On ASEM and the Cartography of Asia, Africa and Europe
Korhonen, P. (2015). On ASEM and the Cartography of Asia, Africa and Europe. AEI Insights : An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations, 1 (1), 35-53.
© 2015 the Author. This is an author's final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
The ASEM has been growing steadily in size and scope since its inception in 1996, and probably continues to do so in the future. The article tries to map both the history of the concepts for depicting the classical continents and their very flexible boundaries, as well as a possible future course for ASEM from a cartographic point of view, especially in regard to the importance of and interest in Africa that most current ASEM members are showing. This is also considered as one of the future recommendable directions for the expansion of ASEM.