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The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China : the Early-Modern World to the Twentieth Century.

Author/Creator:
Lightman, Bernard.
Publication:
Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Series:
Knowledge Infrastructure and Knowledge Economy 3.
Knowledge infrastructure and knowledge economy
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (361 p.)
Subjects:
Communication in science -- Europe -- History.
Discoveries in science -- History.
Enlightenment.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Science -- China -- History.
Science -- Great Britain -- History.
Science -- India -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China , twelve scholars examine how knowledge, things and people moved within, and between, the East and the West from the early modern period to the twentieth century. The collection starts by looking at the ways and means that knowledge circulated, first in Europe, but then beyond to India and China. It engages the knowledge and encounters of those Europeans as they moved across the globe. It participates in the attempt to open up more nuanced and balanced trajectories of colonial and post-colonial encounters. By focusing on exchange, translation, and resistance, the authors bring into the spotlight many \'bit-players\' and things originally relegated to the margins in the development of late modern science. Contributors include Karen Smith, Larry Stewart, Savrithri Preetha Nair, Jan Golinski, Arun Bala, Jonathan Topham, Khyati Nagar, Yang Haiyan, Fa-ti Fan, Grace Yen Shen, Jahnavi Phalkey, Veena Rao, and Sundar Sarukkai.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Introduction / Bernard Lightman , Gordon McOuat and Larry Stewart
The Spectacle of Experiment: Instruments of Circulation, from Dumfries to Calcutta and Back / Larry Stewart
“Bungallee House set on fire by Galvanism”: Natural and Experimental Philosophy as Public Science in a Colonial Metropolis (1794–1806) / Savithri Preetha Nair
From Calcutta to London: James Dinwiddie’s Galvanic Circuits / Jan Golinski
Bringing Eastern Science to the West: Portuguese Voyages of Intellectual Discovery / Arun Bala
Anthologizing the Book of Nature: The Origins of the Scientific Journal and Circulation of Knowledge in Late Georgian Britain / Jonathan R. Topham
Between Calcutta and Kew: The Divergent Circulation and Production of Hortus Bengalensis and Flora Indica / Khyati Nagar
Knowledge Across Borders: The Early Communication of Evolution in China / Yang Haiyan
Circulating Material Objects: The International Controversy Over Antiquities and Fossils in Twentieth-Century China / Fa-ti Fan
Going with the Flow: Chinese Geology, International Scientific Meetings and Knowledge Circulation / Grace Yen Shen
How May We Study Science and the State in Postcolonial India? / Jahnavi Phalkey
A Western Scientist in an Eastern Context: J. B. S. Haldane’s Involvement in Indian Science / Veena Rao
Translation as Method: Implications for History of Science / Sundar Sarukkai
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
McOuat, Gordon.
Stewart, Larry.
ISBN:
90-04-25141-3
OCLC:
851972497
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004251410 DOI
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