Yulei Yang

Yulei YANG

Visiting Scholar (Jan 2020-Mai 2021)


Yulei Yang studied history, historical geography at Zhejiang University and Fudan University, obtaining her PhD in 2005 with a dissertation on Sino-Korean cultural exchange in the Ming and Qing dynasties. She was a visiting scholar at Seoul National University, Yonsei University and UMR 8173 Chine-Corée-Japon (CNRS-EHESS), and she is currently a professor in the Department of History & Research Institute for Premodern Chinese History at Zhejiang University.

As a visiting scholar at MPIWG, Yulei Yang is making a preliminary investigation of the old Chinese maps collected in MPIWG. Her research interests include the history of Sino-Korean relations, history of cultural exchanges between East and West, and the history of cartography. Her current research work focuses on the history of East Asian cartography, particularly on Chinese and Korean world maps during the Ming and Qing dynasties.


Geographical Knowledge and Cultural Concepts: A Preliminary Investigation of the Old Chinese Maps Collected at the MPIWG


Translation Terroirs: East Asia between Autochthonous and European Cartographic Languages


Changes in Chinese Traditional General Maps: Two Late-Qing General Maps in the MPIWG Map Collection




A Study of Commercial General Maps in the Late Qing Dynasty: The Case of Two Maps in the MPIWG Collection


Analysis of Pre-Modern Maps of East Asia: Methods and Approaches