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Korea: A Cartographic History

John Rennie Short

Abstract

This book, a general history of Korea as seen through maps, provides an illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. It encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by both Koreans and non-Koreans. Largely chronological in its organization, the text begins by examining the differing cartographic traditions prevalent in the early Joseon period in Korea—roughly 1400 to 1600—and its temporal equivalent in early modern Europe. As one of the longest continuous dynasties, Joseon rule encompassed an enormous range and depth of cartographic production. The author then ... More

Keywords: Joseon period, Chinese influence, Japanese influence, world influence, Japanese colonization, present-day Korea, Dokdo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226753645
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226753669.001.0001

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John Rennie Short, author

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