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Cover of book The Trail of Time: Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia by Silvio A. Bedini

This book is a scholarly study of a virtually unknown aspect of the history of horology (timekeeping), compiled from Chinese and Japanese historical and literary records, some of which are translated and published here for the first time. Incense timekeepers played an important role in early Chinese social and technological history, in addition to their use for time measur

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