The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to the West. Along with all these consumer goods, things like disease and ideas made the trip as well. As is his custom, John ties the Silk Road to modern life, and the ways that we get our stuff today. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Resources: Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield: http://dft.ba/-lifesilk The Silk Road: 2000 Years in the Heart of Asia: http://dft.ba/-2000years Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-silk-road-history-s-first-world-wide-web-shannon-harris-castelo With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread. Lesson by Shannon Harris Castelo, animation by Steff Lee.
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The Silk Road is an ancient trade route that connects China to the West. For centuries it has played an important role as a crosspoint for civilisations.Today it plays a key role in the geopolitics between China and the U.S. We hope you enjoyed and learn't something new from our video. You can help us make more videos by supporting our crowdfunding campaign; Would you like to support our channel? If you enjoyed or learnt something from this video, you may kindly support our crowdfunding campaign on www.fundmyvideo.com/kjvids Fund My Video enables video creators to recover costs for their videos, which are much higher than any revenues they receive for most channels. Most YouTubers make videos as a hobby and spend dozens of hours editing videos for little in return. Your contributions towards this channel will significantly help us create more content with even better quality. Many thanks for your support. For business and other enquiries please email [email protected] Links we want you to check out; KJ Vids Book Store - http://kjvids.co.uk/books Patreon Club - https://www.patreon.com/kjvids Fund My Video Page - https://www.fundmyvideo.com/kjvids
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China says it wants to revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. But some countries see it as an attempt to promote Chinese influence. TRT World's Azhar Sukri explains. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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Let’s learn about The Silk Road! Discover about the route which was for years the most important way of exchange between East and West. Did you know the journey was so long and dangerous? Educational, fun, imaginative animation series for children. Learning is fun! Culture is the best! World Ahoy is the Best Fun! Narrated and Subtitled in English. Learn General Culture in English... and learn English through General Culture. ------ Do you understand english but some people of your country don't? We're opening the translations of the community. Now you can contribute to the channel and help us subtitle our videos! We're looking forward to get submissions of tamil, spanish, french... and more. Even english is welcome! Click here to start translating: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCwFhxWXKpF2SVZZOXXOOOgA&tab=2 Thank you for your kindness... and never stop learning!
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Camels plodding across the desert, and a sense of timelessness evoked by Kitaro's theme music... NHK devoted 17 years to the planning, shooting and production of The Silk Road, which unearthed trade routes linking long-lost civilizations of East and West. A landmark in broadcasting history, this series told the story of the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. The NHK Tokushu and China's CCTV documentary series The Silk Road began on April 7, 1980. The program started with the memorable scene of a camel caravan crossing the desert against the setting sun, with Kitaro's music and a sense of timelessness. It was the start of an epic televisual poem. The first journey described in the series began in Chang'an (now Xi'an), at the eastern end of the ancient route. On 450,000 feet of film, the NHK crew recorded the path westward to the Pamir Heights at the Pakistan border and this material was edited to make 12 monthly broadcasts. In response to viewers' requests that the series be extended to cover the Silk Road all the way to Rome, sequels were made over the next 10 years. Seventeen years after the program was conceived, the project was completed. 8) A Heat Wave Called Turfan The oasis cities of Hami and Turfan suffered attacks by Huns, but also enjoyed the peaceful co-living of diverse ethnic groups. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road
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Officially it's the Chinese government's Belt and Road Initiative: The New Silk Road is a trillion-dollar series of infrastructure projects meant to smooth the way for Chinese goods across the globe. It translates to highways, bridges, railways, ports; with a network stretching across Asia, Africa and into Europe. Partner countries are often eager for investment, and for improvements to old infrastructure. But the New Silk Road isn't a charity project. China is lending money, and spreading debt. Sri Lanka even handed a port to the Chinese after nearing default. And then there's the geopolitical significance: China is aiming for new influence on world markets. China’s New Silk Road is a highly centralized plan that leans on loads of cash and diplomacy from Beijing. The original Silk Road by comparison was a loose collection of trade routes that stretched from the Far East across the plains of Central Asia to the Western World. So what's similar apart from the name? You might say that the original Silk Road was where globalization got its start. For this report by DW's Mathias Bölinger, DW spoke with Jason Jian, International Sales Director of the Broad Group and Ma Haiyun of Frostburg State University. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deutschewelle #China #BeltAndRoad #SilkRoad
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It's about more than just economics. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-lab To learn more, visit https://reconnectingasia.csis.org/map/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that's willing to participate and it's been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they're also geopolitical. To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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More about china https://rtd.rt.com/tags/china/ From the 2nd century BC onwards, the great Silk Road was a vital trade route that provided a link between Eurasian countries. It began during China’s Han dynasty and eventually stretched all the way to Rome. Throughout its 17 centuries of existence, it played a crucial role in enabling cultural interaction between nations and peoples all over the continents. As well as establishing economic ties, it also facilitated the exchange between countries of knowledge, religious practice, architectural styles, art, philosophy and traditions. Modern Chinese culture has been heavily influenced by centuries of trade with neighbouring countries. Today, there are still sites in China that preserve the history of the Silk Road and the country’s role in it. Tang West Market Museum in the city of Xi'an marks the ancient starting point of the Silk Road and displays relics unearthed from what used to be a major centre for international trade. The Silk Route Museum in the city of Jiuquan celebrates the first ever customs checkpoint in history. This city served as an outpost on China’s border with unforgiving and perilous nomadic lands. Meanwhile, a network of grottos called the Mogao Caves bears witness to Buddhism arriving and thriving in China. Today, China remains true to the well-established tradition of cultural exchange with its neighbours. 2016-2017 are dedicated to furthering Russo-Chinese relations and bilateral media ties. The history of collaboration between the two countries dates back as far as 400 years, when religious missionaries crossed the borders to introduce the other side to their homeland’s rich cultural practices. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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While China’s observation of its neighbours is nothing new, its plans for this sleepy little undeveloped country are. In the preceding centuries, passage through this area was a central part of the important Silk Road trading route, connecting the East and the West. The Chinese government’s 21st-century ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ is fundamentally a reinvigoration of this traditional trading route, with significant development slated for Eastern Europe, Africa, and Central Asia. Spanning four continents and at a cost of over $1 trillion, it is the largest infrastructure project in history. And as we’d learn, the impact on Kyrgyzstan would be much, much greater than simply a new road. Video Player Rewind a half-dozen months. Sitting in the office one mundane weekday, I received a strikingly similar email to the one that my mate Shannon from Serk Cycling had sent which sparked an adventure that saw us riding up to Mount Everest base camp. He’d included a link to a proposed bike-packing race in the ‘Stans, with a note along the lines of “Let’s get here before this place becomes a superhighway”. The video became my daily escape, with each viewing stirring an incredible wanderlust for this central Asian wild west. Full article at CyclingTips.com - https://cyclingtips.com/2019/02/ride-silk-road-kyrgyzstan/ Thanks to Specialized Special thanks to our VeloClub members
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The Old Silk Road goes through some of Central Asia’s most spectacular mountains, lively bazaars and ancient towns. Following the ancient trade route between Asia and Europe. Traversing parts of Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Turkey, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the ancient Silk Road offers travellers adventure and culture in equal measure.
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Episode 6: The Silk Road — Here We Go! - The “B&R” spans across four civilizations in the West and East, engaging people with different skin colors and nationalities. We are enjoying the exotic flavors and learning from each other, through the frequent and close contacts and exchanges of people, holds the key to sound relation between states. It is no longer a dream to start a journey along “the Belt and Road” at any time. Thumbnail Template by Thumb Temps: http://thumbtemps.com/license/
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Camels plodding across the desert, and a sense of timelessness evoked by Kitaro's theme music... NHK devoted 17 years to the planning, shooting and production of The Silk Road, which unearthed trade routes linking long-lost civilizations of East and West. A landmark in broadcasting history, this series told the story of the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. The NHK Tokushu and China's CCTV documentary series The Silk Road began on April 7, 1980. The program started with the memorable scene of a camel caravan crossing the desert against the setting sun, with Kitaro's music and a sense of timelessness. It was the start of an epic televisual poem. The first journey described in the series began in Chang'an (now Xi'an), at the eastern end of the ancient route. On 450,000 feet of film, the NHK crew recorded the path westward to the Pamir Heights at the Pakistan border and this material was edited to make 12 monthly broadcasts. In response to viewers' requests that the series be extended to cover the Silk Road all the way to Rome, sequels were made over the next 10 years. Seventeen years after the program was conceived, the project was completed. 1) The Glories of Ancient Chang-An Chang-An - China's old center. The journey begins from Chang-An, current Xi-an that was more than 1,000 years a capital in China, and the melting pot of international influences.
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Under the One Belt, One Road initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping aims to revive the ancient Silk Road trading routes with a network of trading infrastructure that he hopes will expand Beijing's clout to far-off destinations. Photo: AFP/Getty Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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see playlist 1) Video responses for "Who is a Turk : Origin of Turkic peoples" @ http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz3LEMKV-HXnxjYuUIMxN19F2BuAGyMMf The Silk Road or Silk Route is a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa. The Silk Road includes routes through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China.
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How China Is Reviving The Silk Road - https://youtu.be/IhdtvLpL9Hg » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Positive or negative, we hear a lot about globalization in the modern era. But where did it all begin? Learn More: UNESCO: About the Silk Road http://en.unesco.org/silkroad/about-silk-road BBC: The death of language? http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8311000/8311069.stm KQED: Where Does Your T-Shirt Come From? Follow Its Epic Global Journey http://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/03/18/making-your-t-shirt-a-journey-around-the-world/ Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Ephimeral" Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The early Silk Roads facilitated trade and the spread of ideas, technology, disease and religion across Eurasia in the beginning of the Common Era. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/silk-road/e/key-concepts--silk-road World History on Khan Academy: From the earliest civilizations to the modern world, geography, religion, trade, and politics have bound peoples and nations together — and torn them apart. Take a journey through time and space and discover the fascinating history behind the complex world we inhabit today. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to KhanAcademy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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More films about the Silk Road: https://rtd.rt.com/films/the-silk-road/ China is developing a unique blend of socialism and capitalism. The state-owned sector dominates but there has been a sudden surge in privately owned businesses operating in a new market economy. The two systems coexist in apparent harmony despite the seemingly contradictory ideologies of capitalism and communism. Private businesses began to appear after the country’s economic reforms of the late 1970s, ushered in by then premier, Deng Xiaoping. The emergence of private entrepreneurship led to rapid economic development for China. The country is still among the world’s fastest growing economies and is often the first to tap into new markets. To further expand its regional economic influence, China has launched a programme to revive the famous old Silk Road. They are confident that the route will develop new international markets and forge new business alliances. The multifaceted programme involves improving road infrastructure and modernising key cities along the ancient Silk trading route. They are also creating more favourable conditions for business with incentives like company tax breaks and duty-free towns near the borders with neighbouring countries. The project has been dubbed the ‘One Belt, One Road initiative’, and involves cooperation with more than 60, mostly neighbouring countries, with Russia among the major partners. RTD examines examples of Sino-Russian cooperation carried out under the ‘One Belt, One Road’ umbrella, including large-scale government projects and private trade deals with Russian customers. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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More films about China: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/china/ - The Ancient Silk Road was a major trade route that linked Europe and Asia between the 2nd century BC and the late 16th AD. - Modern China is a rapidly growing economy. “One Belt, One Road” is an initiative to revive the Silk Road to help the country play a bigger role in global affairs. - Ancient towns that were once key outposts on the Silk Road are undergoing rapid growth both economically and in infrastructure as they are to reprise their roles as major trading waypoints along the route - Citizens now enjoy new business opportunities and contribute further to developing their cities In its heyday, the ancient Silk Road was Eurasia’s most important trade route, connecting two rich continents to facilitate trade and cultural exchange. Modern-day China has seen near constant economic growth. It boasts of several record figures, including the highest number of skyscrapers and the longest railroads. Five years ago, the government announced a new plan, “One Belt, One Road”, an initiative to revive the Silk Road. The strategy seeks to help China play a bigger role in global affairs through developing an infrastructure that will unite the countries of the two continents under a cohesive economic area. Many ancient Chinese cities that were once outposts along the Silk Road, desert oases or transport hubs are now rapidly transforming themselves into megacities, so that they can, once again, service and profit from the trade route. New businesses are opening, facilitated by the development of a reliable transport system, which in turn brings greater tourist flow. Some cities are also grated the status of special economic area, offering attractive tax incentives to foreign investors. We visit two very different cities; Lanchjou and Urumchi, united by the Silk Road’s history. Both are experiencing rapid development. We meet businessmen who tell us how it feels to watch their home towns transform into economically and politically significant conurbations and how it inspires them to aim for international markets and seek new outlets for their businesses to grow. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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China's $1 trillion One Belt One Road (New Silk Road) initiative is unprecedented in size and scope. President Xi Jinping has sealed megaproject deals with 65 countries to construct ports, power stations, rail lines, roads, and all the tunnels and bridges needed to connect them back to mainland China. Get your free audiobook: http://www.audibletrial.com/TheDailyConversation Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: "Electro Sketch" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=electro+sketch&Search=Search "Abstract Electronic" & "Dark Noir VHS Score" by MotionArray.com "City of Industry" & "Dark Night" by Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans Information sources: https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2017/05/13/i-spent-two-years-on-chinas-belt-and-road-and-this-is-what-i-found-part-1/#7d48bf724b68 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_and_Road_Initiative https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/business/china-railway-one-belt-one-road-1-trillion-plan.html?_r=2 https://qz.com/983581/chinas-new-silk-road-one-belt-one-road-project-has-one-major-pitfall-for-african-countries/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/china-downgrade-explained.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Me5E0eUTM https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2017/05/17/whats-driving-chinas-new-silk-road-and-how-should-the-west-respond/ ...and the Internet. Script: Having recently completed both the world’s most extensive system of expressways and the planet’s longest high speed rail network, China is now looking beyond its borders for opportunities to keep building. President Xi Jinping announced at a recent summit that Beijing has sealed megaproject deals with 65 countries throughout Eurasia and Africa to construct ports, power stations, rail lines, roads, and all the tunnels and bridges needed to connect them back to mainland China. At a total cost of over $1 trillion, the One Belt, One Road initiative is unprecedented in size and scope. So is the bold funding mechanism: China will use its large, state-run banks to provide most of the financing, a risky move, when you consider how few of the nations in the O.B.O.R. could afford something like this on their own. “Oh,” say the leaders of economically-challenged, underdeveloped Laos, Yemen, or Ethiopia — or the blood-soaked regime of Bashar al-Assad in war-ravaged Syria — “you want to loan us billions of dollars to build some cool stuff in our countries? Of course, why not!?” China is hard-selling the project as a way to boost its westward connections, an update of the silk road trade route that played a significant role in developing China and the rest of the region 1,000 years ago. But many analysts see this comparison as little more than a marketing pitch. Al Jazeera clip: “Is the real point of this, East-West service then simply to boost China’s westward connections? [Pauline Loong] “Well I wouldn’t say simply to boost China’s westward connections, but I totally agree with Charles that it’s more a PR stunt. To call it the “Silk Road,” that’s really brilliant—evocative of romantic camel travels in the past. When, you know, you have these lovely silks and trade and so forth. And it’s good, because look at all the headlines it has been getting, but in practical terms, it’s early days yet.” [Bryce] Aside from the lessons China learned from its own recent infrastructure boom, Beijing is also drawing inspiration from the American Marshall Plan which financed the rebuilding of Western Europe after it was decimated during the second world war. That program was worth the equivalent of $130 billion in today’s dollars and ensured the US had reliable export markets for the manufactured goods and machinery its growing economy had become dependent on producing. China’s modern version — first announced in 2013 — is the signature initiative of President Xi Jinping. Several projects have already been completed. Earlier this year London became the 15th European city connected directly to China through an ever-expanding global rail system, meaning freight trains loaded with goods can now arrive after a 12,000km journey all the way from the east coast of the landmass. And, at a cost of $4 billion, China also just completed Africa’s first transnational electric railway, which runs 466 miles from Djibouti to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Chinese companies designed the system, built the line, and supplied the train cars...
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SILK ROUTE The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean
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More than 2000 years ago, the people of Eurasia explored and opened up several routes of trade and cultural exchanges, which were called "the Silk Road" by later generations. The Silk Road helped unravel the mystery of the ancient China. According to the history, this ink animation will bring you to the past time and also the future of the Silk Road.
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What do you know about Ancient China? Check out our #HistoryMonth learning song about the silk road, a trade route used for centuries to transport goods from China to Eastern Europe. The idea and lyrics for this song were written by my good buddy, Mr. Brady Baildon. Brady teaches 6th grade at an international school in Myanmar and made a stop in Taiwan so we could film this jam for his students. Hope you all enjoy! ✌SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS: http://bit.ly/2F48qzK 📩 [FREE DOWNLOAD] 7 SECRETS OF MAKING YOUR OWN SONGS: http://eepurl.com/geN6WT 🎤 SING THE KARAOKE VERSION → Practice your skills: https://www.jamcampus.com/silk-road-song/ 🔥NEED A VIDEO CREATED FOR YOUR COMPANY? → Contact me now: [email protected] → See full portfolio: http://www.jamcampus.com/work-with-me/ 🎤 MORE JAM CAMPUS VIDEOS →Watch more Science Songs: http://bit.ly/2F0FJnb →Watch more History Songs: http://bit.ly/2HV8VOf →Watch more Math Songs: http://bit.ly/2F0d9GT 📷 EQUIPMENT I USE → Canon EOS M6 Camera: https://amzn.to/2yXPyDP → Canon EF-M 11-22 Lens: https://amzn.to/2KwOHyM → Canon EOS M Mount Adaptor: https://amzn.to/2tHYfMZ → Audio-Technica AT2020 Mic: https://amzn.to/2yYGH4W → Sony MDR1A Headphones: https://amzn.to/2KhHqTY → Adobe Creative Suite Editing Software: https://amzn.to/2KuszF1 ✅ CONNECT WITH US → Blog: https://www.jamcampus.com → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamcampus → Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jamcampus → Email: [email protected] Lyrics: CHORUS: Trade route, from China to Europe Generating trade for empires and kingdoms Helped to spread ideas And inventions and products, commerce and culture Across most of the world Merchants with products traded on the Silk Road VERSE 1: Merchants on the Silk Road trading Move goods from Europe to Asia Raiding bandits, crossing deserts and mountains It’s worth it, exotic goods worth a fortune From Europe, these goods were surplus: Grape, wine, glassware, olive oil Traded east where the goods, couldn’t get them, they were rare Along with trading products they spread culture and ideas Silk and spices China had the best there is Silk, known for softness And cherished by the Romans China’s goods were luxury Trips were long, cargo heavy How should we travel? A caravan Which animals? Handful of camels Bring the guards, to fend off bandits CHORUS: Trade route, from China to Europe Generating trade for empires and kingdoms Helped to spread ideas And inventions and products, commerce and culture Across most of the world Merchants with products traded on the Silk Road VERSE 2: Started back in the Han Dynasty Established routes over land and sea Fast forward, fourteen centuries on though Marco Polo went east on the Silk Road But new sea routes, Europe to Asia Quicker, cheaper minimizing all the danger After this, trading over land ended swiftly But the spread of ideas lives on in history Lyrics and performance by Jam Campus Instrumental composition by: https://www.fiverr.com/napbak
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A train full of Chinese goods has arrived in London after making a trip halfway across the world. This is the first freight train from China's Zhejiang province to Britain and it is hoped it will be the start of a new trade route from China, emulating the ancient Silk Road of more than 2,000 years ago. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports from London. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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The Silk Road was the oldest and longest trade route of the World. A new born silk road is shaping up and women have a large place in it. Nadereh Chamlou is an international development advisor. Prior, she was Senior Advisor at the World Bank, where, in her 33+ year career, she held technical, managerial, coordination, and advisory positions in areas of economic management, private sector development, financial markets, knowledge economy, sustainable development, infrastructure, corporate governance, and gender and development. She worked on Latin America, East Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She authored seminal reports related to economic competitiveness, fairness, talent pool, and diversity. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time. Extending 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometres), the Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carried out along its length, beginning during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). The Central Asian sections of the trade routes were expanded around 114 BC by the Han dynasty, largely through the missions and explorations of Chinese imperial envoy, Zhang Qian. The Chinese took great interest in the safety of their trade products and extended the Great Wall of China to ensure the protection of the trade route. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the civilizations of China, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance, political and economic relations between the civilizations. Though silk was certainly the major trade item from China, many other goods were traded, and religions, syncretic philosophies, and various technologies, as well as diseases, also travelled along the Silk Routes. In addition to economic trade, the Silk Road served as a means of carrying out cultural trade among the civilizations along its network. The main traders during antiquity were the Chinese, Persians, Somalis, Greeks, Syrians, Romans, Armenians, Indians, and Bactrians, and from the 5th to the 8th century the Sogdians. During the coming of age of Islam, Arab traders became prominent. In June 2014 UNESCO designated the Chang'an-Tianshan corridor of the Silk Road as a World Heritage Site. The Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade, a major reason for the connection of trade routes into an extensive transcontinental network. The German terms Seidenstraße and Seidenstraßen ("the Silk Road(s)/Route(s)") were coined by Ferdinand von Richthofen, who made seven expeditions to China from 1868 to 1872. Some scholars prefer the term "Silk Routes" because the road included an extensive network of routes, though few were more than rough caravan tracks. As the domestication of pack animals and the development of shipping technology increased the capacity for prehistoric people to carry heavier loads over greater distances, cultural exchanges and trade developed rapidly. In addition, the vast grassland steppes of Asia provided fertile grazing, water, and easy passage for caravans, enabling merchants to travel immense distances, from the shores of the Pacific to Africa and deep into Europe, without trespassing on agricultural lands and arousing hostility. From the 2nd millennium BC, nephrite jade was being traded from mines in the region of Yarkand and Khotan to China. Significantly, these mines were not very far from the lapis lazuli and spinel ("Balas Ruby") mines in Badakhshan, and, although separated by the formidable Pamir Mountains, routes across them were apparently in use from very early times. The Tarim mummies, mummies of non-Mongoloid, apparently Caucasoid, individuals, have been found in the Tarim Basin, in the area of Loulan located along the Silk Road 200 kilometres (124 miles) east of Yingpan, dating to as early as 1600 BC and suggesting very ancient contacts between East and West. These mummified remains may have been of people who spoke Indo-European languages, which remained in use in the Tarim Basin, in the modern day Xinjiang region, until replaced by Turkic influences from the Xiongnu culture to the north and by Chinese influences from the eastern Han dynasty, who spoke a Sino-Tibetan language.
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China’s One Belt One Road initiative could be the most ambitious infrastructure plan in history. With more than $900 billion committed across four continents, it's already the biggest sovereign infrastructure project ever conducted. But it's also a leap of faith towards a goal of reshaping global trade by reconnecting places along the historic Silk Road trade route with new ports, highways and railroads. While most of the projects are concentrated in Asia, China has also extended the initiative beyond its natural sphere of influence. Since 2012, it has made $15 billion worth of infrastructure commitments across central and eastern Europe. For a country like Montenegro, one of Europe’s smallest and poorest, China’s business represents a massive opportunity — and a massive risk. When the Chinese government guaranteed a loan to Montenegro to finance the construction of one 25 mile stretch of its first-ever highway, one condition was that a Chinese state contractor would do 70 percent of the work. But the World Bank believes that the Chinese loan — which Montenegro will pay back between 2020 and 2040 — is a threat to Montenegro’s long-term financial stability. VICE News Tonight traveled to the highway to find out where exactly it's leading. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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China is planning a transcontinental network of bridges, tunnels, railways and ports that will stretch from Southeast Asia to Western Europe as part of a new Silk Road trade route aimed at creating new markets for Chinese goods. China calls the proposed trade route the Silk Road Economic Belt, or “One Road, One Belt.” The land-based route will start from the Chinese city of Xi’an and continue through Urumqi in Xinjiang as well as several Central Asian cities before terminating in Venice, Italy. The maritime portion of the Silk Road route begins in Venice, Italy and travels down Africa’s northeastern coast to Mombasa in Kenya. The shipping route continues through the Maldives and a massive Chinese-backed Colombo Port City in Sri Lanka before passing through Southeast Asia and ending in Fuzhou, China. Since Chinese President Xi Jinping entered office in March 2013, he and Premier Li Keqiang have traveled to countries on the historic Silk Road using the planned trade route as a major talking point at official meetings. Capitalizing on increasing internationalization of the renminbi, China has offered low-cost financing to all participating countries so that they can develop the infrastructure necessary for the global venture. Most of the funding for the ambitious plan comes from a $40 billion Silk Road Development Fund and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. As China continues to expand its trade network across the world, it has largely ignored the environmental and social impacts of its plans. China’s plans may also do little to appease existing suspicions among many of China’s neighbors who believe China seeks territorial expansion. It is clear that while China believes other countries will also gain from the trade route, China’s ultimate goal is most likely to achieve greater economic, political and cultural influence in countries on the new Silk Road. ------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. For news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUS Subscribe to stay updated on all the top stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-WqkTyKK1_70U4bb4k4lQ?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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There is a single railroad following the Silk Road route, which linked Xian, China with the Roman Empire by way of Central Asia. Due to conflicting agendas, an international train route was never established. This documentary follows Ken Ogata on a journey to bring the Silk Road to life; starting in Turfan in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, he changes trains in the westernmost part of China, and proceeds on through Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and finally Turkey.
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Full episode and more: https://www.amazon.com/China-The-New-Silk-Road/dp/B07C33K25L/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1523980046&sr=1-3&keywords=great+decisions+in+foreign+policy https://vimeo.com/ondemand/gdtv18 This is an excerpt from Great Decisions 2018's "China: The New Silk Road" Dan Blumenthal, Dan Russel, Brian Eyler, Alexis Crow, Dan Rosen, Stephen Orlins, and David Dollar Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor David Strathairn and featuring the most important voices in international affairs, Great Decisions in Foreign Policy brings you eight half-hour documentaries, each tackling a different foreign policy challenge facing America today.
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More films about the Silk Road: https://rtd.rt.com/films/the-silk-road/ A group of journalists travel across China, following the famous and ancient old Silk Road to witness the trading link’s revival. The route that originated in this country once connected Europe to Asia. Now, under the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the Chinese government is seeking to recreate a modern-day “New Silk Road”. Key industrial centres are undergoing an economic boom and major megacities, and their residents are seizing the opportunity to develop new business and contribute to the cause. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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China is investing 900 billion dollars in the New Silk Road – possibly the biggest infrastructure project in history. Is the goal to foster trade and development? Or does China have a neo-colonial agenda? Guests: Andreas Kluth (Handelsblatt Global), Bernhard Bartsch (Bertelsmann Foundation), Ruth Kirchner (freelance journalist and China expert). For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/english ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIgOXM2JEQ2Pv2d0_PVfcg
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Enquiries contact [email protected] The first of three episodes in The Chinese Silk Road documentary series! In this episode, we explore the root of Islam in China in the ancient capital of Xian, before moving into the mountains to discover the incredible Maijishan cave grottoes. We then move on to Lanzhou to try a steaming bowl of the famous hand pulled noodles, before heading to the western end of the Great Wall of China at Jiayuguan.
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Originally published January 25, 2015 China is planning a transcontinental network of bridges, tunnels, railways and ports that will stretch from Southeast Asia to Western Europe as part of a new Silk Road trade route aimed at creating new markets for Chinese goods. China calls the proposed trade route the Silk Road Economic Belt, or “One Road, One Belt.” The land-based route will start from the Chinese city of Xi’an and continue through Urumqi in Xinjiang as well as several Central Asian cities before terminating in Venice, Italy. The maritime portion of the Silk Road route begins in Venice, Italy and travels down Africa’s northeastern coast to Mombasa in Kenya. The shipping route continues through the Maldives and a massive Chinese-backed Colombo Port City in Sri Lanka before passing through Southeast Asia and ending in Fuzhou, China. Since Chinese President Xi Jinping entered office in March 2013, he and Premier Li Keqiang have traveled to countries on the historic Silk Road using the planned trade route as a major talking point at official meetings. Capitalizing on increasing internationalization of the renminbi, China has offered low-cost financing to all participating countries so that they can develop the infrastructure necessary for the global venture. Most of the funding for the ambitious plan comes from a $40 billion Silk Road Development Fund and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. As China continues to expand its trade network across the world, it has largely ignored the environmental and social impacts of its plans. China’s plans may also do little to appease existing suspicions among many of China’s neighbors who believe China seeks territorial expansion. It is clear that while China believes other countries will also gain from the trade route, China’s ultimate goal is most likely to achieve greater economic, political and cultural influence in countries on the new Silk Road.
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China’s growing economic might is reaching deeper into Europe, marked by today’s visit of President Xi to Italy. China is investing in infrastructure there as part of a global ambition to rebuild and modernize centuries-old trading routes. PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports on the future of the new ‘Silk Road.’ Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
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Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and China are planning to launch the so-called new Silk Road - a trade route connecting the E.U. and China. In September a high-level summit on the new Silk Road is planned to take place in Kyiv and earlier this week a pre-summit meeting got together Ukrainian government officials, businessmen and foreign trade representatives. The participants of this meeting discussed the importance of the new Silk Road for economies of the counties along the road. It is expected to be an alternative link connecting the E.U. and China to the northern route, which goes entirely through Russia. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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In which John Green teaches you the history of the Indian Ocean Trade. John weaves a tale of swashbuckling adventure, replete with trade in books, ivory, and timber. Along the way, John manages to cover advances in seafaring technology, just how the monsoons work, and there's even a disembowelment for you Fangoria fans. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://sc.mp/2kAfuvJ While China plans its "Polar Silk Road" under the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese commercial boats sail along shipping routes in the Arctic to transport cargo. There are currently two routes: the Northeast Passage in the Arctic Ocean, which is the shortest route connecting northeast Asia and western Europe, and the Northwest Passage, which runs along Canada’s northern coast.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting a two-day summit to win support for an ambitious economic project designed to transform world trade. The "One Belt, One Road" initiative is a modern take on the old 'silk road'. Marco Polo pioneered the route from Europe to Asia around 750 years ago. The latest project aims to create a vast network of new trade routes in central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. So, how will it change global trade, who will benefit and can it succeed? Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: Pauline Loong - Asia-Analytica Jabin T Jacob - Institute of Chinese Studies Bruno Macaes - Portugal's former junior minister for Europe - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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From history classes at school, everybody remembers the Silk Road as the ancient trade route between the Roman Empire and China. Today, China is resurrecting this historic silk trading route for a number of reasons. But first and foremost is the high demand for a new, alternative corridor to bring Chinese goods to European markets and onwards across the globe. At AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG we know history and incorporate its lessons into our best practices. Thanks to our proven Trade Lane Management service framework, every customer can rely on us to provide professional door-to-door deliveries via the most appropriate transportation mix from Asia to Europe and beyond. Everyone around the world can now feel Connected by the New Silk Road.
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On Prime Time, we ask whether China's plans to revive the ancient Silk Road trading routes through networks of tradition infrastructure worth billions should be a cause for worry for India. Mohan Guruswamy, Chairman of CPA says that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would not give China any edge over India in terms of trade. India skipped the two day Silk Road summit hosted by China in protest against the CPEC which passes through the disputed regions of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Watch full video: https://khabar.ndtv.com/video/show/prime-time/prime-time-chinas-one-belt-one-road-project-impact-on-indian-economy-457338?yt NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and abroad. NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ndtv?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ndtv Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ndtv Download the NDTV Apps: http://www.ndtv.com/page/apps Watch more videos: http://www.ndtv.com/video?yt
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Kitaro - Theme from the Silk Road. The Silk Road: The Rise And Fall of Civilizations is an NHK Tokushu documentary series that first aired in April 7, 1980, broadcast over a 10-year period. It took 17 years in production to complete what many consider a landmark in Japan's broadcasting television history. The intention of the program was to reveal how ancient Japan was influenced by the Silk Road trade route. The documentary was narrated by Koji Ishizaka with music composed by Kitaro, who insisted that the show be broadcast in stereo. The music was composed mainly using a Minimoog. The series of soundtracks sold millions and the success created from the program brought Kitaro international attention.
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