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Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Peter J. Golas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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 ... More


Tones: Triggering Spirituality Through Literary and Fine Arts

Steven Heine

in From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8 uses the multifaceted term “tones” to explain the expressive role of texts that were produced as part of a growing publication industry to record and circulate various sermons in prose and ... More


Early Graphics in China

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 1 takes up the appearance and evolution of early graphics in China. We introduce some of the first surviving Chinese efforts to portray technical subjects and the context out of which they ... More


Han to Tang: Realism on the Rise

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 deals with the period mainly from the third to the tenth centuries when the continuing paucity of surviving illustrations of technical subjects obliges us to examine general developments in ... More


Song and Yuan: A Golden Age

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 3 brings us to the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1279–1368) periods, widely regarded as the highpoint in traditional times of both Chinese technological creativity as well as the visual portrayal ... More


The New Confucian Paradigm

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Song and Yuan dynasties witnessed not only unprecedented achievements in technological illustration but also a major reorientation of much of Chinese life and culture, the subject we turn to in ... More


Late Ming and <i>The Exploitation of the Works of Nature</i>

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Song and Yuan dynasties witnessed not only unprecedented achievements in technological illustration but also a major reorientation of much of Chinese life and culture, the subject we turn to in ... More


Qing Developments: Roads Not Taken

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The final chapter takes up developments in the Qing period, above all the fascinating story of the Jesuit efforts to introduce into China the most up-to-date painting and drawing techniques from ... More


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