Sketching Layers in Japan: Mineral Wealth, Geo-bodies and Imperial Territory

研究成果: 著書/レポートタイプへの貢献会議での発言

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In 1876, an American by the name of Benjamin Smith Lyman submitted to the Japanese government a geological map of ‘Yesso’, which had been compiled under his direction. This map displayed the assumed stratigraphy of Hokkaido, in northern Japan, and is considered the first modern geological map to be produced by an Asian state. This provided a new means of comprehending territory, at exactly the moment the land in question was being re-presented as Hokkaido. The strata exhumed in the course of mapping this land at depth were not limited to those under the Earth. The map was assembled atop a history of Japanese control over the region, one which accounted for the precocious presence of an earlier American survey, conducted under the previous Tokugawa government, which had sought to map mineral deposits in this land of Yesso. These in turn reflected a longer history of mineral extraction, present in the earliest accounts of Ezo, and the motivation for Japan to have long ‘held the reins’ over this amorphous region. The 1876 geological map is a striking example of colonial modernity, through which we are able to observe the institutional mimicry characteristic to, and increasingly emphasized in the study of, late-nineteenth century inter-imperial society. The presence of this map challenges us to recover the various strata atop of which this imperial sociability was able to flourish, and examine the role of the map in incorporating a modernizing Japan within a globally-comprehensible means of territorial authority and control.

元の言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルMapping Empires
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルColonial Cartographies of Land and Sea - 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018
編集者Alexander James Kent, Soetkin Vervust, Imre Josef Demhardt, Nick Millea
出版者Springer Berlin Heidelberg
ページ3-22
ページ数20
ISBN(印刷物)9783030234461
DOI
出版物ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2020
イベント7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018 - Oxford, 英国
継続期間: 9 13 20189 15 2018

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
ISSN(印刷物)1863-2246
ISSN(電子版)1863-2351

会議

会議7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018
英国
Oxford
期間9/13/189/15/18

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Stratigraphy
Mineral resources
mineral resource
stratigraphy
Minerals
Japan
social stratum
mineral
sociability
history
Switzerland
modernity
nineteenth century
mimicry
mineral deposit
Earth (planet)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

これを引用

Boyle, E. (2020). Sketching Layers in Japan: Mineral Wealth, Geo-bodies and Imperial Territory. : A. J. Kent, S. Vervust, I. J. Demhardt, & N. Millea (版), Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea - 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018 (pp. 3-22). (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23447-8_1

Sketching Layers in Japan : Mineral Wealth, Geo-bodies and Imperial Territory. / Boyle, Edward.

Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea - 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018. 版 / Alexander James Kent; Soetkin Vervust; Imre Josef Demhardt; Nick Millea. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2020. p. 3-22 (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).

研究成果: 著書/レポートタイプへの貢献会議での発言

Boyle, E 2020, Sketching Layers in Japan: Mineral Wealth, Geo-bodies and Imperial Territory. : AJ Kent, S Vervust, IJ Demhardt & N Millea (版), Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea - 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 3-22, 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018, Oxford, 英国, 9/13/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23447-8_1
Boyle E. Sketching Layers in Japan: Mineral Wealth, Geo-bodies and Imperial Territory. : Kent AJ, Vervust S, Demhardt IJ, Millea N, 編集者, Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea - 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2020. p. 3-22. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23447-8_1
Boyle, Edward. / Sketching Layers in Japan : Mineral Wealth, Geo-bodies and Imperial Territory. Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea - 7th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2018. 編集者 / Alexander James Kent ; Soetkin Vervust ; Imre Josef Demhardt ; Nick Millea. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2020. pp. 3-22 (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).
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