skip to content
Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century

Author: Peter J Golas
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Golas, Peter J.
Picturing technology in China.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015393679
(OCoLC)897448567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Golas
ISBN: 9789888313921 9888313924
OCLC Number: 908634872
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 205 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Peter J. Golas.

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Picturing Technology develops a rich and convincing analysis of technology's place in the material, intellectual and aesthetic traditions of Chinese civilisation. This pathbreaking work by one of the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/908634872> # Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "908634872" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Place/hong_kong> ; # Hong Kong
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cc> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/mechanical_drawing> ; # Mechanical drawing
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/art_chinese> ; # Art, Chinese
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/technical_illustration> ; # Technical illustration
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/N72> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/technical_illustration_history> ; # Technical illustration--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/mechanical_drawing_china_history> ; # Mechanical drawing--China--History
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/704.94960951/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/technology_in_art> ; # Technology in art
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/art_subjects_&_themes_general> ; # ART--Subjects & Themes--General
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/art_techniques_general> ; # ART--Techniques--General
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Place/china> ; # China.
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Person/golas_peter_j> ; # Peter J. Golas
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2015" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2518343315> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/897448567> ;
    schema:name "Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century"@en ;
    schema:productID "908634872" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/908634872#PublicationEvent/hong_kong_hong_kong_university_press_2015> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Agent/hong_kong_university_press> ; # Hong Kong University Press
    schema:url <https://muse.jhu.edu/books/9789888313921/> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/warw/detail.action?docID=2188863> ;
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt16vj2fr> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1055445> ;
    schema:url <https://grinnell.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt16vj2fr> ;
    schema:url <http://0-ebookcentral.proquest.com.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/lib/oxy/detail.action?docID=2188863> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/columbia/detail.action?docID=2188863> ;
    schema:url <https://ezproxy.kpu.ca:2443/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/kwantlen/Doc?id=11092543> ;
    schema:url <http://proxy.ufv.ca:2048/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ucfv/Doc?id=11092543> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/lib/interpuertorico/Doc?id=11092543> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/11092543> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucm/detail.action?docID=2188863> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1055445> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=1055445> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789888313921> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/908634872> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://0-ebookcentral.proquest.com.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/lib/oxy/detail.action?docID=2188863>
    rdfs:comment "Read e-book on Ebook Central (Occidental College authentication required)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Agent/hong_kong_university_press> # Hong Kong University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Hong Kong University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Person/golas_peter_j> # Peter J. Golas
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Golas" ;
    schema:givenName "Peter J." ;
    schema:name "Peter J. Golas" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/art_subjects_&_themes_general> # ART--Subjects & Themes--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "ART--Subjects & Themes--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/art_techniques_general> # ART--Techniques--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "ART--Techniques--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/mechanical_drawing> # Mechanical drawing
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mechanical drawing"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/mechanical_drawing_china_history> # Mechanical drawing--China--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mechanical drawing--China--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/technical_illustration> # Technical illustration
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Technical illustration"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/technical_illustration_history> # Technical illustration--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Technical illustration--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2518343315#Topic/technology_in_art> # Technology in art
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Technology in art"@en ;
    .

<http://proxy.ufv.ca:2048/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ucfv/Doc?id=11092543>
    rdfs:comment "An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view" ;
    .

<http://site.ebrary.com/lib/interpuertorico/Doc?id=11092543>
    rdfs:comment "An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789888313921>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "9888313924" ;
    schema:isbn "9789888313921" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/897448567>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Picturing technology in China." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/908634872> ; # Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/908634872>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/908634872> ; # Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century
    schema:dateModified "2018-01-05" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<https://ezproxy.kpu.ca:2443/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/kwantlen/Doc?id=11092543>
    rdfs:comment "An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.