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Entering Asia: The Cartographic Imagination of the Early Modern World through Japanese Eyes
Wednesday, September 16at 4:30pm
The idea of Asia as a “continent” was introduced to the Chinese-reading world by the Jesuits. But how did Asians see themselves in the world? This visually stunning lecture surveys how Japanese and other mapmakers responded with their own imaginative syntheses of Buddhist cosmology and Matteo Ricci’s geographical categories in popular prints from the 17th to the early 19th centuries.
A full house for the inaugural lecture of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Asian Studies.
Prof. Wigen is delivering her talk.