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September 18th, 2012
Map Scholars Discuss Japanese Cartography

Scholars from Tokyo and across the United States gathered on the Yale University campus Monday to probe the mysteries of Japanese cartography. East Asian Studies experts met in Luce Hall at a workshop entitled “Mapping Japanese History: Space, Power, Representation,” which included a series of talks followed by a group discussion. The roughly 25 historians in attendance convened to discuss cartography’s influence on Japanese history, politics and culture and to generate new scholarship on Japanese mapmaking from the early modern age to the present. Read More