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The Cultural Logics Of Map Reading: Text, Time, And Space In Printed Maps Of The Song Empire

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This chapter examines the role of print in the formation of conventions of map reading. It is intended as a first attempt at reconstructing the invisible cultural logic of map reading that left visible traces in writing at that particular moment in the cultural history of map production when print technology made possible, for the first time, the possession, manipulation, and close reading of maps of the empire not only among a small circle of court elites but also by a larger readership. The maps of the Chinese territories that were produced in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries derived from earlier models of mapping. The chapter analyzes the formulation of a set of rules for reading maps and the role of print in the formation and dissemination of these rules.

Keywords: Chinese territories; cultural history; map reading



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