The Silk Road: A Pathway of Interactive Culture from the Ancient to the Modern World (GE1108)


The core of this course is the cultural interaction on the Silk Road in historical context, with a focus on the following concepts.

  1. The characteristics of cultural interaction on the Silk Road, past and present.
  2. The influence of the history of the Silk Road on aspects of culture, religion, economy and society.
  3. The influence of the relation and significance of the Silk Road in terms of globalisation on China’s development.

The course combines lectures, tutorials and online learning. The teaching is supported by the GIS, a platform that shows geographical data on the silk route, offers organisational, layered details and combines Web 2.0 study tools for interaction.


Summer Term 2015

Teaching Staff:

Instructors: KWOK Kam Hung, QIAN Hua, WUT Tai Shing, WONG Marianne Pui Yin

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese / Putonghua

*Students enrolling in GE1108 in Summer Term 2015 are required to take part in a field trip to Xi'an. For details, please refer to the chinese version.

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Starting from Semester A 2016/17, the medium of instruction (MOI) and medium of assessment (MOA) of this course will change to English only.


Enquiry: Kwok Kam Hung (Tel: 3442 2991, or

Last updated: 03 August 2016