Western Influences in East Asia: From Rome through the 14th Century
Ii Saburou Katsumori
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Did you know that the 5th century History of the Later Han describes the Roman empire and an embassy that arrived at the Chinese court in 166 CE? That we have extant Roman and Byzantine glassware found in China and dated to the Tang dynasty in the 6th-8th century? That in the 14th century the Roman Catholic Church boasted 6000 members in the archbishopric of Khanbalik (later Beijing), and at least five other cities? Come and explore the links between east and west, examining those links that were in place well before the "Age of Exploration" in the 15th and 16th centuries.