Information of the Speakers and Topics

 

Name

Institution

Speech topic

Section 1  THE SILK ROAD AND TECHNICAL EXCHANGE

1

Susan Whitfield

British Library

Director of IDP

The Silk Road and silk on the Silk Road

2

Zhao Feng

Director of CNSM

The origin, transmission and communication of silk

3

Dagmar Schaefer

Director of MPIWG

Technical issues on silk exchange between the east and the west

4

Yang Hong

Professor of Bryant University

The isotopic research of producing area of the silk unearthed from the Silk Road

5

Zhang Bochun

Director of Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The contribution of Chinese sericulture to the world history of science

6

Mei Jianjun

Director of NRI

J. Needham's research on Chinese silk and textile technology

7

Dominique Cardon

Emerita Senior Researcher of CNRS

Dyes on the Silk Road

Section 2  ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS OF SILK IN CHINA

8

Gu Wanfa

Director of Zhengzhou Municipal Institute of Archaeology

Material evidence of silk originated from China

9

Wang Xiaomeng

Vice director of Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Archaeological silk unearthed from Shaanxi

10

Wang Hui

Director of Gansu Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Archaeological silk unearthed from Gansu

11

Ren Xiaoyan

Director of Qinghai Provincial Institute of Archaeology

Archaeological silk unearthed from Qinghai

12

Yu Zhiyong

Vice director of Institute of Archaeology of Xinjiang Autonomous Region

Archaeological silk unearthed from Xinjiang

Section 3  ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS OF SILK OUTSIDE CHINA

13

Svetlana Pankova

Researcher of state hermitage museum

Unearthed early silks from the Silk Road in Russia

14

Bokijon Matbabaev

Director of Institute of Archeology of Academy of sciences of Republic of  Uzbekistan

Unearthed silk and images in Uzbekistan

15

Radha Sarkar 

Director of IGNCA

Textile production during the Kushan period

16

Dode Zvezdana

Senior Researcher of Russian Academy of Science

Silk unearthed from north Caucasus region

17

Mattehew P. Canepa

Associate professor of University of Minnesota

Sasanian Persian silks in archaeology findings and stone relief illustrations

18

Orit Shamir

Director of Israel Antiquities

Early silks excaveted from the near east on the Silk Road

19

Anna Muthesius

Professor of University Cambridge

Medieval oriental silk collected at European cathedrals

20

Sim Yeonok

Professor of Korea National University of Culture Heritage

Unearthed silk in ancient korea

21

Sharipov Abduvali

Director of National Tajikistan Museum

Textile archeology in Tajikistan

22

Yoko Tanaka

Researcher of Shoso-in

Silk related to the Silk Road collected by Shoso-in

Section 4  SILKS ON THE SILK ROAD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF LINGUISTICS

23

Marie-Louise Nosch

Director of CTR

Silk in Greek literature

24

Lin Meicun

Professor of Peking University

Silk in Kharosthi literature

25

Rong Xinjiang

Professor of Peking University

Silk in Chinese Han nationality's literature from the Silk Road

26

Duan Qin

Professor of Peking University

Silk in Khotanese literature

27

Bi Bo

Assistant professor of Renmin University of China

Silk in Sogdian literature

28

Mohammad Bagher Vosoughi

Professor of University of Tehran

Silks in Persian literature

Section 5  MARITIME SILK ROAD AND CHINESE EXPORT SILK

29

Liu Yingsheng

Professor of Nanjing University

Silk trade of the Maritime Silk Road in literature

30

Masako Yoshida

Professor of Kyoto City University of Arts

Chinese textiles for European market and their influence

31

Maria Menshikova

Researcher of state hermitage museum

Chinese export silk collected in Russia

32

Claudio Zaniar

Professor of Padova University

Wallpapers on pictures of farming and weaving collected in Europe in 18-19 centuries

Section 6  SILKS ON THE SILK ROAD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ANTHROPOLOGY

33

Piyavara Teekara Natenoi, Mai

Director of Queen Silikit Textile Museum

Silk production and its history in Thailand

34

Mariah Waworuntu

Researcher of Jakarta Textile Museum

Silk textile and its history in Indonesia

35

Lee Chorlin

Expert from Singapore

The Maritime Silk Road through ancient silk textiles

36

Sibel Alpaslan Arça

Curator of Topkapi Palace Museum

Turkish silks and its history in Turkey

37

Nidaullah Sehrai

Assistant Curator of SSAQ Museum, University of Peshawar

The use of silk in the embroidery and woolen and cotton weaving of the Swat Valley

38

Ming Wilson

Researcher of V&A Museum

Chinese export silk collected in V&A

Special guests

39

Roxane Shaughnessy

President of TSA

40

James Watt

Chairman of the Museum's Department of Asian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art (retired)

41

Representative from UNESCO World Heritage Center