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The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China

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The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China - Schafer, Dagmar
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The last decades of the Ming dynasty, though plagued by chaos and destruction, saw a significant increase of publications that examined advances in knowledge and technology. Among the numerous guides and reference books that appeared during this period was a series of texts by Song Yingxing (1587-1666?), a minor local official living in southern China. His Tiangong kaiwu , the longest and most prominent of these works, documents the extraction and processing of raw materials and the manufacture of goods essential to ...

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The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China 2015, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226272801

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The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226735849

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