From ‘All Under Heaven’ to ‘China in the World’: Chinese Visual Imaginations from the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Laura Pflug (IfL Leipzig & Leipzig U)
|Publication Date||January 2019|
Martijn Storms, Mario Cams, Imre Josef Demhardt, Ferjan Ormeling, eds. Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters Between East and West. Regional Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017, Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) (Cham: Springer, 2019): 247–263.
About the book
This proceedings book presents the first-ever cross-disciplinary analysis of 16th–20th century South, East, and Southeast Asian cartography. The central theme of the conference was the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions, and the focus was on points of contact between Western and Asian cartographic history. Geographically, the topics were limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia, with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Topics addressed included Asia’s place in the world, the Dutch East India Company, toponymy, Philipp Franz von Siebold, maritime cartography, missionary mapping and cadastral mapping.
Laura Pflug (IfL Leipzig & SFB 1199, Leipzig U, Germany)
After several years of work experience in the media industry, Laura Pflug trained in Chinese studies and history and society of South Asia the Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany), as well as studied Chinese in Taiwan. Holding a master’s degree (Magistra Artium), she taught modern and classical Chinese language and held seminars on Chinese culture and history at Humboldt University in Berlin. For her current ongoing PhD project in the field of Chinese historical geography, she has conducted field work in a mountain area in the Shaanxi Province (China). Since July 2016, she is a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig in project C5: “Maps of Globalization: The Production and the Visualization of Spatial Knowledge”.
Image source and further information: Springer, Link (11 July 2018)