The Resource British naturalists in Qing China : science, empire, and cultural encounter, Fa-ti Fan

British naturalists in Qing China : science, empire, and cultural encounter, Fa-ti Fan

Label
British naturalists in Qing China : science, empire, and cultural encounter
Title
British naturalists in Qing China
Title remainder
science, empire, and cultural encounter
Statement of responsibility
Fa-ti Fan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Western scientific interest in China focused primarily on natural history. Prominent scholars in Europe as well as Westerners in China, including missionaries, merchants, consular officers, and visiting plant hunters, eagerly investigated the flora and fauna of China. Yet despite the importance and extent of this scientific activity, it has been entirely neglected by historians of science. This book is the first comprehensive study on this topic. In a series of vivid chapters, Fa-ti Fan examines the research of British naturalists in China in relation to the history of natural history, of empire, and of Sino-Western relations. The author gives a panoramic view of how the British naturalists and the Chinese explored, studied, and represented China's natural world in the social and cultural environment of Qing China. Using the example of British naturalists in China, the author argues for reinterpreting the history of natural history, by including neglected historical actors, intellectual traditions, and cultural practices. His approach moves beyond viewing the history of science and empire within European history and considers the exchange of ideas, aesthetic tastes, material culture, and plants and animals in local and global contexts. This compelling book provides an innovative framework for understanding the formation of scientific practice and knowledge in cultural encounters
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
508/.07/2051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH51
LC item number
.F36 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
British naturalists in Qing China : science, empire, and cultural encounter, Fa-ti Fan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-165) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn456207808
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 238 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674011434
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b25623953
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)456207808
  • pebcs0674011430

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