Selden Map of China

The webpage features Selden Map of China at the Bodleian
Libray of Oxford. Dating from the late Ming period, it
shows China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia,
Southeast Asia and part of India. The map shows shipping
routes with compass bearings from the port of Quanzhou
across the entire region. This is the earliest Chinese map
not only to show shipping routes, but also to depict China
as part of a greater East and Southeast Asia, and not the
centre of the known world.

China Historical Geographic Information System (CHGIS)

The China Historical Geographic Information System, CHGIS,
project was launched in January 2001 to establish a
of populated places and historical administrative units
the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE.
CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use
spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and
representation of selected historical units as digital