Sarah’s Object Proposal

 Stone used for weighing, inscribed with the weight 485 (drahms)I am excited to further research this object as I hope it will provide a unique illustration of how Sogdian's used stones as a record material and also give insight into the economic trade system. // Sources Valerie Hansen, The Silk Road: A New History (Oxford: Oxford University [...]

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Sarah’s Theme Proposal

The People -Who are they? -Physical aspects (at home and abroad) -Self-image -Biographies/stories I am interested in humanizing the Sogdian’s history and I can do so through focusing on biographies and stories. This was inspired by the story of Xuanzang and how we know of his travels through his detailed writings to Huili (Hansen). In order to [...]

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