Mobility and Infrastructure in Early Eastern Eurasia

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Plan information
Project Term:2023–2028
Budget:NT$10 million

Origin: The Tang Prize is awarded on a biennial basis, each with a cash reward of NT$40 million. Projects proposed by the laureates also receive a grant of up to NT$10 million

Project Summary: Since the beginning of the Bronze Age, there has been a gradual increase in interregional interactions within the developing Chinese cultural sphere and between its member societies and those of outlying areas located beyond the territory of present-day China. The present project aims to take stock of archaeological and epigraphic sources and to draw a broad picture of early Eastern Eurasia as an interconnected space, providing an integral vision of who moved across this vast area and their mobility patterns, the impact of material infrastructure such as roads, vehicles, and herded or draft animals, and how mobile groups interacted with local communities.