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Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century, Peter J. Golas

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Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century
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Picturing technology in China
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from earliest times to the nineteenth century
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Peter J. Golas
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Language
eng
Summary
Although the history of technological and scientific illustrations is a well-established field in the West, scholarship on the much longer Chinese experience is still undeveloped. This work by Peter Golas is a short, illustrated overview tracing the subject to pre-Han inscriptions but focusing mainly on the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. His main theme is that technological drawings developed in a different way in China from in the West largely because they were made by artists rather than by specialist illustrators or practitioners of technology. He examines the techniques of these artists, their use of painting, woodblock prints and the book, and what their drawings reveal about changing technology in agriculture, industry, architecture, astronomical, military, and other spheres. The text is elegantly written, and the images, about 100 in all, are carefully chosen. This is likely to appeal to both scholars and general readers
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P@U
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century, Peter J. Golas
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Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century, Peter J. Golas
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt16vj2fr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1: Early Graphics in China -- 2: Han to Tang -- Plates 1-8 -- 3: Song and Yuan -- 4: The New Confucian Paradigm -- 5: Late Ming and The Exploitation of the Works of Nature -- 6: Qing Developments -- Plates 9-16 -- Closing Comments -- Bibliography -- Index
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1 online resource (xxix, 205 pages)
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online
Isbn
9789888313921
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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