Hidden Treasures – an exploration of antique maps of Asia & China – 16thC-18thC.

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Date(s) - Thursday, November 14 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Hidden Treasures– an exploration of antique maps of Asia & China – 16thC-18thC.


 Yuan Bar

Thursday, November14th

 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Vince Ungvary, a long-time Shanghai resident who recently relocated to Australia, is swinging back through town and will give FCC members a presentation on antique maps of China and Asia, his professional specialty. Vincent says:

“Antique maps are far more than merely geographical representations – they also communicate historical, political & religious power, provide ethnographic details about ‘strange lands & peoples,’ and were often used for strategic military and commercial interests. In this talk,  I will show how the European age of exploration and ‘discovery’ of Asia is represented through the changing shape and knowledge of the Asian continent through maps from the 16thC up until the 18thC. Sabotage, subterfuge and thievery of key geographical knowledge of Asia intensified as the potential unlimited wealth and riches of Asia became known in Europe. I will also touch on some of the key differences between European and Chinese cartography and show how this is reflected in their historical maps.”  Examples of 16thC-18C maps will be shown after the talk.

Venue Details: Yuan Bar

Room 2, 1/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu

襄阳北路17号1楼2室, 近巨鹿路

Admission: Free for SFCC members; 50 RMB for non-members.


This announcement is also available on our website shanghaifcc.org


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