Valerie Hansen

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Stanley Woodward Professor of History
On leave: 
Fall 2020
115 Prospect Street, Room 342, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
China to 1600; Chinese Religious and Legal History; Social History of the Silk Road



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.

Term: Spring 2021
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
HIST 881

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.

Term: Spring 2021
Day/Time: W 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM