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Conférence: Chen Kuo-tung
09 MAI 18
Conférencier : Chen Kuo-tung (Reasearch Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Titre : Sailing routes and navigation safety: How did the Chinese show landmarks/coastal profiles and warn underwater seabed menaces in maps 

Date : le Mercredi, 09 Mai 2018, de 11h à 13h.  
Lieu : Salle 07-51, EHESS, 54 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Résumé: As people of other nations, the Chinese also made use of the sea.  They invented or adopted several methods to fast reach destinations or avoid risks.  In
this talk, I will examine some varieties of map and chart that contain information to help the sea-farers.  For example, I’ll use the “Selden Map” and the Huang Qianren Map of China (DaQing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu) to demonstrate the Chinese way of showing sea routes.  In addition, several versions of “maps with configuration of landmasses and depiction of (under) water conditions” (coastal profiles) will also be
discussed.  Finally, Chinese aids to navigation, including lighthouse, beacon, and spar buoy will also be examined.
Cette conférence est organisée dans le cadre du séminaire L’Asie maritime: pouvoirs et gens de mers animé par Paola Calanca, Pierre-Yves Manguin et Guillaume Carré