Le changement climatique dans les cartes de la route de la soie: Les contributions négligées de l’expédition sino-suédoise de 1927-1935

Translated title of the contribution: Climate change in the silk road maps: The overlooked contributions of the sino-swedish expedition (1927-1935)

Philippe Forêt

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Abstract

In its review of a forgotten chapter in the history of the climate sciences during the first half of the 20th century, this article combines two topics: the environmental history of Inner Asia as a research issue for scholarly Europe, and the assessment of theories and data on climate change. Sven Hedin’s writings and the archives and maps of the Sino-Swedish expedition to Western China are the main sources of information. Drafted from data collected in Asia but conceived for European readers, the topographical maps of the Silk Road reveal the contemporary policies and processes of knowledge, identify the local agents of history, and bring out the constraints of a professional identity in the making.

Translated title of the contributionClimate change in the silk road maps: The overlooked contributions of the sino-swedish expedition (1927-1935)
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)401-426
Number of pages26
JournalAnnales de Geographie
Volume2018
Issue number722
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Chinese Central Asia (Gansu
  • Climate change
  • Fieldwork studies
  • History of cartography (1900-1940)
  • History of geography (1900-1950)
  • Inner Mongolia
  • Scientific practices
  • Silk Road studies
  • Sino-Swedish Expedition (1927-1935)
  • Sven Hedin (1865-1952)
  • Sweden (1900-1950)
  • Xinjiang)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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