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Title Cultures of knowledge : technology in Chinese history / edited by Dagmar Schäfer
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 394 pages) : illustrations
Series Sinica Leidensia, 0169-9563 ; v. 103
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 103
Contents Introduction / Dagmar Schäfer -- Political, social and economic factors affecting the transmission of knowledge in early modern China / William T. Rowe -- Silken strands: making technology work in China / Dagmar Schäfer -- Technological transmission in China and Europe: a comparative view / Pamela O. Long -- Picturing Yu controlling the flood: technology, ecology, and emperorship in Northern Song China / Heping Liu -- Sympathetic relations: foreign craftsmen at the Qing court / Luo Wenhua -- Symbolic technology politics / Wolfgang Lèfevre -- Ceramics for local and global markets: Jingdezhen's agora of technologies / Anne Gerritsen -- Temples, technology, and material culture in Shouzhou, Anhui / Susan Naquin -- Framing European technology in seventeenth-century China: rhetorical strategies in Jesuit paratexts / Joachim Kurtz -- The knowledge agora: the role of the officials / Matteo Valleriani -- Making technology history / Martina Siebert -- The biographer's view of craftsmanship / Martin Hofmann -- Chinese literati and the transmission of technological knowledge: the case of agriculture / Francesca Bray -- Two cultures speaking with one voice? Invention, ingenuity, and agricultural innovation in pre-industrial European and Chinese discourse / Marcus Popplow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-385) and index
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Subject Communication in learning and scholarship -- China -- History.
Communication of technical information -- China -- History.
Knowledge, Theory of -- History.
Learning and scholarship -- China -- History.
Social change -- China -- History.
Technological innovations -- China -- History.
Technology -- Social aspects -- China -- History.
China -- Intellectual life -- 1644-1912.
China -- Intellectual life -- 960-1644.
China -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Form Electronic book
Author Schäfer, Dagmar.
LC no. 2011037331
ISBN 9004219366 (electronic bk.)
9789004219366 (electronic bk.)