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The Explorer Sven Hedin and Kyoto University

Central Asia Fosters East-West Cultural Exchange

Edited by TANAKA Kazuko Photography by SATO Ken’ei

300x233mm,hard, 272 pages

ISBN: 9784814002191

pub. date: 03/19

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内容

A chance discovery of sixty-odd works of art in a filing cabinet in Kyoto University’s Department of Geography in 2014 triggered an investigation which soon morphed into a multi-disciplinary research project seeking to understand their origins and significance. The works were reproductions of sketches, watercolors and maps produced by the Swedish explorer Sven Hedin, who had visited Kyoto in 1908, immediately after completing his third expedition exploring Central Asia. Through these works Hedin had recorded the people, temples and landscapes of Tibet. But how they came to be reproduced, and what these reproductions were doing in Kyoto remains a mystery.
Section I presents the sixty reproductions of Hedin’s work, alongside the originals where possible as well as contemporary photographs of the sites Hedin had depicted. Section II focuses on Hedin’s visit to Kyoto with a view to understanding the exchanges of ideas and values between the esteemed guest and his Japanese hosts and interlocutors, as well as investigating the mysteries surrounding story of the reproductions.

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DEGUCHI Yasuo
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Philosophy

HÅKAN Wahlquist
The Sven Hedin Foundation at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Anthropology and History of Exploration

IKEDA Takumi
Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
Studies on Sino-Tibetan Languages

KIZU Yuko
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Chinese Language and Literature

MATSUDA Motoji
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Social Anthropology

TANAKA Kazuko
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Human Geography

YAMAGIWA Juichi
President of Kyoto University
Primatology

Photography
SATO Ken'ei
Photographer

目次

Figures and Photos
Tables

Foreword
Contributors
Map: Sven Hedin's route and camp
TANAKA Kazuko

Section I: Album: Sven Hedin's Original Drawings, ReproductionsDiscovered in the Department of Geography, and Images of Tibet a Century Thereafter
IKEDA Takumi & SATŌ Ken'ei (photographer)

Preface

1 Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
2 People of Shigatse
3 Trans-Himalaya
4 Tibetans
5 Tibetan Temple Monasteries

Epilogue
Supplementary Table: List of Reproductions, Original Artworks,
and Illustrations in Hedin's Books, etc.
IKEDA Takumi & TANAKA Kazuko

Section II: Reports: Hedin's Tibetan Expedition and Modern Japan

1 The Headwaters of the "Exploration University"
YAMAGIWA Juichi
2 Hedin's Reception in Kyoto, 1908
TANAKA Kazuko
3 The Legacy of Sven Hedin's Stay in Kyoto: Reproductions of Original Art by Hedin Left at Kyoto University
TANAKA Kazuko
4 Exploration, Science, and Understanding Others: Thinking Through Hedin's Trajectory
MATSUDA Motoji
5 Sven Hedin as Artist and Photographer: Extending the Techniques of Cartography and Illustration at the Turn of the Last Century
HÅKAN Wahlquist
6 Hedin and Classic Chinese Texts
KIZU Yuko & TANAKA Kazuko

Column 1: Hedin's Suit of Armor
TANAKA Kazuko
Column 2: What did Hedin See in Osaka? An Unsung Episo_de of Unringable Bell
DEGUCHI Yasuo

Appendix 1: "Chapter XII. The Shui-Tao-Ti-Kang On the Source of the Brahmaputra and the Satlej." (Hedin 1917, vol. 1, Chapter 12: 114 -122)
TANAKA Kazuko
Appendix 2: 水道提綱 卷二十二" (Shuidao tigang [Guide to the Network of Waterways], Volume 22nd)
KIZU Yuko
Appendix 3: List of place names relating to the description of Brahmaputra and Sutlej headwater regions
KIZU Yuko & TANAKA Kazuko
Appendix 4: Map of the water systems and mountains in the headwater areas of the Brahmaputra and Sutlej Rivers
TANAKA Kazuko

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