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POSTER_FBThe Rui Cunha Foundation presents tomorrow, Thursday, May 16th at 7:00pm, a conference on “Mapping China and Mapping the World”, inserted in the History and Heritage Public Lectures’ series, an active partnership between FRC and USJ – University of Saint Joseph, Department of History and Heritage, Macau.

Marco Caboara, Senior Lecturer in the History of Cartography and the History of Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), will be the guest speaker at this talk, having until recently been curator of the Western antique maps of China Collection in the HKUST Library.

In this talk, the speaker will refer to the mutual influence of European and Western maps in the creation of the first European maps of China and of the first Chinese world maps, focusing on the 1602 Ricci map. The author will introduce his monograph “Regnum Chinae: The Printed Western Maps of China to 1735”, recently published by Brill, as well as recent research by him and others, reflected in the volume “Remapping the World from East Asia: Towards a Global History of the ‘Ricci Maps’”, published by University of Hawaii Press in February 2024.

Marco Caboara grew up in Genoa, Italy, «where a short walk would bring you from the prison where Marco Polo wrote his ‘Il Milione’ to the house of Christopher Columbus», according to his biography, which is why «he has cultivated a lifelong interest in travel and especially in the relationship between Europe and China».

He studied History, Linguistics and Chinese at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Beijing University, and City University of Hong Kong, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a study of the linguistic features of Classical Chinese Bamboo Manuscripts. He has recently completed his comprehensive carto-bibliography of Western printed maps of China from 1580 to 1735, published by Brill, and is now working on a Chinese manuscript and printed maps produced during the same time period.

The lecture will be held in English with 1 hour and half duration.

Admission is free.
Don’t miss it!
For Macau, Further and Higher!