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History of Technology, Volume 29 : Technology in China.

Author: Ian Inkster
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2010.
Series: History of Technology Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period? Answers to this seemingly clear enquiry vary from general cultural inwardness to the interferences of imperial governance. This collection surveys such theories but alters the issue by raising the notion that Chinese technologies did not so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Inkster, Ian.
History of Technology, Volume 29 : Technology in China.
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Inkster
ISBN: 9781441177087 1441177086 9781441136114 1441136118
OCLC Number: 767855430
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages).
Contents: Ian Inkster, 'Introduction to volume 29'.; Special Issue: Kent Deng and Jerry Liu ed., Chinese Technological History: The Great Divergence.; Deng and Liu, 'Editorial Introduction'.; Patrick K. O'Brien, 'The Needham Question Updated: a Historiographical Survey and Elaboration'.; Jerry C.Y. Liu, 'Cultural Logics for the Regime of Useful Knowledge during the Ming and early Qing China c. 1400-1700'.; Harriet T. Zurndorfer, 'China and Science on the Eve of the 'Great Divergence' 1600-1800: A review of recent revisionist scholarship in Western languages'.; Kent Deng, 'Movers and Shakers of Knowledge in China during the Ming-Qing Period'.; Special Issue: Lissa Roberts and Ian Inkster ed., Mindful Hand.; Lissa Roberts, 'Introduction'.; Alette Fleischer, 'From darkness into light: The transformation of rock crystal into an object of adornment and revelation'.; Chandra Mukerji, 'The Mindful Hands of Peasants: Construction of an Eight-Lock Staircase at Fonseranes, 1678-1679'.; Simon Werrett, 'Enlightenment in Russian Hands: Instruments, Inventions, and Ivan Petrovich Kulibin in Eighteenth-Century St. Petersburg'.; Lissa Roberts, 'The mindful hand goes to Japan. Dutch-Japanese trade in the second half of the eighteenth century'.; Ian Inkster, 'Conclusions'.
Series Title: History of Technology Ser.

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Offers a fresh way of looking at Chinese history through their technological advances. This collection of essays concers with the technical problems confronting different societies and periods and  Read more...

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