Dagmar Schäfer
Date: 2022-10-17
Unpacking the Chinese Library. In Bibliotheca: Humanist Practice in Digital Times

The Historical Roots of Modern Bridges: China’s Engineers as Global Actors

Introduction: Silk in the Pre-Modern World (with Giorgio Riello and Luca Molà)

Power and Silk: The Central State and Localities in State-owned Manufacture During the Ming Reign (1368–1644). In Threads of Global Desire.

Introduction: Knowing Animals in China’s History with Martina Siebert & Roel Sterckx. In Animals through Chinese History: Earliest Times to 1911

Great Plans: Song Dynastic (960–1279) Institutions for Human and Veterinary Healthcare, with Han Yi. In Animals Through Chinese History: Earliest Times to 1911.

China und Japan, in Metzlers Handbuch Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Interpreting the Collection and Display of Contemporary Science in Chinese Museums as a Reflection of Science in Society, with Song, J.-O. In Challenging Collections: Approaches to the Heritage of recent Science and Technology.
This chapter remarks on gradual changes in prac-tices of collection and display of science in China. It begins by investigating the roots of science col-lecting that stem from the nineteenth century. It proceeds to inspect the years from the division between the People’s Republic of China (hereafter China) and Republic of China (hereafter Taiwan) in the 1950s, over the Cultural Revolution into the boom in museums after 1980. In the final overview of the present state of science museums in China, one national science museum and one provincial-level science museum are exemplified to explain differences in science museums occupying different levels of the museum hierarchy. The analy-sis focuses on exhibition design and audiences and is part of a larger ongoing doctoral project on contemporary science museum culture in China and the United Kingdom; collecting is discussed mainly in terms of cultural heritage and the inclusion of oral records.

Thinking in Many Tongues: Language(s) and Late Imperial China's Science
A society and scholarly culture united in its use of one language dominates the general view of Late Imperial China's sciences. Recent studies have suggested, however, that in the past, as in the present, multilingual practices might have been the norm. Asian-language historians have shown that Chinese script embraced many tongues, in-tonating the characters in different dialects and giving them new meanings in Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese. Rather than assuming that a hegemonic approach to language was a given in historical China, this essay suggests that we should ask why—or even if— this was the case, given that scientific knowledge was continuously transmitted to China from other learned traditions (Persian, Indian, European) and that new objects and practices entered Chinese learned discourse from diverse vernacular cultures that flourished on the local level throughout the empire. The essay discusses how to understand scientific and technological developments against changing views of Late Imperial China as a culture enmeshed in plurilingual practices.

Science in the Medieval East
Page Numbers: 108 - 142
Publication Date: 2017
Publication Name: Oxford Illustrated History of Science, (ed.) Iwan Rhys Moreus, Oxford Illustrated History Book series

Media and Migration: Qing Imperial Approaches to Technological Knowledge Circulation
Publication Date: 2014
Publication Name: In: Marion Eggert, Felix Siegmund and Dennis Würthner ed. Space and Location in the Circulation of Knowledge (1400 – 1800), p. 87 - 118

Technologie und Innovation im vormodernen China: Ein historischer Überblick
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Name: Technologietransfer Asien‐Europa 82: p. 15–24.

Peripheral Matters: Selvage/Chef-de-piece Inscriptions on Chinese Silk Textiles.
Publication Name: In: UC Davis Law Review. Vol. 47 (2) 2013, 705-733
This Article highlights inscriptions as a conceptual  framework to analyze the complex influences that affected marking  practices on silk textiles. Information on silk was first stamped, or written on the silk, then woven into the selvage or chef-de-piece and later on embroidered. Personal names were replaced by institutional affiliations. Shifts in techniques reveal changing modes of trust, while alterations in content and interpretation resulted from institutional reorganization and the varying roles of silks in everyday life and as a ritual item, tributary ware, and commodity.

Globalisierung, Kulturvergleich und transnationaler Techniktransfer als Herausforderung für die Technikgeschichte
in cooperation with Marcus Popplow
Publication Name: In: Technikgeschichte 2013 (2):1-12

Formen und Funktionen von Verschriftlichung im klassischen China: Objekte und funktionale Inschriften während der Ming Dynastie (1368-1645) In: Natur –Religion –Medien, Transformationen frühneuzeitlichen Wissens
In: Natur –Religion –Medien, Transformationen frühneuzeitlichen Wissens [Nature – Religion –Media, Transformations of early modern Knowledge

Technology and Innovation in Global History and in the History of the Global.
In: Maxine Berg ed. Writing the History of the Global, Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Objekt-Kultur und Kulturobjekt: Inschriften als Quelle für die Untersuchung globaler  und lokaler Strukturen im Waren‐ und Wissensmanagement während der späten  Ming‐Zeit (16./17. Jahrhundert)
English title: Object Culture and Cultural Object:  Inscriptions as source for the analysis of global and local structures in commodity  and knowledge management during the late Ming period (16‐17 Century)
Publication Date: 2012
Publication Name: In: Spuren der Avantgarde: Theatrum Oeconomicum [Traces of the Avant‐Garde:  Theatrum Oeconomicum], edited by Schramm, Lazardzig und Tkaczyk, p. 45 - 74

"Inscribing the Artifact and Inspiring Trust: The Changing Role of Markings in the Ming  Era
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Name: In: East Asian science, technology and society: An international journal 5 :239‐265

Staunen und Forschen in wunderlichen Welten
English title: Wonder and Research in Astounding  Worlds
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Name: Wonder Research: An Experiment by Children, Scientists and Artists] edited by Katja Bödeker and Carmen Hammer. Berlin: Nicolai‐Verlag, p. 118 - 121

Ganying – Resonance in Seventeenth‐century China: The examples of Wang Fuzhi  (1609–1696) and Song Yingxing (1589–ca. 1666)
Publication Date: 2008
Publication Name: Variantology 3: On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies in China and Elsewhere edited by Siegfried Zielinski, and Eckhard Fürlus. Köln: König, p. 225–254.

Matteo Ricci, der gelehrte Missionar
English title: Matteo Ricci, the Scholarly Missionary
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Name: Spektrum der Wissenschaft 09/2006: p. 88 - 97

Der Außenstehende: Song Yingxing (1587–1666?)
English title: An outside oppositional: Song Yingxing (1587–1666?)"
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Name: Kritik im alten und modernen China [Criticism in Ancient and Modern China] edited by Heiner Roetz. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, p. 165 - 178

The Congruence of Knowledge and Action: The Tiangong kaiwu and its Author Song Yingxing
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Name: In Chinese Handicraft Regulations of the Qing Dynasty: Theory and Application edited by Christine Moll-Murata, Song Jianze, and Hans Ulrich Vogel. München: Iudicum, 35–60

Die Legitimation der Beamten in der Song‐Dynastie
English title: The legitimation of high officials during the Song dynasty
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Name: In Beamtentum und Wirtschaftspolitik in der Song‐Dynastie [Officials and economic policies during the Song Dynasty], edited by Dieter Kuhn. Heidelberg: Edition Forum, p. 78–172.

Song Yingxing (1587–1666?) – A Technical Author?
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Name: Tsing‐hua ta‐hsüeh lun‐ wen fa‐piao 4: p. 1–31.