• INTRO电子音乐节10月登沪 早鸟票限量开售 2019-03-22
  • 楼市调控风暴席卷全国:两天五城重启限购 2019-02-24
  • 武汉赛科贝尔逆转梅拉德 与科维托娃会师第三轮 2019-02-24
  • 福建13岁少女遭老师强奸怀孕 嫌疑人被刑拘 2018-12-30
  • OPEC秘书长:可能不会在阿尔及尔会议上达成冻产协议 2018-12-30
  • 英国伦敦出土2000年前中国人骸骨(图) 2018-12-16
  • 福原爱面对媒体称很紧张 回应中文采访:试试看 2018-11-04
  • 河北一公务员违规兼职并携财物失联 已被通缉 2018-10-26
  • 亚洲10大豪宅中国占6席 一线城市成交量暴涨 2018-10-26
  • 抢断两扣+补防大帽!小丁这7分3板拿的够血性 2018-09-19
  • 李世石:心情上希望十连胜 韩国队我实力最差 2018-09-03
  • 墨毒枭下令袭军方车队 5名士兵遇难8人受伤 2018-09-03
  • 扒一扒|火箭阵中这个人引发“坑爹”话题 2018-07-24
  • 青海司法厅原厅长王胜德被双开 2018-07-24
  • 职业生涯彻底结束? 沃神称热火接近放弃波什 2018-07-11
  • Global EditionASIA 中文双语Fran?ais
    Culture
    Home / Culture / Books

    北斗七星定位系统:One more for the Silk Road

    By Andrew Moody | China Daily | Updated: 2019-02-15 08:13
    Peter Frankopan's new volume, The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World. [PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY]

    七星彩玩法 www.szyaze.com Historian Peter Frankopan adds a new volume to his best-selling book, Andrew Moody reports from Oxford, England.

    Oxford University historian Peter Frankopan has recently had to live down being placed in the same category as great authors such as Jane Austen and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Frankopan's best-selling 2015 book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, was chosen in December as one of the 25 most influential books to be translated into Chinese over the past 40 years by Amazon China alongside Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby.

    "It was a poll with some 20,000 respondents. I nearly fell off my chair to be mentioned in the same breath as these authors," he says.

    Frankopan, who was speaking over morning coffee at the Rooftop Restaurant of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, is still coming to terms with the success of his first book.

    Previously laboring away in what might seem the obscure field of Byzantine history, his history of the ancient Silk Road network that connected Europe, Central Asia and China, coincided with a renewal of interest in these links and was an international best-seller.

    "It went viral and global very quickly. It was published in Chinese at the beginning of 2016 and I was very lucky, timing wise, since it also coincided with even greater interest in China's Belt and Road Initiative," he says.

    Frankopan is now back where the other book left off with a new volume, The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World, which was released in November.

    Whereas the previous book was an epic history spanning millennia, the new one is much more journalistic, taking in events as recent as the Forum on China Africa Cooperation meeting in Beijing in September and the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China.

    Like the first, however, it is superbly researched bringing in everyday examples such as the ownership of football clubs and Bordeaux vineyards to illustrate a more complex connected world.

    "I initially set out to write a new up-to-date chapter for the first book but soon realized it would be better to try a shorter book that was a bit more journalistic," he says.

    "I wanted to explain the Belt and Road (Initiative). I also wanted to look at countries like India, Pakistan, Iran and Russia. These are big second-tier countries, which have large populations and are quite big militarily. They are not superpowers yet but may well turn out to be that."

    Frankopan says his approach is to join the dots that others do not tend to do when looking at the countries on this important axis.

    "We don't tend to look at different parts of the world and how they are linked and the implications of that," he says.

    "This book is a sort of snapshot of what is going on right now and is particularly useful for policymakers and journalists who don't always actually look at these connections."

    1 2 Next   >>|
    Most Popular
    Top
    BACK TO THE TOP
    English
    Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
    License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

    Registration Number: 130349
    FOLLOW US
  • INTRO电子音乐节10月登沪 早鸟票限量开售 2019-03-22
  • 楼市调控风暴席卷全国:两天五城重启限购 2019-02-24
  • 武汉赛科贝尔逆转梅拉德 与科维托娃会师第三轮 2019-02-24
  • 福建13岁少女遭老师强奸怀孕 嫌疑人被刑拘 2018-12-30
  • OPEC秘书长:可能不会在阿尔及尔会议上达成冻产协议 2018-12-30
  • 英国伦敦出土2000年前中国人骸骨(图) 2018-12-16
  • 福原爱面对媒体称很紧张 回应中文采访:试试看 2018-11-04
  • 河北一公务员违规兼职并携财物失联 已被通缉 2018-10-26
  • 亚洲10大豪宅中国占6席 一线城市成交量暴涨 2018-10-26
  • 抢断两扣+补防大帽!小丁这7分3板拿的够血性 2018-09-19
  • 李世石:心情上希望十连胜 韩国队我实力最差 2018-09-03
  • 墨毒枭下令袭军方车队 5名士兵遇难8人受伤 2018-09-03
  • 扒一扒|火箭阵中这个人引发“坑爹”话题 2018-07-24
  • 青海司法厅原厅长王胜德被双开 2018-07-24
  • 职业生涯彻底结束? 沃神称热火接近放弃波什 2018-07-11