'How did terms like "Asia," "Eurasia," "Indochina," "Pacific Rim" or "Australasia" originate and evolve, and what are their connections to the built environment? In addressing this question, Architecturalized Asia bridges the fields of history and architecture by taking "Asia" as a discursive structure and cultural construct, whose spatial and ideological formation can be examined through the lenses of cartography, built environments, and visual narratives. The first section, on the study of architecture in Asia from the medieval through early modern periods, examines icons and symbols in maps as well as textual descriptions produced in Europe and Asia. The second section explores the establishment of the field of Asian architecture as well as the political and cultural imagining of "Asia" during the long nineteenth century, when "Asia" and its regions were redefined in the making of modern world maps mainly produced in Europe. The third section examines tangible structures produced in the twentieth century as legible documents of these notional constructions of Asia. In exploring the ways in which "Asia" has been drawn and framed both within and without the continent, this volume offers cutting-edge scholarship on architectural history, world history and the history of empires.' - from publisher's website.
Includes a bibliography and index.
Includes a bibliography and index.
H. Hazel HAHN,
Ken Tadashi OSHIMA,
Location code REF.RUV2
mapping,  architecture,  space,  history
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Introduction - Ken Tadashi OSHIMA, Vimalin RUJIVACHARAKUL, H. Hazel HAHN, Peter CHRISTENSEN
Section One: Mapping Asia: Architectural Symbols from the Medieval through the Early Modern Periods
Chapter 1: Asia in World Architecture and World Cartography - Vimalin RUJIVACHARAKUL
Chapter 2: Imagining Asia from the Margins: Early Portuguese Mappings of the Continent's Architecture and Space - Zoltan BIEDERMANN
Chapter 3: Mountains and Streams: Architecturalizing Landscapes in Medieval Korea - Remco E. BREUKER
Chapter 4: The Entry of Yaxiya/Asia: The (Re)construction of Global Geography in Early Modern China - Yuming HE
Section Two: Conjugating Asia: The Long Nineteenth Century
Chapter 5: Abstract Spaces of Asia, Indochina, and Empire in the French Imaginaire - H. Hazel HAHN
Chapter 6: The Eurasian Hour: Ratzel, Mackinder, and the Architecture of Geopolitical Identity - Peter CHRISTENSEN
Chapter 7: Java's Architectural Enigma: The Austronesian World and the Limits of 'Asia' - Imran bin Tajudeen
Chapter 8: Colonialism and its Discontents: Caitya Halls and the Constructed Origins of South Asian Buddhist Architecture - David EFURD
Chapter 9: Asia outside Asia: The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition - Ken Tadashi OSHIMA
Section Three: Manifesting Asia: Building the Continent with Architecture
Chapter 10: Construire le style indochinois: Identity Formation through Geopolitical Territory and Architecture - Caroline HERBELIN
Chapter 11: Land as an Architectural Idea in Modern Japan - KUAN Seng
Chapter 12: Communist Mosques: Forgotten Futures of Late Soviet Central Asia - Igor DEMCHENKO
Chapter 13: Shifting Gaze: Irano-Persian Architecture from the Great Game to a Nation-State - Talinn GRIGOR
Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent through History
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