There have been many sets of atlas
of the historical
place-names of China
named The Historical Atlas of China
. Among them, two versions published during the 1980s are still used by today's students and scholars alike as an historical atlas
Historical Atlas of China (1973)
Historical Atlas of China (中國歷史地圖), based on The Historical Atlas of Eastern Asian History (東洋読史地図; 1941) of Japanese historians (箭内亙) and Wada Sei (和田清; 1890-1963), was published in 1973 in Taipei.
This single-volume work is out-of-print today and also not very influential.
Historical Atlas of China (1980)
Historical Atlas of China
(中國歷史地圖) is a 2-volume work published in Taiwan
in 1980 and 1983.
- Editors-in-chief: Cheng Kuang-Yu (程光裕) and Hsu Sheng-Mo (徐聖謨).
- Publisher: Chinese Culture University Press
- Volume 1: Historical territories.
- Volume 2: Major cities, economic maps, irrigation and transportation networks, social changes, artifacts, wars.
Unlike many other historical maps that placed emphasis on placenames, this set of maps contained many restorations of historical sites.
The Historical Atlas of China (1982)
The Historical Atlas of China
(中国历史地图集), still in print, is an 8-volume work published in Beijing
between 1982-1988. It contains 304 maps and 70,000 placenames in total.
- Editor-in-chief: Tan Qixiang (谭其骧).
- Publisher: Map Press (地图出版社)
These Wikipedia maps are drawn after The Historical Atlas of China