- Wednesday, February 21, 2018
- 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
- Chapel Undercroft
Dr. Kaiqi Hua will present on the effects of continental and maritime Silk Roads on the cultural diversity and commercial prosperity of China in the 13th and 14th centuries.
After the Mongol's conquest in the 13th century, China reconnected with the outside world through the ancient Eurasian Silk Road. China under the Mongol rule (13th-14th centuries) witnessed cultural diversity and commercial prosperity, thanks to the large-scale exchange of population, goods, and knowledge through both continental and maritime Silk Roads.
Dr. Kaiqi Hua is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Ph.D. in World Cultures from the University of California, Merced. Previously, he was a visiting researcher at the Lingnan University in Hong Kong, Zhejiang University in China, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University in Israel, and the University of California, Berkeley.