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Published: 01 June 2011
Fig. 3   Blue and white porcelain bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign (1465–87); 4.3 cm (height), 6.8 cm (mouth diameter), 2.6 cm (foot diameter). Inscription: “produced in the Chenghua reign of the Great Ming ( Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi )” ( Geng Baochang 2005 : 95). Fig. 3 . Blue and white More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Fig. 3   Blue and white porcelain bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign (1465–87); 4.3 cm (height), 6.8 cm (mouth diameter), 2.6 cm (foot diameter). Inscription: “produced in the Chenghua reign of the Great Ming ( Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi )” ( Geng Baochang 2005 : 95). Fig. 3 . Blue and white...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 445–448.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the Ming dynasty in 1643. That description was brief and vague, demonstrating how little impact Western scientific knowledge had had. In other words, even though the Jiangnan arsenal had been in production for years, this work could still not clearly explain what gunpowder was. With such a poor...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 March 2008
... with the Ming dynasty. During the widespread destruction of the Ōnin War 応仁の乱 from 1466 to 1477, however the Kamakura Zen monks began to lose their cultural influence, when the major Zen temples in Kyoto were burned to the ground and their monks dispersed. 9 Hayashi Razan and Gahō represented...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 229–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Ming dynasty Jiangnan The period spanning the late fifteenth century and the first half of the sixteenth century witnessed a rapid deterioration in the hydrological management of the Lower Yangzi Delta (hereafter, Jiangnan 江南; for its location, see Map A). As scholars have demonstrated, one of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 347–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... methods, were considered standard knowledge and formed indispensable parts of traditional Korean mathematics. In the Ming 明 (1368–1644) and the Qing 清 (1644–1911) dynasties of China, however, many of the canons, along with the algebraic methods introduced in them, were lost before Chinese scholars began...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... published in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea since 2000. Notable examples include Ki's “Medical Instruction and Popularization in Ming-Qing China” (2003), which deals with the Ming and Qing dynasties in China's history, and Suzuki's “Medicine, State, and Society in Japan, 500–2000” (2007), which examines...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2017
... lacked a scientific basis. Song's general attitude might be summarized by his claim that even though “the name of legal medicine was lacking, the substance was there” (sui wu fayi zhi ming, er you fayi zhi shi 雖無法醫之名,而有法醫之實), an approach that allowed him to assert commensurability between techniques of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 421–451.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the province of Jiangxi; and he deepened his knowledge by reading the works of two major Ming physicians: Zhang Jiebin 张介宾 (1563–1640) and Xue Lizhai 薛立斋 (ca. 1488–1558). We also learn that during his apprenticeship, despite limited and especially unsafe means of transportation at the time, Cheng...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 581–584.
Published: 01 December 2011
... strong influence of Chinese mathematics and was delivered from China to Japan via the tian yuan shu . This book by Kawahara, however, has enlightened us regarding Choseon mathematics. According to Kawahara, after the late Choseon dynasty, Choseon mathematics adopted a way different not only from Ming...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society 8005758.
Published: 11 October 2019
... at length the significance of the Yuan-era texts Huihui Yaofang and Yinshan Zhengyao, both of which brought medical and dietary knowledges from Inner Asia to China. Chapter 8, Shifting Grounds in Ming, examines the transformation of the weather during the Ming dynasty and observes that a minor ice...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 633–636.
Published: 01 December 2013
... women dreamt about sex with demons because they had insufficient yin characteristics or femininity, suggesting that legal marriage was the ideal solution. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, physicians insisted that the “illness” of dreaming about sex with demons was caused by prurient thoughts; they...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... The present-day term, mafeng , became popular only after the Ming dynasty. From the mid-seventeenth century the disease gradually became associated with the south. The hot and damp climate of the Lingnan region, which includes Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, and Guangxi provinces, was believed to be...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society 8005899.
Published: 11 October 2019
... was not available until the publication of this book. The Development of Modern Biology in China covers the period from the Ming dynasty to Republican China.1 The author focuses mainly on the late empire and the Republican periods, which can be conveniently defined as Jindai in Chinese (i.e., 1840...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 June 2010
... recipes secret, till the Song dynasty examination culture and the spread of printing slowly changed the situation, which was culminated in the rise of medical case histories ( yi'an 醫案) in late Ming ( Furth 2007 :13–14). There must have been the same need for secrecy in subjects like alchemy, geomancy...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 June 2013
... similarity to the male body. “Men's and women's illnesses are essentially the same,” said the famous Ming dynasty physician Zhang Jiebin 張介賓 (1563–1640); the comment was routinely repeated and occurs in the imperial compilation Yi zong jin jian 醫宗金鑒 ( The Golden Mirror of Orthodox Lineage of Medicine...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 525–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., fourteenth century Daoist hermit Zhang Sanfeng ( Seidel 1970 discusses historical evidence for Zhang). Chinese martial arts had developed significantly during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, but many masters were not literate and techniques were often kept hidden. Only limited...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 621–623.
Published: 01 December 2017
...,” Chiang discusses the conflicts that simmered and sometimes erupted in the ginseng trade undertaken by Jurchen, Ming Chinese, and the Joseon Kingdom. After 1644, when Manchu leadership asserted itself over China in the form of the Qing Dynasty, its management of ginseng collection generated significant...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 147–149.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in traditional Chinese society. In “When Patients Met Ghosts: A Preliminary Survey of Scholarly Doctors' Attitudes toward ‘Demonic Affliction’ in Ming-Qing China,” Chen Hsiu-fen (陳秀芬) indicates that between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries even literate physicians spoke of “demonic...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 265–267.
Published: 01 June 2014
... under the Ming and Qing dynasties. What was unique about this time period in comparison to the previous era? Leung's study clearly indicates a broad trend of the imperial court's retreat and growing influence of local institutions in organizing daily life. The topic of medicine enables her to examine...