Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943) is renowned for his breath-taking archaeological exploration in Chinese Central Asia, India, Iran, Iraq and Jordan, and for his pioneering work on the early civilizations on the "Silk Road". This book brings together over 100 articles and news items relating to Stein and his expeditions, as printed in "The Times" newspaper between 1901-1943, allowing us to follow his achievements as they were first announced in the most important broadsheet of the British empire. Presented in chronological order, they provide a unique narrative of Stein's career as perceived and understood by his contemporaries. Stein had friends all over the world and useful contacts at "The Times". But is there a story behind the publicity? Was Stein media hungry or publicity shy? This hidden context is explored in the introduction.
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Helen Wang is Curator of East Asian Money in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum. Her publications include Money on the Silk Road: the evidence from Eastern Central Asia to c.AD 800 (2004), a number of books on the archaeologist Sir Aurel Stein and his collections - including Handbook to the Stein Collections in the UK (1999), and Sir Aurel Stein in The Times (2002) -, Metallurgical Analysis of Chinese Coins at the British Museum (2005), articles on East Asian money, and translations of contemporary Chinese literature.
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Book Description Saffron Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1872843298