The Eurasia-Pacific is a dynamic region of rapid economic growth, cultural awareness, natural resource exploration, and military buildup. The concept of the region is relatively new, featuring contested vast areas of geo-resource space of numerous cultures and languages. The current findings in anthropology and archaeology and even its more specific subfields such as folklore are important contribution to the understanding of periodic environmental changes and technical innovations were the main forces of transformations in social structures that have determined the mechanisms and levels of cross-cultural trade activity across the region. We have traced early trade and belief linkages across Eurasia-Pacific regions as research in the digital humanities from the Neolithic to early history. It’s about antecedents leading up to an outcome of ‘Silk Roads’ producing a dynamic time map. Recently demonstrating digital and spatial humanities mapping, the Atlas of Maritime Buddhism research project was displayed as visualized 3D virtual exhibitions in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Buddhist artifacts and archaeological sites were presented as integrated narratives for the public to explore. Viewers witnessed accumulated researched data for the spreading linkages of Buddhism from South Asia to Korea through the seaports of Southeast Asia.
Sitnikov, Igor and Blundell, David
"Digital and Spatial Humanities Mapping: Eurasia-Pacific Early Trade and Belief Linkages,"
Monsoon: South Asian Studies Association Journal: Vol. 1:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/monsoon-sasa-journal/vol1/iss1/3
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