Silk Road to Belt Road

Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future

  • Md. Nazrul Islam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvi
  2. Conceptualizing Belt and Road Initiative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Md. Nazrul Islam
      Pages 3-22
  3. History and Civilization

  4. Religion

  5. Socio-cultural Dynamics

  6. Environment

  7. Medicine and Health

  8. Country Impact

  9. Md. Nazrul Islam
    Pages C1-C5
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 341-350

About this book


This volume approaches China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a process of culturalization, one that started with the Silk Road and continued over the millennium. In mainstream literature, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been portrayed as the geo-economic vision and geo-political ambition of China’s current leaders, intended to shape the future of the world. However, this volume argues that although geo-politics and geo-economy may play their part, the BRI more importantly creates a venue for the meeting of cultures by promoting people-to-people interaction and exchange. This volume explores the journey from the Silk-Road to Belt-Road by analyzing topics ranging from history to religion, from language to culture, and from environment to health. As such, scholars, academics, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business will find an alternative approach to the Belt and Road Initiative.


Belt-Road Initiative (BRI) Mutual Connectivity of the World Spread of Islam Social Interaction along One Belt One Road Imagining China in the New Silk Road Buddhist Library of Ximing Monastery Religion in China’s Public Diplomacy China's Soft Power Eurasian Integration Conflict Management under Cross-cultural Contexts

Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Nazrul Islam
    • 1
  1. 1.United International CollegeZhuhaiChina

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