NCUSCR China Podcast Series


The NCUSCR China Podcast Series provides information and analysis from leading experts on U.S.-China relations in a short-program format. Regular releases cover a range of developing issues in politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, environment and areas of global concern. For more information, please visit the National Committee web site at:

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.


NCUSCR China Podcast Series navigateright Episode

The Silk Road in History and Today: Author James Millward

James Millward (Georgetown University), author most recently of The Silk Road:  A Very Short Introduction, discusses with National Committee Senior Director for Education Margot Landman the background of the Silk Road, what (other than silk) traveled along it, and its contemporary role and uses in China and Central Asia.  For those interested in further reading, Professor Millward recommends:

Peter Golden, Central Asia in World History (Oxford Univ Press, 2011)

Valerie Hansen, The Silk Road:  A New History (Oxford Univ Press, 2012)

James Millward, Eurasian Crossroads:  A History of Xinjiang (C. Hurst & Co., Ltd., 2007)