Category: Lectures / Readings

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Age of Discovery

During the 15th century, the commercial economy of Western Europe had started to develop rapidly, which caused a dramatically increasing demand for gold in the region.

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The Silk Road

The Silk Road was formed between 2000 AD~1000 AD and had since then been kept in use as the main channel for cultural, economic and political exchange between the eastern and the western worlds all the way until the 16th century.

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The Boxer Codex

Transcription and translation of an illustrated late sixteenth-century spanish manuscript concerning the geography, history and ethnography of the Pacific, South-east and East Asia.