A Cultural History of Modern Science in China (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine)
By: Benjamin A. Elman (author)Paperback
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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.
Benjamin A. Elman is Professor of East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University.
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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