In the 2nd century B.C., during China's Han Dynasty, caravans of traders established a series of routes across Eurasia linking East to West. This ancient trading network - known as the "Silk Road" - would endure for over 1500 years. It served not only as a pathway for precious goods such as silk, jade and spices, but also for new ideas, technology, art and music. The lure of a long journey filled with romance and adventure remains. The Emperor Series embodies the mystery and splendor that await those who travel to exotic lands.