Close
Home » Nonfiction » Timothy Brook » Mr Selden's Map of China: The spice trade, a lost chart & the South China Sea

June 25 , 2016

Mr Selden's Map of China: The spice trade, a lost chart & the South China Sea

Read Ebooks - its cool!

Overview

In 1659, a vast and unusual map of China arrived in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It was bequeathed by John Selden, a London business lawyer, political activist, former convict, MP and the city's first Orientalist scholar. Largely ignored, it remained in the bowels of the library, until called up by an inquisitive reader. When Timothy Brook saw it in 2009, he realised that the Selden Map was 'a puzzle that had to be solved': an exceptional artefact, so unsettlingly modern-looking it could almost be a forgery.

Download mobi

Read also

China-EU Trade Disputes and Their Management

The European Union (EU) has now become the largest trade partner of China. While Sino-US trade relations and particularly the high-profile trade disputes between the US and China get considerable academic attention for geopolitical reasons, less research has been done on the Sino-EU trade disputes that gradually loom large on the horizon. This…

But it was genuine, and what it has to tell us is astonishing. It shows China, not cut off from the world, but a participant in the embryonic networks of global trade that fuelled the rise of Europe - and which now power China's ascent. And it raises as many question as it answers: how did John Selden acquire it? Where did it come from? Who re-imagined the world in this way? And most importantly - what can it tell us about the world at that time?

Brook, like a cartographic detective, has provided answers - including a surprising last-minute revelation of authorship. From the Gobi Desert to the Philippines, from Java to Tibet and into China itself, Brook uses the map (actually a schematic representation of China's relation to astrological heaven) to tease out the varied elements that defined this crucial period in China's history.

Show more...



Date release: September 12, 2013

Nonfiction, History
Selden's, China:, spice, trade,, lost, chart, &, South, China, Timothy, Brook, download, MS Word, MobiPocket, Papyre FB2, DOCX

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $12.29. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.

Register




After that you may download book «Mr Selden's Map of China: The spice trade, a lost chart & the South China Sea»: