Cultural History of Modern Science in China

ISBN-10: 0674030427
ISBN-13: 9780674030428
Edition: 2006
List price: $17.95
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Description: Historians of science and Sinologists have long needed a unified narrative to describe the Chinese development of modern science, medicine, and technology since 1600. They welcomed the appearance in 2005 of Benjamin Elman's masterwork, On Their Own  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Historians of science and Sinologists have long needed a unified narrative to describe the Chinese development of modern science, medicine, and technology since 1600. They welcomed the appearance in 2005 of Benjamin Elman's masterwork, On Their Own Terms. Now Elman has retold the story of the Jesuit impact on late imperial China, circa 1600-1800, and the Protestant era in early modern China from the 1840s to 1900 in a concise and accessible form ideal for the classroom. This coherent account of the emergence of modern science in China places that emergence in historical context for both general students of modern science and specialists of China.

Benjamin A. Elman is Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Professor of East Asian Studies and History, and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University.

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

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