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Joseon and Its Neighbors

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/9780226753669.003.0004
Joseon and Its Neighbors

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This chapter explores how a distinctly Korean cartography was in fact a product of encounters with impinging empires and other nations and centers of representation. The earliest influence was China, followed by Japan and later Europe. It is shown how the West became known to the Koreans, and the cartographic effects resulting from this intellectual encounter.

Keywords: Korean cartography; maps; China; Japan; Europe

Chapter.  7478 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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