Richard J. SMITH

The Huayi tu (“Map of China and the Barbarians,” 1136, one of the most famous examples of early Chinese maps. This 3-meter-square work, carved in stone, boasts nearly five hundred place names and identifies a about dozen rivers. The map depicts a few foreign lands—notably Korea and India—but it represents more than a hundred different groups of “barbarian” peoples only by written notes in the margins. Several of these notes refer

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:16-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Geography|Comments Off on Cartography (Dìtúxué 地图学)|Dìtúxué 地图学 (Cartography)

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