About the book: Combining historical documents and local findings with sophisticated and historically valuable photos, this book comprehensively introduces the origin of overland Silk Road and marine Silk Road, detailed routes, ethnicities, culture, and famous towns along the Silk Road, and important historical figures and events. It highlights and analyzes the significant historical functions of the Silk Road which promoted the communication between China and overseas and profoundly illustrates how today’s Silk Road can be re-launched and rejuvenate its glory.
About the author: Liu Yingsheng, professor and Ph.D. supervisor from Nanjing University, specializes in researching and studying border and ethnic issues in China, Islamic culture and inland Asian culture, the history of Mongolia and the Yuan Dynasty, the historical relationships of China and overseas, and the Silk Road. Mr. Liu is multilingual in many languages and a representative scholar in china who is being actively involved in the aforementioned fields of study. Being the delegation of China, he joined the research teams of Maritime Silk Road, Overland Silk Road, and the Routes for Nomads and Altay launched by UNESCO. He has published more than two hundred academic monographs and dissertations, many of which have been quoted or referred to in global academic papers. His important works include Research on the History of Chagatai Khanate, Research on the Miscellaneous Hui Words and the Translation of Hui Words, Maritime and Overland Routes: Research on Communication between the East and the West in Ancient Times, Silk Road, etc.