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Ling’endian, the main sacrificial hall at the tomb of the Yongle Emperor. Photography by author, 2014.
Bingata robe, 19th century, Japan (Okinawa, Ryūkyū Islands), Metropolitan Museum of Art
The earliest recording of "making the peak(s) of Mount South as the Front Gate (of the city)"
The cover page of Distribution Map of Five Hundreds Years' Droughts and Floods in China (published 1981, Map Press, Beijing)

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Department I | Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge

Department II | Ideals and Practices of Rationality

MPG Minerva Research Group | Reading and Writing Nature in Early Modern Europe

Max Planck Research Program | History of the Max Planck Society

TOPOI Junior Research Group | Between Knowledge and Innovation: the Unequal-Armed Balance