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    International Map Collectors Society Symposium 2018 - Cultural Encounters in Maps of China

Programme Rundown

IMCoS Symposium 2018 in Hong Kong: “Cultural Encounters in Maps of China”
18th October 2018 (Thursday)
Registration, Welcome Drinks and Preview of Exhibition at HKMM
19th October 2018 (Friday)
Registration (if applicable)
Opening addresses by:
·         Richard Wesley, Museum Director, HKMM; and
·         Hans D. Kok, IMCoS Chairman
Foreign Influence in Chinese Shipping and Evolution of Chinese Sea Charts in the  17th Century
K.L. Tam, Managing Director, Kingstar Shipping Limited & Director, HKMM
Maps, the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and Science
Professor Fung Kam-Wing, University of Hong Kong
***Morning coffee break***
The First Encounter of European and East Asian Cartographies
Dr. Mario Cams,  Assistant Professor, University of Macau Department of History
Mapping Hong Kong – from Documenting Bandit Hideouts to a Global Destination
Dr. Gordian Gaeta, Collector of the long-term loan The Gordian Gaeta Collection at HKMM
*** Lunch ***
Charting the Life of Captain Daniel Ross of the Bombay Marine
Dr. Stephen Davies, Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong
Cross-reference on Maps and Literature, and the Methodology of Researching China Maps
Dr. Lin Jeng-yi, Director, Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Taipei
*** Afternoon tea break***
Jansson’s Xuntien alias Quinzay - City map or Chimera?
Dr. Marco Caboara, Digital Scholarship and Archives Manager, Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST
Maps and Ships: Maritime Trade in the China Seas from the 16th to 18th Centuries
Dr. Richard A. Pegg, Director and Curator of Asian Art, MacLean Collection, Chicago
Symposium Dinner [Venue: TBC]
20th October 2018 (Saturday)
Bus tour from Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Inspection of Map Gallery
Morning tea
Presentation by Dr. Marco Caboara concerning the past, present and future of HKUST map collection
Sandwich Lunch
Return to Wattis Fine Art Gallery, Hollywood Road, Central  for inspection of exhibition
"Early maps and charts of Hong Kong and the Pearl River c1775 - 1975"
Farewell reception