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Fa-ti Fan
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978-0674011434
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Harvard University Press; First edition edition (February 17, 2004)
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This book is the first comprehensive study on this topic.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Western scientific interest in China focused primarily on natural history. This book is the first comprehensive study on this topic. The author gives a panoramic view of how the British naturalists and the Chinese explored, studied, and represented China's natural world in the social and cultural environment of Qing China.

The first is to reevaluate the broader formation of natural history. The second is to examine Britain's wider entanglement in China.

British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter. Harvard University Press. p. 164. ISBN 9780674036680. Retrieved 6 November 2017. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). Mayers, William Frederick".

Article in The China Quarterly 180:1115 - 1117 · December 2004 with 7 Reads. How we measure 'reads'. Cite this publication.

This Qing-imposed restriction limited their activities to transactions with the local Cantonese horticulturalists and dealers in potted plants.

Fa-ti Fan. Cambridge (MA) and London: Harvard University Press, 2004. This book is primarily focused on one aspect of the development of British science, with China serving in a secondary role as the main theater of endeavor. And the author is interested more in the British and other foreign natural scientists as they interacted with the Chinese than he is with the sciences that they pursued. This Qing-imposed restriction limited their activities to transactions with the local Cantonese horticulturalists and dealers in potted plants.

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How did British naturalists and their Chinese associates explore, study, and represent China’s natural world within the social and cultural context of the late Qing empire? In seeking to address these questions, Fan reconstructs and explains the aims, methods, and achievements o.

He investigates how natural history, horticulture, Chinese export art, folk knowledge, and Sinology converged in the scientific representation of the natural history of China

Naturalists in Qing China : Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter.

British Naturalists in Qing China : Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Western scientific interest in China focused primarily on natural history. Prominent scholars in Europe as well as Westerners in China, including missionaries, merchants, consular officers, and visiting plant hunters, eagerly investigated the flora and fauna of China.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Western scientific interest in China focused primarily on natural history. Prominent scholars in Europe as well as Westerners in China, including missionaries, merchants, consular officers, and visiting plant hunters, eagerly investigated the flora and fauna of China. Yet despite the importance and extent of this scientific activity, it has been entirely neglected by historians of science.

This book is the first comprehensive study on this topic. In a series of vivid chapters, Fa-ti Fan examines the research of British naturalists in China in relation to the history of natural history, of empire, and of Sino-Western relations. The author gives a panoramic view of how the British naturalists and the Chinese explored, studied, and represented China's natural world in the social and cultural environment of Qing China.

Using the example of British naturalists in China, the author argues for reinterpreting the history of natural history, by including neglected historical actors, intellectual traditions, and cultural practices. His approach moves beyond viewing the history of science and empire within European history and considers the exchange of ideas, aesthetic tastes, material culture, and plants and animals in local and global contexts. This compelling book provides an innovative framework for understanding the formation of scientific practice and knowledge in cultural encounters.

  • This is a very fine book that many readers will miss, as I almost did. It shows how foreigners learned about the wonders of Chinese plant life. It doesn't ignore the effects of foreign aggression, but shows how foreigners learned from and respected Chinese gardeners and experts on flowers, herbs, and more. The reading of sources is prodigious, the explanations are always lucid.
    (My own scholarship, under the name John E. Wills, Jr., is distantly related to this book.)

  • The book is very good itself. The problem is that digital book doesn't have pictures which is very important in this book! Regret to buy the kindle version.