Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Maps of China: amazing links!


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 l0ckx

l0ckx

    Grand Mentor (Taishi 太师)

  • Master Scholar (Juren)
  • 541 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shanghai
  • Interests:Geography/GIS, Geospatial Sciences, AEC Industry, CCP History and politics, Chairman Mao, San Guo Yan Yi, Red Hat Linux distros
  • Main Interest in CHF:
    Chinese Geography
  • Specialisation / Expertise:
    General Chinese History, San Guo Yan Yi, Hong Lou Meng

Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:48 PM

I just wanted to list some map resources. I was originally looking for ancient war maps or tactical maps since I know we have such a strong prevalence of Chinese warfare experts here at CHF. Unfortunately I had a heck of a time finding any. If anyone has any maps they wish to share, please contribute!!!

Hope you all enjoy!

General Reference & Thematic Maps:

http://www.ibilio.or.../06dat/geo.html
The Geographical Database examines locations in and around China of historical and cultural significance.
***this site offers better "text" resources regarding provincial regions and cities. The maps are for reference only...however, the info on the site is extremely resourceful.

http://www.chinapage.../mapchengho.gif
Sailing route of Zheng Ho.
**Map is a bit confusing...but shows the sailing routes used by Zheng Ho.

http://www.maps-of-c...com/index.shtml
http://www.chinahigh...ap/chinamap.htm
This was brought up in another thread by GZ, thanks!

http://acc6.its.broo...all/images.html
Maps, archaeology, art, divinities, people (emperors), historical sites, historical illustrations, technology, customs, stereotypes, and Middle Eastern images, compiled by City University of New York. The maps look like they are all scanned and have poor quality, however they do the job in portraying dynasty borders. The quality is kind of crummy, but the other pictures on here I thought could be helpful.

http://www.lib.utexa...maps/china.html
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection is a great resource. Huge selection of thematic (specific area) maps, showing agricultural regions, industry, military regions, pop density, precipitation, linguistic groups, etc. However, most thematic maps are outdated from the 70’s or 80’s. Many maps you see on the internet you will also find here as well.

http://map.huhai.net/
This is another great resource for maps from ancient to present times. Site in both English and Chinese. Highly Detailed.

http://geog.hkbu.edu...inese/index.htm
This one is entirely in Chinese, but if you click on the forth link it takes you to sets of maps ranging from 475BCE – 1911CE.

http://www.ibiblio.o...e_to_china.html
Information on missionaries from Rome, with some interesting maps. In the first one there is no Australian continent!

Dynastic Territories:

http://www.chinahigh...cient_china.htm
http://www.mnsu.edu/...na/map/map.html

Silk Route & Great Wall:

http://idp.bl.uk/
This site is amazing. Not only does it have a semi-interactive map of the Silk Route, it contains a database with over 100,000 manuscripts, paintings, and artifacts from Dunhuang and other Silk Road sites. A great map which is broken down into quadrangles and somewhat interactive. Click a quadrangle and the section is maximized.

http://www.travelchi...eat_wall/scene/
Nice map of the Great Wall. The map is split up into the 9 provinces the wall runs through, and displays its path through each.

Interactive Maps:

http://www.rice.edu/...ojects/jingban/
“The Jingban tianwen quantu reflects a Sinocentric world view in which every country but China is relegated to the periphery.” Late 18th century map.

http://hua.umf.maine...hinese_map.html
This is an interactive provincial map.

European maps of China:

http://www.library.y...Coll/lanex.html
(China & Japan)

http://www.fas.harva...s/data/rus_geo/
Here are some early maps designed by Russian cartographers in late 19th and early 20th century. Mostly autonomous regions; Tibet, Taklamakan Desert, Khotan, Kashgar, and Urumqi. However they may be hard to read, they are still cartographic masterpieces…hand drawn! I’m in the process of opening the images stored in the catalog link .zip file. I will be sure to get them posted as soon as I can.

http://library.ust.h...ibit/maps-9706/
http://library.ust.h...ibit/maps-2002/
China in Maps: 16th-19th Century, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library.

http://www.talesofol...ps/maproom1.cfm
Many maps here also in the HK University of Science & Technology site too, but this site loads maps faster. The first map is a street map of Shanghai, designed for Allied forces in 1945.

http://www.library.c...eprod_index.htm
European hand drawn maps of Chinese provinces in the 17th century.

Cities:

http://www.lib.utexa...tory_china.html
Historical maps of Chinese cities and surrounding regions.

http://www.chinapage...reaty_ports.jpg
Chinese Treaty Ports from 1842 - 1920.

http://wason.library...anjin/maps.html
Historical maps of Tianjin.

http://memory.loc.go...acau/macau.html
Macau: A Selection of Cartographic Images.

Tibet:

http://www.tibetmap.com/
The Tibet Map Institute. Tibet only.

http://www.khamaid.o...ut_kham/map.htm
Maps of Kham. “Kham is the Tibetan name for the eastern third of the Tibetan plateau.”

http://www.ciolek.co...s/tib-maps.html

Taiwan:

http://academic.reed.../map_index.html
A wealth of resources for maps of Taiwan throughout history. Highly detailed.

http://www.chinapage...taiwan1896.html
1896 Scottish map of Taiwan. Highly detailed.

Hong Kong, Maco, & Canton

http://memory.loc.go...acau/part1.html
Selected Maps and Views of Macau: 1655 - 1764
**Great Resolution and fine maps!

http://www.library.c...as/quantung.htm
Map of Guangdong and Hanian Island. Maps published in 1655 by the Jesuit priest Father Martino Martini.

Miscellaneous:

http://www.chinapage...ent/yangzi.html
Map of Scenic Attractions along the Yangzi River (detail), 1867. A beautiful work of art.

http://www.flourish.org/upsidedownmap/
The Upside-down World Map

http://www.chinaodys...cruise/maps.htm
Three Gorges Dam project map

Edited by l0ckx, 16 November 2006 - 10:45 PM.


#2 General_Zhaoyun

General_Zhaoyun

    Grand Valiant General of Imperial Han Army

  • Owner
  • 12,281 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Singapore (Taiwanese/Singapore Permanent Resident)
  • Interests:Chinese History, Chinese Philosophy and Religion, Chinese languages, Minnan/Taiwanese language, Classical Chinese, General Chinese Culture
  • Languages spoken:Mandarin, Taiwanese (Hokkien), English, German, Singlish
  • Ethnic Groups or Race:Han Chinese (Taiwanese Hoklo)
  • Main Interest in CHF:
    General Chinese Culture
  • Specialisation / Expertise:
    Chinese Language, History and Culture

Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:14 PM

Wow..thanks for the links.. they really are helpful.. :) I'm gonna pin this up...

Edited by General_Zhaoyun, 08 December 2005 - 08:15 PM.

Posted ImagePosted Image

"夫君子之行:靜以修身,儉以養德;非淡泊無以明志,非寧靜無以致遠。" - 諸葛亮

One should seek serenity to cultivate the body, thriftiness to cultivate the morals. If you are not simple and frugal, your ambition will not sparkle. If you are not calm and cool, you will not reach far. - Zhugeliang

#3 naruwan

naruwan

    Emperor (Huangdi 皇帝)

  • CHF Grand Historian Award
  • 2,156 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Main Interest in CHF:
    Chinese Language
  • Specialisation / Expertise:
    Taiwanese History and Culture, Taiwanese Holo language, Chinese Pseudo history

Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:34 PM

Wow..thanks for the links.. they really are helpful.. :) I'm gonna pin this up...


I'd like to point out in the first link to the Taiwan maps, it also contained several tables of Linguistics studies. People who are interested in Linguistics and those who knows Malay should take a look.

Very interesting. To tell you the truth, I don't even know some of the tribes listed on there....
mudanin kata mudanin kata. kata siki-a kata siki-a. muhaiv ludun muhaiv ludun. kanta sipal tas-tas kanta sipal tas-tas. kanta sipal tunuh kanta sipal tunuh. sikavilun vini daingaz sikavilun vini daingaz.

Former hansioux

#4 kaiselin

kaiselin

    Emperor (Huangdi 皇帝)

  • Supreme Scholar (Jinshi)
  • 5,530 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Northwest OHIO
  • Main Interest in CHF:
    Chinese Mythology
  • Specialisation / Expertise:
    Esoteric symbols, and the intangible yin world as expressed in classical Chinese art, culture and mythology.

Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:41 PM

Here is a map of China from 1775

Posted Image

You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side.


CHF Newsletter
http://www.chinahist...hp?showforum=57
Han Lin Journal
http://www.chinahist...hp?showforum=26
Mail box for Letters to the Editor
http://www.chinahist...p...=21509&st=0


#5 JohnD

JohnD

    Grand Mentor (Taishi 太师)

  • Supreme Scholar (Jinshi)
  • 538 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Taiwan
  • Languages spoken:English, Mandarin
  • Main Interest in CHF:
    Chinese Literature
  • Specialisation / Expertise:
    Tang dynasty, Xia/Wuxia literature

Posted 13 October 2008 - 01:12 PM

Here are some high quality scans of Chang'an during the Tang Dynasty. These scans are taken from Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty by Charles Benn.


Posted Image


The numbers on the map are explained in the scans below:


Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image


And finally, from the same book, a map of the Tang Dynasty circa 742 AD:


Posted Image

#6 hellzfire312

hellzfire312

    Provincial Governor (Cishi 刺史)

  • Master Scholar (Juren)
  • 40 posts
  • Main Interest in CHF:
    Chinese History
  • Specialisation / Expertise:
    none

Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:02 PM

thx for the great links i especially like the ancient china ones ^^

#7 John2010

John2010

    County Magistrate (Xianling 县令)

  • CHF Rookie Member
  • 7 posts
  • Main Interest in CHF:
    Chinese History
  • Specialisation / Expertise:
    IT

Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:52 AM

There is another China map on this site: http://www.chinatrav...om/destination/




4 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 4 guests, 0 anonymous users