Picturing Technology in China PDF ePub eBook

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Picturing Technology in China free pdf 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.

About Peter J. Golas

Peter J. Golas is professor emeritus at the University of Denver and the author of the volume on the history of Chinese mining in Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China.

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Author : Peter J. Golas
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Data Published : 24 July 2015
ISBN : 9888208152
EAN : 9789888208159
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 252 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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