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Sino-Iranian Relations in the Medieval Period

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2020-21 School of Chinese Online Seminar

Sino-Iranian Relations in the Medieval Period


Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk


University of British Columbia


Date日期: May 12, 2021 (Wednesday)

Time時間: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Venue地點: via Zoom

Language演講語言: English英文

https://hku.zoom.us/j/98215705216?pwd=T2oxQkJKREJhbkdLVGpWd1h0MkE3dz09 [1]

Zoom Meeting ID: 982 1570 5216

Password: 752767


China and Sasanian Iran enjoyed a number of diplomatic exchanges in response to growing political expansions from the fifth to sixth centuries. The understanding of pre-Islamic Iran and its influences on Chinese civilization are not so widely studied or understood. This paper will examine the diplomatic contacts between Iran and China, as well as the contacts between the caliphates and China during the Tang dynasty. We will further examine Chinese accounts of the Iranian calendar, economy and culture. I argue that Iran exercised a significant historical and cultural influence on China, but also that Chinese sources can provide rich information about contemporary Iran.




Jeffrey is presently researching the relationship of China and Iran during the medieval period with a particular interest in diplomatic, economic and religious relations. This research compares and contrasts a variety of sources, from dynastic histories to the Buddhist canon.

康傑夫(Jeffrey Kotyk)目前主要致力於研究中古時期中國和伊朗的關係問題。主要關注於兩者的外交、經濟和宗教關係等領域。本文主要對正史和佛典中的大量文獻進行了比照和分析。

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