Volume 15 (2017)



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From the Editor’s Desk. Hail and Farewell


Raising the Alarm: Defensive Communication Networks and the Silk Roads through Wakhan and Chitral
John Mock

Caravanserais in the Golden Horde
Emma D. Zilivinskaia

Sasanian Bishapur and Its Rock Reliefs: A Photo Essay
Daniel C. Waugh

The Silk Road and the Economy of Gaochang: Evidence on the Circulation of Silver Coins
Pei Chengguo

The Central Asian Ties of a Tenth-Century Muslim Ruler in Egypt
Jere L. Bacharach

Décor of the 8th-century Turkic Rulers’ Residence in the Citadel of Kulan Town
Serik Sh. Akylbek, Erbulat A. Smagulov, and Sergey A. Yatsenko

Light on the Liao: A Photo Essay
Daniel C. Waugh

Tamed by Religion: Centaurs in Gandhara. A Unique Sculpted Necklace of a Gandharan Schist Bodhisattva Maitreya in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Ulf Jäger

An Analysis of the Early Unified Silla Bas-relief of Pearl-roundel, Tree of Life, Peacocks, and Lion from the Gyeongju National Museum, Korea
Hongnam Kim

A Relic from Samarkand in the Urals
Rustam Ganiev, Anton Kochnev, Konstantin Anikin, and Nikolai Neuimin

The Tumu Incident and the Chinggisid Legacy in Central Asia
Johann Elverskog

Exploring the Origins of Horse Herding and Riding in the Mongolian Steppe
William Taylor, Tumurbataar Tuvshinjargal, and Jamsranjav Bayarsaikhan

Symposia Reports

Short report on the symposium ‘From Khotan to Dunhuang—Case Studies of History and Art along the Silk Road,’ held 13-14 June 2017 at the Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary
Lilla Russell-Smith

‘Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road,’ a symposium held 11-13 October 2017, at Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
Daniel C. Waugh

On-line resources (by Daniel C. Waugh)

Reviews (by Daniel C. Waugh)

Short Notices

Contents of The Silk Road, Vols. 1-15 (2003–2017)

A Postscript (notes and images): Water
Daniel C. Waugh