Treasure Tracking

Trace the trade path of Chinese lost cultural heritage

Ruixuan Li, Tianxu Zhou, Monni Qian


China has a long history of 5000 years, during which, there exists a huge amount of cultural treasures. However, due to wars, political and economic factors, as well as many other complex reasons, a lot of treasures were lost, many of which were divided into pieces and traveling around the world now. China has always been working on reuniting them and eventually bringing them back home. However, it definitely ain’t easy since the treasures were traded by many parties and the routes are hard to track over time. They might have traveled abroad in multiple places and landed in museums, auctions, galleries, or individuals’ hands. So, we are planning to create a map to trace the trade path of Chinese lost cultural heritage.

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