Lectures by Melanie Urban

Sample Lecture Topics

  • History and culture over 4,000 years, from the early Bronze Age into the 20th century
  • Cultural and artistic highlights of the great empires, including the Han, Tang and Song dynasties
  • Art, including painting and calligraphy
  • Technologies, including ancient bronzes, jade carving, silk weaving, ceramics and porcelain
  • Major philosophies, origins and practice
  • International relations within Asia and beyond, including the impact of Silk Road trade

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  • Art and Faith
  • China
  • Crusades and the military orders
  • Europeans in Asia
  • India
  • Islamic world
  • Japan
  • Persia
  • Silk Road
  • Southeast Asia
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