In classical Chinese, "Tu (圖)" can mean either images, illustrations, or drawings. This working group intends to look at visual representations in Chinese local gazetteers and find better ways to work with these visual materials, given that one can search and tag texts but not illustrations.
News & Press
Chen, Shih-Pei, Kenneth Hammond, Anne Gerritsen, Shellen Wu, and Jiajing Zhang (2020). “Local Gazetteers Research Tools: Overview and Research Application.” Journal of Chinese History 中國歷史學刊 4 (Special Issue 2): 544–558. https://doi.org/10.1017/jch.2020.26.Read More
Lin, Nung-yao, Shih-Pei Chen, Sean Wang, and Calvin Yeh (2020). “Displaying Spatial Epistemologies on Web GIS: Using Visual Materials from the Chinese Local Gazetteers as an Example.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 14 (1-2): 81–97. https://doi.org/10.3366/ijhac.2020.0246.Read More
Individual Research Projects
Entire Working Group
- "Visual Materials in Chinese Local Gazetteers" panel session, International Convention of Asia Scholars, July 18, 2019.
- "Visual Representations of Urban Space in Ming Local Gazetteers," Association for Asian Studies annual conference, March 22, 2019.