New module on the Silk Roads launched


Monday, May 2, 2016, 11:50am


On May 1, 2016, we released a new module on the Silk Roads with Professor Daniel C. Waugh, from the University of Washington in Seattle. In this module, you will learn about how ideas, culture, objects and people traveled between China, Central Asia and Europe, and the peoples and cultures involved. A very special thank you to Professor Waugh for his collaboration and generous amount of time he spent with us to create it.

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In addition, we are fortunate to share with you Reylon Yount's performance of Journey to Lhasa ( composed by Professor He Huang as part of our new Silk Roads Module as we think about China and its influence on and by the West. Reylon Yount is currently an undergraduate at Harvard College pursuing a concentration in Environmental Science and Public Policy with a secondary in East Asian Studies. He is interested in understanding the role of the arts in sustainable development. He began playing yangqin 揚琴 yángqín (Chinese dulcimer) in the 3rd grade, performed and recorded with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble (, and soloed with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

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