Gutenberg in Shanghai: Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937
University of Hawaii Press, 2004 - 391 頁
In the mid-1910s, what historians call the Golden Age of Chinese Capitalism began, accompanied by a technological transformation that included the drastic expansion of China s Gutenberg revolution. Gutenberg in Shanghai is a brilliant examination of this process. It finds the origins of that revolution in the country s printing industries of the late imperial period and analyzes their subsequent development in the Republican era.
Under diverse social, political, and economic influences, this technological and cultural revolution saw woodblock printing replaced with Western mechanical processes. This book, which relies on documents previously unavailable to both Western and Chinese researchers, demonstrates how Western technology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of a unique form of print capitalism whose influence on Chinese culture was far-reaching and irreversible. Its conclusion contests scholarly arguments that view China s technological development as slowed by culture, or that interpret Chinese modernity as mere cultural continuity.
A vital reevaluation of Chinese modernity, Gutenberg in Shanghai will appeal to scholars of Chinese history. Likewise, it will be enthusiastically received by specialists in cultural studies, political science, sociology, the history of the book, and the anthropology of science and technology."
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
Gutenbergs Descendants Transferring Industrialized Printing Technology to China 18071930
JanusFaced Pioneers The Golden Age of Shanghais Lithographic PrinterPublishers 18761905
Sooty Sons of Vulcan Forging Shanghais Printing Machinery 18951937
The Hub of the Wheel Commerce Technology and Organizational Innovation in Shanghais NewStyle Publishing World 1876c 1911
The Three Legs of the Tripod Commercial Press Zhonghua Books and World Books 191237
A BirdsEye View of 1930s Shanghais Fuzhou RoadWenhuajie District