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Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Department III, Berlin, Germany
14-15th May 2020
Deadline: 15th May 2019
Conveners: Shih-Pei Chen, Masato Hasegawa, and Alexis Lycas
For over two millennia of Chinese imperial history, geography played an integral role not only in local and state administration, but also in literary and visual representations. As officials and literati collected and organized geographical data and knowledge, such efforts at local levels demonstrated both proximity to and distance from the centers of imperial authority. Why and how did officials and literati represent localities? How did they structure spatial information? Where do we find the