Last year I published a short essay in the journal Tang Studies, occasioned by the publication of Valerie Hansen’s wonderful The Silk Road: A New History. The piece attempted to situate Hansen’s book within a broader consideration of contemporary research (and, importantly, teaching!) on Silk Road studies. You can find the issue in which the essay was published here. If you’d like to read it and can’t access it through your institution or library, please contact me. I’m trying to be better about archiving my work on this site, so in that spirit I will be posting links to essays, etc. until I’m caught up, and then as they come out.