LC's Chinese Maps

Library of Congress' Chinese Map is a collaborative project between Prof. Ching-chih Chen of Simmons College, Boston and Dr. Hwa-wei Lee, Chief of the Asian Division of the US Library of Congress (LC).

The Geography & Map Divsion of the Library of Congress possesses over 10,000 maps of China, of which 3000 China maps are of non-Chinese characters, and more than 200 are traditional Chinese maps.  From 2002-2004, Prof. Li Xiaocong of Peking University was invited by the Asian Division of Library of Congress to research on the traditional pre-1900 Chinese maps.  As a result, the book entitled A Descriptive Catalogue of the Tradtional Chinese Maps in the Library of Congress was published. The book contains description of 225 such atlases and maps.  This unique and rare collection of Chinese maps are invaluable to researchers in the field.  

With the collaboration with Dr. Lee, these maps together with descriptive information are included in Global Memory Net for instant online access.

Similar to the use of Emperor Project's images, users can explore this image collection by clicking the following project label. 

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