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Bray, Francesca

Overview
Works: 81 works in 392 publications in 3 languages and 7,101 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: DS721, 509.51
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Most widely held works by Francesca Bray
The rice economies : technology and development in Asian societies by Francesca Bray( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide-ranging both historically and geographically, The Rice Economies brilliantly addresses a subject of abiding interest to anthropologists, economists, and historians as well as those concerned with development issues and Asian studies. It is the first work to formulate a logical, historical dynamic of development in Asia's rice economies up to the present day. The comparison of mechanized Western farming methods with the more labor intensive, less environmentally destructive Asian methods is of value to environmentalists and economists concerned with the need for sustainable development. In a new preface, the author reflects upon the increasing relevance of the concerns of the book to international environmental issues
Technology and gender : fabrics of power in late imperial China by Francesca Bray( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek naar de positie van Chinese vrouwen van de elfde tot de negentiende eeuw aan de hand van drie verschillende aspecten : het Chinese huis, waarin de vrouwen opgesloten zaten, de zijdeproductie die ook in huis werd verricht en het grootbrengen van kinderen. Aandacht voor de technologische ontwikkelingen die deze drie aspecten hebben beïnvloed, zoals de veranderende bouwmethoden van de huizen, de vervolmaking van de weefgetouwen, de voortplantingstechnologie
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

177 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Rice : global networks and new histories by Francesca Bray( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global Networks and New Histories Rice today is food to half the world's population. Its history is inextricably entangled with the emergence of colonialism, the global networks of industrial capitalism, and the modern world economy. The history of rice is currently a vital and innovative field of research attracting serious attention, but no attempt has yet been made to write a history of rice and its place in the rise of capitalism from a global and comparative perspective. Rice is a first step toward such a history. The fifteen chapters, written by specialists on Africa, the Americas, and several regions of Asia, are premised on the utility of a truly international approach to history. Each one brings a new approach that unsettles prevailing narratives and suggests new connections. Together they cast new light on the significant roles of rice as crop, food, and commodity and shape historical trajectories and interregional linkages in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia"--
Technology, gender and history in imperial China : great transformations reconsidered by Francesca Bray( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400 after an early ferment of creativity that made it the most technologically sophisticated civilisation in the world, China entered an era of technical lethargy and decline. But how are we to reconcile this tale, which portrays China in the Ming and Qing dynasties as a dying giant that had outgrown its own strength, with the wealth of counterevidence affirming that the country remained rich, vigorous and powerful at least until the end of the eighteenth century? Does this seeming contradiction mean that the stagnation story is simply wrong, or perhaps that technology was irrelevant to how imperial society worked? Or does it imply that historians of technology should ask better questions about what technology was, what it did and what it meant in pre-modern societies like late imperial China?In this book, Francesca Bray explores subjects such as technology and ethics, technology and gendered subjectivities (both female and male), and technology and statecraft to illuminate how material settings and practices shaped topographies of everyday experience and ideologies of government, techniques of the self and technologies of the subject. Examining technologies ranging from ploughing and weaving to drawing pictures, building a house, prescribing medicine or composing a text, this book offers a rich insight into the interplay between the micro- and macro-politics of everyday life and the workings of governmentality in late imperial China, showing that gender principles were woven into the very fabric of empire, from cosmology and ideologies of rule to the material foundations of the state and the everyday practices of the domestic sphere. This authoritative text will be welcomed
Graphics and text in the production of technical knowledge in China : the warp and the weft( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and society in Ming China, 1368-1644 by Francesca Bray( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current Perspectives in the History of Science in East Asia( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture by Francesca Bray( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

7 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China. the gunpowder epic by Joseph Needham( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhongguo zhi ke xue yu wen ming by Francesca Bray( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rice : global networks and new histories( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rice as self food, history and nation-building in Japan and Malaysia by Francesca Bray( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China. Chemistry and chemical technology. Part 9 : Textile technology, spinning and reeling( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Technology and gender : fabrics of power in late imperial China
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ブレイ, フランチェスカ

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Technology and gender : fabrics of power in late imperial ChinaScience and civilisation in ChinaGraphics and text in the production of technical knowledge in China : the warp and the weftTechnology and society in Ming China, 1368-1644AgricultureScience and civilisation in ChinaScience and civilisation in China. the gunpowder epicScience and civilisation in China