Most social scientists are familiar with the concept of the Silk Road. In recent years, however, it is the New Silk Road that has been on the lips of many. This short guide is addressed to all those eager to learn more about this new road. The New Silk Road resembles the old road in that it represents an ensemble of relationships and connections among several distant places. The author depicts some of them and presents people, institutions and projects connected to the road. Moreover, the various meanings and values attributed to the new road by different people across the world are explored. The book seeks to reveal the implications and meanings the New Silk Road has for the world we inhabit and for its future.
«Adam Nobis’s […] is a much-needed, relevant and interesting publication. It is relevant because it addresses processes unfolding before our eyes and impacting our real, socio-cultural world. It is interesting, for it discusses these processes in an original way and competently combines synthesis with analysis. It is much-needed as it offers the readers a wealth of detailed information about the developments it depicts.»
Leszek Kopciuch, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin
«This modestly-sized book is an outcome of the author’s painstakingly meticulous effort to put together scattered pieces into an imposing mosaic that is the New Silk Road. […] With Nobis’s guide in hand, the reader can feel at ease traversing, both physically and imaginatively, the paths that stretch between China and Europe.»
Leszek Koczanowicz, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw