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Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku: The Silk Road as Deciphered from Letters - From 1,000-year old Dunhuang Manuscripts

2016-11-12 (Sat) 10:30 - 12:00

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and the Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time [Osaka University's] Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

These courses share results of research conducted at Osaka University with the general public in an easy-to-understand format. In these lectures, leading lecturers give presentations on topics in culture, art, history, science, technology, health care, as well as seasonal and current topics.

Lecturer: SAKAJIRI Akihiro (Associate Professor, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Osaka University)

In this lecture, we'll use letters discovered in Dunhuang, China in order to get a real picture of the Silk Road of 1,000 years ago. Some 100 years ago, tens of thousands of texts were found in Dunhuang, Gansu, China. These texts contain a variety of languages, texts, and genres, gathering attention from all over the world even today. Among these texts, letters can tell us the specifics on the traffic and commerce of the Silk Road. I'll introduce and explain the facts of deciphering ancient texts.

Attendance Fee: 1,620 yen

To register, click here.

Date: 2016-11-12 (Sat) 10:30 - 12:00
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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