Barbara Schey, WSN – Australia member and ISS participant wrote a lovely 2 part article on her experience of the conference and the ISS Post Conference Tours to Central Asia. PDF of Part 1 here and PDF of Part 2 here.

Carol Bier, a speaker at 9ISS and historian of Islamic art, has kindly let us publish her vast study guide based on her travels to Western China (Eastern Turkmenistan) with the 9ISS tour group. The guide contains links for both electronic and hard copy reading materials.

Download her Silk Road study guide here: PDF

A conference organized by the SOAS, University of London titled : Islamic Soundscapes of China.

PDF includes abstracts and list of speakers.

Report by Amy Putansu about her trip to Nantong and Suzhou for the 9ISS Pre-Symposium program. Download the PDF

All photos above courtesy of Amy Putansu.


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Article about 9ISS by Waverly Liu for Art289 Magazine download PDF (text in Chinese only)

Submitted by Jorie Johnson

1. Wonderful website about a new exhibition on the Bezeklik Caves (outside Turpan) hosted by the Ryukoku Museum in Kyoto. The website shows recreated cave walls, some not even open yet for the public. So save yourself a trip and wander through these beautiful digital recreations. See website here.

2. Thorough report of Felt Making Studio visits in Kashkar, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China. Missed the Post Tour Program to Xinjiang? Experience the culture and practice of felt making in modern Xinjiang Download the PDF here.
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