Prof. Shaoxin DONG (Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China): „The Introduction of the Term „ASIA“ into China and Chinese responses“

Verfügungsgebäude, VG 1.108 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen

Abstract: The three-continent system, including Europe, Asia and Africa, was invented by the ancient Greeks. In the Middle Ages, this system was explained in the Catholic theological context, which puts Jerusalem at the centre of T and O world map, and shows the continents as domains of the sons of Noah: Sem, Iafeth and Cham. […]