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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


The Atlantic Oakwoods as a Commercial Crop in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries*

T. C. Smout

in Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635139
eISBN:
9780748651375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The oakwoods of the western Highlands, and especially those that fringe the sea lochs of Argyll, are one of the glories of Scotland. In many parts of northern Europe and North America, fiords 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 The Exploitation of the Works of Nature

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


Taming the Steam Dragon

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Reverend Hardwicke Rawnsley and his wife Edith promoted the benefits of an artisan-based economy for poorer parishioners through their Keswick School of the Industrial Arts. They supported ... More


The Showmen of Science Wood, Pepper, and Visual Spectacle

in Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the works of John George Wood and John Henry Pepper, considered as showmen popularizers of science in Victorian England, both of whom took advantage of the pictorial turn in ... More


Eclipse of the Idea Among Experts

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates the subject of accident proneness from the profile of experts' writings. The decline of accident proneness occurred simultaneously with the rise of a new epidemiology and ... More


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