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The Circulation of Sericulture Knowledge through Temple Networks and Cognitive Poetics in 18th Century Zhejiang

Cho, P.S. Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
2014 Foundations

The circulation of sericulture technology and religion were shaped by social historical factors as well as cognitive processes. The spread of silkworm temples in Zhejiang reflected a complex dynamic between imperial rule and local popular religion related to crafts. Temples were the nodes of social networks along which information flowed in the form of ritual and song.

The article was published in: Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World Springer. 115-137.

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This work was supported (in part) by the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust.