO, 1993. Print. BOOK: - no merchants made the whole journey - the city of Kashgar (halfway point) - the different resources in the different regions 8. What did the socialization between traders and pilgrims do? 4. What is one of the things traded over the road? (besides silk) 5. Give three reasons why the Silk Road is so important. 6. What was the name of the "halfway point"? What was it? - also started as ocean routes and land routes that changed 9. How did the Silk Road start? - Silk Road was most safe and successful with empires surrounding it 10. What made the Silk Road safer and more successful at times? 11. What was the Silk Road like? Describe 2 features 12. What was the name of the desert the Silk Road went through? Translation or Native Picture Sources: 5. http://onebigphoto.com/uploads/2012/08/buddhist-monks-at-a-lantern-lighting-ceremony.jpg 4.http://www.silkroadproject.org/Portals/0/images/lg_SilkRoadWallMap_color.jpg - the native people learned the practices of the traders/monks native countries 1. http://anjouclothing.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/silk_stretch_satin.jpg By: Iman Ismail - any route leading from the east (China) to the west (Rome) 2. http://www.landrethplanet.org/AP/world_singing.jpg 3. http://www.supersilk.com/images/Silk_Duvet_Cover.jpg - the major impact on our history, China, Rome, etc. Cultural Diffusion Silk EXTRA CREDIT - started in Sian (Xi'an) in eastern China LOL