Based on Qing Local Gazetteers, analysis of the spatial and chronological distribution of three types libraries and their relationships in Zhejiang

An ancient Chinese library was a place where the government, civil or private organizations and individuals collected books, documents and also published books. Using a cultural geography approach, this study examines the spatial and chronological distribution characteristics and evolutionary patterns of three types of libraries in Zhejiang Province. In the Qing dynasties. Library types include academy libraries, private libraries, and government libraries. These libraries are collectively called ancient cultural information services. They played an influential role in imperial examinations during Qing dynasties. The study utilized the LogaGT tool to extract spatial and chronological data regarding the three types of libraries. The analysis was based on Qing local gazetteers and other materials preserved in the Yanjing Library of Harvard University. It presents spatial and temporal distribution characteristics and historical spatial evolution patterns of these three types of libraries. This is done utilizing a geographical and chronological database and GIS visualization analysis methods. Furthermore, the study examines the factors that influence spatial and chronological distribution. Through this study, we can gain a deeper understanding of the distribution and evolutionary patterns of Zhejiang's three types of libraries during the Qing periods.

# Team members

  • Yilan Wang, Uppsala University.
  • Xiaoxia HUANG, Preservation of Chinese Ancient Books, Tianjin Normal University, Lecturer
  • LI Hui, Beijing Normal University

# Supervisor