Technical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan
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Technical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan
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€ 89,00
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9781912961009
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224
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English
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14 x 22 cm
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Asian Studies
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Acknowledgements
Introduction: Remarks on the History of Technology in Japan
Erich PAUER
1. Production Techniques in Early Modern Japan as seen through ‘Famous Products of Japan from Mountain and Sea, Illustrated’ (Nippon sankai meisan zue, 1799)
Annick HORIUCHI
2. Vehicles of Knowledge: Japanese Technical Drawings in the Pre-modern Era, 1600–1868
Erich PAUER
3. Dissemination of Knowledge and Technology: The Extensive Range of Exhibitions in Japan in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
IT? Mamiko
4. Knowledge on Mining and Smelting and Its Dissemination in the Edo Period
Regine MATHIAS
5. Tanaka Hisashige and His Myriad Year Clock: Its Technological Characteristics and Historical Background
HASHIMOTO Takehiko
6. A Statistical Analysis of To-kyo- Meiko- Kagami (with a Focus on Highly Skilled Metalwork Craftsmen)
NISHIYAMA Takahiro
7. Boiler Manufacture in Late-nineteenth Century Japan: From First Beginnings to Nationwide Expansion
SUZUKI Jun (Translated by Nicholas Pertwee)
Appendix: Selected Sources on the Japanese History of Technology (especially on series)
Erich PAUER
List of Contributors
Index

Erich Pauer, Russelle Meade (eds)

Technical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Drawing on the papers presented at CEEJA’s* first international conference addressing the long-neglected field relating to the generation, dissemination and application of technical knowledge in Japan from the Edo to the Meiji periods, this volume provides a valuable selection of new research on the subject, from Hashimoto Takehiko’s detailed examination of Tanaka Hisashige’s ‘Myriad Year Clock’, Regine Mathias’s paper on mining and smelting, and Erich Pauer’s overview of Japanese technical books in the pre-modern era, to Suzuki Jun’s detailed account of boiler-making in late nineteenth-century Japan. * Centre Européen d’Études Japonaises d’Alsace, 2017
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Editors

Erich Pauer

Erich PAUER is Professor emeritus at the University of Marburg, Germany. Born 1943 in Vienna he majored in Japanese studies at the University of Vienna (PhD, 1972). After his post-doctoral research at the University of To-kyo- he took up a lectureship at the University of Vienna in 1974 and later moved to the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1977. He became full professor at the University of Marburg in 1987, where he established the Centre for Japanese Studies. He retired from this university in 2008. His main interests lay in the field of history of technology in Japan in early-modern period and the period of Japan’s industrialization, and Japanese economic history. He also published on GermanJapanese relations in pre-war Japan.