An exhibition of paintings, sculptures and objects from The Mogao Caves starting May 7 at the Getty Center, reveals life along the Silk Road 4 – 14th centuries
Carpets underfoot include urban tribal & village woven rugs all with extensive historical ethic & cultural traditions relating to their design manufacture & use
Rare and sense-stunningly rich objects telling stories of courage and survival will be highlight of a show, March 7 to June 15 2014, at the Art Gallery of NSW
The first stirring of what we now know as the China Trade began when Europe was still emerging from the medieval period, and today it is still evolving
Unearthing Yu Hong’s sarchophagus in Shanxi province has kept archaeologists busy proving the cross-cultural influences of Silk Road trade on both east and west
Painter and Jesuit Priest Giuseppe Castiglione arrived in China in 1715 and passed his life at the Court of Emperors K’ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch’ien-lung
Italian adventurer, Marco Polo, perpetuated the western predilection for exotic goods in the European mind from early in the thirteenth century. He related fascinating stories about visiting a far off luxurious land called Cathay.