Mario CAMS


  • Companions in Geography: East-West Collaboration in the Mapping of Qing China (c.1685–1735). Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017. [read here]

Journal Articles:

  • The Confusions of Space: Reading Ming China’s Comprehensive Geographies. Monumenta Serica 69:2 (2021), 515–547. [read here]
  • Reimagining Qing Space: Yongzheng’s Eurasian Atlas (1727–29). Late Imperial China 42:1 (2021), 93–129. [read here]
  • Displacing China: The Martini-Blaeu Novus Atlas Sinensis and the Late Renaissance Shift in Representations of East Asia. Renaissance Quarterly 73:3 (2020), 953–990. [read here]
  • De Novus Atlas Sinensis (1655) van Martini en Blaeu en zijn Chinese bronnen. Caert Thresoor 38:4 (2019), 3–17 [in Dutch].
  • Blurring the Boundaries: Integrating Techniques of Land Surveying on the Qing’s Mongolian Frontier. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 46 (2018), 25–46. [read here]
  • Displacing Jesuit Science in Qing China. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 46 (2018), 15–23. Co-authored with Wu Huiyi & Alexander Statman. [read here]
  • Converging Interests and Scientific Circulation between Paris and Beijing (1685–1735): The Path Towards a New Qing Cartographic Practice. Revue d’histoire des sciences 70:1 (2017), 47–78. [read here]
  • Not Just a Jesuit Atlas of China: Qing Imperial Cartography and Its European Connections. Imago Mundi 69:2 (2017), 188–201. [read here]
  • Guest Editor’s Introduction: Recent Additions to the New Qing History Debate. Contemporary Chinese Thought 47:1 (2016), 1–4. [read here]
  • Restituting Church Buildings and Negotiating Church Factions: Missionary Mapmakers and the Making of Local Networks (1712–1716). Frontiers of History in China 4:9 (2014), 489–505. [read here]
  • The discovery of Chinese Rites Controversy documents in a branch of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal 35 (2013), 48–56.
  • The China Maps of Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville: Origins and Supporting Networks. Imago Mundi 66:1 (2013), 51–69. [read here]
  • ‘Companions in Geography’: The Sino-European Effort to Measure China, c.1685–1735. Imago Mundi, 66:1 (2013), 143–144.
  • The Early Qing Geographical Surveys (1708–1716) as a Case of Collaboration between the Jesuits and the Kangxi Court. Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal 34 (2012), 1–20.

Book chapters:

  • Les missions jésuites en Extrême-Orient et les échanges de connaissances cartographiques (XVIIe–XVIIIe siècles). In: Le monde en sphères, Paris: BnF Éditions, 2019, 160–166 [in French].
  • The printed life of the ‘Huangyu quanlan tu’ 皇輿全覽圖In: Saraiva, Luís & Catherine Jami (eds.). History of Mathematical Sciences – Portugal and East Asia: Visual and Textual Representations in Exchanges Between Europe and East Asia 16th–18th Centuries, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2018, 245–266.
  • Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville and the ‘Nouvel atlas de la Chine’. In: O’Malley J., Ribeiro R. (eds.), Jesuit Mapmaking in China: D’Anville’s “Nouvelle [sic] Atlas de la Chine” (1737), (Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts Series 11), Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press, 2014, 37–50.
  • The Early Qing Geographical Surveys (1708–1718) as seen through the ‘Folded Memorials with Vermillion Endorsement of the Kangxi Reign’. In: Globalization and Glocalization in China, Leiden: Shilin, 2012, 203–250.

 Edited volumes:

  • Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters Between East and West. Heidelberg/Amsterdam/New York: Springer (2019). With Martijn Storms, Ferjan Ormeling, & Imre Demhardt.
  • East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 46 (2018). With Wu Huiyi & Alexander Statman.
  • Recent Additions to the New Qing History Debate. Contemporary Chinese Thought 47:1 (2016).

Book reviews:

  • Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled: A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Christian and His Conflicted Worlds (Dominic Sachsenmaier). Ming Studies 79 (2019), 80–82.
  • Rooted in Hope: China—Religion—Christianity/In der Hoffnung verwurzelt (Barbara Hoster, Dirk Kuhlmann, and Zbigniew Wesolowski, eds.). China Review International 23:4 (2018): 371–375.

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Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Maxima cum laude), KU Leuven, 2015
  • M.A. (Magna cum laude), KU Leuven, 2010
  • B.A. (Cum laude), KU Leuven, 2009


  • Harvard University, 2013 (Research Foundation Flanders Outward Mobility Grant)
  • China Southwest University, 2006–2007 (Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme)

Academic Prizes

  • 2019–2020 Outstanding Academic Staff Incentive Award (University of Macau)
  • 2019 Imago Mundi Prize (International Journal for the History of Cartography)
  • 2017–2018 FSS Emerging Scholar Award (University of Macau)
  • 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars (International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology)

Selected Grants and Scholarships

  • 2021–2023 UM Multi-Year Research Grant: Ming-Qing Cartography and Geography in the Global History of Science
  • 2020–2021 Macau Higher Education Bureau Subsidy Scheme for the Humanities and Social Sciences: QingMaps 2.0 Phase II
  • 2019 Macau Higher Education Bureau Subsidy Scheme for the Humanities and Social Sciences: QingMaps 2.0 Phase I
  • 2017–2020 UM Multi-Year Research Grant: Qing Imperial Cartography 
  • 2016–2018 UM Startup Research Grant: Companions in Geography
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • European Association of Chinese Studies
  • International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine
  • International Society for the History of the Map
  • KU Leuven SinAlumni