IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1603: Byzantine Studies in China, II: On the Sea Route of the Silk Road

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Lin Ying, Department of History, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Moderator/Chair:Stefanos Kordosis, Department of Hellenic Civilization, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Respondent:Rebecca Darley, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Paper 1603-aThe Daqin Lamp and Chinese Sources on the Contact between South-East Asia and Late Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Xue-fei Han, Department of History, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Other, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 1603-bThe Tibetan Title Dru gu Gesar (Caesar of the Turks) in the Northern Branch of the Silk Route and the Role of the Khazars
(Language: English)
Stefanos Kordosis, Department of Hellenic Civilization, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Other, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1603-cReconsideration on the Embassies between Byzantium and Western Turks
(Language: English)
Li Qiang, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilisations, Northeast Normal University, China
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Other, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This panel continues an existing collaboration between scholars at Sun Yat-Sen University and Birkbeck to consider artefactual evidence for the maritime Silk Roads. It will present a series of artefacts, coins by Lin Ying and a lamp by Xue-fei Han, which moved around the eastern and western Indian oceans and explore the meaning of these objects for their recipients and users.