Wei-Ting Yang has a master’s degree in History obtained at the National Tsing Hua University in 2012 with the dissertation “A Re-Interpretation of Two Ma Wang Dui Maps”. Now, she is currently a doctoral student at the Institute of History at the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu. She is interested in geographic textual records with ancient maps, the world maps in traditional East Asian cartography; her current research interest is in Japanese Buddhist world maps. Her PhD dissertation focusses on the Japanese Buddhist world maps and especially the relationships between them. She will analyze these maps in order to explore how traditional Japanese views of the terrestrial world evolved, faced by new geographical knowledge and new cartographic frameworks from the fourteenth to nineteenth century. At the MPIWG, she is member of the “Translation Terroirs: East Asia between Autochthonous and Western Cartographic Languages” Working Group in Department III.
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