The New Silk Road

August 10, 2008
(was 11.18.2007)

East Meets West

Part Three

 

The ancient trading routes through Persia, India and China were once the crossroads between East and West. Is the blogosphere the new Silk Road? Hear heartrending e-mails between an American professor and an Iraqi colleague. And renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma explains his quest to bring together the classical music traditions of East and West.

  1. Colin Thubron on "Shadow of the Silk Road"

    The Silk Road was once the great meeting place between the East and the West - a network of ancient trading routes winding through China and India, across Central Asia and Iran to the Mediterranean.

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  2. Yo-Yo Ma on the Silk Road Ensemble

    Yo-Yo Ma has founded the Silk Road Ensemble in an effort to bring together musicians from different backgrounds to use music as a cultural force for understanding and peace.

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  3. Marian Salzman "Next Now: Trends for the Future"

    Marian Salzman is director of strategic content for J. Walter Thompson, America's largest advertising firm.  She comments on the rising economic importance of China and India.

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  4. Robyn Meredith on "The Elephant and the Dragon"

    Robyn Meredith talks with Steve Paulson about China's embrace of capitalism and the Indian advances in providing telephone support services.

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  5. Susan Friedman on Friendship with an Iraqi Woman

    Susan Friedman tells Anne Strainchamps about her friendship, initiated and maintained via e-mail over the internet, with a young woman scholar in Iraq.

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  6. Josh Rushing on "Mission Al Jazeera"

    Josh Rushing spent 14 years as a Marine and was the spokesman for the U.S. Central Command to the entire Arab world. He now works for Al Jazeera's English language service.

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