Shanshan Chen:Geographical Science and Chinese Landscapes

Date: 21 November 2018
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Room 4.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

European geographers of the 18th century embraced all aspects of human and physical environments, including cartographic data, cultural artefacts, social and economic information, and natural history. As part of the period’s global geographical surveying, the Macartney Embassy traveled through the interior of China where its members observed, recorded, and represented the geographical features of the lands, mountains, and rivers, as well as the human inhabitants, in a great number of visual images…(Please click on the image to read more)