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Historical and contemporary development of Chinese science and technology by C. K. Jen

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Published by McGill University, Centre for East Asian Studies in Montreal .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science -- China -- History.,
  • Technology -- China -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementC.K. Jen.
SeriesOccasional paper - Centre for East Asian Studies, McGill University -- no. 2.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ127.C5 J45, Q127C5 J45
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. --
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18982857M

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  It provides a wide-ranging examination of the cultural and intellectual history of science and technology in modern anti-imperialism to the technology of Chinese writing, the commodification of novelties to the rise of the modern professional scientist, new lexica and appropriations of the past, the contributors map out a Cited by: 4. The history of the development of science and technology reveals that it formerly took a long time to turn scientific discoveries and technological innovations into industrial applications. Much of the time, it is not a lack of potential to make progress but a lack of nerve and knowledge to innovate that stands in the way. Papers have been selected on the history of both classical and modern science and technology, the most distinctive of which are macro-comparisons of the development of science in China and the west. Some papers discuss the issue of the demarcation of periods in the history of science, the history of ancient Chinese mathematics, astronomy. It provides a wide-ranging examination of the cultural and intellectual history of science and technology in modern anti-imperialism to the technology of Chinese writing, the commodification of novelties to the rise of the modern professional scientist, new lexica and appropriations of the past, the contributors map out a.

Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Governing through Science: The Anthropology of Science and Technology in Contemporary China, by Susan Greenhalgh 1. Numbers and the Assembling of a Community Mental Health Infrastructure in Postsocialist China, by Zhiying Ma 2. Embracing Psychological Science for the "Good Life"?, by Li Zhang 3. As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for development of large research infrastructures in China. They each craft a .   The Historical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China provides the most up-to-date information on science and technology in China from the late nineteenth century to the present. Special attention is given to the historical factors, scientists, and historical figures behind each scientific development. In particular, this book pays attention .   According to Robert Greenburger’s book The Technology of Ancient China, the Chinese were using iron plows to till farm fields as far back as the 6th Century B.C. But a couple of hundred years.