Article ID: CBB000760540

Two Phases of the Introduction of Western Firearms in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2007)


Yin, Xiaodong (Author)
Yi, De-gang (Author)

Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Volume: 36, no. 4
Issue: 4
Pages: 504-508

Publication Date: 2007
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Chinese.
Language: Chinese

Process for transmission of the western firearms was studied from the introduction of Frankish in Ming China Zhengde Reign to Jesuit Ferdinand Verbiest who made cannon for Qing China. From aspects of time and characters of technology, namely from history and history of technology, the process of introduction of western firearms into China can be divided into two phases: Ming and Qing China adopted and copied Frankish and bird gun from 1506 to 1620s; Jesuit preside who was in charge of making cannon and some scholars who translated and edited works about the firearms from 1620s to 1690s. Technology character of these two phases determined spreading manner and scale of the western firearms in China.


Description The two phases are from 1506 to the 1620s and from the 1620s to the 1690s.

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Authors & Contributors
Sun, Chengsheng
Wang, Guangchao
Ma, Lai-ping
Chen, Zhihui
Duan, Yaoyong
Shi, Yunli
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Kexue Jishu Zhexue Yanjiu (Studies in Philosophy of Science and Technology)
Studies in Dialectics of Nature
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
University of Chicago Press
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
East Asia, civilization and culture
Western world, civilization and culture
Diffusion of innovation; diffusion of knowledge; diffusion of technology
Transmission of ideas
Vagnoni, Alfonso
Xue, Fengzuo
Ricci, Matteo
Li Hongzhang (1823-1901)
Shao Zeng (1832-1877)
Fang, Yizhi
Ming dynasty (China, 1368-1644)
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
17th century
16th century
18th century
Choson dynasty (Korea, 1392-1910)
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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