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Korea: A Cartographic History

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The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic History provides a beautifully illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. John Rennie Short, one of today’s most prolific and well-respected geographers, encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by Koreans and non-Koreans alike.
 
Largely chronological in its organization, Korea 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. Short then surveys the cartographic encounters from 1600 to 1900, distinguishing between the early and late Joseon periods and highlighting the influences of China, Japan, and the rest of the world on Korean cartography. In his final section, Short covers the period from Japanese colonial control of Korea to the present day and demonstrates how some of the tumultuous events of the past hundred years are recorded and contested in maps. He also explores recent cartographic controversies, including the naming of the East Sea/Sea of Japan and claims of ownership of the island of Dokdo.
 
A common theme running throughout Short’s study is how the global flow of knowledge and ideas affects mapmaking, and Short reveals how Korean mapmakers throughout history have embodied, reflected, and even contested these foreign depictions of their homeland.  

About the Author

John Rennie Short is professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
              

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Introduction: The Globalization of Space

PART 1 SEPARATE WORLDS

2 Early Joseon Maps

3 Europe Looks East

PART 2 CARTOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTERS

4 Joseon and Its Neighbors

5 Cartographies of the Late Joseon

PART 3 REPRESENTING KOREA IN THE MODERN ERA

6 The Colonial Grid

7 Representing the New Country

8 Cartroversies

Guide to Further Reading

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226753645
Author:
Short, John Rennie
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Short, John R.
Author:
Short, John Rennie, Professor
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Travel-Atlases
Subject:
World History-Korea
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
71 color plates
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Korea
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology
Travel » Atlases » General

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