What are some of the ways that trade, politics, ethnicity and gender are related to each other in Larishka’s life
Homework Assignment for Module 9
**Reminder** “The Courtesan’s Tale” from Life Along the Silk Road, by Susan Whitfield, Director of the International Dunhuang Project, is a synthetic account, not a primary document. Whitfield, former director of the International Dunhuang Project has created Larishka’s tale from a composite of primary sources, this story is entirely plausible, and many of the specifics are documentable, but the narrative is created by Whitfield.
SEE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZEoOJ-cxE AND THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS
1. What are some of the ways that trade, politics, ethnicity and gender are related to each other in Larishka’s life? Give specific examples from Whitfield’s article.
2. What choices does Larishka have? What choices does she not have? What surprises you about this account of Larishka’s “life”? What questions do you have about it?