Event

Oct 27, 2020
Mapping China in 18th Century: Hand-drawn Maps from the "Qing Atlas Tradition" at the Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg

The Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg keeps an impressive collection of maps from East Asia, amongst others a more than twelve-metre-long scroll with 25 hand-drawn maps of Chinese provinces, border areas and tributary states. Until now, neither research has been undertaken on the scroll nor any publication has been dedicated to it. The proposed paper aims to provide (1) a description of the map scroll’s visual organisation—its materiality and content; (2) its classification among the "Qing court atlases," and (3) a discussion of the scroll’s date and origin.

Address
MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Room 265
Contact and Registration

Attendance is mandatory for Department III members; those from other Departments and Research Groups are welcome! Due to space restrictions, we ask non-Dept. III participants to register in advance. Please send an email to event_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de if you would like to attend. We have ten spaces for visitors outside of the department.

About This Series

The Department III Colloquium series runs weekly (usually Tuesdays) during the semester. The paper for pre-reading is circulated by email one week in advance.

2020-10-27T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2020-10-27 14:00:00 2020-10-27 15:30:00 Mapping China in 18th Century: Hand-drawn Maps from the "Qing Atlas Tradition" at the Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg The Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg keeps an impressive collection of maps from East Asia, amongst others a more than twelve-metre-long scroll with 25 hand-drawn maps of Chinese provinces, border areas and tributary states. Until now, neither research has been undertaken on the scroll nor any publication has been dedicated to it. The proposed paper aims to provide (1) a description of the map scroll’s visual organisation—its materiality and content; (2) its classification among the "Qing court atlases," and (3) a discussion of the scroll’s date and origin. MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Room 265 Europe/Berlin public