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Eastern magnificence and European ingenuity : clocks and automata of later Imperial China
AuthorPagani, Catherine
Pub. Location---Publisher---
Date1993Phys. Desc.dig.pdf. [ix, 326 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberTS543.C6 P342 1993d
"Eastern magnificence and European ingenuity" : clocks and automata of later Imperial China / by Catherine Mary Pagani.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Toronto, 1993.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-326).
Local access [Pagani - Clocks.pdf]

CHAPTER 1: A Clockwork Universe – CHAPTER 2: Celestial Balances : Clockwork and Automata in China Before the Arrival of the Jesuits -- CHAPTER 3: "There Be Dragons": Exploration, Trade, and Evangelisation –- CHAPTER 4: "Pour la Gloire de Dieu": Clockmaking and the Jesuit Mission – CHAPTER 5: "In Praise of the Self-Chiming Clock": The Chinese Interest in Clocks and Automata – CHAPTER 6: "An Asiatick Temple": Western Clockwork and the China Trade – CHAPTER 7: "To Rival Oriental Splendor": The Aesthetic Milieu. APPENDIX A: European Clockmakers at the Chinese Court, 1601-1822. APPENDIX B: European Makers of Clocks and Automata for the Chinese Market.

Subject(s)Clocks and watches--China--History
Clocks and watches, European--China--History
Automata (Machines)--China--History
Rec. TypeThesis/Dissertation (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #17534