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Introduction

Introduction M A P S A N D T H E I R C O N T E X T S : R E F L E C T I O N S O N C A R TO G R A P H Y A N D C U LT U R E I N P R E M O D E R N E A S T A S IA ROBERT GOREE Wellesley College The historical depth of cartographic ideas and practices in East Asia is unusual in world history and deserves more interdisciplinary scholarly attention than it has received. There are many questions that have not been explored enough: What is the range of materials identifiable as maps in East Asia? What kinds of messages have they conveyed? What are the techniques and circumstances that have shaped them, and how have they intersected with other textual and visual media? What are their cultural contexts in material, political, and social terms? What historical insights emerge when we analyze East Asian maps today? Answering these questions requires a capacious conception of cartography capable of crossing disciplinary, histori- cal, and national boundaries. This special issue of Cross-Currents fosters that capaciousness by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

M A P S A N D T H E I R C O N T E X T S : R E F L E C T I O N S O N C A R TO G R A P H Y A N D C U LT U R E I N P R E M O D E R N E A S T A S IA ROBERT GOREE Wellesley College The historical depth of cartographic ideas and practices in East Asia is unusual in world history and deserves more interdisciplinary scholarly attention than it has received. There are many questions that have not been explored enough: What is the range of materials identifiable as maps in East Asia? What kinds of messages have they conveyed? What are the techniques and circumstances that have shaped them, and how have they intersected with other textual and visual media? What are their cultural contexts in material, political, and social terms? What historical insights emerge when we analyze East Asian maps today? Answering these questions requires a capacious conception of cartography capable of crossing disciplinary, histori- cal, and national boundaries. This special issue of Cross-Currents fosters that capaciousness by

Journal

Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture ReviewUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 2, 2017

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