Historical Cartography in East Asia
Friday, September 21, 2018
Location: Teamster's Room, Gelman Library 702 (2130 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20052)
**If you are not a GW student or faculty member, please bring photo ID to check in at the Gelman Library entrance.
Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Pegg
Abstract: Maps are rich cultural objects presenting and transmitting information about time and place of production. This lecture will provide some of the particular practices and relationships between text and image in East Asian map making that are unique in world cartography. It will present, through comparison, certain similarities and distinctive differences in the representations of space, both real and imagined, in early modern cartographic traditions of China, Korea and Japan and will also examine the introduction and some unique integrations of European map making techniques into these traditions.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Richard A. Pegg (BA '83 and MA '90 in Chinese and Japanese language and literature, GW) is currently Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection, outside Chicago, and author of the book Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps (University of Hawai’I Press, 2017).
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies.