in Team 5

Research for Mapping Asia

Hi guys,


The following are some links that could be useful under our topic of Mapping Asia.


The Silk Road (Connection between Europe & Asia)

The Silk Road does not only consist of silk trade, it also have a wide range of products traded such as tools, religious objects, artworks, precious stones and more. It is connected to the Spice Route (Maritime Silk Road) through other trade and connecting routes which provide merchants with a wide range of goods available to trade (Land and Sea).

This route also enable merchants to have intellectual and cultural exchange where knowledge about crafts, technologies (paper making/printing press), art, languages, religion (Buddhism, Hinduism) and more are shared.


Incense Route

It is a network of land and sea trade routes that linked the Mediterranean world with Eastern and Southern sources of incense, spices and other luxury goods.



Traveling the Silk Road

Silk Road Saga

Travelling the Silk Road

Silk Road


  1. Excellent idea to begin with some ancient routes! So, your project about Mapping Asia will focus on trade routes? Will there be two maps? One about ancient, medieval, and colonial trade routes? Another for Josephine’s idea about focusing on one colonizer and looking at art objects that were created? Or, do you want to focus on the former and look at how others envisioned these maps of Asia? Even contemporary artists. There are many ways to take this project, so do discuss with your group members.