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dc.contributor.advisorWang, Eugene
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Bing
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T13:00:06Z
dash.embargo.terms2020-05-01
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-05-11
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.citationHuang, Bing. 2018. Art, Machine, and Learning in Eighteenth-Century China. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41128496*
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation analyzes the visual and material repercussions of China’s encounters with European scientific devices. No less than today, a romance with technology at that time stoked dreams and changed lives. Celestial globes, precision timepieces, ivory spheres, and mechanical automata captivated interest; could machines, some wondered, be conscious? Discourses on consciousness, design, and precision reimagined art and technology, time and space, and man and machine. A drive to imbue both machines and art with life motivated the collection and creation of new devices and new genres. Combining art history with the history of science, I examine these objects not merely as luxury items of connoisseurship but as manifestations of a new kind of thinking about visuality and intelligence. New Media thus has an old (and Chinese) history.
dc.description.sponsorshipHistory of Art and Architecture
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectmachine learning
dc.subjecteighteenth century
dc.subjectclocks
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectQing Dynasty
dc.subjectQianlong
dc.subjectKangxi
dc.subjectdesign thinking
dc.subjectautomata
dc.subjectYongzheng
dc.subjectmachine consciousness
dc.subjectpainting manual
dc.subjectpolyhedron ivory
dc.subjectartificial intelligence
dc.subjectmacartney embassy
dc.subjectglobalization
dc.subjectbeauty painting
dc.subjecttime and space
dc.subjectprecision
dc.subjectjaquet-droz
dc.subjectart with life
dc.subjectjuanqinzhai
dc.subjectart and technology, man and machine
dc.subjectnew media
dc.subjectcelestial globes
dc.subjectarmillary sphere
dc.subjectastronomical instruments
dc.subjectrobots
dc.titleArt, Machine, and Learning in Eighteenth-Century China
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorHuang, Bing
dash.embargo.until2023-05-01
dc.date.available2019-08-08T13:00:06Z
thesis.degree.date2018
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLippit, Yukio
dc.contributor.committeeMemberConnors, Joseph
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentHistory of Art and Architecture
thesis.degree.departmentHistory of Art and Architecture
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dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-7345-0323
dash.author.emailbinghuangharvard@gmail.com


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