Project Updates

  • 05 October 2022: Jeffrey Kotyk presented at University of Bologna an outline of Sino-Iranian relations in antiquity.

  • 30 September 2022: Our new book has been published:

Zubani, Alessia, ed. 2022. ABĒBĪM “Fearless”: Who Was Afraid of the End of the Millennium? New Approaches to the Interpretation of the Traditional Date of Zoroaster; with Contributions by Domenico Agostini, Jeffrey Kotyk, Paolo Ognibene, and Alessia Zubani. Milano: Mimemsis Edizioni.

  • 07 September 2022: The website of SINOIRAN is launched.

  • 01 July 2022: The SINOIRAN project commences in Ravenna, Italy.

Project Plans

  • The primary aim of the project is to produce a monograph, tentatively titled Sino-Iranian Relations in Antiquity, authored by Jeffrey Kotyk, that will offer an extensive discussion of how China interacted with Parthia and Persia in the first millennium CE in terms of diplomacy, trade, religion and material culture.

  • The project aims to host a conference on Sino-Iranian relations in early 2023.

  • A series of articles, to be published in peer-reviewed journals (open-access), are planned, with a particular focus on Iranian religions in China.