Silk Road ….

Persian-dance2silkroad2Before Gutenberg Bible, first book published in cast-metal movable type, lunches a Cultural Revolution; travelers were the main source for ideas to be transferred from one place to another.

The Silk Routes were important paths for cultural, commercial and technological exchange between traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers from China, India, Persia and Mediterranean countries for almost 3,000 years.

Today with the invention of internet, it seems the whole world is like a village. {That I should be sitting in a coffee shop in London drinking Italian espresso served by and Algerian waiter too strains of the Beach Boys singing “I wish they all could be California girls…”} –from he National Geographic  Vol. 196, N0.2 August 1999.This issue of the magazine deal with many aspects of global change whether ancient cultures will be free to change on their own terms. It also discusses whether the Indigenous people have become the human equivalent of endangered species, or whether or not our cultural difference survives?

Please come to the Library this November and experience the cultural diversity around us :

Saturday November 7th Teen-Senior Gaming  

Saturday November 14  Ethnic Origins of Union City: History Talk by Tim Swenson 

Saturday November 15  Silk Road Dance @ the Union City LibraryPersian-dance1


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