Object Proposals

My particular interest with the Sogdians is with their place along the greater "Silk Road" and the way in which they both interacted with their neighbors and the way they facilitated interaction between their neighbors.  Specifically, I'm looking to highlight Sogdiana's role as a crossroads between other societies, such as the Chinese, the people on the [...]

By | 2018-01-07T14:25:19-05:00 March 21st, 2016|Matthew, Object Proposals|0 Comments

Matt’s Theme Proposal

The Sogdians as Silk Road Intermediaries Religious Intermediaries Many of the Chinese sources we have about the Sogdians mention them in relation to Buddhism.  Research suggests that the Sogdians were instrumental in bringing the practice of Buddhism to China.  We know that they were responsible for translating some of the sutras from Sanskrit to Chinese, [...]

By | 2016-03-01T12:58:16-05:00 February 29th, 2016|Matthew, Theme Proposals|0 Comments