Colloque international : Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West

Le colloque international « Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West » aura lieu les 15 et 16 septembre 2017 à l’Université de Leyde, dans le cadre du Leiden Asia Year 2017.

Patrick Beillevaire (Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS) et Ekaterina Simonova- Gudzenko (Professeur à l’Université d’État de Moscou), membres du Centre Japon, participeront à ce colloque.

Patrick Beillevaire : « Introduction and application of the triangulation method in the kingdom of Ryūkyū in the first half of the 18th century »

Ekaterina Simonova- Gudzenko (Moscow State University) : « Gyoki-type maps as the model of visual representation of Japanese archipelago in East Asian and Western cartography »

Programme détaillé : http://blogs.library.leiden.edu/mappingasia/programme/

Yasuko D'Hulst

Ingénieure d'études, documentaliste

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Appel à communication : International Symposium Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West

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Appel à communication pour le colloque international « Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West » qui aura lieu les 15 et 16 septembre 2017 à l’Université de Leyde, dans le cadre du Leiden Asia Year 2017.

Date limite d’envoi des propositions de communication : 15 février 2017

Leiden University Libraries and The Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) kindly invites you to attend the International Symposium Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West on 15-16 September 2017.

The central theme of the conference is the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions. The focus will be on where Western and Asian cartographic history meet. Geographically, the topics will be limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.

Topics and questions which will be discussed are:
• What defines Asia? The arbitrary borders between Europe and Asia on the map
• Asian cartographic traditions
• Asian toponomy and cartography
• Cartography and intercultural contact
• Missionary and colonial cartographies of Asia
• Asian cartography in the collections of Leiden University Libraries
• Philipp Franz von Siebold and the cartography of Japan
• and all papers of merit

During the symposium Leiden University Library will expose several exhibitions.
The Asian collections of the special collections are internationally famous.
The Bodel Nijenhuis Collection has large numbers of historical VOC maps.
The Indonesia collection has many maps of the 19th and 20th century and includes the collections from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).
The Siebold collection contains a lot of Japanese maps and the collection of the Sinology Institute holds several Chinese maps.

Site web du colloque : http://blogs.library.leiden.edu/mappingasia/

Yasuko D'Hulst

Ingénieure d'études, documentaliste

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International Workshop: Cartography in Transition in Modern & Contemporary East Asia (18th-21st centuries)

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Le Centre de recherches sur le Japon a le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue de la deuxième de deux journées d’étude sur la cartographie en Asie orientale le 2 novembre 2016. La première journée s’est tenue en mars 2016.

Mercredi 2 novembre 2016 de 10h à 18h
EHESS, salle 640, 6e étage, 190, avenue de France, 75013 Paris

Contact : noemi.godefroy@ehess.fr

Organisers

Noémi Godefroy (CEJ/CRJ) & Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (CRJ/IKGF, Erlangen)

Chair

Fabian Schäfer (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Speakers

10h15-11h15

Patrick Beillevaire (Centre de Recherches sur le Japon – UMR 8173 CHINE-CORÉE-JAPON): Cassini in Ryūkyū: Introduction and application of the triangulation method for the mapping of Okinawa Island, 1737-1750

11h30-12h30

Elke Papelitzky (University of Salzburg): Changes in the representation of the Philippines in Chinese and Japanese maps of the 18th and 19th century

14h-15h

Noémi Godefroy (Centre d’Études Japonaises – INALCO/ Centre de Recherches sur le Japon – UMR 8173 CHINE-CORÉE-JAPON): From Ezo to Hokkaidō – “Connected geographies” & the Japanese mapping of the Ainu lands (18th-19th centuries)

15h-16h

Radu Leca (International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden): Maps and Maritime Expansion in Nineteenth-Century Japan

16h30-17h30

Sophie Buhnik (Centre de recherche sur les réseaux, l’industrie et l’aménagement (CRIA)/ UMR Géographie-cités): Mapping a “society of rising inequalities” and its territories – Towards a renewed critical geography of Japan?

Arugmentation

The publication earlier this year of the seminal work Cartographic Japan, which saw the participation of many eminent historians, materializes an ongoing trend towards a greater recognition of cartography as a “window on particular moments of (…) history” (Wigen 2016 : 2). In fact, cartography and map-making are inextricably linked to the geopolitical, cultural, economic and social context of a given place, at a given time.

During the first Centre CHINE-CORÉE-JAPON (CCJ) workshop in March 2016, the deciphering of pre-modern and early modern East Asian maps brought to light their representation of the organization of space in terms of cosmographical concepts rather than its topographic reality. In this sense, these maps materialized a seemingly inward-bound, domestic, and erudite reading of the world, which required specific tools and knowledge to understand them.

From the end of the 18th century, in the advent of an increasingly global society, East Asian cartography reflects a more outward-bound approach, as maps had to be read, drawn up, and understood by an increasing variety of people, from individual explorers to competing powers. Thus, maps now sought to represent topographical elements, borders, networks, maritime space, sovereignty, resources, and demographics.

The aim of this workshop is to analyse, in a longue durée perspective, the evolutions in East Asia cartography in terms of cartographic contents, methods, means, and ends.

Program – abstracts (pdf)

Poster (pdf)

 

 

 

Yasuko D'Hulst

Ingénieure d'études, documentaliste

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