Touring seminar to Xinjiang, China
Michal Biran, Na'ama Arom, Vered Shurany and Qiao Yang took part in a touring seminar of Xinjiang, China (11-28.08.2013). The seminar, led by the teachers of HUJI's Asian studies' department, Profs. Yuri Pines, Gideon Shelach and Michal Biran, and including a group of 40 students and teachers, was a 5000km, 16 days journey along Xinjiang Silk Roads - both northern and southern routes. It highlighted historical and archaeological sites, especially Muslim ones, and also included a direct acquientence with some of the issuses and challenges of modern and contemporary Xinjiang.
See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heMAKzpxKcg
For the seminar page and plan (mostly Hebrew) see http://asia.huji.ac.il/page/1409