Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting February 20

Dear colleagues,

The speaker for the February meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Radu Leca, who will present “Temporal Fluidity on Historical Maps in Japan” (see abstract below).

 

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 20th from 18:00-20:00 in Room 212 of the Fusokan on the Doshisha University Campus (see link below for access information).

 

Abstract

 

Temporal Fluidity on Historical Maps in Japan

 

Indigenous Cartography: Methodological Challenges

While noticeably different from European cartography, Indigenous maps achieved many of the same goals as their old world counterparts. They were, as are most human representations of space, integral to legal sovereignty, intellectual authority, and improving understandings of the physical environment. These representations were not, however, intended for use in systematic categorizations of places in the same way as European cartographers intended for their maps.

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