From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia

Photo of the Great Wall on mountains.

Great Wall of China. (Image by Prof. Peter Perdue.)

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21H.580

As Taught In

Fall 2003

Level

Undergraduate

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This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction.

Perdue, Peter. 21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia, Fall 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-580-from-the-silk-road-to-the-great-game-china-russia-and-central-eurasia-fall-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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