Thursday Aug 9th, 2012

Facts about the Silk Road

The “Silk Road” was a stretch of shifting, unmarked paths across massive expanses of deserts and mountains — not a real road at any point or time. Archeologists have found few ancient Silk Road bridges, gates, or paving stones like those along Rome’s Appian Way. In fact, the main defining features of the Silk Road are not man-made at all. They are best seen from the air — converging valleys,… read more »

Saturday Jul 19th, 2014

Contested sites on India’s Deccan Plateau

A slideshow representing the history of the region through monuments and architecture
Tuesday Jul 15th, 2014

Akbar Jehan and the dialectic of resistance and accommodation

Nyla Ali Khan on her maternal grandmother
Saturday Jun 21st, 2014

A Q&A with Peipei Qiu on Chinese comfort women

Recording the stories of survivors
Saturday May 24th, 2014

Kotodama: the multi-faced Japanese myth of the spirit of language

Naoko Hosokawa on the myth of kotodama in Japanese culture
Mar 26th, 2014

Who signed the death warrant for the British Empire?

. . . . .
Mar 15th, 2014

Celebrating Women’s History Month

. . . . .
Feb 27th, 2014

Proving Polybius wrong about elephants

. . . . .
Dec 27th, 2013

Benazir Bhutto’s mixed legacy

. . . . .
Jul 27th, 2013

Korea remembered

. . . . .
Jun 10th, 2013

The reign of Alexander the Great

. . . . .
May 31st, 2013

Antiquity and perceptions of Chinese culture

. . . . .
May 3rd, 2013

State and private in China’s economy

. . . . .