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Faxian and Marco Polo lived 900 years  apart, near the beginning and end of the Silk Road

Faxian and Marco Polo lived 900 years  apart, near the beginning and end of the Silk Road

Faxian and Marco Polo lived 900 years  apart, near the beginning and end of the Silk Road. What values do their  narratives promote? What similarities and differences do you see in  their narratives? How are those similarities and differences related to  the kinds of journeys they undertook, the purposes of their journeys,  and the times in which they composed their travel narratives?

Website: Silk Road – http://asiasociety.org/education/silk-road

Website: Silk Road History – http://www.thesilkroadchina.com/fact-v11-the-silk-road-history.html

Website: The Journey of Faxian to India (ca. 400 CE) – http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/texts/faxian.html

Website: The Travels of Marco Polo (ca. 1300 CE) – read Chapter 1 through Chapter 18) – https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Travels_of_Marco_Polo/Preface/Chapter_1