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Xian-Zhou Liu (1890–1975)

  • Hong-Sen Yan
  • Hsin-Te Wang
  • Chun-Wei Chen
  • Kuo-Hung Hsiao
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 1)

Abstract

Liu Xian-Zhou was a pioneer Chinese scientist who studied the history of ancient Chinese mechanisms and the first to write, in Chinese, systematic descriptions of the machines and their functions. He was truly China’s leading pioneer in mechanical engineering. In addition to his scholarly publications, he was the first author to write textbooks in Chinese for students entering the fields of mechanisms and machines.

Keywords

Mechanical Engineering Gear Train Gear Transmission Agricultural Machinery Agriculture Machinery 
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References

  1. Dong, S.P. and Li, Y.Y., 1990, Xian-Zhou Liu-A Famous Expert in Mechanics and an Educationalist of Mechanical Engineering; Liu Xingzhou-In Memory of the Hundredth Anniversary of His Birthday, China Historical Materials of Technology, 11(3), pp. 38–43. [in Chinese].Google Scholar
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong-Sen Yan
    • 1
  • Hsin-Te Wang
    • 2
  • Chun-Wei Chen
    • 2
  • Kuo-Hung Hsiao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDayeh UniversityChanghuaTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan, ROC

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