Article ID: CBB305546264

Texts and Technologies in Chinese Silver Metallurgy, Twelfth to Nineteenth Centuries (2019)


The silver metallurgy of late imperial China has rarely been the subject of specific studies because silver exploitation has long been considered of minor importance and traditional sources are scarce. This article is an attempt at filling the research gap of the period from the Song to the late Qing. With a focus on the silver mines of the Southwest and the adjoining borderlands and employing an approach that combines textual analysis with the study of remains and oral histories, it presents a systematic discussion of process steps and traces technological transformations.

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Authors & Contributors
Chu, Pingyi
Hammers, Roslyn Lee
Ma, Liping
Tunstall, Alexandra
Pollet, Charlotte-V.
Goldschmidt, Asaf
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Lishi yuyan yanjiuso jikan (Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica)
Science in Context
Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity
Hong Kong University Press
Princeton University
University of Hawai'i Press
Stanford University Press
Cambridge University Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
East Asia, civilization and culture
Crafts and craftspeople
Zhu Kerou
Li, Rui
Li, Ye
Xu, Shuwei
Xu, Bin
Vagnoni, Alfonso
Andalusia (Spain)
Inner Mongolia (China)
Yunnan Province (China)
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Song Dynasty (China, 960-1279)
Ming dynasty (China, 1368-1644)
Yuan Dynasty (China, ca. 1260-1368)
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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