Written by Dr Marco Caboara, Digital Scholarship and Archives Manager at HKUST Lee Shau Kee Library, and his team, the book is the first carto-bibliography of China and features 127 Western printed maps of China from 1584 to 1735. The book is also one of the highlights of HKUST’s Western Maps of China Project, which started when the University Library acquired a large collection of antique maps of China 10 years ago. With the generous support from Dr Ko, the collection was digitized, and the team went on to turn it to a book.
Officiating at the event was Dr Ko Pui Shuen, Chairman of Kingrich Asia Holdings Limited; Professor Wei Shyy, HKUST President; Professor Nancy Ip, HKUST President-designate; Mr Arjen van den Berg, Consul-General, Netherlands Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macao; Mr Carmelo Ficarra, Consul-General, Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong; Mr Amr Elhenawy, Consul-General, Consulate General of Egypt in Hong Kong; Dr Peter Van der Krogt, Research Leader, Explokart and Jansonius curator, Allard Pierson, University of Amsterdam; Mr Arjan van Dijk, Publishing Director, BRILL; Dr Gabrielle Wong, HKUST Director of Library Services; and Dr Marco Caboara. The event was well attended by over 90 guests, including HKUST friends and supporters, Court and Council Members, senior management members, staff and students.
Please click here for more information of the book “Regnum Chinae”.