The Newsletter 96 Autumn 2023

The New Silk Road: China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Context

This interdisciplinary research programme is aimed at the study of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of the Chinese government, with special attention given to the impact of the ‘New Silk Road’ on countries, regions and peoples outside of China. In addition to research and collaborations, the programme also maintains an electronic library of online resources meant to promote advanced teaching on the BRI and to offer starting points for student essays and theses. In January 2023, IIAS began supporting a three-year project entitled the Silk Road Virtual Museum, which showcases the art and culture of the regions that lay on the historical trade routes between Europe and Asia.


Coordinator: Richard Griffiths