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Study of Change Chemistry in China, 1840-1949

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ISBN-10: 0521533252

ISBN-13: 9780521533256

Edition: 2002

Authors: James Reardon-Anderson

List price: $62.00
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When Western missionaries introduced modern chemistry to China in the 1860s, they called this discipline hua-hsueh, literally, "the study of change." In this first full-length work on science in modern China, James Reardon-Anderson describes the introduction and development of chemistry in China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and examines the impact of the science on language reform, education, industry, research, culture, society, and politics. Throughout the book, Professor Reardon-Anderson sets the advance of chemistry in the broader context of the development of science in China and the social and political changes of this era. His thesis is that science faired…    
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 468
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Science and Self-Strengthening, 1840-1895
The advocates: chemical translators, John Fryer and Hsn Shou
Changing Chinese: chemical translations of the Kiangnan Arsenal
The limits of change: science, state and society in the nineteenth century
The Interregnum, 1895-1927
First-generation scientists: makers of China+s new culture
Learning about science
The beginning of chemical research
Chinese entrepreneurs and the rise of the chemical industry
The Nanking Decade. 1927-1937
Science and the state during the Nanking Decade
Scientific education: the balance achieved
Scientific research: the balance threatened
The chemical industry and the limits of growth
The War, 1937-1945
Science in nationalist China: the wartime experience
Science in communist China I: innovations in industry
Science in communist China II: scientists versus the state
Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Index