Between Mundus and Tianxia: Chinese Cartographic Syncretism in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Visiting Scholar Talks

Apr 25, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 100, Simboli Hall, Boston College, 9 Lake Street, Brighton, MA

Registration Required

Speaker

SONG Gang | Ph.D., University of Hong Kong, SAR, China; BCRI-HYI Joint Visiting Scholar, 2023-2024

Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College & HYI Joint Fellowship Lecture Series

This is a hybrid event; you are welcome to attend in person or by Zoom. Registration required: please register here.

By examining a group of lesser-known European-style
world maps produced in China during the 17th to 18th
centuries, this presentation brings attention to Chinese
syncretic mapmaking practices that exceed “scientific”
inquiry of the known and unknown world. They offer a
glimpse into an intriguing intersection in the cultural encounter of China and Europe in the early modern period.

An onsite visit to the Ricci Institute at Boston College with reception follows.

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