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Cultures of knowledge : technology in Chinese history
AuthorSchäfer, Dagmar
Pub. LocationLeidenPublisherBrill
Date2012Phys. Desc.vi, 394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberT27.C5 C85 2012
Cultures of knowledge : technology in Chinese history / edited by Dagmar Schäfer.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-385) and index.

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.

Subject(s)Technology--Social aspects--China--History
Technological innovations--China--History
Learning and scholarship--China--History
Knowledge, Theory of--History
Communication of technical information--China--History
Communication in learning and scholarship--China--History
China--Intellectual life--960-1644
China--Intellectual life--1644-1911
Social change--China--History
SeriesSinica Leidensia ; 103
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #17229
ISBN9789004218444 ; 9004218440LCCN2011037331OCLC754186782