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. Europe Looks East

in Korea

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780226753645
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226753669 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226753669.003.0003
. Europe Looks East

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This chapter examines the cartographic emergence of Korea in early European maps. This production of global knowledge was not so much a cartographic imposition as a cartographic encounter between Europe and East Asia. An improved understanding of Korea for Europeans and the discovery of Europe for Koreans became part of a new global perspective. The chapter also looks at how Korean mapmakers embodied, reflected, and even contested Western depictions.

Keywords: cartography; Korea; European maps; mapmakers

Chapter.  5666 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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