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書名 The book worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850 : connections and comparisons / edited by Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke
出版項 Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2015]
國際標準書號 9789888208081 (hardcover)
988820808X (hardcover)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  011.243 B724:2    在架上    30580003227373
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  070.5094 B724    到期 07-05-23    30550100591419
 人社中心  Z448 B724 2015    在架上    30560400463151
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  Z448 B724 2015    在架上    30530001234459
 人文社會聯圖  Z448 .B66 2015    在架上    30610020518692
說明 xiv, 342 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Introduction / Joseph McDermott and Peter Burke -- 2. Bibliography, population, and statistics : a view from the west / David McKitterick -- 3. "Noncommercial" private publishing in late imperial China / Joseph McDermott -- 4. Distribution : the transmission of books in Europe and its colonies : contours, cautions, and global comparisons / James Raven -- 5. Empire of texts : book production, book distribution, and book culture in late imperial China / Cynthia Brokaw -- 6. The proliferation of reference books, 1450-1850 / Peter Burke, with Joseph McDermott -- 7. Books for women and women readers / Peter Kornicki -- 8. Epilogue / Joseph McDermott and Peter Burke -- East Asian and European book history : a short bibliographical essay
This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different approaches to publishing, printing, and book culture. They discuss the extent of technology transfer and book distribution between the two regions and show how much book historians of East Asia and Europe can learn from one another by raising new questions, exploring remarkable similarities and differences in these regions' production, distribution, and consumption of books. The chapters in turn show different ways of writing transnational comparative history. Whereas recent problems confronting research on European books can instruct researchers on East Asian book production, so can the privileged role of noncommercial publications in the East Asian textual record highlight for historians of the European book the singular contribution of commercial printing and market demands to the making of the European printed record. Likewise, although production growth was accompanied in both regions by a wider distribution of books, woodblock technology's simplicity and mobility allowed for a shift in China of its production and distribution sites farther down the hierarchy of urban sites than was common in Europe. And, the different demands and consumption practices within these two regions' expanding markets led to different genre preferences and uses as well as to the growth of distinctive female readerships. A substantial introduction pulls the work together and the volume ends with an essay that considers how these historical developments shape the present book worlds of Eurasia
主題 Publishers and publishing -- East Asia -- History
Publishers and publishing -- Europe -- History
Printing -- East Asia -- History
Printing -- Europe -- History
Book industries and trade -- East Asia -- History
Book industries and trade -- Europe -- History
Alt Author Burke, Peter, 1937-, editor
McDermott, Joseph Peter, editor
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