A History of Chinese Science and Technology

Volume 2

  • Yongxiang Lu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yuqun Liao
    Pages 1-159
  3. Jialu Fan, Qi Han, Zhaochun Wang, Nianzu Dai
    Pages 161-299
  4. Wenjie Li
    Pages 301-378
  5. Feng Zhao
    Pages 379-493

About this book

Introduction

A History of Chinese Science and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & 3) presents 44 individual lectures, beginning with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology in the Process of Human Civilizations and an Overview of Chinese Science and Technology, and continuing with in-depth discussions of several issues in the History of Science and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with topics on Astronomy, Arithmetic, Agriculture and Medicine, The Four Great Inventions, and various technological areas closely related to clothing, food, shelter and transportation.
This book is the most authoritative work on the history of Chinese Science and Technology. It is the Winner of the China Book Award, the Shanghai Book Award (1st prize), and the Classical China International Publishing Project (GAPP, General Administration of Press and Publication of China) and offers an essential resource for academic researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a series of 44 lectures presented to top Chinese leaders, which received very positive feedback. Written by top Chinese scholars in their respective fields from the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and many other respected Chinese organizations, the book is intended for scientists, researchers and postgraduate students working in the history of science, philosophy of science and technology, and related disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and Vice Chairman of the National Congress of China.

Keywords

Ceramics Technology Communication Technology History of Chinese Science and Technology Military Technology Mining and Metallurgical Technology Needham Puzzle The Four Great Inventions Water Conservancy Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yongxiang Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44166-4
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44165-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44166-4
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