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By Yongxiang Lu

ISBN-10: 3662442566

ISBN-13: 9783662442562

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ISBN-13: 9783662442579

A historical past of chinese language technological know-how and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) offers forty four person lectures, starting with historic chinese language technological know-how and know-how within the means of Human Civilizations and an outline of chinese language technological know-how and know-how, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of numerous concerns within the heritage of technological know-how and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with themes on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and drugs, The 4 nice innovations, and numerous technological components heavily with regards to garments, nutrients, look after and transportation.
This booklet is the main authoritative paintings at the background of chinese language technological know-how and expertise. it's the Winner of the China booklet Award, the Shanghai e-book Award (1st prize), and the Classical China overseas Publishing undertaking (GAPP, basic management of Press and ebook of China) and gives a necessary source for educational researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a sequence of forty four lectures offered to best chinese language leaders, which acquired very confident suggestions. Written through best chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the historical past of average Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and plenty of different revered chinese language enterprises, the booklet is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the historical past of technological know-how, philosophy of technological know-how and know-how, and similar disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE), and vp of the nationwide Congress of China.

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He also conducted careful observation and interpretation of mirage, rainbow, thunder, lightning, moon phases, and other natural phenomena. In addition, Writings Beside the Meng Creek also noted down a large number of scientific achievements and technological creation, such as iron magnetization and the 30 D. Liu installation and use of guide instruments, and the clay movable type invented by Bi Sheng, copper hydrometallurgy, the burning of petroleum and fabrication of ink from the oil fumes, and armor-making via cold forging.

During the reign of Emperor Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty, the French King Louis XIV, also sent a number of “King’s mathematicians” to China. Some of them are scientists too. For example, Joachim Bouvet, Jean Franois Gerbillon later became Emperor Kangxi’s teacher of Western mathematics, astronomy, and anatomy. Because of the brutal intervention of Roman Catholics Church on the Chinese believers in ancestor worship and other issues, the so-called “etiquette” contention broke out during the reign of Emperor Kangxi.

Liu Created by Confucius, Confucianism mainly concerns the social order and the corresponding norms of human relations, publicizing a political utopia of aristocratic democracy via ancient legends. Confucian view of nature stresses the changes of things and the harmony of the universe. , yin and yang, whose tenet lies in political and philosophical interpretation according to changes in these symbols. Detailed statement of the functions of national institutions in the Zhou Dynasty can be found in the Confucian classic “Book of Rites,” which involves many scientific and technical departments, such as Pingxiangshi the royal astronomer in charge of calendar, Baozhangshi the royal astrologist in charger of astrology, the royal physician in charge of medicine, land-harnessing and seeding officials in charge of agriculture and farming, the official Daxingren in charge of standard gauges, the official Zhifangshi in charge of maps, and Tufangshi in charge of land survey.

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