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《Collections of Essays on Chinese Historical Geography》 2005-01
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Matteo Ricci’s World Map and Its Influence on Korea

Yang Yulei(Institute of Korean Studies of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou,310028)  
The scholars internationally have noted the world maps in Chinese of Father Matteo Ricci from the very beginning as those maps were the results of the early interactions between east and west. Studies have shown that Matteo Ricci composed six editions of the maps, the 1584 edition composed in Zhaoqing(肇庆),the 1596 edition in Nanchang (南昌),the 1600 edition in Nanjing( 南京),the 1602 edition, the 1603 edition and the 1604-1606 edition in Beijing (北京). Of those editons, only a few of the woodblock prints of the 1602 edition named Kunyuwanguoquantu (坤舆万国全图 )and the 1603 edition named Liangyixuanlantu (两仪玄览图) survived to the present. In this article, I have cleared how the 1602 edition and the 1603 edition found their way to Korea, and their situation now in Korea. Moreover, their influence on Korea has been analyzed in this article.
【CateGory Index】: G131.26
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