|Yuanxi qiqi tushuo 遠西奇器圖說. Xinzhi zhuqi tushuo 新製諸器圖說|
|Yuanxi qiqi tushuo 遠西奇器圖說 / Deng Yuhan koushou 鄧玉函口授 ; Wang Zheng yihui 王徵譯繪. Xinzhi zhuqi tushuo 新製諸器圖說 / Wang Zheng zhu 王徵著.|
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"...Qiqi tushuo 奇器圖說 (Illustrations and Explanations of Wonderful Machines, 1627) by Johann Schreck in collaboration with Wang Zheng was a work much more ambitious in scope: its three juan and fifty-four illustrations presented 'for the first time in Chinese dress the principles of the Renaissance mechanics and an account of their applications by the engineers of Europe'. Zhuqi tushuo 新製諸器圖說 (Illustrations and Explanations of Various Machines), a short work of one juan by Wang Zheng, included chiefly agricultural machines invented or adapted by Wang himself, partly inspired by what he had learned of European mechanical devices"
--Cf. Standaert, Handbook of Christianity in China, p. 779.
For background on this and other texts on Chinese mechanics & machinery, see
Max Planck Institute.
For full text of the 1830 reprint (preface dated 1627), see
Local access [遠西奇器圖說 (1&2).djvu] ; [vol.1 奇器圖說.pdf & epub. QiqiTushuo.pdf (ed.); Schreck - Qiqi Tushuo.pdf].