Description: Participants discuss the impact of technological innovation on Chinese imagination from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. This roundtable highlights Ming-Qing China’s fascination with technology and at the same time looks into how technological breakthroughs changed modes of knowledge production and shaped people’s imagination about China and the world.
Ariel Fox, U of Chicago
Nathaniel Isaacson, North Carolina State U
Daniel Youd, Beloit C
Jie Guo, U of South Carolina, Columbia
S. E. Kile, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor