Silk Road to Belt Road: Meeting the Culture
This introduction chapter tries to conceptualize China’s Belt and Road Initiative through analyzing history and culture. The journey of the Belt and Road Initiative started from historic Silk Road and created venue for cultural interaction and exchange apart from transporting and trading goods and services. In the process of this conceptualization this chapter addresses and examines three major perspective; geo-economic; geo-political; and cultural. This chapter argues that Belt and Road Initiative essentially a meeting point of various cultures and enhance people to people connectivity together with other socio-economic and geo-political role, and thus could be seen as a process of culturalization.
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