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China’s Shipbuilding Technology and Maritime Trade

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Interactions between China and other parts of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Asia developed via the sea as well as the land. While there is a long history of scholarship on the overland routes of the Silk Road, more...

Decline and Disarray, 1780–1948

Maris Boyd Gillette

Maris Boyd Gillette is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Museum Studies and Community History, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA. She is the author of ‘Between Mecca and Beijing: Modernization and Consumption among Urban Chinese Muslims’ (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Porcelain Capital : The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In 1934, the industrialist Du Zhongyuan (1897–1943) investigated Jingdezhen’s porcelain industry at the invitation of the Jiangxi Provincial Government. Du was a member of China’s new capitalist class. He ran a successful mechanized...

Cross-Cultural Encounters 1200–1750

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction An international trading network had become active by the 16th century as the major European countries sent their ships to distant parts of the world in search of spices and other exotic goods to trade...

Creating a Porcelain Capital, Prehistory to 1785

Maris Boyd Gillette

Maris Boyd Gillette is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Museum Studies and Community History, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA. She is the author of ‘Between Mecca and Beijing: Modernization and Consumption among Urban Chinese Muslims’ (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Porcelain Capital : The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...About 20,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers living in a cave 170 kilometres northeast of Jingdezhen made the oldest-known pottery in the world. Remnants of these vessels were found by archaeologists in the Cave of the Immortals (Xianrendong...

The World’s Most Famous Ceramics and the People Who Made Them

Maris Boyd Gillette

Maris Boyd Gillette is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Museum Studies and Community History, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA. She is the author of ‘Between Mecca and Beijing: Modernization and Consumption among Urban Chinese Muslims’ (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Porcelain Capital : The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Jingdezhen. For many, the name is synonymous with fine porcelain. The Louvre, the British Museum, the Smithsonian, the Vatican Museums, the Hermitage, the Topkapi Saray, and many, many other institutions around the world have porcelain from...