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China and Albert Einstein

The Reception of the Physicist and His Theory in China, 1917–1979

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HARDCOVER

$65.50 • £52.95 • €59.00

ISBN 9780674015388

Publication Date: 04/25/2005

Short

272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 6 tables

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  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Prologue
  • 1. Western Physics Comes to China
  • 2. China Embraces the Theory of Relativity
  • 3. Six Pioneers of Relativity
  • 4. From Eminent Physicist to the “Poor Philosopher” (I)
  • 5. Einstein: A Hero Reborn from the Criticism
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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