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Graphics and text in the production of technical knowledge in China [electronic resource] : the warp and the weft / edited by Francesca Bray, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, Georges M�etaili�e.

Contributor(s): Bray, Francesca | Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, Vera | M�etailie, Georges.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sinica Leidensia: v. 79.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 772 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).ISBN: 9789047422655 (electronic bk.); 9047422651 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Communication of technical information -- China -- History | Visual communication -- China -- History | Technical illustration -- History | Cartography -- China -- History | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Graphics and text in the production of technical knowledge in China.DDC classification: 609.51 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: The powers of 'tu' / Francesca Bray -- La repr�esentation visuelle dans les pratiques pyro-ost�eo-mantiques dans la Chine archa�ique / Olivier Venture -- Placed into the right position : etymological notes on 'tu' and congeners / Wolfgang Behr -- Time, space and orientation : figurative representations of the sexagenary cycle in ancient and medieval China / Marc Kalinowski -- Communication by design : two silk manuscripts of diagrams (tu) from Mawangdui Tomb Three / Donald Harper -- Picturing or diagramming the universe / Wu Hung -- Mapless mapping : did the maps of the Shan hai jing ever exist? / Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann -- The tables (biao) in Sima Qian's Shi ji : rhetoric and remembrance / Griet Vankeerberghen -- The Avatamsaka-s�utra as a 'bodhi mandala text' / Hermann-Josef R�ollicke -- Diagrams as an architecture by means of words : the Yanji tu / Michael Lackner -- Imagining practice : sense and sensuality in early Chinese medical illustration / Vivienne Lo -- Geometrical diagrams in traditional Chinese mathematics / Alexei Volkov -- Woodcut illustration : a general outline / Michela Bussotti -- The representation of plants : engravings and paintings / Georges M�etaili�e -- Agricultural illustrations : blueprint or icon? / Francesca Bray -- 'Like obtaining a great treasure' : the illustrations in Song Yingxing's The Exploitation of the Works of Nature / Peter J. Golas -- Song Yingxing's illustrations of iron production / Donald B. Wagner -- The body revealed : the contribution of forensic medicine to knowledge and representation of the skeleton in China / Catherine Despeux -- New maps for the modernizing state : western cartographic knowledge and its application in 19th and 20th century China / Iwo Amelung.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: The powers of 'tu' / Francesca Bray -- La repr�esentation visuelle dans les pratiques pyro-ost�eo-mantiques dans la Chine archa�ique / Olivier Venture -- Placed into the right position : etymological notes on 'tu' and congeners / Wolfgang Behr -- Time, space and orientation : figurative representations of the sexagenary cycle in ancient and medieval China / Marc Kalinowski -- Communication by design : two silk manuscripts of diagrams (tu) from Mawangdui Tomb Three / Donald Harper -- Picturing or diagramming the universe / Wu Hung -- Mapless mapping : did the maps of the Shan hai jing ever exist? / Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann -- The tables (biao) in Sima Qian's Shi ji : rhetoric and remembrance / Griet Vankeerberghen -- The Avatamsaka-s�utra as a 'bodhi mandala text' / Hermann-Josef R�ollicke -- Diagrams as an architecture by means of words : the Yanji tu / Michael Lackner -- Imagining practice : sense and sensuality in early Chinese medical illustration / Vivienne Lo -- Geometrical diagrams in traditional Chinese mathematics / Alexei Volkov -- Woodcut illustration : a general outline / Michela Bussotti -- The representation of plants : engravings and paintings / Georges M�etaili�e -- Agricultural illustrations : blueprint or icon? / Francesca Bray -- 'Like obtaining a great treasure' : the illustrations in Song Yingxing's The Exploitation of the Works of Nature / Peter J. Golas -- Song Yingxing's illustrations of iron production / Donald B. Wagner -- The body revealed : the contribution of forensic medicine to knowledge and representation of the skeleton in China / Catherine Despeux -- New maps for the modernizing state : western cartographic knowledge and its application in 19th and 20th century China / Iwo Amelung.

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