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ARTS2458 takehome exam - ARTS2458 Along the Silk Road...

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ARTS2458 Along the Silk Road Take-home exam (worth 30%) Please submit your work as one Word file to the Blackboard turn-it-in box. The due date is December 9th, 4pm Part A – worth 20% For these two short essays there is no need to give footnoted references but make sure that all you say is said in your own words. a) Write one essay of about 300 words on the following question: 1 Based on David Christian’s “Silk Road or Steppe Roads” and Robert Taafe’s “The geographic setting” how did ecological factors in the Silk Road regions encourage trade? b) Write one essay of about 300 words in answer to one of the following questions: 2 Based on Xinru Liu’s chapter 3 “The Kushan Empire and Buddhism” in her book The Silk Road in World History what are the characteristics of what she terms “Kushan Buddhism”? In your opinion, does it make sense to use this term? 3 Based on David Christian’s “State formation” and Nicola Di Cosmo’s “Those who draw the bow” in Ancient China and its Enemies
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