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Korea
Author: John Rennie Short

ISBN: 9780226753645
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 30 April 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.0
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The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic Historyprovides 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 explo...

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