Public Lectures

"Creating the China Historical GIS"
Peter Bol, Harvard University

2006 Pauley Symposium: History in the Digital Age
Friday, September 22, 2006, 8:30am

About the Presenter

Peter Bol is Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University and Chair of the department. He has led the China Historical GIS project in the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a co-editor of Ways with Words: Writing about Reading Texts from Early China (2000) and author of Their Culture of Ours: Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China (1994). Bol's work on cadastral mapping of Chinese provinces and leadership in the Sung period promises to provide a critically important research tool for scholarship on the period.

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