Gutenberg in Shanghai: Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937

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UBC Press, 2011年11月1日 - 408 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 examines 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.

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 be enthusiastically received by scholars of Chinese history and by specialists in cultural studies, political science, sociology, the history of the book, and the anthropology of science and technology.

 

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Introduction
3
Transferring Industrialized Printing Technology to China 18071930
25
The Golden Age of Shanghais Lithographic PrinterPublishers 18761905
88
Forging Shanghais Printing Machinery 18951937
128
Commerce Technology and Organizational Innovation in Shanghais NewStyle Publishing World 1876c 1911
161
Commercial Press Zhonghua Books and World Books 191237
203
Conclusion
257
A BirdsEye View of 1930s Shanghais Fuzhou RoadWenhuajie District
280
Glossary of Chinese Terms Titles and Names
289
Notes
297
Selected AsianLanguage Bibliography
360
Selected WesternLanguage Bibliography
367
Index
379
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Christopher A. Reed is a member of the History Department at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

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