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Not Just a Jesuit Atlas of China: Qing Imperial Cartography and Its European Connections
Cams, Mario
2017
Source PublicationIMAGO MUNDI-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
ISSN0308-5694
Volume69Issue:2Pages:188-201
AbstractIn the literature, the Overview Maps of Imperial Territories' or Huangyu quanlan tu , is mostly referred to as the Jesuit atlas of China'. The reason is that this early eighteenth-century atlas of all Qing China's territories plus Korea and Tibet is assumed to have resulted from European missionaries importing European cartographic practices. In this essay, I argue that this view is outdated and can no longer be sustained. By revisiting the background of the missionaries' involvement in cartographic exchanges between Asia and Europe, the techniques used for surveying Qing territories and the production of the resulting atlases, I show that the mapping project behind the Overview Maps of Imperial Territories' is best understood as a creative answer to the unique needs of Qing frontier management and imperial control, made possible by the integration, in mensurational and in representational terms, of European and East Asian cartographic practices.
KeywordChina Qing Empire Kangxi emperor Jesuit missions Sino-Western relations land surveys surveying instruments Academie des sciences Huangyu quanlan tu Jesuit atlas Kangxi atlas Manchu
DOI10.1080/03085694.2017.1312114
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Language英语
WOS Research AreaGeography ; History ; History & Philosophy of Science ; Social Sciences - Other Topics
WOS SubjectGeography ; History ; History & Philosophy Of Science ; History Of Social Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000403775200003
PublisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Cams, Mario. Not Just a Jesuit Atlas of China: Qing Imperial Cartography and Its European Connections[J]. IMAGO MUNDI-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY,2017,69(2):188-201.
APA Cams, Mario.(2017).Not Just a Jesuit Atlas of China: Qing Imperial Cartography and Its European Connections.IMAGO MUNDI-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY,69(2),188-201.
MLA Cams, Mario."Not Just a Jesuit Atlas of China: Qing Imperial Cartography and Its European Connections".IMAGO MUNDI-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY 69.2(2017):188-201.
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