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Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West, Inc. (Honolulu, HI 96848-1601)
Peter D. Hershock (Project Director: March 2009 to June 2011)
The Silk Roads: Early Globalization and Chinese Cultural Identity

A five-week college and university faculty institute for twenty-five participants to explore the rich history of the Silk Road.

Funding is sought for a 5-week summer institute on "The Silk Roads: Early Globalization and Chinese Cultural Identities." This program will be hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program, a Federal/State collaborative project of the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii. Through the proposed institute, 25 non-specialist, undergraduate educators will be introduced to the rich history and imaginaire of the Silk Roads to examine how global interconnectedness shapes and is shaped by culture, focusing on the complex relationships through which Chinese cultures came to be among the world's most resilient and diverse.

Project fields:
Asian Studies

Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

Education Programs

$199,607 (approved)
$199,607 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010