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Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology. Pt. 1, Physics

Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China is a monumental piece of scholarship which breaks new ground in presenting to the Western reader a detailed and coherent account of the development of science, technology and medicine in China from the earliest times until the advent of the Jesuits and the beginnings of modern science in the late seventeenth century. It is a vast work, necessarily more suited to the scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description.

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  • "Introductory orientations"
  • "Introductory orientations"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China"@it
  • "Science and civilisation in China"
  • "Science and civilization in China"@en
  • "Science and civilization in China"
  • "Shorter science and civilisation in China"
  • "Zhong guo ke xue si xiang shi"
  • "Wu li xue"
  • "Zhongguo zhi ke xue you wen ming"
  • "天文學"
  • "Zhongguo ke xue ji shu shi"@en
  • "Zhongguo ke xue ji shu shi"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"
  • "Chung-kuo ko hsueh chi shu shih"@en
  • "Physiological alchemy"@en
  • "Agro-industries and forestry"@en
  • "Botany"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention: Physiological alchemy"@en
  • "Tian wen xue"
  • "數學"
  • "Science and Civilisation in China"
  • "Mechanical engineering"@en
  • "Mechanical engineering"
  • "Ji xie gong cheng xue"
  • "Physics"
  • "Physics"@en
  • "Lian dan shu he hua xue"
  • "中國科學思想史"
  • "Science of Civilisation in China"
  • "土木及水利工程學"
  • "Science & civilisation in China"
  • "機械工程學"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention: physiological alchemy"@en
  • "航海工藝"
  • "Tu mu ji shui li gong cheng xue"
  • "Biology and biological technology"@en
  • "Biology and biological technology"
  • "Hang hai gong yi"
  • "煉丹術和化學"
  • "物理學"
  • "導論"
  • "Dao lun"
  • "Physics and physical technology"
  • "Physics and physical technology"@en
  • "Chung-kuo kʻo hsüeh chi shu shih"@en
  • "Medicine"
  • "Medicine"@en
  • "Chemistry and chemical technology"
  • "Chemistry and chemical technology"@en
  • "氣象學,地理學,地圖學,地質學,地震學,礦物學"
  • "Qi xiang xue,di li xue,di tu xue,di zhi xue, di zhen xue,kuang wu xue"
  • "Shu xue"
  • "Agriculture"@en

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  • "Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China is a monumental piece of scholarship which breaks new ground in presenting to the Western reader a detailed and coherent account of the development of science, technology and medicine in China from the earliest times until the advent of the Jesuits and the beginnings of modern science in the late seventeenth century. It is a vast work, necessarily more suited to the scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description."@en
  • "Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China is a monumental piece of scholarship which breaks new ground in presenting to the Western reader a detailed and coherent account of the development of science, technology and medicine in China from the earliest times until the advent of the Jesuits and the beginnings of modern science in the late seventeenth century. It is a vast work, necessarily more suited to the scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description."
  • "For contents, see Author Catalog."
  • "The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation of China's premodern and technological traditions introduces medicine. Five essays are included by Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-djen, edited and expanded upon by the editor, Nathan Sivin. Professor Sivin's introduction discusses the essays and surveys recent scholarship across the world."@en
  • "The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial review of China's premodern scientific and technological traditions introduces the history of medicine. Following the deaths of Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-Djen, a considerable amount of written material on the development of Chinese medicine awaited publication. This material has been gathered together by the editor, Nathan Sivin, in the five essays contained in this volume. They offer a broad and readable account of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, forensic medicine and immunology, and the examinations taken by some Chinese physicians for more than a thousand years. Professor Sivin has edited the essays, expanding them where appropriate and incorporating the results of recent research. His extensive introduction discusses the contributions of Needham and Lu, placing the essays in context, and surveys recent scholarship from China, Japan, Europe and the United States."

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  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 1, Introductory orientations : [sections 1-7]"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 1. Introductory orientations"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming jie ben / di liu ce"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 6. Pt. 6. Biology and biological technology, Medicine"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming jie ben"
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  • "Science and civilization in china"
  • "Science and civilisation in China: vol. 5, pt. 3. Chemistry and chemical technology ; spagyrical discovery and invention: historical survey, from cinnabar elixirs to synthetic insulin"
  • "Wissenschaft und zivilisation in China"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology. Pt. 1, Physics"@en
  • "The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"@en
  • "The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"
  • "Science and Civilisation in China : Vol 1, Introductory orientations"@en
  • "The Shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"
  • "中國之科學與文明"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Volume 6, Biology and biological technology. Part VI, Medicine / ed. and with an introd. by nathan Sivin"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming"
  • "中國之科學與文明 : 節本第六冊"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4: Physics and physical technology., Part 1. Physics"@en
  • "Biology and biological technology. Pt. 1 Botany"@en
  • "Science and Civilisation in China Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicine"@en
  • "Science and Civilisation in China: Biology and Biological Technology: Medicine"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming jie ben / jie ben"
  • "Zhongguo zhi ke xue yu wen ming : jie ben"
  • "The Shorter science and civilization in China"
  • "Science and civilization in China"@en
  • "Science and civilization in China"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology, P. 1, Physics"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology, P. 2, Mechanical engineering"
  • "Zhongguo zhi ke xue yu wen ming"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 6, Biology and biological technology. Part 6, Medicine / ed. and with an introd. by Nathan Sivin"
  • "中國之科斈與文明"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4. Physics and physical technology : Pt. 1, Physics"
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  • "Science and civilisation in China"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China = Zhongguo ke xue ji shu shi"
  • "中國之科學與文明(節本)"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention = magisteries of gold and immortality"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 6, Biology and biological technology. Pt. 6, Medicine"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. 4,2, Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology ; Pt. 2, Mechanical engineering"
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  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology. Part 2, Mechanical engineering"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol.6. Pt.6. Biology and biological technology, Medicine"
  • "Lineamenti introduttivi"
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  • "Science and civilisation in China. 4,1, Physics"
  • "Chemistry and chemical technology. Volume 5, part V, Spagyrical discovery and invention: physiological alchemy"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in china vol 1 introductory orientations"@en
  • "中國之科學與文明節本 / 第二冊"
  • "Science and Civilisation in China Pt. 6: Biology and Biological Technology Medicine"@en
  • "中國之科學與文明 = Science and Civilisation in China"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 1, Introductory orientations"
  • "中國之科學與文明節本 / 第六冊"
  • "Zhongguo zhi kexue yu wenming"
  • "中國之科學與文明(節本) / 第二冊"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 4, Physics and physical technology. Part II, Mechanical engineering"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. 1, Introductory, orientations"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 5, Chemistry and chemical technology, P. 5, Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming. jie ben"
  • "Biology and biological technology. Part 6, Medicine"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming = Science and Civilisation in China"
  • "Science and civilisation in China : with the research assistance of Wang Ling ... 1, Introductory orientations"
  • "Science and civilization in China, by Joseph Needham, with the research assistance [and collaboration] of Wang Ling"@en
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention: historical survey, from cinnabar elixirs to synthetic insulin"
  • "Science and civilisation in China Vol. 4 Physics and physical technology Pt. 2 Mechanical engineering"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 5, Chemistry and chemical technology. Part V, Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming : jie ben di er ce"
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"@en
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"
  • "Science and civilisation in China : chemistry and chemical technology : paper and printing"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol.1, Introductory orientations"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. 4,2, Physics and physical technology. - Mechanical engineering"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 5, Chemistry and chemical technology., Pt. 5, Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"@en
  • "Biology and biological technology. Pt. VI Medicine"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China Vol. 1 Introductory orientations"
  • "中國之科學與文明節本"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology. Part 2, Mechanical engineering"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 1, Introductory orientations / with the research assist. of Wang Ling"
  • "Biology and biological technology. 6, Medicine"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol.4, Physics and physical technology. Part 2, Mechanical engineering"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. 1, Introductory orientations"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol.4, Physics and physical technology. Part 1, Physics"
  • "The shorter 'Science and civilisation in China' : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 4, Physics and physical technology. Part 2, Mechanical engineering"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming : jie ben di liu ce"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention"
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China: an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text ; vol. 2"
  • "Science and civilisation in china"
  • "Science and civilisation in china"@en
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China. Vol. 2"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China : missiles and sieges"
  • "中国之科学与文明"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 6, Biology and biological technology, P. 6, Medicine"
  • "中國之科學與文明 : 節本第二冊"
  • "中國之科學與文明 = Science of Civilisation in China"
  • "中國之科學與文明. 節本"
  • "The shorter Science and civilisation in China an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China/ Vol. 6. Biology and biological technology. Pt. 2, Agriculture / by Francesca Bray"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention: physiological alchemy"
  • "Botany"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"
  • "The shorter 'Science and civilisation in China' : an abridgement of John Needham's original text"@en
  • "Scienza e civiltà in Cina"@it
  • "Scienza e civiltà in Cina"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention: historical survey, from the cinnabar elixirs to synthetic insulin"
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China an abrigdgement of Joseph Needham's original text"
  • "中國之科學與文明. 節本第二冊"
  • "The shorter Science and civilization in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China/ Vol. 5. Chemistry and chemical technology. Pt. 5, Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology. Pt. 2, Mechanical engineering"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China : apparatus, theoriesand gifts"
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China The shorter science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 4, Physics and physical technology. Part I, Physics"
  • "中國之科學與文明(節本) / 第六冊"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 5, Chemistry and chemical technology. Part 5, Spagyrical discovery and invention: physiological alchemy"@en
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. 4,1, Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology ; Pt. 1, Physics"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 6, Biology and biological technology. Part 6, Medicine"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 5, Chemistry and chemical technology. Part 5, Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"
  • "中國科學技術史"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. vol. 4 : Physics and physical technology. Part. 1: Physics"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming. jie ben di er ce"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 6. Biology and biological technology. Pt. 3, Agro-industries and forestry. Agro-industries: sugarcane technology / by Christian Daniels"
  • "Wissenschaft und Zivilisation in China"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 6, Biology and biological technology. Part VI, Medicine"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming jie ben / di er ce"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming(jie ben)"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Pt. 5. Vol. 6, Fermentations and food science., Biology and biological technology"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 6, Pt. 5, Biology and biological technology. Fermentations and food science"@en
  • "The shorter Science and civilisation in China: an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention: historcal survey, from cinnabar elixirs to synthetic insulin"
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text. Volume 4"
  • "The shorter 'Science and civilisation in China'"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China, by Joseph Needham,... with the research assistance of Wang Ling... Volume I. Introductory orientations"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming = Science of Civilisation in China"
  • "Science and Civilization in China"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue yu wen ming(jie ben) / di liu ce"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention = apparatus, theories and gifts"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 4, Physics and physical technology. Part 1, Physics"
  • "Science and civilisation in China : Volume V. Chemistry and chemical technology : Part V : Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy"
  • "Science and civilisation in China, by Joseph Needham,... with the research assistance of Wang Ling"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 6, Biology and biological technology. Pt. 3, Agro-industries and forestry. Agro-industries: sugarcane technology"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 6. Biology and biological technology. Pt. 5, Fermentations and food science / by H.T. Huang"
  • "Medicine"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 5, Chemistry and chemical technology. Part 5, Spagyrical discovery and invention physiological alchemy"
  • "Spagyrical discovery and invention : historical survey, from cinnabar elixirs to synthetic insulin"
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China"
  • "Zhong guo zhi ke xue wen ming"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol. 6, Biology and biological technology, P. 3, Agro-industries and forestry ; Agro-industries: sugarcane technology"
  • "Biology and biological technology. Pt. 3, Agro-industries : sugarcane technology"
  • "The shorter Science and civilisation in China"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China Vol. 6. Pt. 6, Biology and biological technology. Medicine"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China / 1, Introductory orientations"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Volume 5. Part V, Chemistry and chemical technology, Spagyrical discovery and invention"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. Vol.1. Introductory oreientations"
  • "The shorter science and civilisation in China: an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text"@en
  • "Science and civilisation in China. 4. Physics and physical technology. Part 2, Mechanical engineering"
  • "Science and civilisation in China / Vol. 6, Biology and biological technology. Part 3, Agro-industries and forestry. Agro-industries : sugarcane technology / by Christian Daniels. Forestry / by Nicholas K. Menzies"
  • "Science and civilisation in China. 4,2, Physics and physical technology ; 2, Mechanical engineering"

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