A World(view) Transformed by War

ArticleSee how the Qing Empire’s mapping of world geography changed during and after the imposition of European power in the Opium Wars

December 15, 2023
89 words / 1 minutes

This is the ninth in a series of Map Chats commissioned by Richard Pegg, Director and Curator of the MacLean Collection in Illinois. This interactive Map Chat compares two maps from the MacLean Collection to examine how the Qing Empire was forced to reconceptualize its depictions of territory, geography, and sovereignty in the wake of the nineteenth-century Opium Wars.

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Amberly Yeo was a MacLean Collection Map Fellow in summer of 2022. She is currently a Researcher at the National University of Singapore.

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