K. Ryavec Publications

Publications:

2015 Ryavec, K. E. A Historical Atlas of Tibet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2015 Ryavec, K. E. and Henderson, Mark. A Core-Periphery GIS Model of the Historical Growth and Spread of Islam in China. Historical Methods 48:103-111.

2014 Ryavec, K. E. and Henderson, M. “Mapping Religious Geographies in Chinese Muslim Society,” in Ruth Mostern, Merrick Lex Berman, and Humphrey Southall, eds., Placing Names: Enriching and Integrating Gazetteers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (in press).

2012 Ryavec, Karl, Daoqin Tong, and Jiang Wu, "Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling of Regional Religious Systems in China: Conceptualization and Initial Experiments," in Yongtao Du and Jeff Kyong-McClain, eds., Chinese History in Geographical Perspective. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2009 Ryavec, K. E. and Winkler, D. Logging Impacts to Forests in Tibetan Areas of Southwest China. Himalaya 26(1):38-45.

2008 Ryavec, K. E. The Tibetan and Himalayan Historical GIS: A Brief Introduction. Historical GIS News 10:4.

2007 Ryavec, K. E. Mapping Early Buddhist Sites in Western Tibet: Recent Findings from Tsamda County, China. The Silk Road 4(2):43-47.

2005 Ryavec, K.E. New Geographical History: A Reply to Bol. Inner Asia 7:257-260.

2005 Ryavec. K. E. Aerial Survey of Abandoned Agricultural Fields in the Ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Guge: Recent Findings from 2-foot Resolution Quick Bird Imagery of Bedongpo and Environs. Aerial Archaeology Research Group Newsletter 30:18-25.

2004 Ryavec, K. E. Manchu Empire or China Historical GIS? Remapping the China/Inner Asia Frontier in the Qing Period CHGIS. Inner Asia 6:179-195.

2001 Ryavec, K. E. Land Use Change in Central Tibet, ca. 1830-1990: Devising a GIS methodology to Study a Historical Tibetan Land Decree. The Geographical Journal 167:342-357.

1999 Ryavec, K. E. Research Note: Regional Dynamics of Tibetan Population Change in Eastern Tibet, ca.1940-1982. Population and Environment 20:247-257.

1998 Ryavec, K. E. and Veregin, H. Population and Rangelands in Central Tibet: A GIS-Based Approach. GeoJournal 44:61-72.

1998 Ryavec, K. E. Measuring Change in the Cultivated Land Area of the Khotan Oasis in Xinjiang, China, ca. 1913 to the 1980s: A Comparison of Historical Maps with a Contemporary GIS Database, pp. 31-36. (in) Information Bases for Land Use/Cover Change Research: Proceedings of the 1997 International Geographical Union Study Group on Land Use/Cover Change Symposium, Brisbane, Australia. Edited by Himiyama, Y. and Crissman, L.

1996 Ryavec, K. E. Geographic and Demographic Setting. pp. 61-116 (in) India: A Country Study, Fifth Edition. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

1995 Ryavec, K. E. The Maldives. pp. 231-273 (in) Indian Ocean: Five Island Countries, Third Edition. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

1995 Ryavec, K. E. Cartographic Survey of Dzong Sites in Central Tibet. Himalayan Research Bulletin 15(2):53-55.

1994 Ryavec, K. E. Important New Sources for the Study of Tibetan Geography: An Analysis of a

Recent Chinese County Place Name Index of Dzamthang in Eastern Tibet. Central Asiatic

Journal 38:214-234.

1993 Ryavec, K. E. Review of Lamas, Princes, and Brigands: Joseph Rock's Photographs

of the Tibetan Borderlands of China, by Michael Aris, in Mountain

Research and Development, 13:315.

1993 Ryavec, K. E. The Present-Day Value of Maps Illustrating the Archaeological Surveys of Sir

Aurel Stein in Xinjiang and Gansu, China. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.

(Third Series, Part 2). 3: 233-243.

Papers and Invited Lectures

Abstracted:

2015 A Comparative Survey of Hui Shops in Muslim Chinese Neighborhoods of Beijing and Xining. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2012 The Structure of Tibetan History: A Regional Systems Survey. Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto.

2011 Mapping the Indo-Tibetan Frontier in the Historical Atlas of Tibet. First ANHS Himalayan Studies Conference, St. Paul.

2011 Mark Henderson and Karl Ryavec. From Gazetteers to Spatial Structures: a Study

of Chinese Muslim and Tibetan Societies. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle.

2009 Religious Atlas of China and the Himalayas: Sources and Georeferencing Methodologies for the Daoist, Buddhist, and Islamic Sites. Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference, Taibei, Taiwan.

2009 The Historical Diffusion of Islam in China: Mapping Religious Sites and Traditions. Association

of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2008 Situating the History of Islam in China and Inner Asia within Current Historical GIS Frameworks. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston.

2007 HGIS and Whither the Historical Atlas. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

2006 New Towns in Tibet: Findings from China’s 1990 and 2000 Censuses. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2005 Cartographic and Textual Sources for the Amdo Tibetan Buddhist Monastery GIS: A Spatial Survey of New Research Findings. Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2004 Integrated Field Research and Remote Sensing Survey of Ancient Farmland in Western Tibet. Joint Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers West Lakes Division and the Wisconsin Geographical Society, Oshkosh.

2004 Impacts of New Farmland Creation on Uighur Settlement Patterns in Xinjiang, China: A GIS-Based Assessment. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

2002 Tibet in the China Historical GIS: Mapping Interpretations of Ming and Qing Period Administrative Divisions. Association of American Geographers West Lakes Division Meeting, Minneapolis.

2002 GIS as a Research Tool in the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles.

2001 Studying Pastoral Land Use in Tibet by Means of Remote Sensing and GIS. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York.

1999 Integrating Participatory Mapping of Pastoral Land Use in Tibet with a Regional Model of Population-Environment Interactions on the Tibetan Plateau. Geographic Information and Society Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

1999 Historical Land Use/Cover Change in the Wei River Valley of Shaanxi, China. Association of

American Geographers Annual Meeting, Honolulu.

1998 Ecoregions of Tibetan Medicinal Plants: From Traditional Texts to Current Conditions. First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine, Washington, DC.

1998 Development, Social Change, and Land Use/Cover Change in Central Tibet. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston.

1997 Population and Rangelands in Central Tibet. International Geographical Union Commission on Sustainable Rural Systems, Joint Conference: Sustainable Rural Systems and Land Use/Cover Change, Armidale, Australia.

1997 Measuring Change in the Cultivated Land Area of the Khotan Oasis in Xinjiang, China, ca. 1913 to the 1980s: A Comparison of Historical Maps with a Contemporary GIS Database. International Geographical Union Land Use/Cover Change Open International Symposium, Information Bases for Land Use/Cover Change Research, Brisbane, Australia.

1997 Tibet’s Changing Population. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting,

Fort Worth.

1995 Towards a Regional Systems Model of Kham (Eastern Tibet). Poster session. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu.

1992 Tibetan Place Names in the Context of the Preservation and Expression of Cultural Heritage. 27th International Geographical Congress, Washington DC.

Non-Abstracted:

2014 Applying for Funding as a Graduate Student in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Grant Writing Workshop, Humanities Center, UC-Merced.

2012 Making the Historical Atlas of Tibet: A Survey of the Buddhist-Related Sources. Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Standford University.

2012 Regional Systems Theory and Methodology in the Study of Chinese Society. NSF China Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program. University of Wisconsin, Madison.

2010 Atlas of Chinese Religions: Report on the Status of the Buddhist, Daoist, and Islamic Sites. Workshop on the Atlas of Chinese Religions. Fudan University, Shanghai.

2010 Developing an Historical GIS of Religion in China and Inner Asia. Department of Religious Studies. University of Toronto.

2010 Mapping Old and New Geographies of Religion in China. Pacific Basin Institute, Pomona College.

2009 Research Models: Geography and GIS. Tibetan Studies and the Social Sciences: Data, Tools,

Maps and Archives Conference, Columbia University.

2007 Mosques of Beijing: Sources and Methods for Mapping Islamic Sites in China. Atlas of Chinese

Religions Conference hosted by ECAI (Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative), University of California at Berkeley.

2004 Mapping Ancient Farmland in Western Tibet. Anthropology Club. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

2003 Cultural Geography: Case Studies from China and Tibet. Faculty Forum. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

2003 Pre-Buddhist settlement patterns in Upper Tibet A GIS-based regional survey of 468 sites in relation to contemporary human population densities. Anthropology Club. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

2001 Digital Ethnography and GIS. Digital Tibet: Tibetan Studies and the Internet Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottsville.

2001 The Role of Remote Sensing and GIS in Development Projects. Second Brandeis Symposium on Development in Tibet, Brandeis University, Waltham.

1999 Pastoral Land Use in Central Tibet. Roundtable Symposium on Sustainable

Development Strategies in Tibet, Brandeis University, Waltham.

1997 Amdo Monastery Survey. First International Conference of Amdo Studies, Harvard

University, Cambridge.

1993 Explorers of the Eurasian Landmass. Smithsonian Institution, Campus on the Mall, Washington, DC.