Fragments of a global past : ceramics manufacture in Song-Yuan-Ming Jingdezhen
Gerritsen, Anne. (2009) Fragments of a global past : ceramics manufacture in Song-Yuan-Ming Jingdezhen. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Vol.52 (No.1). pp. 117-152. ISSN 0022-4995Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156852009X405366
This essay explores textual genres related to the production of ceramics in Jingdezhen, including maps, literati collections, the literature of connoisseurship, local gazetteers, and merchant manuals. An analysis of these genres brings the Chinese textual record of ceramics into sharper focus and reveals what has remained unwritten. Whereas European writings on Chinese ceramics from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries dwell on modes of manufacture in a global context, Chinese writers generally ignore matters of technology and commerce beyond the confines of the Chinese realm. These omissions emerge in part from the peculiarities of the genres within which these writings have been transmitted.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Ceramic industries -- China -- Jingdezhen -- History, Jingdezhen (China) -- History, China -- History -- Song dynasty, 960-1279, China -- History -- Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368, China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient|
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Number of Pages:||36|
|Page Range:||pp. 117-152|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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