For more than 2,000 years, the Silk Road carried more than commercial goods through Asia: it was an instrument of globalization before the term was coined. Understand the role that the Silk Road played in transporting commercial goods, religions, cultures, and the arts across the continent. Examine exemplary cases that reveal the interconnectedness of traditional and contemporary artistic practices.
Hossein Khosrowjah, Ph.D., has been teaching visual studies, art history, and film studies at the California College of the Arts since 2011. Previously, he had taught film and media, women’s studies, anthropology, and visual studies courses at various institutions. His book The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami is forthcoming.