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Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 5, Chemistry and chemical technology : Pt. 11, ferrous metallurgy

Author: Donald B Wagner
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprehensive historical account of the production and use of iron and steel in China in their political and economic context. The technology that came originally from the West was transformed in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald B Wagner
ISBN: 9780521875660 0521875668
OCLC Number: 124025615
Description: xxxiii, 477 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Introductory orientations: the traditional Chinese iron industry in recent centuries; 3. The earliest use of iron in China; 4. The flourishing iron industry of the -3rd and -2nd centuries; 5. The Han state monopoly of the iron industry; 6. The arts of the smith from Late Han through Tang; 7. Technical evolution and economic revolution in the Song period; 8. Economic expansion in the Ming period; 9. Some Chinese contributions to modern siderurgical technology; 10. Epilogue.
Other Titles: Chemistry and chemical technology
Ferrous metallurgy
Science & civilisation in China
Responsibility: by Donald B. Wagner.

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