ucl, research assistant Zhehao’s (Steven) doctoral research focuses on the management of Maritime Silk Roads sites under the influence of globalisation. He is exploring different approaches in terms of conceptualisation, conservation, interpretation, and World Heritage nomination processes at sites in China and Saudi Arabia as well as others in between. His position at the National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage allows his work building a GIS data platform for underwater sites. As the overland and maritime routes are closely intertwined Zhehao’s sea-based research provides the CAAL project with a unique perspective. He… Read More
Ta da…a listicle!!! Not as nice as a popsicle but who says you can’t enjoy them together?! Herewith a list – somewhat random but I’m sure you can find a thread of logic somewhere – of readings, news clippings, videos, websites, and other miscellaneous stuff I’ve collected over the past several months. Much of this was bookmarked on ye olde commute and I’ve only just looked over it again. There are no recommendations, no endorsements here, it’s just a list in no particular order and only loosely categorised. Some of the pieces… Read More
Xuanzang, the famous Buddhist monk visited the city around 649 (Li 1997) while travelling from Badakhshan to Khotan.