Abstract–Hellenistic Information in China

The eastern conquest of Alexander the Great not only created a new Hellenistic world and civilization but also established the foundation of later Silk Road from China to the Mediterranean. It was through this net of routes covering almost all the former Hellenistic world that the Hellenistic legacy was spread into China by various mediums. The information mainly was embodied in the early Chinese documents and the historical relics extant in Buddhist temples and grottos in China and the museums both in China and abroad.