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The Silk Road - China and the Karakorum Highway


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List of Illustrations Foreword by Paul Theroux Note on the Translation of Poetry and Prose Introduction : The Early Development of the Silk Road, Principal Routes and Goods Carried 1.Precursors of the Silk Road 2. The Introduction of Buddhism to China 3. The Old Capital of Luoyang 4. The Old Capital of Changan 5. The Silk Road Between Xian and Dunhuang : The Route West from Xian 6. The Silk Road Through China Beyond Dunhunag : The Northern Silk Road and Southern Silk Road 7. The Silk Road Between China and India Including the Karakorum Highway 8. The End of the Road: The Silk Road in Decline Chronologies Glossary Notes Bibliography Index

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This beautifully illustrated book is intended as background reading for travelers on one of the most popular sections of the Silk Road--the Xian to Kashgar route through China, linking with the Karakorum Highway through Northern Pakistan.

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Jonathan Tucker is a specialist in Indian and Southeast Asian art and the author of 'The Silk Road: Art and History' (Philip Wilson Publishers), 'The Silk Road: Asia, Afghanistan and Iran' (I.B. Tauris), and 'The Troublesome Priest: Harold Davidson, Rector of Stiffkey'. He lived in Asia for many years and has explored the entire length of the Silk Road with the exception of Iraq.

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