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2006: Northern and Southern Routes Seminar
2007: Sichuan Yunnan Seminar
2008: Liao Seminar
2009: Xinjiang Seminar
2010: Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Tibet Extension

About the Yale Silk Road Database

Project Summary

The Silk Road, as an interconnected web of trade routes linking the ancient societies of Asia with those of the Subcontinent and the Near East, has contributed to the development of most of the world's great civilizations. The Yale Silk Road Database presents over 11,000 images of major sites in the Silk Road region taken during faculty site seminars led by Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (Professor, History of Art) under the auspices of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University in the summers of 2006-2010. Photographs included in this collection were taken during faculty site seminars in Gansu, Ningxia, and Xinjiang Provinces in 2006, seminars in Sichuan and Yunnan during the summer of 2007, visits to Liao Dynasty sites in Shanxi, Liaoning, Hebei, and Inner Mongolia during the summer of 2008, a program along the Tarim Basin and in northern Xinjiang during the summer of 2009, and a program for educators in Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Tibet Extension during the summer of 2010.

Maijishan Caves, Tianshui, Gansu Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2006: June 27 – August 5 (Northern and Southern Routes), Copyright Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan. All rights reserved.

The collection serves as a multi-disciplinary resource with relevance to students and faculty working in the fields of art and archaeology, religious studies, history, East Asian languages and literatures, Central Asian and Islamic studies. The Yale Silk Road Database is sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies' Silk Road Studies Project through major funding awarded to the Council's National Resource Center Title VI Grant from the United States Department of Education. 

Permission to publish any image from this collection in print or on the Web is granted at the discretion of the relevant copyright holder and requests may be forwarded to the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University.  Site technical questions and comments may be e-mailed to the Visual Resources Collection, Yale University.


Selection of Images

Kashgar Old City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009: June 22 – July 14 (Xinjiang Seminar),© Abbey Newman. All rights reserved.

Kashgar Old City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009,  ©Abbey Newman.
Labrang Monastery, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Xiahe County, Gansu Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009: June 22 – July 14 (Xinjiang Seminar), © Abbey Newman. All rights reserved.

Labrang Monastery, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009, © Abbey Newman.

People's Plaza, Kashgar (Kaxgar), Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009: June 22 – July 14 (Xinjiang Seminar), Copyright Abbey Newman. All rights reserved.People's Plaza, Kashgar (Kaxgar), Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009, © Abbey Newman.

Yanqi Ancient City, Bayingholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Yanqi Hui Autonomous County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2006: June 27 – August 5 (Northern and Southern Routes), Copyright Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan. All rights reserved.

Yanqi Ancient City, Bayingholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture,  Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2006, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Abakh Khoja Tomb, Kashgar (Kaxgar), Haohan Village (Ayziret), Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009: June 22 – July 14 (Xinjiang Seminar), Copyright Abbey Newman. All rights reserved.

Abakh Khoja Tomb, Kashgar (Kaxgar), Haohan Village (Ayziret), Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009, © Abbey Newman.

Huashan (Shaanxi Province), Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008: June 4 – June 22 (Liao Seminar), Copyright Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan. All rights reserved.

Huashan, Shaanxi Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Binglingsi Caves, Lanzhou Prefecture, Gansu Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2006: June 27 – August 5 (Northern and Southern Routes), Copyright Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan. All rights reserved.

Binglingsi Caves, Lanzhou Prefecture, Gansu Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2006, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Sample Wutun Monastery, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2007, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.
Sample Labrang Monastery, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province,  Yale Silk Road Seminar 2009, © Abbey Newman.
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Jiufengsi, Laitan Township, Hechuan County, Chongqing Municipality. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2007, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.