The Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim presents:
PLOTTING MAPS, MAKING HISTORY:
Sino-European Cartographic Exchange & the Global Integration of Space
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMUSF Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room, San Francisco
This visual presentation explores the mapping of the Chinese empire as a collaborative effort in the history of science. Matteo Ricci’s World Map (c. 1600) led Chinese scholars to see and represent their place in the world in new ways. Laura Hostetler demonstrates that just as European maps of China relied on Chinese knowledge, Chinese maps of the empire drew on methods introduced from the West.
Speaker: Dr. Laura Hostetler, Professor, History Department, University of Illinois at Chicago
Moderated by Rev. Dr. M. Antoni J. Üçerler, S.J., Director of Research, Associate Professor, USF Center for the Pacific Rim.
Guest Commentator: Dr. Kären Wigen, Professor, Chair, History Dept, Stanford University
Cosponsored by California Map Society.
Free and open to the public. The four lectures on Faith and Reason: the Jesuit Legacy in East-West Scientific Exchange funded in part by the USF Jesuit Foundation
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
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