Technology and Society in Pre-Modern China

Year long lectures explored distinctively Chinese technology and the ways in which each technology has shaped --and been shaped by--Chinese cultural practices, social, relations, economic institutions, and political policies. 

Jacob Eyferth
"Papermaking and the Politics of Skill in Modern China"
November 10
6:00-7:30 PM
MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library 

Angela Sheng
"Demystifying Early Chinese Silks: Intercultural Innovations in Textile Art and Technology"
March 8
7:00-8:30 PM
RISD Museum of Art
Metcalf Auditorium
20 North Main Street

Joanna Waley-Cohen
"To Sail the Seas: Marine Technology and the Treasure Fleets of Early Ming China"
April  2
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Science Center, 3rd floor Sciences Library
101-109 Waterman Street
*ID required for entry to Science Center