Seminar: The Silver Way
​In 1565, the navigator Andrés de Urdaneta discovered a sailing route across the Pacific, from the Philippines to New Spain, which linked Asia and America. There followed a trading route, that of the Manila galleons or Nao de China (China ships) that for 250 years served the exchange of Chinese silk and porcelain and other Asian goods for American silver. This ‘Ruta de la Plata’ or ‘Silver Way’ ushered in a new era of globalization, it catalysed economic and cultural exchange, built the foundations for the first global currency and led to the rise of the first ‘world cities’.
During the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017, the authors Mr. Peter Gordon and Mr. Juan José Morales want to introduce to the local public the forgotten history of the 16th-19th century Silver Way, the trans-Pacific successor to the Silk Road, bringing interesting parallels with today’s One Belt One Road.
Date: 19 July (Wednesday)
Time: 6:15pm- 8:00pm
Venue: Meeting Rooms S428, 4/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fee: Free Admission


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