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A Cultural History of Modern Science in China

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674030428

Publication Date: 04/20/2009

Academic Trade

336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

7 halftones, 3 line illustrations, 6 maps

New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine


  • List of Illustrations
  • Conventions
  • Chinese Dynasties
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Jesuit Legacy
  • 2. Recovering the Chinese Classics
  • 3. The Rise of Imperial Chinese Manufacturing and Trade
  • 4. Science and the Protestant Mission
  • 5. From Textbooks to Darwin: Modern Science Arrives
  • 6. Government Arsenals Spur New Technologies
  • 7. The Displacement of Traditional Chinese Science and Medicine
  • Appendixes
    • 1. Tang Mathematical Classics
    • 2. “Science Outline Series,” 1882–1898
    • 3. Table of Contents for the 1886 Primers for Science Studies
    • 4. Twenty-three Fields of the Sciences in the 1886 Primers for Science Studies
    • 5. Some Officially Selected Chinese Prize Essay Topics from the Shanghai Polytechnic
    • 6. Some Translations of Chemistry, 1855–1873
    • 7. Partial Chronological List of Arsenals, etc., in China, 1861–1892
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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