The Interconnected World of the Year 1000

    Valerie Hansen, History Department, Yale University

    Woodward Instructional Resource Centre Lecture Hall 2, UBC
    Saturday, April 2, 8:15-9:30 pm
    The Vancouver Institute Lectures
  • Valerie Hansen

    Dr. Valerie Hansen teaches Chinese and world history at Yale. Her current research examines the interconnected world of the year 1000, exploring the goods, people, and ideas that traveled from one region to another in a time with no mechanized transport. Having spent six plus years in China over her career, she has visited at least 300 temples, climbed the Great Wall multiple times (once during a lightning storm), and posed next to the Terracotta Warriors eleven times. Her books include The Silk Road: A New History, The Open Empire: A History of China to 1600, Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China, Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127-1279, and Voyages in World History (co-authored with Kenneth R. Curtis).

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April 2nd, 2016 from  8:15 PM to 12:30 AM
Lecture Hall No. 2
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
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