Sparsely populated and spanning more than 1.6 million square kilometers of desert, river basins, mountains, and grasslands, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has had a turbulent history. Many of the events that have occurred there during the last 2500 years have been inextricably associated with its geographical position in northwest China, at a crossroads linking Europe and Asia. Traversed by branches of the series of trade routes that formed the ancient Silk Road, the region has been fought over and controlled by a succession of warlords and empires.
Join Ryan Pyle as he spends nearly a decade exploring AND documenting the ancient footsteps in shifting sands in China’s remote northwest. His photography book, titled Chinese Turkestan was published in 2014.
Ticket price includes Cocktail Reception, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres and the Lecture
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Lecture