Qing Colonial Enterprise: Ethnography and Cartography in Early Modern China

  title={Qing Colonial Enterprise: Ethnography and Cartography in Early Modern China},
  author={Laura Hostetler},
Laura Hostetler here shows how Qing China (1636-1911) used cartography and ethnography to pursue its imperial ambitions. She argues that far from being on the periphery of developments in the early modern period, Qing China both participated in and helped shape the new emphasis on empirical scientific knowledge that was simultaneously transforming Europe - and its colonial empires - at the time. Although mapping in China is almost as old as Chinese civilization itself, the Qing insistence on… Expand
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