Along The Silk Road

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19811205'A four part journey along the trade route which has connected China with Europe for more than 2,000 years.

Jessica Rawson. Deputy Keeper of Oriental Antiquities. British

Museum, explains the historical background and Philip Short. recently the BBC's Peking Correspondent. looks at the modern face of China. 1: Xian

The ancient capital, the * City of Tranquility the start of the Silk Road. Producer ROY IIAYWARD BBC Bristol'

19811212'a lour-pan journey along the trade route which has connected China with Europe for more than 2,000 years.

Jessica Rawson , Deputy Keeper of Oriental Antiquities, British

Museum, explains the historical background and Philip Short , recently the BBC's Peking Correspondent, looks at the modern face of China at the places they stop at along the route. 2: Lanzhou to Jiuquan From the capital of Gensu province, where a new system of agricultural management is flourishing but modern industry is not, to the desert fort at the western end of the Great Wall. Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol'

19811219'A four-part journey along the trade route which has connected China with Europe for more than 2,000 years.

Jessica Rawson , Deputy Keeper of Oriental Antiquities, British

Museum, explains the historical background and Philip Short , recently the BBC's Peking

Correspondent, looks at the modern face of China at the places they stop at along the route. 3: Dunhuang

The Caves of a Thousand Buddhas: a tiny oasis, chosen by Buddhist monks as a sanctuary nearly 2.000 years ago, where hundreds of painted cave temples, hand-carved into the cliff face, are a major centre of Buddhist studies in China.

Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol'

19811226'The end of a journey along the trade route whichhasconnected China with Europe for more than 2,000 years.

Jessica Rawson explains the historical background and Philip Short looks at the modern face of China. 4: From the oasis town of Turfan, to Vrumchi, capital of Sinkiang, the most westerly province of China

Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol'