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Technology in China

Deng, Kent, Liu, Jerry and Inkster, Ian, eds. (2009) Technology in China. History of technology. (29). Continuum. ISBN 9781441136114

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The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period? Answers to this seemingly clear enquiry vary from general cultural inwardness to the interferences of imperial governance. This collection surveys such theories but alters the issue by raising the notion that Chinese technologies did not so much fail as move along a path different from that of Europe.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2009 Continuum Books
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2009 11:48
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 23:06

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