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Technology and innovation in global history and in the history of the global

Dagmar Schäfer

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

The Chinese of the Ming/Qing dynasties took a distinctive approach to technology and innovation. The Chinese assigned a place and function to technologies and their products in statecraft, public ... More


“To Imitate the Chinese”: Mimesis, Cinema, and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The third chapter analyzes a series of unremarked references to China and Chinese writing in the work of Walter Benjamin. By relating these scattered references to Benjamin’s canonical writings on ... More


Chinese and Japanese Studies

Anne Birrell

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British work on Chinese and Japanese studies. It explains that for a significant part of the twentieth century British sinologists have been trendsetters worldwide in the field ... More


Glass and Chinaware: The Grammar of the Polite Table

Maxine Berg

in Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199215287
eISBN:
9780191695933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215287.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The most celebrated imitative commodities of the later seventeenth and 18th centuries were glass, ceramics, and printed textiles. Many European countries developed their own imitations of Asian ... More


Travel and trade

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter is concerned with the archaeological study of the movement of people and objects during the Islamic period. The first section surveys the published research on land routes used by ... More


Plate

in Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter describes how the circulation of patterned porcelain allowed the Chinese garden to be understood as a domestic commodity, and also explains how the increasingly mechanized production of ... More


Of Clay and Porcelain

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

Anglo-Indians described three social ranks among themselves—the civil and military services were porcelain; the merchants were clay, and the uncovenanted and Indians did not rank at all. The argument ... More


The Gusuku Period

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

in The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the Gusuku period (roughly the fifteenth century), when Ryukyu was divided into two cultural spheres – northern and southern. This period saw the rise of local fiefs, and ... More


The Trade Networks of Japanese Porcelain in the Asia-Pacific Region

Takenori Nogami

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054766
eISBN:
9780813053493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054766.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Manila-Acapulco galleon trade route was established after the Spanish founded Manila City in 1571. Many Asian goods, such as silks and spices, were exported by the Spanish galleons. Many New ... More


The Mongol Empire and Its Impact on the Arts of China

Morris Rossabi

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Mongols had a great influence on Yuan dynasty art, which, to a certain extent, belies their image as destroyers of culture. A number of art historians have acknowledged the Mongols’ role in one ... More


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