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Mapping from the Water: The Political Economy of the Selden Map

The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Califronia, Berkeley presents the colloquium "Mapping from the Water: The Political Economy of the Selden Map" co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies on September 22 from 4:00-6 p.m.

September 22, 2014 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Featured Speaker: Timothy Brook, History & Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Republic of China Chair, Department of History and Institute of Asian Research University of British Columbia

Panelist/Discussant: Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A forgotten 17th-century Chinese map of East Asia, known as the Selden Map, came to light in Oxford a few years ago. Utterly unlike any map from that period, it forces us to rewrite the global history of cartography from a Chinese perspective. More than that, it obliges us to rethink the shaping of political economies at a moment when trade was networking China to Europe, with consequences for both ends of the relationship.

Event Contact: 510-643-6321