Dr. Jacob Ghazarian (Oxford University) – The Ancient Silk Road: Its enduring impact on China and renewed objectives

Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre 14 Stephenson Way, London, United Kingdom

This lecture will deal with the arrival of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam in China, and more specifically the recent revival of interest in Buddhist traditions, the vanishing of Christianity and the defiant survival of Islam.  On the renewed objectives, the talk will offer how the new Chinese administration’s flag-initiative called 'Belt and Road' will widen…