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An Exploration of the Economic Impact of the Silk Road on the Western Wei and Northern Zhou Periods

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DOI: 10.23977/history.2023.050112 | Downloads: 4 | Views: 200


Xu Yihang 1


1 Sanya College, Sanya, Hainan, 572099, China

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Xu Yihang


This thesis analyzes the formation and development of the Silk Road as well as the economic situation in the Northern Zhou period of the Western Wei Dynasty by exploring the impact of the Silk Road on the economy of the Western Wei Dynasty. It is found that the trade activities and cultural exchanges of the Silk Road had a positive impact on the economy of the Northern Zhou of the Western Wei Dynasty, which promoted the development and structural adjustment of the economy. The trade activities of the Silk Road promoted the circulation of goods and market development, and enhanced the vitality and prosperity of the economy. At the same time, cultural exchanges also promoted the spread of technology and innovation, and played a positive role in promoting the development of the handicraft economy. This thesis argues that the impact of the Silk Road on the economy of the Western Wei and Northern Zhou has important historical value and practical significance, and that it is a revelation for learning from historical experience and promoting the development of the modern economy.


Silk Road; Western Wei and Northern Zhou; Economic Impact; Trade Activities; Cultural Exchange


Xu Yihang, An Exploration of the Economic Impact of the Silk Road on the Western Wei and Northern Zhou Periods . Lecture Notes on History (2023) Vol. 5: 88-98. DOI:


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