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The Arts of the Silk Roads
This essay explores some of the art traditions, many of them devotional in nature, of the Silk Roads. more
Old tomb painting showing a merchant with horses and camels along the Silk Roads. Luotoucheng, Gansu Province, China; circa 221-317 C.E. Courtesy Gaotai County Museum.
Treasures Along the Silk Roads
Using images of art objects from the Silk Roads, students will generate word maps that act as creative writing prompts. The archaeological finds act as entry points to introduce students to the rich cultural traditions of the region. more
Book by John Major, illustrated by Stephen Fieser.
Trade Along the Silk Roads
Students create an illustrated atlas of trade goods along the Silk Roads. more
A beggar in Chennai, India
Poor Want a Job, Not Benevolence
About half of the world's population now lives on less than $2 a day. more
The Quest for Peace and Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific and Beyond
Speech by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea. more
Interview with Sam Brownback
Asia Women's Next Obstacle: AIDS
This fight against AIDS must be fought on many fronts, but it must begin with broader engagement of women. more
071110-A-2013C-074 A paratrooper from 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, watches as an aircraft flies overhead while dropping supplies in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Nov 9. (soldiersmediacenter/Flickr)
The Global Perspective on the War on Terror
Experts discuss and offer critical viewpoint of US foreign policy. more
UNDP Human Development Report (onshi/Flickr)
Launch of the 2002 United Nations Development Program
"In individual human freedom lies the capacity for political participation, economic development and social progress." more
The sidewalks of Bangkok. (SlapAyoda/Flickr)
Feeding Ourselves
Strategies and solutions to end hunger in Asia. more