A Chinese Map of the Xing An Region, included in the Japanese "translation" of the reclamation report by the Chinese military. Yutaka Kurimoto, Kōan tonkonku jijō (Dairen: Minami Manshū Tetsudō Kabushiki Kaisha, 1929).

A Chinese Map of the Xing An Region, included in the Japanese "translation" of the reclamation report by the Chinese military, from Yutaka Kurimoto, Kōan tonkonku jijō (Dairen: Minami Manshū Tetsudō Kabushiki Kaisha, 1929).

Working Group (2018-2023)

"Tu (圖)" in Local Gazetteers

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.

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Research Workshop/ Conference: Visual Materials in Chinese Local Gazetteers (deadline September 15, 2020)

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Past Events

Tu (圖) in Local Gazetteers

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Visual Materials in Local Gazetteers

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Publications

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.

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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.

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Individual Research Projects

Affiliated Scholars (left to right): Gerritsen, Zhang, Wu, and Hammond

Affiliated Scholars (left to right): Gerritsen, Zhang, Wu, and Hammond

Conference Activities

Entire Working Group

  • "Visual Materials in Chinese Local Gazetteers" panel session, International Convention of Asia Scholars, July 18, 2019.

Ken Hammond

  • "Visual Representations of Urban Space in Ming Local Gazetteers," Association for Asian Studies annual conference, March 22, 2019.

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