Exploring the Silk Road
A journey along the overland and sea routes that connected China, India, and Iran from 200-1000 CE and served as conduits for cultural exchange. The lives of merchants, envoys, pilgrims, and travelers interacting in cosmopolitan communities. Exploration of long-known and newly discovered archaeological ruins, along with primary sources in translation.
China’s Age of Discovery
Study of China’s maritime history focusing on the period 1000–1500, culminating with the Zheng He voyages and their cancellation.