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(Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan: Life and Trade Along the Old Silk Road.pdf) The Silk Road was once the main artery for the exchange of goods culture and art between China the Middle East and Europe It was along this timeless highway that the great religions of Buddhism and Islam were to enter China In Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Peter Yung provides an intriguing photographic essay that travels down the Old Silk Road to the present day marketplaces of Chinese Turkestan br With photographs of great beauty accompanied by an evocative text Yung takes us on a fascinating journey through the Taklimakan Desert the Desert of Death to the flourishing oases of Turkestan whose inhabitants learned long ago how to turn the sandy wastes into rich farmland and vineyards We meet merchants selling yarns and dyes silk and rugs jade fished from the rivers and gold daggers and shish kebab melons and pilaf And we get a sense of the colorful people who visit the bazaar the Uygar men with shaved heads and the women in bright silk dresses billiard players in the open air young boys watching an old man make paper beneath a trellis of grape vines And along the way Yung provides an illuminating commentary on the region s history describes the legendary trading cities of Kashi Shache and Hotan and discusses current efforts to maintain the Islamic heritage and identity of Xinjiang br Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan takes us to a world few of us knew existed It is a mesmerizing book that will captivate everyone who yearns to travel to far off places to leave civilization behind and explore the unknown byways of the Old Silk RoadDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan: Life and Trade Along the Old Silk Road books for multiple devices.