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Stanford historian sees new perspectives on Chinese border disputes in declassified Qing dynasty maps

National Palace Museum, Taiwan

This pictorial map of Yunnan province, dating from the Qing dynasty, illustrates the administrative hierarchy on the Sino-Burmese frontier.

May 29 2014

Through a study of late 19th-century Chinese maps, doctoral student Eric Vanden Bussche has discovered border development origins that offer a new historical perspective on China's territorial disputes today.

BY RACHEL SMITH

Eric Vanden Bussche was a recipient of a VPGE funded Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity grant in 2011.

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