Compiled and printed by Zheng Guangzu in 1839 (the nineteenth year of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty), Yi Ban Lu had as its appendix "General Map of China and Overseas Countries".
In 1894 (the twentieth year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty), Ma Guanqun attached the map Dong Nan Yang Yan Hai Dao An Guo Tu to his book Geography of China and Overseas Countries.
In 1905 (thirty-first years of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty), Wang Xingshun revised Da Qing Tian Xia Zhong Hua Ge Sheng Fu Zhou Xian Ting Di Li Quan Tu, and "Wanli Changsha" and "Wanli Shitang" were marked in the waters of the South China Sea.
Created in 1927 by the Guangdong Army Survey Bureau on a scale of one hundred thousandth, and printed in November the same year, the map consists of various sections, each with a separate title.
Map of Xisha Qundao was revised in August 1929 by the Guangdong Army Survey Bureau on the basis of the 1928 map on a scale of 1/10000.
In 1933, the Ministry of Interior of Government of the Republic of China established the Committee for the Examination for the Land and Sea Maps, for determining the names of islands, reefs, shoals and cays in the South China Sea.
In 1936, Zhong Hua Jian She Xin Tu compiled by Bai Meichu for middle school students was published by Peking Jianshe Library.