By Gan Fuxi
The Silk highway is a chief artery connecting Europe and Asia for political, low-priced, cultural and technical alternate in antiquity, and glass is among the earliest man made fabrics to be invented. learning the beginning and evolution of old glass alongside the Silk street is hence major for realizing the improvement and trade of tradition and know-how among China and abroad.
This publication, for the 1st time, strains the beginning, evolution and spreading of old chinese language glass know-how. It collects a wealth of information contributed by means of chinese language and overseas specialists concerning the historical past and historical past, visible features and chemical compositions of the unearthed historic glasses from alongside the Northern (Oasis) Silk street, specially from the Xinjiang Province (known because the Western zone in historic times). The e-book provides new result of the reports on historical glasses alongside the Southern and Sea Silk Roads, and discusses the impact of the Silk highway on historic chinese language glass know-how and paintings.
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5 km). Silk is China’s unique creation, first appearing 5000 years ago. According to the reports in foreign documents, exquisite beautiful silk appeared in the steppe of Central Asia, north of Tianshan Mountain, over 3000 years ago. Chinese silk had become the favored cloth of Hellenic top-class people from the 6th to the 3rd century BC. Therefore one may conceive that the contacts between China and the Western world started early, before 6th century BC. e. 2 Zhangqian’s traveling to the Western Regions was a magnificent undertaking, exploring a route for the East–West contacts.
Glass hairpins from the tomb of the Ming Dynasty at Shantou, Guangdong. 14. Glass pot with chrysanthemum petal design, of the Yongzheng period of the Qing Dynasty. 3. 15. Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Road Snuff bottle with flower and botanical design, of the Qing Dynasty. agent has been inherited, and so the characteristics of ancient Chinese glasses in their chemical compositions can be displayed. This allows one to distinguish between the glass products made in China and those imported.