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14 January 2011

History of Chinese science and technology - printed and online works by Don Wagner

14 Jan 2011

Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Supplied note:
"Hello - Trying to get in there before the deadline. Here are three more www-articles. I think you may already have seen the first.

* Cast iron in China and Europe.
Revised web version of a talk at the one-day Symposium on Cast Iron in Ancient China, in Beijing, 20 July 2009.
* Some ironfounding cupola furnaces in Asia and Europe.
Poster for ArchaeoMetallurgy Conference: Joint conference in honour of Dr Gerry McDonnell and the HMS Research in Progress Meeting, University of Bradford, 10-12 November, 2009.
* Den traditionelle jernindustri i Kina og dens moderne skaebne, 22. november 2010.
This last, 'The traditional iron industry in China and its modern fate', is a web version of a small book that I published for use in courses in the history of technology in the Danish Gymnasium. It tries to put the Great Leap Forward in better perspective. Regards and good wind - Don Wagner."

"PUBLICATIONS BY DON WAGNER. These publications concern Chinese science, technology, history, archaeology, and language. Books, Articles, Reviews and short notices, Web publications."

Site contents:
* Guide to East, Southeast, and Central Asian library collections in Scandinavia. Compiled by a group of students at the East Asian Institute, University of Copenhagen. Ed. by Nina Ellinger and DBW. Publ. by the Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, January 1976. 75 pp.
* Survey of PRC literature on science and technology. Compiled by Erik Baark, Roar Jonsen, and DBW. Publ. by Research Policy Program, University of Lund, and Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, 1977. 46 pp. (Catalogue of a specialised library collection.)
* Union catalogue of East Asian materials in Scandinavian libraries: Preliminary Chinese and Japanese title catalogues. Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation Company, 1981. 98 microfiches. [online Publisher's blurb.]
* Dabieshan: Traditional Chinese iron-production techniques practised in southern Henan in the twentieth century. (Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies monograph series, no. 52). London & Malmö: Curzon Press, 1985. 113 pp. [online Publisher's blurb.]
* Pattern and loom: A practical study of the development of weaving techniques in China, Western Asia, and Europe. By John Becker, with the collaboration of Donald B. Wagner. Copenhagen: Rhodos, 1987. 2 vols., 316+80 pp. [2nd edition, 2009 - free download. http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Pattern-and-Loom.html]
* Toward the reconstruction of ancient Chinese techniques for the production of malleable cast iron. (East Asian Institute occasional papers, 4). Copenhagen: East Asian Institute, University of Copenhagen, 1989. 72 pp. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Toward2pp.pdf]
* Oslo University Library: Catalogue of older Chinese books. (UBO Skrifter, 22). Oslo: University Library, 1992. 78 pp. [html version. http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Oslo/Oslo.html] || [copy of original. http://www.duo.uio.no/sok/work.html?WORKID=85672〈=en] || [supplement. http://www.duo.uio.no/sok/work.html?WORKID=85673]
* Iron and steel in ancient China (Handbuch der Orientalistik, IV:9). Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1993. 589 pp. [online Publisher's blurb.]
* The traditional Chinese iron industry and its modern fate. With a preface by Peter Nolan. Copenhagen & London: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies & Curzon Press, 1997. 128 pp. [online Publisher's blurb.] || [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Fate/Fate.html]
* A Classical Chinese reader: The Han shu biography of Huo Guang, with notes and glosses for students. Richmond, Sussex: Curzon Press, 1998. 208 pp. [Web sampler. http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/TB/TB.html]
* The state and the iron industry in Han China. Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2001. 160 pp. [online Publisher's blurb.]
* A Mencius reader: For beginning and advanced students of Classical Chinese. Copenhagen: NIAS Press (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies), 2004. 160 pp. [online Publisher's blurb.]
* Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 5: Chemistry and chemical technology. Part 11: Ferrous metallurgy. Cambridge University Press, 2008. 512 pp. [Table of contents and introductory matter. http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/SCC36c-prelims.pdf] || [online Publisher's blurb.]
* Den traditionelle jernindustri i Kina og dens moderne skæbne. Odense: Erhvervsskolernes Forlag, 2008. 40 s. [Forlagets reklame. http://ef.dk/?pagetype=book&vareid=71136-1&refid=topic,F09.005.45]

* "Liu Hui and Tsu Keng-chih on the volume of a sphere", Chinese science, 1978, 3: 59-79. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/SPHERE/SPHERE.html]
* "Doubts concerning the attribution of Liu Hui's commentary on the Chiu-chang suan-shu", Acta Orientalia, 1978, 39: 199-212. [Screen copy (700 Kbytes) http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/LiuHui/LiuHui.html] || [Printing copy (5 Mbytes) http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/LiuHui/LiuHui.pdf]
* "An ancient Chinese derivation of the volume of a pyramid: Liu Hui, third century A.D.", Historia mathematica, 1979, 6: 164-188. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Pyramid/Pyramid.html]
* "Gongyuan san shiji Liu Hui guanyu zhuiti tiji de tuidao", tr. by Guo Shuchun and Mei Rongzhao, Kexueshi yicong (Beijing), 1980.2: 1-15. [Translation of preceding.]
* "Selected lumber from The forest of laughter", Orientaliska studier, Feb. 1979, 33/34: 29-35.
* Hsia Nai, "Bibliography of recent archaeological discoveries bearing on the history of science and technology", tr. by DBW, Chinese science, Sept. 1980, 4: 19-52.
* "Archaeological sources for the history of science, technology, and medicine: Some supplementary references", ibid., pp. 53-60.
* "Silk weaving techniques of Han China: The monochrome patterned weaves", by John Becker and DBW. Bulletin de liaison du Centre Internationale d'Étude des Textiles Anciens, 1981, 53: 21-43. Errata, 54: 11-14.
* Contributions to Geometry and algebra in ancient civilisations, by B.L. van der Waerden, Berin etc.: Springer-Verlag, 1983. Ca. 15 pp.
* "Some traditional Chinese iron-production techniques practiced in the 20th century", Journal of the Historical Metallurgy Society, Sept. 1984, 18.2: 95-104.
* "A proof of the Pythagorean theorem by Liu Hui (third century A.D.)", Historia mathematica, 1985, 12: 71-73. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Pythagoras/Pythagoras.html]
* Abbreviated translations of 10 articles in Chinese archaeological journals, Chinese archaeological abstracts,vol. 2-4, ed. by Albert E. Dien, Jeffrey K. Riegel, and Nancy T. Price, Los Angeles: Project for the Study of Chinese Archaeological Material, 1986. 94 pp.
* "Swords and ploughshares, ironmasters and officials: Iron in China in the third century B.C.", pp. 174-192 in Analecta Hafniensia: 25 years of East Asian studies in Copenhagen, ed. by Leif Littrup, London: Curzon Press, 1988.
* "The dating of the Chu graves of Changsha: The earliest iron artifacts in China?", Acta Orientalia, 1987, 48: 111-156. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Changsha/Changsha-TX.html]
* "Ancient Chinese copper smelting, sixth century B.C.: Recent excavations and simuation experiments", Journal of the Historical Metallurgy Society, 1986, 20.1: 1-16. Extensive errata list, 1987, 21.1: 51.
* "The transmission of the blast furnace from China to Europe: Some notes to complement Prof. Tylecote's paper", pp. 50-60 in Medieval iron in society II: Papers and discussions at the symposium in Norberg, May 6-10, 1985. Stockholm: Jernkontoret & Riksantikvarieämbetet, 1986.
* "Støbejerns metallurgi og lidt om kinesisk støbejern", 53 pp. in Jern: Fremstilling, nedbrydning og bevaring. Fortryk af forelæsninger til Nordisk Videreuddannelse af Konservatorer, København, 17-28 august 1987. København: Nationalmuseet, Bevaringssektionen, 1987. ("The metallurgy of cast iron, with some notes on Chinese cast iron", two lectures for museum conservators). [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/kons/kons.html]
* "Ancient carburization of iron to steel: A comment", Archeomaterials, 1990, 4.1: 111-117; erratum, 4.2: 118. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/REHD/REHD.html]
* "The language of the ancient Chinese state of Wu", East Asian Institute occasional papers (University of Copenhagen), 1990, 6: 161-176. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Wulang/wulang.pdf] (pdf, 150 dpi, 3 Mbytes).
* "Jern og stål i oldtidens Kina", Polhem: Tidskrift för teknikhistoria, 1990, 8.1: 2-37. ("Iron and steel in ancient China"). [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/kons/kons.html]
* "The cast iron lion of Ts'ang-chou", Needham Research Institute newsletter, no. 10, June 1991, pp. 2-3. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/CANGZHOU/CANGZHOU.html]
* "China: Iron: Early", article in The dictionary of art, London: Macmillan, 1996. 1500 words. [online Publisher's blurb.]
* "Monumentaler Eisenguss in China", pp. 123-130 in China, eine Wiege der Weltkultur: 5000 Jahre Erfindungen und Entdeckungen, hrsg. v. Arne Eggebrecht, Mainz am Rhein: von Zabern, 1994. (Exhibition catalogue.) Translation of "Chinese monumental iron castings", below. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Wiege-bl/Wiege-bl.html]
* "The traditional Chinese iron industry and its modern fate", Chinese science,1995, 12: 138-161. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/cs12-6-wagner.pdf]
* "Copperworks no. 2 in Kaifeng, China", Journal of the Historical Metallurgy Society,1995, 29.2: 113-116. [online Published 1997]. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Kaifeng/Kaifeng.html]
* "The earliest use of iron in China", pp. 1-9 in Metals in antiquity,ed. by Suzanne M. M. Young, A. Mark Pollard, Paul Budd, and Robert A. Ixer (BAR International series,792), Oxford: Archaeopress, 1999. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/EARFE/EARFE.html]
* "Chinese monumental iron castings", Journal of East Asian archaeology, 2000, 2.3/4: 199-224 [Illustrations. http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/monfig/monfig.html]
* "Aspetti tecnologici: La metallurgia del ferro", tr. by Fabrizio Pregadio, in Storia della Scienza [Encyclopedia of the History of Science], vol. II:  Cina, India, Americhe, ed. by Karine Chemla, in cooperation with Francesca Bray, Fu Daiwie, Huang Yi-Long, and Georges Métailié. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2001. [Technology as seen through the case of ferrous metallurgy in Han China. http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/EncIt/EncIt.html]
* "Blast furnaces in Song-Yuan China", East Asian science, technology, and medicine, 2001, 18: 41-74. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/SongBF/SongBF.pdf]
* "The administration of the iron industry in eleventh-century China", Journal of the economic and social history of the Orient, 2001, 44.2: 175-197. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/SongAdmin/SongAdmin.pdf]
* "The earliest use of iron in China", Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Stockholm), 75:127-169. [Revision of 1999 version, above.]
* "Chinese blast furnaces from the 10th to the 14th century", Journal of the Historical Metallurgy Society, 2003, 37.1: 25-37. Abridged version of "Blast furnaces in Song-Yuan China", above.
* "Iron cannons of China", Indian journal of history of science, 2005, 40.4: 437-449. [Abridgement of "Chinese monumental iron castings", above.]
* "The state ironworks in Zunhua, Hebei, 1403-1581", Late Imperial China, 2005, 26.2: 68-88. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Zunhua/Zunhua.html]
* "Iron production in three Ming texts: Tie ye zhi, Guangdong xinyu, and Tian gong kai wu", pp. 172-188 in Studies on ancient Chinese scientific and technical texts: Proceedings of the 3rd ISACBRST, March 31 - April 3, 2003, Tübingen, Germany, ed. by Hans Ulrich Vogel, Christine Moll-Murata, and Gao Xuan, Zhengzhou: Elephant Press, 2006. [Third International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Books and Records of Science and Technology]. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/MingFe/MingFe.html]
* "Song Yingxing's illustrations of iron production", pp. 615-632 in Graphics and text in the production of technical knowledge in China: The warp and the weft, edited by Francesca Bray, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, and Georges Métailié, Leiden: Brill, 2007. Extract from "Iron production in three Ming texts", above.
* "Chinese steel making techniques, with a note on Indian wootz steel in China", , 2007,3: 289-318.
* "Zhongguo gudai de daxing zhutieqi", tr. by Li Yuan, in Wenwu keji yanjiu ("Scientific and technical research on cultural heritage"), vol. 5, Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe, 2007, pp. 68-82 + colour plates 10-15. Tr. of "Chinese monumental iron castings", above. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Daxingzhutie-150dpi.pdf] (8.5 Mbytes)

* Review of Wolfgang Ruppert: Mathematik in China,Wien 1976, The China quarterly,June 1978, 74: 430-431.
* "The stone drums of Qin" (essay review of G. L. Mattos: The stone drums of Ch'in,Nettetal 1988), Acta Orientalia,1990, 51: 241-256. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/MATTOS/MATTOS.html]
* Review of William Rostoker and Bennet Bronson: Pre-industrial iron: Its technology and ethnology,Philadelphia 1990, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (Leiden), 1993, 36: 304-308. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/RB/RB.html]
* "The beginning of iron in China", EAANnouncements (East Asian Archaeology Network), Autumn 1995, no. 17, p. 6. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/EAAN-EARFE/EAAN-EARFE.html]
* "The 7th International Conference on the the History of Science in China, Shenzhen, 16-20 January 1996", Bulletin of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine,1.2: 11-12. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/ICHSC7/ICHSC7.html]
* "Thirteenth-century Chinese pelletising kilns? Ha Law Wan, Hong Kong", HMS news (Historical Metallurgy Society), Spring 1996, no. 36, pp. 6-8. Abridged version in EAANnouncements (East Asian Archaeology Network), 1996, no. 19, p. 17. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/HMS-HK/HMS-HK.html]
* Review of Peter Golas: Science and civilisation in China, vol. 5, part 13: Mining, Cambridge University Press 1999, East Asian science, technology, and medicine (Tübingen), 2002 (publ. 2003), 19: 116-119. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Golas/Golas.html]
* Review of Martha Lamberg-Karlovsky (ed.): The breakout: The origins of civilization, Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 2000, Journal of World History, 2003, 14.4: 551-553. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Breakout/Breakout.html]
* Review of H. T. Huang: Science and civilisation in China, vol. 6, part 5: Fermentations and food science, Cambridge University Press 2000, British Journal for the History of Science, 2005, 38.1: 103–4. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/HTrev/HTrev.html]
* Review of Karine Chemla and Guo Shuchun: Les neuf chapitres: Le classique mathématique de la Chine ancienne et ses commentaires, Centaurus, 2006, 48.4: 319-322. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Chemla-rev/Chemla-rev.pdf]
* Review of Michael Loewe: The Government of the Qin and Han Empires: 221 BCE - 220 CE, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Series 3, 2007, 17.4: 389-406. [http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Loewe/Loewe.html]
* Review of Jianjun Mei and Thilo Rehren (eds): Metallurgy and Civilisation: Eurasia and Beyond, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA VI). Journal of the Historical Metallurgy Society, 2010,.1: 59-61.

* "Early iron in China, Korea, and Japan". Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Los Angeles, 25-28 March 1993. 14 pp. typescript, unpublished. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/KoreanFe/KoreanFe.html]
* "The casting of iron woks in Guangdong, China, in 1840". Poster presentation, Founders, smiths and platers: International Conference on metal forming and finishing from the earliest times, Oxford, 20-24 September, 1999. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/wok/wok.html]
* Klassisk kinesisk læsebog: Li Guangs biografi i Shi ji, med noter og gloser for studerende. 92 s. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/Shiji/Shijidwnld.html]
* "Some Chinese steelmaking methods". Poster presentation, Metallurgy - a touchstone for cross-cultural interaction, British Museum, London, 28-30 April 2005. Screen copy, [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/BM/BM.html,] (570 Kbytes) || Printing copy, [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/BM/BM.pdf] (3.2 Mbytes)
* A Classical Chinese Reader: The 'Memoir on the Eastern Barbarians' in Hou Han shu, with notes and glosses for students of Chinese and Korean. Draft, 14 March 2007. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/HHS/HHS.pdf] (7.3 Mbytes).
* Annotated bibliography on the Great Wall of China. Draft, 26 March 2007. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/gwb/gwb.htm]
* Chinese tinkers. 17 August 2009. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/tinkers/tinkers.html]
* Cast iron in China and Europe. Revised web version of a talk at the one-day Symposium on Cast Iron in Ancient China, in Beijing, 20 July 2009. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/cice/cice.html]
* Some ironfounding cupola furnaces in Asia and Europe. Poster for ArchaeoMetallurgy Conference: Joint conference in honour of Dr Gerry McDonnell and the HMS Research in Progress Meeting, University of Bradford, 10-12 November, 2009. [http://donwagner.dk/Bradford.pdf]
* Steelmaking in a tiny open furnace, 3 September 2010. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/tiny.html]
* Den traditionelle jernindustri i Kina og dens moderne skæbne, 22. november 2010. [http://staff.hum.ku.dk/dbwagner/MS/ModerneSkaebne.html]

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