Meditations on the Historical Production of Spaces

Medieval Maps: Chinese Cartography

Contributors:
Dr. Helen Davies  |  Chris Rouse  |  Tobias Hrynick  |  Dr. John Wyatt Greenlee



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———. ‘The Cultural Logics of Map Reading: Text, Time, and Space in Printed Maps of the Song Empire’. In Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print: China, 900-1400, edited by Lucille Chia and Hilde De Weerdt, 239–70. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Feng, Linda Rui. ‘Can Lost Maps Speak? Toward a Cultural History of Map Reading in Medieval China’. Imago Mundi 70, no. 2 (2018): 169–82. (link)

———. ‘Merging into the Map: Sources of Imagined Cartographic Efficacy in Medieval China’. Word & Image 34, no. 4 (2018): 322–31. (link)

Harley, J.B., and David Woodward, eds. The History of Cartography Volume 2, Book 2: Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. (link)

Heller, Natasha. ‘Visualizing Pilgrimage and Mapping Experience: Mount Wutai on the Silk Road’. In The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road, edited by Philippe Forêt and Andreas Kaplony, 29. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

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Hsu, Mei-Ling. ‘Chinese Marine Cartography: Sea Charts of Pre-Modern China’. Imago Mundi 40 (1988): 96–112. (link)

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———. Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

———. “The World Map Produced in Korea in 1402 and Its Possible Sources from the Islamic World.” The Journal of Asian History 52, no.2 (2018): 209-234. (link)

Wong, Dorothy C. ‘The Mapping of Sacred Space: Images of Buddhist Cosmographies in Medieval China’. In The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road, edited by Philippe Forêt and Andreas Kaplony, 51. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

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